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Community Calendar

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Every day in Vicksburg holds the opportunity for something new. We host a variety of special events throughout the year — from art & crafts shows to the nationally recognized Old Car Festival.

1. Special Events

  • Museum Days
    The Vicksburg Deport Museum has more than 10,000 historical and genealogical items in its collection and maintains a historic village of buildings important to the development of Vicksburg and the south Kalamazoo county region. The museum hosts several Saturday events called "Museum Days." These events cover a host of topics from the Civil War to model railroading.

    the Historic Village and Depot Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays May through December. Most of the buildings, including the museum, one-room school house, Commercial-Express print shop and restored caboose should be open for public visits.

    For more information about the Vicksburg Historic Village and museum activities, visit

    3. Local Meetings and Recurring Events

  • Blood Drive
    Bronson Vicksburg Hospital will host a community blood drive the first Thursday in the months of March, June, September and December from 3-8 p.m. Bronson Vicksburg Hospital is located at 13326 N. Boulevard Ave. No preregistration is necessary.

  • Boy Scout Paper Drive
    The 1st Saturday of each month, the local Boy Scout Troop #251 offers newspaper and telephone book recycling from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Richardson Street south of the railroad tracks.

  • Bridge Club
    Vicksburg District Library Bridge Club meets every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 am.

  • Ladies Library Auxiliary
    Vicksburg Ladies Library Auxiliary meets the 1st Friday of September, October, November December, March, April & May from 1-2:30 pm at the Library.

  • Quilter's Club
    Vicksburg District Library Quilters Club meets monthly, call 649-1648 for schedule.

  • VA Assistance
    Certified Veterans Service Officer, Robert Barton, helps with navigating the VA Healthcare system at the South County Community Services Center from 9am - 1pm every Thursday. Call 649-2901 for more information.

  • Vicksburg Historical Society
    The Vicksburg Historical Society regularly meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month May through November, 7 pm, at Vicksburg Museum, unless otherwise noted.

  • Vicksburg School Board Meeting
    Vicksburg School Board meets at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Administration Building.

  • Village Meetings
    The Village meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month at 7 pm at the Vicksburg District Library.

    Add An Event

    Do you sponsor a community event and would like it added to our calendar?

    Please use our e-mail Contact Form to provide details.

    Cancellations or Changes

    Please note that while makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this data, we cannot be held responsible for event cancellations or changes in dates, venues, etc.

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