Culture of Vitality

Live, Work and Play in Battle Creek

Three young girls dressed in cultural clothing.

For Battle Creek to thrive, we all need to embrace what makes our community special and to nurture a culture that celebrates our city.

Our goal is to create a culture of vitality that supports job growth and talent development by positioning Battle Creek as a place where people choose to live, work, and play.

To accomplish this goal, we are working hard to:

  • Reinvigorate the physical and built environment of our city
  • Promote Battle Creek to those who do not live, work and play here
  • Create an active and lively downtown
  • Ensure we have safe neighborhoods
  • Host many community-wide events.

Help us cultivate our culture by attending one of the events listed below.

Related Events

Spring into the Arts

Spring into the Arts Artwalk is an annual event hosted by the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce. Local artists line the streets and set up in businesses, where they show off their work. Attendees can look forward to interactive experiences, food trucks, night-time kayaking, and more.

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International SummerFest

International SummerFest is Battle Creek’s annual showcase of cultures from around the world. Celebrate with international foods, art, entertainment, games and prizes from different cultures.

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Winter Festival of Lights

This annual celebration decks the city of Battle Creek in dazzling light displays. The Winter Festival of Lights spans the length of several weeks, during which performers, entertainment, and lights captivate the imaginations of festival goers.

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