The 2022 New Year's Fest Event 
is in the planning stages.


So, what's New Year's Fest?
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 begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 12 a.m. to ring in the New Year.  The event features live music, performers, and an array of different types of performing entertainment.  Typically, planning occurs in the summer and by late summer the slate is confirmed and posted on this website. 


Performances are scheduled for 4-30 minute or 3-45 minute performances that rotate throughout the night.  This allows attendees to schedule their attendance based on when they can/want to attend within their time frame. The schedule (available in September) will allow you to determine how you want to view the performances from either your home or live in downtown Kalamazoo.  


Our 2022 New Year's Fest will feature 6 indoor performance locations, 2 heated tents, and live music from Bronson Park Stage. Performances include bands, performers (magic, storytelling, unique acts, and jugglers, theatre, and interactive performances that get the audience moving.  There are also outdoor street performers.  
Closer to the event, we will highlight the restaurants and local businesses that will offer outdoor dining or experiences on New Year's Eve.  Bronson Park is also a Central Common's location so beverages can be purchase as participating businesses. Eventually, you will be able to tap along the menu bar of the website to explore the maps, the performance grid, cool things to do, and our amazing sponsors and

foundations that make this event possible. 

Until then stay tuned and save the date of December 31 for a

performing arts festival right here in downtown Kalamazoo!

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