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First Night 2008 John Comunale Sculpture
First Night 2008 John Comunale Sculpture
First Night 2008 Happy Hornswoggle
First Night 2008 Happy Hornswoggle
First Night 2008 joyUNSPEAKABLE
First Night 2008 joyUNSPEAKABLE

First Night Akron

First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration in Downtown Akron brings the community together to create lasting New Year’s Eve memories. This celebration of the arts features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts. Entertainment and fun will delight the whole family.

Buttons go on sale November 27. Click here for list of button sales locations, including online ordering.

Learn more about First Night.

Check out the First Night Akron 2015 Event Guide - click here

Download Akron Life's FREE app and view the event guide on Android, iPhone/iPad and Kindle.

First Night Akron 2016: Thursday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m.-midnight

First Night Akron is in its 20th year!  What are you doing New Year's Eve?  Volunteer!  Click here for information.