**NIGHT OF Button Sales (Cash and Check only): $14/button Old Town Square (starting at 3:30PM) & Masonic Lodge Center (starting at 5:30PM).

New Year's Eve- December 31st, 2013 - Come join in the fun downtown for the 18th annual First Night Fort Collins presented by The ToothZone! Enjoy the wonderful and diverse entertainment presented at this non-alcoholic New Year's Eve celebration. First Night Fort Collins 2014 promises new performing acts, storytelling, history, interactive craft projects, old favorites, street performers, international dancing and much more. This year’s lineup brings Fort Collins, Front Range and national performers together to create an unique experience filled with a wide variety of performance styles. Enjoy comedy, original theater, be amazed by magicians or see live music from the Young Ancients or be memorized by the Handosme LIttle Devil's "Conjure" show! 
(Event is all indoors except the Kids' Countdown! Event will happen rain or shine)


We love our volunteers!  With the help & commitment of volunteers we are able to provide energetic events in Downtown Fort Collins.  First Night Fort Collins is truly a community event and we need volunteers to help from 7:45-10:15pm.  Sign up for this shift and you will be entered to win one of two $25 Downtown gift cards...PLUS get free admission to enjoy the shows before your shift and receive a commemorative t-shirt.  Finish up in time to watch the fireworks and still go out on the town!  Rally friends & family to join you.  
Signing up is easy just click here or if you have volunteered with us in the past, login here


See the entire First Night Fort Collins performance lineup by clicking link in upper left corner of this page! The evening’s revelry will kick off with confetti and song with the Kids’ Countdown at 5:00pm in Old Town Square, all venues open at 6:00pm and the night concludes with a festive display of fireworks in Old Town Square at 10:30pm. ALL PERFORMANCES ARE LOCATED INDOORS. Read more about our performers and their shows here.


Admission to First Night Fort Collins requires the purchase of a First Night Fort Collins BUTTON, with children 5 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult. (Button purchases are non-refundable)

Buttons go on sale in stores on December 15th at all Fort Collins, Windsor and Loveland King Soopers (cash and check only), Jax Outdoor, Ben & Jerry's, and the Downtown Visitors Center. ($12/button)

**NIGHT OF Button Sales (Cash, Credit or Check only): $14/button
Old Town Square (at 3:30PM) & Masonic Lodge Center (at 5:30PM).


Detailed information about the event, performances and times can be found on the official button card (with button purchase). The official First Night Fort Collins guide will be printed by the Coloradoan Media Group and will be inserted in the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper on December 26th and available at the event.
Arrive early!

First Night Fort Collins 2014 is filled with entertainment for everyone. Performance seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please have a back up plan if the performance is full. Building capacities will be enforced.

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