Welcome to First Night Monterey—Celebrating Art for 24 Years!

Buy Buttons

THANKS TO ALL WHO BOUGHT BUTTONS FOR FNM 2017

Our FNM Buttons are a work of original art and their sales directly support the artists who performed at First Night Monterey as well as our year-round arts outreach program! We thank you for being a part of First Night Monterey 2017! Share your photos on our Facebook page!

First Night

ABOUT OUR NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTS CELEBRATION

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve from the 3 pm Opening Ceremony to the Countdown to Midnight. The many performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance ensembles and artwork created at our year-round outreach programs. Kids' Night Out (free for ages 5 and under) features music, art & activities for the little ones, culminating with the Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm. Read MoreAbout FNM 2017

Black Irish Band

ABOUT OUR FNM 2017 PERFORMANCES

A First Night Monterey Button grants you admission to over 65 performances throughout the night in multiple downtown Monterey venues! The schedule for FNM 2017 included some perennial favorites as well as up-and-coming bands entirely new to First Night.
Kids' Night Out Performers New for 2017 Finales

Volunteers at FNM

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FNM 2017

It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers this year included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Volunteering with FNM is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours; artful activities are ongoing throughout the year.Read Moreabout Volunteering.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS