First Night Akron 2018 | Sun, Dec. 31

First Night Akron is Akron's New Year's Eve community celebration and features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts from 6 p.m.-midnight. Stay tuned for announcements and details for our 22nd annual event.

Performers are in the process of being notified for this year's event. All notifications will take place by Friday, Oct. 20.


Did you miss the celebration last New Year's Eve? Check out the links below to see performers, schedules and the event guide.

First Night Akron couldn't happen without the generous support of our event sponsors. Thanks to many community foundations and businesses for helping make this event happen.

Click here for artist descriptions, times and venues
Click here for a PDF of the event map
Click here for a performance schedule grid
Click here for the First Night Food Guide

Click here for the First Night Akron 2017 event guide

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