“First Night” once again returns to Annapolis! This family-oriented event provides residents and visitors with a fun-filled and safe environment for all ages to celebrate New Year’s Eve in lovely scenic Downtown Annapolis. The event includes live musical entertainment and will feature two fireworks displays! There is an early fireworks show for families and a traditional midnight display to ring in the New Year.
I love that this year’s First Night even is FREE. There are no badges or buttons required to partake in all the fun.
Please note that the Afternoon Kids Activities are at a new location this year! You will find all the fun at the Weems Whelan Field (ball fields) behind Maryland Hall and Bates Middle School, 801 Chase Street. Participants are invited to park at the garage at 5 Park Place and take free shuttles provided by the City of Annapolis to and from the ball fields. Activities will include face painting, an obstacle course, moon bounce and music performed by kids’ rock bands.
As for the Evening Events, those will take place at Susan Campbell Park, City Dock. Festivities includes live music and dancing, and of course fireworks at midnight!
Schedule of Events
Afternoon Kids Activities
3 – 5 PM – Kids Activities including a moonbounce, 65 ft. obstacle course, and face painting
3 – 5 PM- Live Music by teen bands by Lee Priddy Music Academy
5:30 PM – Early Bird Fireworks Display
8 – 9 PM – Deejay under the Big Tent
9 PM – Midnight – Dance the night away with Radio City Band
Midnight – Fireworks at the City Dock to ring in the New Year!
For parking, the City recommends you park in garages and ride the Circulator trolley to City Dock:
Noah Hillman Parking Garage – 150 Gorman Street
Gotts Court Parking Garage – 25 Northwest Street
Knighton Parking Garage – 1A Colonial Avenue
Park Place – 5 Park Place
Hope you have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve!
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