by Leslie P
This guide has been updated November 2017.
Are you always looking for unique ideas for a date-night or a new activity to do with friends? Whether you are looking to cheer on a team, be entertained or everything in between, Kalamazoo has you covered.
Book a sitter and check out our list of 60 things to do near Kalamazoo!
Be A Sport
1 | Go K-Wings! Buy tickets to a Kalamazoo Wings Hockey game.
3 | Pick a car to root for this spring at the Kalamazoo Speedway.
4 | Cheer on the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team at a home game.
5 | Check out our Walk, Hike and Bike Guide to find the perfect place for an outdoor activity near Kalamazoo.
10 | Test your strength by going indoor rock climbing at Climb Kalamazoo.
11 | Saddle up and take a horseback riding lesson.
12 | Rent a canoe or kayak from a local livery and visit an area river or lake.
13 | Tee off at one of Kalamazoo’s many golf courses. Check out Discover Kalamazoo’s list here to find the right course for you.
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16 | Rock out to a concert at Kalamazoo’s very own State Theater.
19 | Buy tickets to a show at Miller Auditorium – featuring a variety of shows, musicals and concerts.
21 | Visit Wings Event Center for one of their many exciting events, concerts and trade shows.
23 | View a new movie at the seasonal Capri Drive-In movie theater in Coldwater.
24 | Head to downtown Kalamazoo to the Arcadia Festival site for their many summer festivals and outdoor concerts.
25 | Who did it!? Visit Henderson castle for one of their Murder Mystery Dinners or one of their other fun events.
27 | Pick a theme and work together to “escape” a room at Escapology.
28 | Paint your own pottery at Art Bayou. You can even book a private party!
29 | Learn new culinary skills to impress your family by trying a cooking class at Food Dance.
30 | Create delicious candy or take a cake decorating class at Cake N Candy. Call for information on upcoming classes!
32 | Jump from shop to shop in downtown Kalamazoo during a monthly Art Hop.
34 | Attend one of the pubic workshops at Make Studio Kalamazoo where you can each make a new sign for your home.
35 | Looking for a new date night restaurant? Check out some of our readers’ favorites.
36 | Celebrate a special occasion at Zazios’ Chef’s Table.
37 | Have a breakfast date at one of the best breakfast places around.
38 | Try “one of the best donuts in America” at Sweetwater’s Donut Shop.
39 | Enjoy fantastic food and drinks by dining at one of the unique restaurants near Kalamazoo.
42 | Cool off with some ice cream from one of the most-popular ice cream shops in the area. Check out our reader recommended guide.
43 | On a beautiful night, enjoy dinner outdoors. Check out our guide of outdoor patio dining. Many include a fire pit or water views.
Be A Tourist
44 | Rev up your engines and take a tour of the Gilmore Car Museum.
46 | Take off on a special date by exploring the Air Zoo. Yes, the Air Zoo is even for grown-ups.
47 | Visit Binder Park Zoo during one of their adult events including Corks and Conservation, Bonteboktoberfest and Sunset on Savanna.
48 | Check out some of the finest craft breweries in West Michigan by joining a West Michigan Beer Tour.
49 | View the current exhibit at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
51 | Take a romantic horse-drawn trolley ride around downtown St. Joseph.
53 | Find fresh produce and local products at an area farmers’ market.
54 | Pick fresh blueberries or strawberries at a local U-pick berry farm.
55 | Visit a seasonal local orchard or farm for U-Pick apples and pumpkins. Don’t forget the cider and donuts too!
Be Rejuvenated or Try Something New
56 | Book a couples massage at an area salon.
57 | Relax and unwind in the hot tubs at The Oasis.
58 | Give back to your community. Find an opportunity to volunteer together.
59 | Head to one of our great local beaches anytime of year to go for a walk or catch the sunset.
What’s your choice for date night? Let us know!