Location and Site Information
2023 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. There are 2 outdoor heated music tents located in Bronson Park and on Church Street, as well as performances on the Bronson Park Stage.
For a map to Downtown Kalamazoo, please go to www.discoverkalamazoo.com.
2023 PERFORMANCE MAP WITH PARKING
First Presbyterian Church & Social Hall
First United Methodist Church & Social Hall
KNAC (formerly First Baptist Church) & Social Hall
First Congregational Church
The Radisson Meadows Room
Bronson Park Locations:
Heated tent on Church Street
Heated tent in Bronson Park
Bronson Park Stage
Indoor restrooms are located inside of our indoor locations. 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.
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.
*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.
Please note this is a 21+ only location! The Xperience can be entered through Farmer's Alley or Kalamazoo City Centre (145 Farmers Alley Kalamazoo, MI 49007). If you are coming from the Radisson, it is easiest to get to through througth the Exchange Building.