Final First Night

Come out to see fireworks!
Dec. 31st at midnight @ Turner Pavilion!


First Night Harrisonburg is funded entirely by donations, button sales, and grants. Help us make this year’s event a special community celebration.


Volunteers are the key to First Night Harrisonburg’s success. More than 100 volunteers are needed to help organize a variety of events, sign up here!


We have plenty of awesome entertainment and fun events planned for the night! Check out the full schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

What Is First Night?

Ring in the New Year with thousands of your friends and neighbors at First Night Harrisonburg. Activities and performances will begin at 5:00 p.m. with children’s activities at John C Wells Planetarium and continue until Midnight in downtown Harrisonburg. To celebrate, we will highlight the arts and bring the community together by transforming retail stores, churches, and downtown businesses into performance venues that showcase local and regional talents. Past performances have included a range of live music, drumming, dancers, from bluegrass to rock n’ roll for the adults, and face painters and magicians just for the kids.

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