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  • Paw Paw
  • Car Show
  • Concerts on the Lake
  • Wine & Harvest Festival

 Paw Paw is a place where you can discover a relaxing atmosphere intertwined with great shopping, fantastic restaurants, owned and operated by artistic chefs,  commercial buildings and free parking. It is the perfect place for friendly hometown business, where all office buildings have broadband fiber optic and wireless services to meet the new economic needs.
Just take a stroll in the downtown shopping district and accept the invitation to come into its quaint buildings. Afterward, we invite you to sample the great wine from our nationally known and award-winning wineries. There are tours and wine tastings every day, year round.
Discover Paw Paw’s special events such as Concerts on the Lake, Paw Paw Days, Wine and Harvest Festival, and Christmas in the Village.
Come and see for yourself all that Paw Paw has to offer:


  • Great commercial buildings and offices
  • Located just 2 hours from Chicago and Detroit
  • Already hardwired with fiber optic broadband service as well as wireless internet
  • Great interstate access; I-94, exit 60 –a heavily traveled rout (more than 30,000 cars a day) between Chicago and Detroit
  • Excellent roadway routs; M-40 runs N&S and Red Arrow Highway (Michigan Ave. in the Village) runs E&W
  • Over 6,000 households within a 10 minute drive
  • Over 50,000 households within a 20 minute drive
  • Over 114,000 households within a 30 minute drive
  • Over $53.3 million in consumer retail demand with more than $37 million in unmet demand
  • Business Support grant and loan opportunities available for commercial and industrial business whether new or existing
  • Local DDA and EDC grants and loans available for up to $200,000

2017 Community Events Calendar





Paw Paw Community Events Calendar

Events list subject to change. Contact info follows.



Chamber Annual Dinner - Sponsored by the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber)

March 25 @ 5:30 pm @ the Paw Paw Lions Club


Art Hop - Sponsored by local churches and organizations

TBA @ Multiple locations @ Downtown Local Businesses


CROP hunger walk - Sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Artists Association (SMAA)

Annually ~ Last Sunday in April (35th year) @ Paw Paw United Methodist Church, 420 W. Michigan Avenue


Paw Paw Farmers Market - Sponsored by Village of Paw Paw

Every Sunday, May 21 – October 22 @ the corner of Paw Paw St. and Gremps St.


SMAA Chalk the Walk - Sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Artists Association (SMAA)

A June date to be announced 5:00 – 6:30 @ Paw Paw Library


Carnegie Garden Club Garden Walk - Sponsored by the Carnegie Garden Club

Craft Sale at the Carnegie and Garden walk

June 24th ~  10 am – 4 pm


Sunday Summer Concerts on the Lake   - Sponsored by the Paw Paw Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Free Music @ The Maple Lake Amphitheater Park

Sundays:  July2 – August 27


Paw Paw uncork the Arts - Sponsored by the SMAA

Saturday, July 15 – CANCELED THIS YEAR ~ Due in part, to road construction.


Paw Paw Days classic Car and Truck Show - Sponsored by the Chamber

Saturday, July 22


Wine & Harvest Festival – Sponsored by the Wine and Harvest Festival Committee

September 8, 9 & 10 throughout Downtown Paw Paw; activities for the whole family.


Wine & Harvest Festival Fireworks - Sponsored by the DDA

September 8 @ Dusk @ Lake Front Park Downtown Paw Paw


Art of Plenty – AUCTIONfor the Art of it!- Sponsored by the SMAA

An October 28, 6pm – 9pm @ the Paw Paw Lion’s Club


Safe Trick or Treat –  Sponsored by the PPDDA and the Village of Paw Paw

October - TBA


Festival of Trees – Sponsored by Senior Services of Van Buren County
November 17 & 18 at the Lawton Community Center


Village Community Tree Lighting Ceremony - Sponsored by local businesses and the DDA

December 1, 5:30 pm


Children’s Christmas Parade - Sponsored by the DDA

December 2 @ 10 am, Downtown Paw Paw


Art Tasting - Sponsored by St. Julian Winery and the SMAA

November TBA


4th Annual 5K Santa Run/Walk & 1mile Fun Walk - Sponsored by the Paw Paw Area Rotary Club

December 9 – At the Paw Paw Middle School


Santa at the Carnegie CenterFree photos for all. Sponsored by the DDA and local businesses

Wednesday, Dec. 13, Thursaday, Dec. 14, Friday, Dec.15 - 3 pm to 8 pm

Saturday Dec. 16 @ 10 am- noon and 1 pm- 5 pm










Carnegie Garden Club

                Address: 129 South Kalamazoo Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carnegie-Garden-Club/

                Phone: (269) 668.3662 or 657.6733


Paw Paw Downtown Development Authority

                Address: 129 S. Kalamazoo Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079

                Website: www.pawpaw.net/DDAKeepitLocal.aspx

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncork-Paw-Paw /

                Phone: 269.415.0060


Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce

                Address:206  E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079

                Website: www.pawpawchamber.com

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paw-Paw-Area-Chamber-Of-Commerce/

                Phone: 269.657.5359


Paw Paw Area Rotary Club

                Address: PO Box 477, Paw Paw, MI 49079-0477

                Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paw-Paw-Area-Rotary-5K-Santa-Run/

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paw-Paw-Area-Rotary-5K-Santa-Run /


Senior Services of Van Buren County

                Address: P.O Box 105  Paw Paw, MI 49079

                Website: www.seniorservices-vbc.org/

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senior-Services-of-Van-Buren-County/

                Phone: 269.655.8000


Southwest Michigan Artists Association

                Address: 111 S. Kalamazoo Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079

                Website: www.swmaa.org

                Facebook  https://www:facebook.com/pages/Southwest-Michigan-Artists-Association  

                Phone: 269.521.7657

Wine and Harvest Festival

                Address: PO Box 376, Paw Paw, MI 49079-0376

                Website: http://wineandharvestfestival.com/

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pawpawwineandharvest   

                Phone: 269.655.1111




                Address: Attn: Mary Lou Hartwell:  215 Glenview Drive, Paw Paw,  MI. 49079

                Website: http://www.crophungerwalk.org/pawpawmi

                Phone: 269.269-657-4894



Paw Paw Farmers Market

                Address: 111 E. Michigan Ave.

P.O. box 179, Paw Paw, MI 49079 

                Website: http://www.pawpaw.net/FarmersMarket.aspx    

                Phone: Nadine Jarvis : 269-921-1482









FIREWORKS Over Maple Lake

Friday night, September
Friday Night ~ Wine and Harvest Festival Weekend
(Sponsored by the PP Downtown Development Authority)



2017 Events Calendar

Village of Paw Paw
Larry Nielsen, Manager
Phone:  369-657-3148
          Downtown Development
Mary E. H. Springer
DDA Coordinator
129 S. Kalamazoo Stree
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone:  269-415-0060
        StudioOne Creative
Rene Rodriguez
50975 Jordan Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone:  269-655-9464
Mobile:  269-599-2180
Stephen C. Trivers
151 S. Rose Street, Suite 611
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone:  269-385-2757
Fax:  269-343-2992
Mobile:  269-370-0590
Propert Development

The Barton Group
Amelia Barker-King
Cell:  269-823-3572
Office:  989-216-7350