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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

  • Spaghetti Dinner
    Feb 27 - 28, 2015: Dinner Theatre. Boy Scout Troop 251 will be serving Spaghetti & Meatballs prior to the Showboat Theater presentation. Dinner will be served in the High School Cafeteria beginning at 5pm. The combination ticket ($2 off separate purchases) is a fundraiser for the scouts and the Rotary Club. Dinner and a show $15. Kids under 14 it is $12. Dinner, purchased separately is $8 for adults, $5 kids under 14. Tickets are available at Hill's Pharmacy.

  • Celebration of the Arts
    April 21, 2015: Celebrate the Arts with Vicksburg Community Schools art, dance and film from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the Performing Arts Center followed by a concert in the High School Gym at 7pm.

  • Boy Scout Campout
    April 24-25, 2015: BSA Troop 251 75th Anniversary Encampment at the Historic Village.

  • 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

    2. Annual Events

  • Vicksburg Rotary Showboat
    Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015: Vicksburg Rotary Showboat
    Performance times: Fri-Sat at 7pm | Sun @ 2pm

    All seats reserved. Tickets at the door or Hills Pharmacy, Vicksburg (649-0140).

  • Hall of Fame Induction
    March 21, 2015: The Vicksburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct new members at 6pm and the Angels Crossing Club House. Public attendance is encouraged.

  • Little League Opening Day
    Apr 25, 2015: Opening day ceremonies for Vicksburg Little League Baseball – parade downtown.

  • Hearty Hustle
    May 9, 2015: Annual Vicksburg Hearty Hustle 5K Run & Walk in its 26th Year!. Race starts at Vicksburg Stadium, 501 E. Highway (High School).

    Pre-registration Friday night at Sunset Lake Elementary 4:30-7:00 pm or register Saturday morning 7:30-8:30 am (additional fee) at the VHS Stadium, 5K Run and Walk 9:00 am, Fun Walk 9:02, Baby Bolt 10:00, Awards 10:15. Any questions, call 321-1022.

    You can also go directly to to register.

  • Vicksburg Old Car Festival
    June 12-13, 2015: This is Vicksburg's biggest event of the year. Hundreds of classic cars and hot rods. Thousands of visitors. Entertainment begins on Friday evening with 50-60s music and a "cruise". Saturday its the car exhibition and judging plus live entertainment, a swap meet & flee market, the annual Clark Park arts & craft show, Library Book sale, Gas & steam engine show at the Vicksburg Historic Museum grounds and much, much more...Interested in entering a car?

    We kick off with a cruise night on Friday night from 6:00-10:00pm. Cars and friends come to gather and get ready for the big car show on Saturday. A great night with a DJ and oldies music for old and young alike.

    Saturday morning cars come from all over to be in this family-fun Car Festival. Show runs from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. with trophies being awarded at 3:30.

    • Cost to pre-register your car is $10.00 before May 20th and $15.00 the day of the show.
    • We have live entertainment all day, peoples choice car awards. 1,000+ cars come to this event. Special guests to be announced.
    • An award winning Gas and Steam engine show takes place in our own Historic Village with working engines and lots of information on these vintage machines. And always a special display or invited guests to make it a fun event.
    • The Clark Park Arts & Crafts show takes place in conjunction with the Old Car Festival on Saturday June 14th from 9:00-4:00pm.

    This is a free event! Everyone welcome to come and enjoy a nice summer weekend in downtown Vicksburg. For more information, visit visit for online registration forms for these events.

    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.

  • Lions Club Meetings
    Vicksburg Lions Club Meets every 2nd & 4th Monday @ 6:30 P.M. at the Vicksburg Community Center. Learn more

  • 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.

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    Cancellations or Changes

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