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  Experience 2014 New Year's Fest With Us! 

A Kalamazoo tradition, New Year's Fest brings the community together for a night of fun-filled activities for the entire family. This year there will be some NYF fan-favorites, as well as new entertainers that are sure to create that extra special memory and tradition. New Year's Fest is not only a tradition, but it's a night that makes bringing in the New Year enjoyable, and surely an experience you wouldn't want to miss!


New to New Year's Fest?

Live music, impersonators, jugglers, comedy acts, you name it, New Year's Fest has it! One of New Year's Fest best qualities is that it's a night of fun and entertainment for families of all sizes, for a sensible price. This celebration has been taking place in downtown Kalamazoo for 29 years and still promises a performing arts festival that is filled with unique surprises. This family fun event is a great way to make lasting memories, while enjoying all different types of performances in downtown Kalamazoo.

This year New Year's Fest has a couple new tribute acts that are sure to impress all audiences. For a complete entertainment line-up, check out the entertainment section located on left side of the page.

Event Buttons:

New Year's Fest buttons are your 'ticket' to seeing as many performances as you would like. Working as tickets would, once the buttons are purchased, there is no limit to how many different shows and different venues you are to enjoy. Prior to the event, buttons will able for purchase for $5. But the button prices do increase to $10 on December 31st. It is recommended that buttons be purchased in advance.

Please look under Admissions for complete listing of locations to which buttons will be sold at.

All the performances are located in doors, in sites that are within one to two blocks of Bronson park.
Entertainment Locations:
Bronson Park
Epic Center
First Baptist Church
First Congregational Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo Public Library
Ladies' Library Association 
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
The Radisson
Additionally, there are several restaurants that are available in the Radisson as well as throughout downtown Kalamazoo for hungry NYF goers. For a complete listing of the restaurants downtown, please go to


The ball is rolling for New Year's Fest 2014, make sure to include this community festival in your holiday plans. 



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New Year’s Fest is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization. The New Year’s Fest Board of Directors work diligently to recruit and secure an entertainment line-up that will amaze and create wonderful memories of a great New Year’s Eve celebration.  On behalf of the hundreds of volunteers and our sponsors, we hope you enjoyed the event.




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