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This year's 20th Anniversary of First Night is FREE to the public, made possible by our presenting sponsors, The Group Real Estate and Cornerstone Home Lending

Make plans to be Downtown on New Year’s Eve for First Night Fort Collins!  This non-alcoholic, family-oriented, arts-based celebration attracts an all-ages audience to 50+ performances at 6 venues throughout Downtown.  This event is produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association.

This year’s theme, “Discover the Magic,” offers opportunities to enjoy international dance, live theater and magic shows, comedy, music and singing, wandering entertainment in Old Town Square and more! 

The evening also showcases Fort Collins’ local arts and performance troupes including Canyon Concert Ballet, Bas Bleu Theatre, Fale African Drum and Dance Collective and Debut Theatre.

Kids will have plenty of room to run with balloon drops, a “bounceland” of giant inflatables, face painters and a Kids’ Countdown in the Square that blasts off at 5:30pm.

Date: Thurs., Dec. 31, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Downtown Fort Collins

**The First Night Fort Collins NYE Fireworks in Old Town Square have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience!**

Free Shuttles All Evening

Shuttles will run every 3-5 minutes from 5:30pm to 10:15pm

Entertainment Schedule

Click here to download a night of brochure, these will also be available at each venue.

Airbound Bounceland Inflatablesa gym full of inflatables for children to play and bounce on

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Gymnasium #1

Time: Ongoing from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Best Face Painter - face painting, fun for people of all ages!

Location: Ben & Jerry's and The Bean Cycle

Time: Ongoing from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Bryan Circus Knight - a collision of genres and entertainment: Steampunk meets Circus, Juggling meets Metal, and Clowning meets Martial Arts

Location: Old Town Square

Time: Kids' Countdown at 5:30, Ongoing Entertainment from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Canyon Concert Ballet - a non-profit performing ballet company and academy of dance

Location: Opera Galleria

Performance Times: 6:00pm – 6:30pm and 6:45pm – 7:15pm

 

Choice City Singers - a jazz and show ensemble based in Fort Collins

Location: Opera Galleria

Performance Times: 7:45pm – 8:15pm and 8:30pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 9:45 pm

 

Comedy Brewers - hilarious short form improv games along with long form style improv that tells a story collaboratively

Location: Bas Bleu Theatre

Performance Times: 6:15pm – 6:45pm and 7:00pm – 7:30pm and 7:45pm – 8:15pm and 8:30pm – 9:00pm

 

Debut Theatre presents “Totally Red”a unique and fun retelling of the classic battle of wit and deception: Little Red Riding Hood

Location: Art Lab

Performance Times: 6:15pm – 6:45pm and 7:00pm – 7:30pm and 7:45pm – 8:15pm and 8:30pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 9:45pm

 

Eric West - a self- taught guitar and banjo player, maker and player of many unusual instruments and dancing limber jack puppets.

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Eagle Room #1

Performance Times: 6:00pm – 6:30pm and 6:45pm – 7:15pm

 

Fale African Drum and Dance Collective - a group of individuals dedicated to learning, teaching, performing, and promoting traditional African Drum and Dance

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Eagle Room #2

Performance Times: 7:45pm – 8:15pm and 8:30pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 9:45pm

 

Kalama Polynesian Dancers - authentic Polynesians who specialize in dance from the islands of Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, and New Zealand

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Eagle Room #2

Time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm and 6:45pm – 7:15pm

 

Lloyd and Linda Mobley's Magic Showmagic show with audience participation

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Eagle Room #1

Performance Times: 7:45pm – 8:15pm and 8:30pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 9:45pm

 

Merry Makers Balloon Dropa fun balloon drop for children

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Monkey Room

Times: 7:15pm and 8:15pm

 

Merry Makers Face Paintingface painting, fun for people of all ages!

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Lounge

Time: Ongoing from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Michael Stanwoodfun filled, interactive, musical journey around the world

Location: Northern Hotel Lobby

Performance Times: 7:45pm – 8:15pm and 8:30pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 9:45pm

 

Out of Sequins Barbershop Quartet - performs four-part, a cappella singing in the barbershop style.

Location: Northern Hotel Lobby

Performance Times: 6:00pm – 6:30pm and 6:45pm – 7:15pm

 

Presto-Digitators Magic Showmagic show with audience participation

Location: Northside Aztlan Community Center Gymnasium #3

Performance Times: 6:00pm – 6:30pm and 6:45pm – 7:15pm and 7:30pm – 8:00pm and 8:15pm – 8:45pm and 9:00pm – 9:30pm

 

Smilen Faces Face Paintingface painting, fun for people of all ages!

Location: Opera Galleria Hallway Entrance

Time: Ongoing from 6:00pm – 9:45pm

 

We would like to thank our sponsors who help make this community event possible. 

Presenting Sponsors:

                                        

Annual Sponsors


Event Official Sponsors


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