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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

    2. Annual Events

  • Chili Cook-off
    Feb 7, 2015: Annual Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off downtown Vicksburg 11am - 5pm.

  • Frost Bite 5K Run
    February 7, 2015: Annual frost bite 5K run in Vicksburg. Enjoy a fast, flat and paved course trail. Start time is 11:00 AM at the corner of W. Prairie and Michigan St. Register online at

  • 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.

  • 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).

    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.

  • 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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    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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