California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

First Night MontereyCommunity
First Night Monterey is an affordable, family-friendly, arts-centric New Year's Eve celebration. A creation of activities, colors, lights, and musical entertainment unfolds over nine hours as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into the new year! 

Activities begin with the Opening Ceremony. Kids' Night Out! starts with interactive art activities; and face painting, henna tattoo artists, puppet theater, folk music, and magic entertain children of all ages. Join us for the Twilight Procession to process down Alvarado Street. Commit your New Year's resolution at the interactive Resolution Sculpture. Enjoy over 25 different performances ranging from classical to hip hop, jazz to reggae, dance venues to the written word, and a whole lot of art! The Grand Finale to welcome in the New Year starts at 11:15pm. 

See website for complete details. Admission buttons are available online beginning with early-bird discounts in November, on sale at select Monterey County stores throughout December, or at the event.

Festival has a children/youth component.

Festival Website:

Occurs in: January

Festival Location: Historic Downtown Monterey, Monterey CA

Contact Information:
First Night Monterey
Ellen Martin - Executive Director
542 Archer Street, Monterey, CA 93942

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