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New Year’s Fest 2013

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Date, Location

    Note: All KPL locations will be open on Tuesday, December 31, until 5 pm. (All library and branch services are closed New Year’s Day.)

    An Evening of Family-Friendly Performances

    Kalamazoo Public Library once again joins churches, performing arts venues, and other cultural institutions surrounding Bronson Park in welcoming the New Year with an evening of family-friendly performances including music, magic, comedy, and exhibitions.

    View the complete entertainment lineup for New Year’s Fest 2013  

    Entertainment at Central Library

    Mike Runyan: HarmoniCA-RAZY


    Mike Runyan is an entertainer who uses the harmonica, a variety of musical styles, a bit of juggling and magic and his wacky wit to delight and enthuse. You'll be delighted by the fun-filled wizardry of Mike Runyan playing harmonicas large and small, in styles from Country to Classical to CRAZY! Watch Mike in action | Learn more...


    Fancy Pants Theater


    Fancy Pants Theater is an independent organization on a mission to provide the Kalamazoo Community with accessible and inexpensive contemporary live entertainment. They are dedicated to original work, children's programming, under-produced artistic classics and special events that will provide endless educational opportunities for both our volunteers and audience members. | Learn more...


    New Year’s Fest Admission

    Admission buttons are still just $5.00 and children 3 and under are free. Advanced sale buttons are available at the Central Library Circulation Desk and the Oshtemo Branch Library Customer Service Desk through December 31 while supplies last.

    Admission buttons can be purchased in Bronson Park starting at 3 p.m. on December 31 – event day sales are $10 after 3 pm. Visit the official New Year’s Fest website for complete details.

    Come join library staff members in welcoming the New Year and make the Fest a new tradition for the whole family!