When we get into the new year it'll no doubt be the perfect time to beat away the winter blues with the Annual Downtown Kalamazoo Chili Cook-Off. Saturday January 25th from 11 a.m. til 3 p.m., come join the fun at 131 W. South St. to see who makes the best chili in Kalamazoo. The event page they've created will continue to update with more info the closer we get.

Downtown Kalamazoo's Annual Chili Cook-Off is a free, community event and is how we've stayed warm on a cold Saturday in January for the past 15 years.
This event is FREE to attend and family-friendly!
​Also, back by popular demand, commemorative tasting spoons! Pick yours up for only $5 at Cook-Off Headquarters, Consumers Credit Union on the Mall. Here is where you'll start your quest to find the best chili of the year.
Kalamazoo Chili Cook-Off is a Downtown Kalamazoo Retail and Restaurant Association (DKRRA) event that is put on by a volunteer committee, dedicated to the growth and success of our downtown community. Along with a growing list of amazing sponsors, the DKRRA works to continually grow and improve this event each year.