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New Year's Fest of Kalamazoo

210 Farmer's Alley 

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Location and Site Information

LOCATION

All of the buildings that host New Year’s Fest entertainers surround Bronson Park. The entire event is walkable with the farthest locations being about 2 blocks away. The numbers on the map correspond to the grid found on the Official Brochure. The numbers are the locations of the buildings that host performances (see listing below). This map is designed to help you find your way to the performance locations for New Year's Fest. For a map to Downtown Kalamazoo, please go to www.discoverkalamazoo.com.  Remember, all the performance venues are indoors. 

2019 PERFORMANCE MAP WITH PARKING

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1 & 2:   First United Methodist Church and Social Hall

3 & 4:   First Congregational Church - Please note that the number 4 social hall area enters in the Michigan Street entrance and the number 3 Sanctuary performance location enters through Academy Street entrance. 

5& 6: First Baptist Church and Social Hall

7: Radisson Kalamazoo Room and Prairies Room - Please enter by Old Burdicks or the Kalamazoo Mall.

8 & 9: First Presbyterian Church and Social Hall

10: Kalamazoo Public Library

11: Farmer's Alley Theatre

12: Ladies Library Association 

13: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

 Bronson Park Celebration Tent (the stage and tent are in Bronson Park)

 

RESTROOMS

Each location has restrooms.  New Year’s Fest attendees are asked to be respectful of the locations and the fact that they are donating the use of their space for this community event.  Portajons are also located on Academy Street. 

 

BAG POLICY

All bags are subject to search at every location. We want to ensure that everyone is safe and can enjoy themselves. 

 

PARKING

*Be mindful of towing zones - you will be towed if parked in wrong zone*

Parking on the street is free after 5 p.m.  Parking in the various parking structures requires a nominal fee, and after 5 p.m. most locations are only $3 to park.  There are 4 parking structures downtown that are within 2 blocks of Bronson Park.  For a map and complete listing, please go to DowntownKalamazoo.org.   Please watch for towaway zones, if it is posted that the location is subject to towing, your car will be towed.  The metered spots around Bronson Park are reserved for the artists.  Please respect these locations and their volunteers.

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS & HANDICAP ACCESS FOR ATTENDEES 

Handicapped parking is available on South Street in front of the Civic Theatre - Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Explorers are stationed at the road closed sign at South and Park Street and will allow special parking for people with special needs. 

 

FIRST METHODIST

There is a ramp at the Park St entrance to the side of the sanctuary.  Will need to exit same way and not out the sanctuary rear doors.

 

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SANCTUARY

Will need to enter and exit through entrance 5, on the opposite side of the building, since there are 4 steps leading up to entrance 3.

 

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL

Will need to enter and exit through entrance 5, on the parking lot side, since there are 2 steps leading up to entrance.

 

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIAL HALL (BASEMENT)

Entrance is accessible but use elevator to get to lower level.

 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Enter into the 1st Baptist Social Hall and elevator to get up stairs is to the left.

 

FIRST BAPTIST SOCIAL HALL

Access is right at entrance level.

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / SOCIAL HALL 

Once you enter proceed to the right to get to the elevator. Go down one level to get to the social hall. Go up a level to get to the church

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY

Auditorium is on the 3rd level of the building. Stairs are just to the right of the entrance. Elevators are in hallway just past the stairs.

FARMER'S ALLEY THEATRE

Enter through the main doors on located on Farmer's Alley