Hot licks, sticky syrup, an event for women by women and something a little bit country- Discover Kalamazoo has another great weekend planned in the Mall City.

15th Annual Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival

Saturday, March 7 | 9:30 am-6 pm

Kalamazoo Valley Museum | KVCC's Anna Whitten Hall

  • Live performances from area musicians
  • Heritage Guitar Company maintenance workshops and demonstrations
  • Talk with music professionals about their art and trade
  • More than a dozen live performances, 9 workshops, 6 pop-up sets and 25+ vendors
  • FREE

Women's Lifestyle Expo

Friday, March 6 | 12-6 pm

Saturday, March 7 | 9 am-4 pm

Kalamazoo County Expo Center

  • An annual two-day event created by women for women
  • Not just for women
  • A wide array of vendors: self-care, food, fashion, pampering, health-care
  • Workshops, displays and stage shows all weekend
  • DIY craft area
  • Tickets: $7

Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8

Kalamazoo Nature Center

  • Pancake breakfast with real Michigan maple syrup
  • Sugaring Tour: See how maple sap is collected and turned into syrup
  • Games and crafts for kids
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • See the historic DeLano Homestead
  • Admission: KNC Members free, Non-members $7/adult, $6/senior,
    $4/child (4 – 17 yrs), children 3 years and under are free

Scotty McCreery

Saturday, March 7 | 7:30 pm

Kalamazoo State Theatre

  • American Idol season 10 winner and country star Scotty McCreery brings the hits to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • Tickets: $32.50- $52.50

Event info provided by Greg Ayres of Discover Kalamazoo, where they have many more ideas on fun things to do in Kalamazoo 365 days a year.

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