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New Year's Fest

Presented by New Year's Fest at Downtown Kalamazoo and Surrounding Neighborhoods, Kalamazoo MI

Dec 31 2018
New Year's Fest

New Year’s Fest is a performing arts festival that highlights a variety of entertainers that include magicians, mimes, storytellers, bands, theater, and classical performances.

The event is designed to provide family focused entertainment that reaches to all ages and genres. The festival is supported through foundation grants and sponsorships, as well as business and individual donations.  The event is managed by a nonprofit Board of Directors who have supported the design and implementation of New Year’s Fest since 1986.  Please check out the website to learn more about New Year’s Fest and why we are so excited to host the event on December 31. Buttons go on

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New Year’s Fest uses customized buttons to grant admission. This is similar to tickets, but much more fun! Buttons available starting December 15th at any Harding’s Stores and Marketplaces and The Kalamazoo Public Library. For a complete listing of where buttons are available, please go to the admissions tab on the website. Admission buttons can be purchased in Bronson Park starting at 3 p.m. on December 31st- event day sales are $10.  You can purchase your tickets using a credit card in Bronson Park.  We truly encourage you to purchase your buttons in advance for $7 – there isn’t a better deal and it is still cheaper than a movie.

Contact: 269-388-2830



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The ACGK Office is open M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. Masks are required for in-person visits and social distancing measures are in effect. Virtual meetings are also available.

Please feel free to also reach us at: (269) 342-5059 or

Thank you for your generous support of our programs.

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