A Zombie Walk is essentially a flash mob, where everyone dresses as zombies and wanders from one pre-determined location to another on a fixed route. Our Zombie Walk Kalamazoo is actually a charity event where our zombies will go from Arcadia Creek Festival Place to Bronson Park.
Nightmare Realm is a new Haunted House coming to the Kalamazoo Area in 2020. Our group has been around for 16 years as a home haunt in the West Kalamazoo area, and has finally decided to take the step forward and become a flesh-and-blood haunted attraction.
Nightmare Realm is sponsoring this event for our love of the Halloween Season and all things Zombie! Beyond that we love to help the children at Bronson Children’s Hospital and figured what better way to get donations than to have people dress up as ZOMBIES!!! Additionally, since we couldn’t open our actual haunted house this year as planned we decided to have some fun with everyone in a different way…. by dressing up as ZOMBIES!!!!
Feel free to wear whatever you want, but please be respectful of others. You can never have too much blood and guts is what I always say!
And as for type of zombie, if you want to get technical we accept anything from Romero, to Fulci, to classic Voodoo, to Boyle style zombies! Any style you are looking to do! Do it up! Be creative and use those BRAAAIIINSS!
To have fun, there has to be some rules. In this case the rules keeps all of us from getting in trouble, or hurt, and it keeps all of the general public safe as well. Yes you have to follow the rules, which can be found here.
No, ZOMBIES WILL WALK IN THE RAIN OR SHINE. Sadly, we do not have an alternative date set up to walk in case it rains. So if it looks bad, bring an umbrella.
It is free to participate in the Zombie Walk Kalamazoo, but if you can, we do ask that everyone who takes part in the walk makes a $5 that goes to the Bronson Children’s Hospital. In addition we also ask that people attempt to get pledges from friends and family that also go to Bronson Children’s Hospital. Nightmare Realm will NOT be taking any money from the event donations.
The info page and the Donation/Pledge form can be found here.
No, the only one is Bronson Children’s Hospital.
Nope, we are doing it for the BRAINS!!!! Just kidding, we are doing it to have some Halloween Fun and support a good cause!
It is something that we may be able to do in the future. Please contact us with any questions you may have about this here.
We will have official shirts that can be ordered online when you sign up and given to you at the walk, or you can purchase for cash or card at the walk itself (limited quantity only for this without the preorder).
Sizes will range from Unisex XS-2XL.
To see more info about the shirts or to order click here.
If you are an organization that wants to sponsor Zombie Walk Kalamazoo in the future then please feel free to contact us at NightmareRealmKalamazoo@Gmail.com
We are always looking for sponsors who want to donate prizes for the contests, raffles, and supply us with water and or food. If you have other ideas please contact us and we can work something out.
This is a family friendly event, so please bring you kids! With that being said this is a Zombie Walk and things my children may be comfortable with may not stand true for your children. Blood, guts, gore, and people acting like zombies is common in my household, not sure if its the same for you. Please make the choice to bring kids or not at your own discretion.
No, an event such as this will more than likely be a little too much for an animal to handle. Even the coolest ones. So best to leave your furry loved one at home for the safety of the participants, public and more importantly your fuzz-zombie!
We will have pre-selected zombie attack victims for this event, but please contact us if you want to be victims in the future Zombie Walk Kalamazoo events.
No, at least not at this years event. It brings in an extra element of safety with fake weapons and people not becoming alarmed. Depending on how well this years event goes we can talk about it in the future if people want to see it happen.
When people arrive at Arcadia Creek Festival Place anytime between 11am and 12pm we will take your name and check your registry/donation and then make sure you get a shirt if you ordered one, or get a chance to buy one if you choose to do it then. After that we will wait until 12pm, when we make the announcements and read the rules and operating procedures to the group.
For Zombie Walk Kalamazoo we will start at Arcadia Creek Festival Place and begin walking South West down Water Street. Once we hit N Kalamazoo Mall we will turn Left and walk until we get to E Michigan Ave. After we cross over E Michigan Ave. we will continue down S Kalamazoo Mall until we get to Lovell St, where we will turn Right. Then we will take another right onto S Rose Street and continue on that until we reach Bronson Park. Throughout the walk we will be staying on the sidewalks unless we need to cross at a crosswalk.
The route in total will take around 45 minutes for us to walk as a group, shuffling as zombies in search for fresh BRAINS! We will be walking a total of 0.6 miles in all.
Your best bets for parking are going to be at the Arcadia Parking Ramp #4 located at 320 N Rose St, Kalamazoo MI 49007 or at the 201-299 W Water St Garage which is located at 201-299 W Water St, Kalamazoo MI 49007
If these two locations are filled you can park in any of the other numerous parking garages and on street spots in downtown Kalamazoo.
Please remember that we cannot validate parking so YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN PARKING!
No you cannot, other than crosswalks. We have only informed the town that we will be using the sidewalks so for your safety and the general publics safety do not wander around in the streets.
There is nothing official happening after the Zombie Walk
“Nothing is impossible to kill. It's just that sometimes after you kill something you have to keep shooting it until it stops moving”
Order your shirts online when you sign up and they will be given to you at the walk, or you can purchase for cash or card at the walk itself (limited quantity only for this without the preorder).
Sizes will range from Unisex XS-2XL.