Planning For FNM 2017 Is In The Final Stages!

Welcome to our FNM 2017 website. Planning is in the final stages and we will keep you updated as details become available. Return frequently for updated information about the exciting performances selected to bring us into 2017! Check out the Fast Facts synopsis and our Sneak Preview!

Volunteers at FNM

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FNM 2017

It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers last year included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! Earn free admission button for 4+ hours of volunteer activity on New Year's Eve! Volunteering with FNM is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours; artful activities are ongoing throughout December.Read Moreabout Volunteering.

Kids Night Out

FIRST ACT FOR THE YOUNG - KIDS' NIGHT OUT!

The most creative New Year's Eve for your family! Our afternoon program and Kids' Night Out kicks off at 3 PM with the Opening Ceremony at Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, culminating with the 5:30 PM Twilight Procession serving as the Kids' Finale. Music, song, drumming, dance, ballet, folk dancing in traditional costumes, face art, art creating, hat making and more! See Kids' Night Out for last year's activities.

Band on Street

THE SECOND ACT: THE MAIN EVENT!

"Button-up" for 9 hours of entertainment! From Classical to Jazz, Blues to Rock, Samba to Folk! FNM 2017 will have a line-up designed to delight the entire family. World dance! International costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers. Dancing to the sounds of oldies, rock-n-roll and tropical beats.
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living: This beautiful Sanctuary will resound with mellow sounds, beautiful voices and great arrangements throughout the night!
Various Venues throughout Downtown, including the historic Golden State Theatre: Music, art and community! Dance to the sounds of live bands; Celtic, Folk, Latin, Marimba are just a few of the sounds you will hear. View art exhibits from First Night-sponsored workshops from Greenfield to Salinas and Marina, and post your hopes and dreams for the New Year on our Resolution Sculpture. See a performance Sneak Peek.

Band on Street

FINALE PERFORMANCE - NEW YEAR'S EVE COUNTDOWN

The Grand Finale! Live music from featured performers will bring us into the New Year with a countdown to midnight!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

FIRST NIGHT NAMED TOP REASON TO VISIT MONTEREY

The San Francisco Chronicle listed First Night Monterey as #5 in its 2015 article entitled "Ten Reasons to Visit Monterey County Now", describing First Night as "The state’s most dynamic and alcohol-free family-friendly New Year’s Eve festival." Thanks – we agree! Read the full article.

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