• 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

2016 Community Events Calendar



CONCERTS AT THE MAPLE LAKE AMPHITHEATER – Starting at 6:30 PM at the Amphitheater at Lake Front Park

  • August 7 – The Us Band with Dolly Harris – (Pat Benatar and Women of the 80’s tribute)
  • August 14 – The Unknowns Band (Old school musicians)
  • August 21 – Tony Reynolds (The Voice)
  • August 28 – Tony Fields & Doug Decker (Soul, funk, R&B, Jazz
    (Sponsored by the Paw Paw Downtown Development Authority, no charge)


(Trial period)

Sundays 9AM to 2Pm downtown Parking lot at the corner of S. Gremps and Paw Paw Streets. August 7, 14, 21, and 28. (Sponsored by the Village of Paw Paw, open to all)


Block pARTy 

August 19 – 3-9 PM – 200 block of east Michigan Avenue and the Carnegie Center Parking Lot. (Sponsored by the Southwest Michigan Artists Association)



August 23-26, Horseless carriages come to Paw Paw They will stay in Paw Paw and tour wine country. There will be an ice cream social at starting at 7 PM on Tuesday the 23rd. Buy some ice cream from The Sugar Bear and walk over to the Parking lot across Gremps Street to see all the vehicles and meet their owners.


FIREWORKS Over Maple Lake

Friday night, September
9 – Dusk – downtown Paw Paw
(Sponsored by the PP Downtown Development Authority)



The premier festival event in SW Michigan. September 9-10-11 - Too much to list here. Find them online and on Facebook.

2016 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