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.  The festivities will kick off in Old Town Square at 5:30 pm with a "Kid's Countdown" and Illumination of the Plaza, and will be capped off with a Fireworks display at 10:00 pm.

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 10+ 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, ranging from circus performers to puppet choirs to fireworks in Old Town Square at 10:00pm! 

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

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

Presenting Sponsors:


Annual Sponsors

Event Official Sponsors

Media Partners