Location and Site Information
2021 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.
2021 PERFORMANCE MAP WITH PARKING
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
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.
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 2021 New Year's Fest sites are limited this year due to COVID. Some of these locations will be back in 2022 and are listed for general information.
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.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SANCTUARY
You 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
You will need to enter and exit through entrance 5, on the parking lot side, since there are 2 steps leading up to the entrance.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIAL HALL (BASEMENT)
Entrance is accessible but please use elevator to get to lower level.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Enter into the First Baptist Social Hall, the 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.
Auditorium is on the 3rd level of the building. Stairs are just to the right of the entrance. Elevators are in the hallway just past the stairs.
FARMER'S ALLEY THEATRE
Enter through the main doors located on Farmer's Alley