Location and Site Information

2022 PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

New Year’s Fest entertainers are all located Downtown Kalamazoo. 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. Please note that the in-person performance locations require a mask for anyone over the age of 2 years. Farmer's Alley Theatre requires proof of vaccination which will be conducted via the admissions tent in Bronson Park. There are 2 outdoor heated music tents located in Bronson Park and on Church Street. We are working on the schedule for Bronson Park Rotary Stage where outdoor bands will perform. 

For a map to Downtown Kalamazoo, please go to www.discoverkalamazoo.com.  

2022 PERFORMANCE MAP WITH PARKING

Indoor Locations: 

First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church - KNAC Performances

Bronson Park Locations: 
Heated tent on Church Street
Heated tent in Bronson Park

 

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RESTROOMS

Due to COVID-19, the accessibility to indoor restrooms may vary. Portajons will be available in Bronson Park. 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. 

 

BAG POLICY

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

Thank you for understanding and cooperating.

 

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 www.discoverkalamazoo.com. Please watch for tow-away zones, if it is posted that the location is subject to towing, your car will be towed. Please respect all performance locations and their volunteers.

* The metered spots around Bronson Park are reserved for the artists. 

 

 

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. 

 

INDIVIDUAL SITE DIRECTIONS!
(Please note that some New Year's Fest sites are limited this again this year)

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

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

The Social Hall is in the basement and the entrance is to the left once you walk past the sanctuary

 

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SANCTUARY

You will need to enter and exit through entrance that is in the parking lot on West Michigan. It is possible that they will have you exit through the back of the sanctuary onto Academy Street. 

KNAC - FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Enter into the First Baptist Social Hall, the elevator to get up stairs is to the left.

 

KNAC - 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.