Friday, November 5
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.

Please note that all CDC guidelines will be followed for our 2021 event. 

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

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Interested in sponsoring KalamaTopia in 2021?
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?


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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.

$60 Tent Space Booth Fee

  • Ability to bring a tent for a 10 x 10 space

  • Marketing material

  • If you need a table or 2 chairs, please ask. These will be 
    available on first come-first serve basis.


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.

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 Recent KalamaTopia Vendors

Here are our current 2020 Vendors. Spots are now being accepted for 2021... If you're interested, fill out the application now!

Stockbridge Design Co. 
West Lake Metal Works
Orange Theory
CinnaMonkey Shrubs
Birch & Fern
Blooming Lotus Creations
Pop City Popcorn & Bilberry Jams
The Art of Anna Barnhart
BNK Treasures
Opulent Blends
Silo Chic Clothing
Sweets by Robin
Clay Collective Co
Sticks & Stoney
Weaving & Such
Twisted Stitches 
Loose Linen
Moros Masks
PenJay Designs
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The Artzy Mama
Other Curiosities
Specialty Cheesecake
Rise and Root Co. 
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In 2020, For KalamaTopia, 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!
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In 2018, KELC hosted KalamaTopia for the first time!
 It was a cold-air blast....
Don't miss another great event in 2021!