The Kalamazoo County Fair started around 1846 and is one of the oldest fairs in Michigan. The initial goal was where those involved in agriculture came together to exhibit their crops and animals. With the addition of other entities over the years, the fair is the premier educational event in our community. It provides a venue for more than 500 4-H youth to display their projects. The fair has always been about education and that continues to be its core mission.
Additionally, the midway rides and food vendors has become a big draw as well as the grand stand shows ranging from musical guests and smash up derbies to dirtbike racing and monster truck shows to name a few. Make it a tradition for your family, its great kid friendly fun!
My family enjoys it every year.
#Michigan #PureMichigan #Carnival #Fair #Kalamazoo #Midway #Kidsfun #TroverContest
Best said in their own words...
So what is fuel?
Another hole-in-the-wall restaurant?
Not exactly.
Only a restaurant?
Not exactly.
You want a thick greasy burger and a super-sized candy-water? But that's not who we are; it's not on our map. We can't even tell you how to get there. Not in good conscience.
Suppose you try this instead?
fuel is ....
Whatever we can think of. Whatever makes sense. And big sense of fun.
An alternative to bottom-line, bottom-dollar, business-as-usual capitalism.
You've seen restauranteurs who believe the quality of food is more important than the quality of the life of a community. That's not what we believe. That philosophy would never get us to our destination.
We offer the finest and freshest in Plant-based, Grain-based, Eco-focused cuisine.
We are Kalamazoo's only completely vegetarian, raw and vegan-friendly restaurant and a deliberate rip in the fabric of the all too-typical, modern American food-ways.
Our philosophy: Unequivocally Community Driven
With each bite of fuel's food, you are supporting space that offers culinary arts classes and on the job training to traditionally marginalized young people. fuel will build on Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative’s holistic workforce training and youth development programs which provide life skills, grant writing, arts training and work experience for youth from traditionally marginalized communities. With fuel's training and kitchen space - Fire will be able to develop its culinary arts program - bites. fuel will help Fire continue to serve as a model for economic and youth development in the Edison neighborhood and the Kalamazoo community by providing a permanent and licensed kitchen home for bites. As a result, fuel will help Fire addresses the deeply ingrained social cycle of poverty, violence, and neglect that effects people ages 16 to 24. fuel staff understands that restaurant training and mentoring provides experience in a thriving hospitality sector and allows young people to identify their passion while supporting themselves and their families. At fuel, our attempt is to take it a few steps further. After young adults are trained through and cater for Bites for a minimum of six months, fuel intends to provide at least one youth with a job in the restaurant. As the business grows, fuel will continue to hire more Bite's trained staff.
#PureMichigan #YesThereReallyIsAKalamazoo #Michigan #Kalamazoo #KalamazooCounty Milham park in north Portage/south Kalamazoo is a great little park. I grew up coming to this park and now I bring my family here every chance I get. Come and feed geese and ducks with your kids, grill out on one of the many grills, have picnic, or a party under the pavilion, play catch or frisbe in one of the open areas or bring the kids the newish playground area. There is plenty to discover in this park, plan to spend the day if you can, you won't be disappointed.
(Quick Fact: this park used to have a zoo!)
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Kalamazoo with fitness center and business center

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Business center
Laundry facilities


Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Air Zoo, Milham Park Golf Club, and Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a fitness center, this smoke-free hotel has a snack bar/deli and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business center, a meeting room, and dry cleaning are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 95 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Free WiFi and DVD players are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Languages Spoken

Candlewood Suites Kalamazoo Se

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. Business amenities consist of a business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. This business-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, a library, and barbecue grills. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Candlewood Suites Kalamazoo Se is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Express check-in 
  • Library 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Offsite parking reservations required 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 95 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking, Offsite parking reservations required

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Kitchen 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Dishwasher 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Name

  • Candlewood Suites Kalamazoo Se
  • Candlewood Suites Se
  • Candlewood Suites Se Hotel
  • Candlewood Suites Se Hotel Kalamazoo
  • Candlewood Suites Kalamazoo Hotel Kalamazoo

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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