The Kalkaska County Civic Center and Fairgrounds are located on a 6.5 acre complex that includes a variety of amenities that are used year-round and as the site of the Kalkaska County Fair. The Fairgrounds includes baseball diamonds, soccer fields, an arena with bleachers, a horse arena, livestock buildings, a concession stand, and picnic areas; indoor exhibit, event, and meeting space is available in the Civic Center building. A community garden is also located on the Fairgrounds site; produce raised in the garden is donated to the Kalkaska Senior Center.
A number of community events, including the Kalkaska Trout Festival, Winterfest, monthly concerts, outdoor movies, and other community-oriented activities such as fundraising events, are held at the fairgrounds.
This is also an access point to The Kalkaska Area Recreational Transportation (KART) trail.