Festival Schedule 2018

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Festival Day, Saturday, July 14, Parchment Community Library, 401 S. Riverview Dr. 

Early Bird Sale begins at 9AM with $1 admission, regular sale 10AM-3PM. Gently used books of all genres, CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, magazines, etc. for reasonable prices!  Proceeds used to support the many Parchment library programs that benefit the community, young and old!

French Toast Breakfast

Festival Day, Saturday, July 14, begins at 7:30am in lower Kindleberger Park. 

Parchment Boy Scout Troop 218 will serve ALL YOU CAN EAT FRENCH TOAST along with sausage, orange juice, milk or coffee. All you can eat, $5 for adults and $3 for ages  12 and under. It’s one delicious way to start your Kindleberger Summer Festival Day!  

Children's Area

Festival Day, Saturday, July 14, 10am – 2pm, Kindleberger Park.

The Kindleberger Summer Festival provides fun for everyone in the family – even the youngest members!  Offering a wide variety of activities to entertain children of all ages, this free event features:

  • Bounce House and Inflatable Obstacle Course provided by T&L Rentals
  • Galesburg 4H Petting Zoo
  • Dunk Tank (bring your dollars for a chance to dunk Jason Misner, Chester Emmons, Tom Jordan, or John Madaras!) 
  • Arty the Clown
  • KSO Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Rock painting
  • Kalamazoo Astronomical Society
  • Parchment Methodist Co-op Preschool
  • Kalamazoo Ghostbusters 
  • Kid’s crafts, face painting, and games & prizes! 

The activities and fun in the Children's Area begins at 10AM,  one hour earlier than previous Festivals! 

Festival Parade

Festival Day, Saturday, July 14

Parade line-up begins at 9:15am in the St. Ambrose and Central Elementary parking lots. Parade begins at 10am.

Celebrating many years of tradition, The Kindleberger Summer Festival Parade returns to the streets of downtown Parchment!  We're happy to announce our 2018 Parade Grand Marshal, CARL BUCK! Carl is the owner of Carl's Barber-Beauty Shop, 751 Commerce Lane, in business since 1963!

The parade route runs along Riverview Drive coming from G Ave, around the library to Maple St, and ends at the United Methodist Church. Everyone loves a parade, spectators “stake out” their claim early, bring your camera!

Kindleberger Summer Festival Food Vendors


The Festival and Summer Concert Series is proud to offer a wide variety of concessions and refreshments for your pleasure! Our food booths are brought to you by many area non-profit groups in the Parchment community. We also now welcome food truck vendors as the demand for more choices has been heard! Enjoy a cool beverage or grab a quick lunch while enjoying all of the Festival activities or a live music performance at The Stage!