First Night is a celebration of the New Year through the arts. It is an alcohol free, family-friendly, public celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual and festivity.
The day is a multicultural, artistically unique, 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. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year!
The day includes two spectacular fireworks shows at 6:00pm and midnight in Bushnell Park that can be seen throughout the city by thousands of residents and visitors. This is the 30th Anniversary of First Night Hartford, so be sure to come this year!
Looking to volunteer? All volunteers will receive free parking, a t-shirt, one admission button (on the day of the event), and refreshments will be provided.
You don't want to miss this great (and free!) way to ring in the new year!