A Holiday Makers Mart - KZOO Style
Friday, November 13
5:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m
Holiday outdoor market where you can drink cold beer, delicious spirits, or hot mulled wine on the North Kalamazoo Mall, right by the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring KalamaTopia?
Contact us at director@experientiallearningcenter.org

About KalamaTopia

KalamaTopia might sound familiar.  In 2014 and 2015 Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. hosted KalamaTopia on the main Kalamazoo Mall.  And, then in 2018, after a 2 year hiatus, the event was hosted again on the North Kalamazoo Mall.  It's (hopefully) here to stay.


 KalamaTopia is a Friday happy hour of celebrating all things made in Kalamazoo County.  Embracing the cold, there will be tents, heaters, and hot and cold (adult) beverages brewed right here in Kalamazoo.  This event will not only consist of food and beverages but also, feature artists and merchandise vendors (almost like a Chriskindlemart style) that specialize in anything made in Kalamazoo County as well as Michigan.   It is designed as an expo where vendor booth tables will line the Kalamazoo Mall from E. Michigan Avenue to Water Street.  The event is free to attend, and beverages and product are priced separately.   


We're always looking for extra hands, interested in volunteering?



Row with 

Picture taken by Orange Theory Fitness
For KalamaTopia 2019, Orange Theory Fitness was on site, and held a rowing competition. Whoever could row the "furthest distance", won different Orange Fitness Theory incentives, such as free classes, etc. While you're out shopping around, don't forget to stop over to see them!

Vendor Booth Program

Food/Merchandise Booth Options:

There are two different vendor booth options one is under a tent and the other provides a table where you can bring your own 10 by 10 tent. Are you a member of Buy Local Kalamazoo? Become a vendor and receive $5 off your booth price.

$50 Tent Space Booth Fee

  • Ability to bring a tent

  • Marketing materials

  • Free parking for 2 cars


$30 Table Booth Fee 

  • Marketing materials

  • Free parking for 2 cars


Vendor Booth Guidelines:

  • If selling food without an STFU licenses, food booth must be ready for Health Department inspection at 4:30 p.m.

  • Food prices will be determined by the individual booth and the profit that the booth makes will stay with the vendor.

  • Tents are encouraged (10 by 10) and should be secured by weights, due to the site, no staking is allowed.

  • The Vendor agrees to abide by all health and legal regulations of the City of Kalamazoo and to obtain all necessary permits.  A certificate of insurance is also required for onsite cooking (a requirement of the city of Kalamazoo).

  • Booth must be operated and maintained from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • The KalamaTopia event team will assign booth locations and will provide a confirmation map prior to the event.

  • Set-up, tear down and further instructions will be sent with site maps following acceptance of the application.

  • Please submit the booth fee with this application. Checks are made payable to KELC Events.

  • The KalamaTopia event team will make every effort to safeguard the premises. However, KELC Events cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss due to acts of nature or acts of theft or vandalism.

  • Unfortunately, no refunds will be made in the case of inclement weather.

 Recent KalamaTopia Vendors

Here is the listing of participating vendors from our 2019 event. Interested in becoming a vendor for 2020? Sign up at the link below!

Bee Joyful Shop 
Buy Local Kalamazoo
Great Lakes Thrift Co.
Moon Shadow Enterprises
New Year's Fest
Stockbridge Design Co.
West Lake Metal Works
Wild Flower
In 2018, KELC hosted KalamaTopia for the first time!
 It was a cold-air blast....
Don't miss another great event in 2020!

Event Location:

100 North Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo, MI  49007

Contact us with Questions:
Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
1417 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-388-2830 office
269-388-3083 fax
email us at: director@experientiallearningcenter.org
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