The Arcadia Creek Festival Place is managed and programmed by Downtown Kalamazoo Association Charities. There is a process in place for obtaining the approval to hold an event, it is as follows:

  1. Contact Eva Ennis to check availability for the date you have in mind.
  2. Fill out an Application.
  3. Submit the application to DKA Charities via e-mail AND hard copy along with the $100.00 Application Fee (made payable to DKA Charities) AT LEAST 1 week prior to the next regularly scheduled DKA Charities Board Meeting (The 1st Thursday of each month). Applications that arrive without the application fee will not be presented to the board of directors.
  4. The application will be provided to the board of directors along with a staff recommendation for approval, approval with conditions, or denial. If the recommendation that staff will present is for anything other than approval you will be notified prior to the application being presented to the board of directors.

    Other Resources:
    Arcadia Creek Festival Place User Manual *REVISED SEPTEMBER 2015

    Fire & Life Safety Guide

    Tent-Like Structures Guide
    Temporary Structure Application