Revelers between venues
Ballroom dancing at Greystone Hall
Zion Praise Singers

First Night Akron

First Night Akron is now accepting applications for entertainment. Click here for an online application. (link opens in Submittable, please make a free account to complete an application.) The application process has been extended until August 19, 2016.

Click here for a PDF Call for Entertainment application.

Click here for the Request for proposal for First Night Akron 2017 button art and poster.
Click here for the button art and poster RFP questions and answers.

First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly celebration in Downtown Akron features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts. Many exciting changes and new features are being planned for the 21st annual event on Dec. 31, 2016. Stay tuned!

Buttons go on sale November 25. Button sales locations and online ordering (coming soon)

Check out the First Night Akron 2016 Event Guide to learn what First Night Akron is all about - here

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

First Night Akron 2017: Saturday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m.-midnight