Nightmare Realm Kalamazoo will be sponsoring a Zombie Walk taking place in Downtown Kalamazoo. During this event participants will dress as Zombies (BEFORE THEY ARRIVE), and walk as a zombie horde through the Kalamazoo Mall.
It will be a free event, but we do ask that participants make a donation to Bronson Children’s Hospital before they walk, and attempt to collect pledges as well. We want to raise as much money as we can, while having a great time!
After we have made it to our ending location (Bronson Park) we will have our contest and raffle prize giveaways.
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!
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
11:30am - 1:30pm
Schedule for the walk:
11am-12pm - Meet at Arcadia Creek Festival Site
At this point we will finalize registration, deliver the t-shirts if you ordered one, and have announcements and rules.
12pm-12:45pm - Walk the streets of Kalamazoo along the planned route
We will shuffle as a zombie horde through the Kalamazoo Mall and eventually make it to Bronson Park.
12:45pm-1:30pm - Arrive at Bronson Park
While at Bronson Park we will have our Contest, Giveaways, future announcements and Group picture taken.
First: Each participant taking part in the walk needs to fill out this REGISTRATION FORM HERE. Parents please fill out one for the zombified children as well.
Second: We ask each Zombie to CLICK ON THIS LINK which takes you to the donation page setup by Bronson Health Foundation. Here follow the instructions on how to donate. If you prefer to donate in person we do take cash and card at the event itself.
Third: Copy the link below and post it all over your social media! And remind people to pledge under your name!
Please help support Bronson Children’s Hospital by pledging to my Zombie Walk profile.
Click on the link below to order your official Zombie Walk Kalamazoo 2019 T-Shirt. Shirts will come in sizes from unisex XS-XXXL.
In addition to a raffle we will have a Zombie Contest. We will judge our participants on the following categories and the winners of each will get a prize:
Best Couple/Group Theme
Best Pop Culture Theme (TV/Movie/Comic/Gaming)
Best Zombie Kid
2019 Zombie of the Year (Best Overall)
Most pledges (highest dollar amount) received under your name
Nightmare Realm Kalamazoo Haunted Attraction
Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, Italian Bistro and Pub
If you want to become an official sponsor of Zombie Walk Kalamazoo 2019 please contact us HERE.
Please feel free to shop and eat in the downtown area and meet up with your Zombies at the Bronson Park location. If you are not a participant in the walk itself and you would like to take pictures and video, please feel free.
“This is the part in the movie where that guy says, "Zombies? What zombies?" just before they eat his brains. I don't want to be that guy.”
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.