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First Night 2008 Happy Hornswoggle
First Night 2008 Happy Hornswoggle
First Night 2008 Buttons
First Night 2008 Buttons
The Welcome Santa Parade
The Welcome Santa Parade

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 creating 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.

Learn more about First Night.

Check out the First Night Akron 2014 Event Guide - click here!

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

First Night Akron 2015: Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m.-midnight

First Night Akron is in its 19th year!  What are you doing New Year's Eve?  Volunteer or perform!  Call for artists and volunteer opportunities will be available soon. Check back for details.