First Night Hartford is a non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors which produces this cherished landmark New Year’s Eve celebration.
First Night is a family-friendly,alcohol free community celebration of the New Year through the arts. It is a major visual and performing arts festival created by and for the community to welcome in the New Year. It is a celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual and festivity. The name “First Night” symbolizes this forward look, over the technically correct “Last Night”.
Activities include numerous professional and talented musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibitors who participate at multiple venues in downtown Hartford.
Long DescriptionThe day includes two spectacular fireworks shows in Bushnell Park at 6 PM and 12 AM Midnight viewed throughout the city by thousands of visitors and residents.
Fireworks FunThe day includes two spectacular fireworks shows in Bushnell Park at 6 PM and 12 AM Midnight viewed throughout the city by thousands of visitors and residents.
First Night Hartford is Hartford’s premier New Year’s Eve party, a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year‘s experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. This marks the 23rd year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join the fun and keep the tradition going!
Various venues welcome the public on New Year’s Eve. Venues including Hartford Public Library, Hartford City Hall, The Old State House, State House Square, Wadsworth Atheneum, Center Church, South Church, Christ Cathedral Church, Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Bushnell Carousel participate in the fun! Over performances to choose from!
Hop from one place to another all day and night.
It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. 2 PM – Midnight.
Ticket prices: $10 adults $2 youth (under 15 years of age) Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are available online, at advance ticket locations or on the day of the event.
For complete programming and details visit www.firstnighthartford.org.
Everything is within walking distance from one location to another or take free shuttle rides offered at several stops.
Also, discounted parking available throughout the city.