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Do-Dah, KIA Fair rescheduled for August
KIA Arts Fair 2020 and Do-Dah Parade rescheduled for August.

June Jubilee, the official kickoff to summer each year in downtown Kalamazoo, includes the annual Do-Dah parade, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair, Art on the Mall, and a host of other activities. They’re normally held on the first weekend of June in downtown Kalamazoo, but this year, well, they’re not happening the first weekend of June.

The anchors of this weekend of events — the parade and arts fair — have been rescheduled to new dates in August, according to event organizers.

The Do-Dah Parade, originally scheduled for June 6, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15. This parade of parody, which started in 1984, is all about businesses and organizations celebrating silliness. This year’s theme is “Hindsight is 2020," and the deadline to sign up to participate in the parade is July 10. For more information, visit

The KIA Arts Fair 2020, originally scheduled for June 5-6, has been rescheduled for Aug. 14-15 at its usual location, Bronson Park. At press time, Art on the Mall, a complementary art fair on the Kalamazoo Mall that usually runs at the same time as the KIA Fair, had not been rescheduled.