Festival Schedule 2019

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Festival Day, Saturday, July 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13

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 2019 Parade Grand Marshal, KAREN HEASLEY! Karen is a longtime Parchment resident who has volunteered her time for many community causes, most notably the Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts! Karen has been involved in Festival since its earliest days as a member the original ensemble of Parchment residents who brought the Festival to life. She has served as chairperson of the Arts & Crafts Show, Festival co-chair, and currently serves as co-organizer for the successful major fundraising event, Bingo for Designer Bags. We are extremely pleased to honor Karen as Grand Marshal for her significant contribution to Festival and our community life!

CHANGE TO THE PARADE ROUTE FOR 2019! The parade route runs along Riverview Drive coming from Thomas St, around the library on Park Dr. to Maple St, and ends at the United Methodist Church. Everyone loves a parade, spectators “stake out” their claim early, bring your camera!

Parchment Garden Club Plant Sale

Festival Day, Saturday, July 13, 9am-3pm, Kindleberger Park

“The Parchment Garden Club has been in existence since 1944, and we've had a booth for our Plant Sale at the Kindleberger Festival for the Performing Arts for many years.  If you want perennial plants for your yard and landscaping projects, this is the place to be.  We have lots to choose from, with members available to answer all of your gardening questions. Feel free to stop by and take a look.  You'll find the pricing very reasonable. See you there!”

Judy Resler, President

The Garden Club Plant Sale is a wonderful part of the Festival Day tradition! Many plants dug from local gardens are offered at bargain prices for both the green thumb and novice gardener. Landscape your yard economically with perennials that are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require low maintenance, and have multiple-season interest!

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!