Where to Catch This Summer’s Outdoor Entertainment

One of the great things we love about Kalamazoo in the summer are all of the great outdoor concerts and movies to watch under the stars. Maybe even better since these events are typically FREE!

Pack a picnic, chairs, blanket and read on for a list of the summer’s best outdoor movies and concerts playing in a park near you.

Have one to add to the list? Submit it to our Event Calendar.

Thanks to all of the local organizations that make these summer series possible.

Outdoor Concerts

There are a number of venues around Southwest Michigan offering a musical blend sure to suit every family members tastes. And, if the kids want to get up and jive, they’ll have plenty of room to do so.

Read on to see the various genres of music playing this summer that will be fun for all ages.

 

Thursday June 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Post Band Concert Series
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Sunday June 10, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:00 PM

The Corn Fed Girls at Oshtemo's Music in the Park
at Flesher Field, Kalamazoo

Thursday June 14, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

City of Portage Summer Concert Series
at Overlander Bandshell, Portage

7:00 PM

Post Band Concert Series
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Thursday June 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Post Band Concert Series
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Sunday June 24, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday June 28, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

City of Portage Summer Concert Series
at Overlander Bandshell, Portage

7:00 PM

Post Band Concert Series
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Thursday July 5, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Friday July 6, 2018

Date/Time Event
5:00 PM

Vibe at 5: Beatles Tribute
at Friendship Park, Battle Creek

Sunday July 8, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:00 PM

Zion Lion Reggae Band at Oshtemo's Music in the Park
at Flesher Field, Kalamazoo

Thursday July 12, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

City of Portage Summer Concert Series
at Overlander Bandshell, Portage

7:00 PM

Post Band Concert Series
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Friday July 13, 2018

Date/Time Event
5:00 PM

Vibe at 5: Miranda Lambert Tribute
at Friendship Park, Battle Creek

Thursday July 19, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Post Band Concert Series
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Friday July 20, 2018

Date/Time Event
5:00 PM

Vibe at 5: Motown Tribute
at Friendship Park, Battle Creek

Sunday July 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday July 26, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

City of Portage Summer Concert Series
at Overlander Bandshell, Portage

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Friday July 27, 2018

Date/Time Event
5:00 PM

Vibe at 5: Rod Stewart Tribute
at Friendship Park, Battle Creek

Sunday July 29, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday August 2, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Believe in Battle Creek Concert Series
at Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

City of Portage Summer Concert Series
at Overlander Bandshell, Portage

7:00 PM

Lyrics on the Lawn at Otsego District Library
at Otsego District Library, Otsego

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Friday August 3, 2018

Date/Time Event
5:00 PM

Vibe at 5: Tom Petty Tribute
at Friendship Park, Battle Creek

Sunday August 5, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday August 9, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Believe in Battle Creek Concert Series
at Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

Lyrics on the Lawn at Otsego District Library
at Otsego District Library, Otsego

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Friday August 10, 2018

Date/Time Event
5:00 PM

Vibe at 5: Bob Seger Tribute
at Friendship Park, Battle Creek

Sunday August 12, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday August 16, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Believe in Battle Creek Concert Series
at Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

Lyrics on the Lawn at Otsego District Library
at Otsego District Library, Otsego

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Sunday August 19, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday August 23, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Believe in Battle Creek Concert Series
at Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek

7:00 PM

Lyrics on the Lawn at Otsego District Library
at Otsego District Library, Otsego

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Sunday August 26, 2018

Date/Time Event
6:30 PM

Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
at Kindleberger Park, Parchment

Thursday August 30, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Lyrics on the Lawn at Otsego District Library
at Otsego District Library, Otsego

7:00 PM

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series
at Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina, South Haven

Outdoor Movies

There’s nothing quite like ending the perfect summer day with an outdoor movie under the stars. Generally the movies begin at dusk and many of the venues will have food and snacks available for purchase.

 

Friday June 1, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Free Movie in the Park - Coco (Three Rivers)
at Memory Isle Park, Three Rivers

9:00 PM

Movies in the Park: Justice League
at Celery Flats, Portage

Saturday June 2, 2018

Date/Time Event
9:00 PM

Downtown Battle Creek Youth (ages 13-18) Movie in the Park - Black Panther
at Festival Market Square, Battle Creek

Friday June 8, 2018

Date/Time Event
8:00 PM

Festival Market Square Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 3
at Mill Race Park, Battle Creek

Friday June 15, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:30 PM

The Lion King at Spring Valley Park
at Spring Valley Park, Kalamazoo Township

Thursday June 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
9:00 PM

Oshtemo Movies in the Park
at Oshtemo Park, Kalamazoo

Friday July 6, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Free Movie in the Park - The Greatest Showman (Three Rivers)
at Memory Isle Park, Three Rivers

Saturday July 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Friday July 13, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:30 PM

Movies in the Park: U-Pick the Flick
at Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo

8:00 PM

Festival Market Square Movies in the Park: Cars 3
at Mill Race Park, Battle Creek

9:00 PM

Movies in the Park: Coco
at Celery Flats, Portage

Saturday July 14, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Thursday July 19, 2018

Date/Time Event
9:00 PM

Oshtemo Movies in the Park
at Oshtemo Park, Kalamazoo

Saturday July 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Friday July 27, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:30 PM

Movies in the Park: U-Pick the Flick
at South Westnedge Park, Portage

Saturday July 28, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Friday August 3, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

2nd Annual Movie Night at the Ballpark
at Kalamazoo Growler’s, Kalamazoo

7:00 PM

Free Movie in the Park - Cars 3 (Three Rivers)
at Memory Isle Park, Three Rivers

Saturday August 4, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Friday August 10, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Public Safety - Movie Night!
at Celery Flats, Portage

8:00 PM

Festival Market Square Movies in the Park: The Emoji Movie
at Mill Race Park, Battle Creek

9:00 PM

Saugatuck Movie in the Park: The Greatest Showman
at Coghlin Park, Saugatuck

Saturday August 11, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Thursday August 16, 2018

Date/Time Event
9:00 PM

Oshtemo Movies in the Park
at Oshtemo Park, Kalamazoo

Friday August 17, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Movies at the Museum in Otsego
at Otsego Historical Museum, Otsego

7:30 PM

Sherlock Gnomes at Fray's Park
at Fray’s Park, Kalamazoo

Saturday August 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Saturday August 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
10:00 PM

Summer Movies in Whirlpool Centennial Park (St. Joseph)
at Whirlpool Centennial Park, St. Joseph

Friday August 31, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Movies at the Museum in Otsego
at Otsego Historical Museum, Otsego

Friday September 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
7:00 PM

Movies in the Parks: Bronson Park
at Bronson Park, Kalamazoo

9:00 PM

Movies in the Park: Thor Ragnarock
at Celery Flats, Portage

Saturday September 29, 2018

Date/Time Event
8:00 PM

Festival Market Square Movies in the Park: CoCo
at Mill Race Park, Battle Creek

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