New Year’s Fest is an all-ages showcase of performing arts that takes place on New Year's Eve in Downtown Kalamazoo. The event features performances that are repeated throughout the night, so you will want to check out the entertainment button.  Look at the Performance Grid so you can see when and where the acts are performed.  Then we recommend that you print off the grid so that you can plan out your night.
There are several great food locations both in the churches and in Bronson Park.  There are also downtown restaurants within walking distance of the venues.  The cool thing about New Year's Fest is that you can see a few shows, go out to dinner, and then come back and see a few more shows and watch the Ball Drop and see the Fireworks. Keep scrolling below because there is a listing of things to do downtown on New Year's Eve.
Tap along the menu bar of the website to explore the maps, the performance grid, cool things to do (arts in the tent until 8:30 and then dancing ) and our amazing sponsors and foundations that make this event possible.


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Other things to do in Kalamazoo on New Year's Eve 2019...

Stop by Teel Jewelers for a chance to win free jewelry for a year. Try things on, get your jewelry cleaned and enter in the drawing. The winner will be announced on Facebook on January first. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 12.31.19.

Stop by Honore Salon and get your hair done for the night! Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 12.31.19.

Stop by Down Dog Yoga Center for two special yoga classes hosted on NYE and on New Year's Day. 

New Year's Eve Classes:

  • 10 a.m. Yoga

  • 11:30 Heated Vinyasa

New Year's Day Classes:

  • 10 a.m. Relax into your resolution

  • Noon Fire to move forward (heated)

Stop by Rocket Fizz and pick out a bottle cap to win a discount or other tasty giveaways! Open from 10 a.m. to midnight on 12.31.19.

Stop by Olde Peninsula Brewpub for happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for specials on pints, MI liquors and appetizers. There will be a FREE champagne toast at midnight. Open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on 12.31.19

Stop by Harvey's on the Mall and enjoy $3 select craft beer pints and $1 off well liquor. Roaring 20's karaoke starts at 9 p.m. There will be a FREE champagne toast at midnight. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Join Honor Credit Union in ringing in 2020! Stop into Honor’s downtown Connect Center at 148 E Michigan Avenue anytime between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on December 30th or 31st and receive a free set of champagne glasses! While you’re there, check out our new innovative space and ask how you could start the new year off with an extra $250 in your pockets compliments of Honor! Cheers!

The Spirit of Kalamazoo will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on 12.31.19. They'll be having multiple sales including $10 T-Shirts and 25-50% off select merchandise!

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New Year's Fest of Kalamazoo

1417 S. Burdick St.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001