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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 www.vicksburghistory.org.

    2. Annual Events

  • 5th Annual Community Tailgate Celebration
    September 5, 2014: Mark your calendar, Vicksburg will be celebrating! From 4:30 to 6:30 there will be a community tailgate at the High School grounds. Come join your neighbors and friends as there will be free tailgate fare, live entertainment, a tent city of area businesses and organizations and, at halftime of the Varsity football game, alumni will be playing The Fight Song with the band. It will be a great night to be a Bulldog! For more information about joining the band, details of the celebration or anything else you may need to know, call 321-1022.

  • Vicksburg Area Artist Show & Holiday Art Sale
    October 31, 2014 (5pm-9pm) and November 1, 2014 (9am - 3pm): Annual Holiday Art Sale. Ceramics, Stained Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Metal Art, Watercolors, Fiber Art and more...at Prudential Nursery on Sprinkle Rd - Vicksburg, Michigan.

  • Arts & Crafts Show
    November 22, 2014: Vicksburg Project Graduation presents its Annual Arts and Crafts Show at Sunset Lake Elementary, 201 N. Boulevard St.(Next to Bronson-Vicksburg Hospital).

    Variety of arts and crafts (2012 Show had 70+ Vendors) PLUS concessions, raffle, bake sale, face painting, free parking and more!

    Saturday November 22, 9:00am 3:00pm.

  • Christmas Holiday Parade
    December 6, 2014: For over thirty years the Vicksburg Community Association has been sponsoring the annual Vicksburg Annual Parade. Step off is at 10:30 a.m.

    Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade -- line up is at Vicksburg Administration Building on Kalamazoo Ave. arrive no later than 10:00 a.m.

    Visit with Santa after the parade at the South County Community Center.

    For more information contact (269)496-7338.

  • Tree of Lights lighting event
    December 6, 2014: Indoor lighting of the Tree of Lights and celebrating the anniversary of South County Community Services. The events will feature appetizers and entertainment by the High School Choir and Jazz Bands. Donations will be taken for the Dinner (reservations required). From 4 to 6 pm.at Community Services Bldg - 101 S Main St, Vicksburg. For more information call (269)649-2901

    3. Local Meetings and Recurring Events

  • 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

  • Monthly Blood Drive
    Bronson Vicksburg Hospital will host a community blood drive the first Thursday of each month in 2010 from 3-8 p.m. Bronson Vicksburg Hospital is located at 13326 N. Boulevard Ave. No preregistration is necessary.

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

  • 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.

  • Village Meetings
    The Village meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 7 pm, at South County Community Services. June, July and August 3rd Mondays only.

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