Portage is in Kalamazoo County, and in the West-Southwest Region (part of the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan metropolitan area). This community is located off of US Hwy 131 on Centre Ave., and south of Westwood.
Portage was originally settled in 1830 when a Mr. Herring constructed the first log cabin here. In 1836, it was first registered as "Sweetland" when John E. Howard started the Post Office. In 1838, Moses Austin helped bring together the Township, and the town was renamed after Portage Creek, its main stream.
Today, Portage has a strong, economy, including everything from pharmaceuticals to auto products. It is also the main shopping region in the Kalamazoo area, with several malls, plazas and many fine restaurants.
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Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
Mentone Egg Festival Mentone IN May30-June1 The three-day event features entertainment, games, food, a parade in the downtown area, a play area for kids, and a huge car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. All entertainment events are free. Flea markets and crafters line the main street in our downtown.
New Haven Canal Days Festival New Haven IN June4-8 The NHCD Festival Committee, which consists of a team of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, civic organizations, businesses, churches, and residents, have been working hard all year long to bring quality events to our community that will entertain the entire family.
Med Flory Jazz and Blues Festival Logansport IN June7-8 Named for Grammy winning saxophonist and composer, Med Flory, the festival is a celebration of his artistic contributions and America's original art form, jazz music. Eight bands with performers from throughout the midwest and beyond play. You'll hear everything from swing, bebop, big band, RandB, funk, Chicago blues, vocal jazz, and New Orleans style jazz.
Willkommen zum Germanfest Fort Wayne IN June2-9 Festival events located throughout Fort Wayne, Allen County, and northeast Indiana.