Happy Holidays | Love Where You Live
We are ready to ring in the New Year!
New Year’s Fest is a performing arts celebration that features 24 performing entertainers that celebrate the performing arts. Hosted in the buildings surrounding Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo, the performances are repeated throughout the night offering the opportunity to see between 3-4 shows. New Year’s Fest offers entertainment for all ages including: bands, theatre, classical performances, storytelling, horse-drawn trolley rides, comedy, and a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.
Volunteers are needed to help with the event and with 2 hour shifts (5:15; 7:15; and 9:15 p.m.) you can volunteer and enjoy the opportunity to host a community event, and then go see the shows. There's even an opportunity to watch the shows where you are volunteering. As a "button checker" you get to meet some of the nicest people and enjoy the satisfaction that you helped to run this wonderful tradition in Downtown Kalamazoo.
Events for 2014 - Things we are working on....
With the event changes at Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc, events that were traditionally hosted by Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc are now being run by other organizations and this provides the opportunity to expand The Event Company's footprint to other events and community opportunities. Challenged to provide more "experiential events" The Event Company is working to design an event for 2014 that will incorporate more community collaboration and innovation that provides entertainment on the street and a footprint that allows creativity, performing arts, and hand-on opportunities for involvement. So, look to learn more about what might be happening on the streets in Downtown Kalamazoo.
We are also working on the development of an Experiential Learning Center in downtown Kalamazoo that will enable interns to work with nonprofit organizations in the fields of public relations, marketing, event management and hospitality. This center, like a university institute, will be benchmarked in creating meaningful internships and opportunities for college students to gain "feet on the streets" experiences providing the true experience to complement their academic learning.
2014 promises to be a different and innovative year for The Event Company. It's about creating meaningful experiences that create community in such a way that we organically and meaningfully truly love where we live. It's great to be a part of the innovative spirit of Kalamazoo.
The Event Company
1401 Lama Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49008