New Year’s Eve is the night when everything from peaches to possums drop as the South celebrates the arrival of the new year!

Here’s a list of some of our favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Southeast. They are listed by state and by city so please find one near you and enjoy! Events Marked with an (*) are confirmed events for this year.

NEW YEAR’S 2017-2018

ALABAMA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Birmingham

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Century Square
Fireworks at Midnight

Dothan

Balloon Drop
Pioneer Park (Troy and Foster Streets)
Family fun 7:00PM-9:00PM
Balloon Drop 9:00PM (North End of the street)

Peanut Drop
Foster Street
Music, Food and Peanut Drop (in front of the clock tower)
7:00PM-Midnight
(Various ticketed events will be held in various businesses along Foster Street.)
Fairhope

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration
Fairhope Alabama
Corner of Fairhope Ave and Church Street
Ball Drop, Fireworks, Music and More.
December 31,  2017
8:30PM-12:30AM
Free
More Information: http://www.cofairhope.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5378/309

Livingston

New Year’s Eve DUD Parade
115 Franklin St
Livingston, 35470
December 31,  2017
Time: ?
Free
More Information: http://www.sumteralchamber.com/event/dud-parade-2/

Mobile

New Year Celebration
Downtown
Electric Moon Pie Drop, Fireworks, Parade and More.
7:00PM-Midnight
More Information: http://www.mobilenewyear.com/

Montgomery

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Commerce Street Entertainment District
Fireworks at Midnight
December 31,  2017
9:00PM- 1:00AM January 1

Rogersville

Annual New Year’s Eve Party
Joe Wheeler State Park
Overnight Accommodations and Party
December 31,  2017
See website for prices.
More Information: http://www.alapark.com/new-years-eve-party-1

Tuscaloosa

New Year’s Eve for Kids
Children’s Hands On Museum (CHOM)
December 31,  2017
9:00AM- 11:00AM  Note: DAYTIME EVENT
Admission Charged
More Information: http://www.chomonline.org/

 

ARKANSAS New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Bentonville

Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration
Main lobby of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville AR, 72712
11:00AM – 3:00PM
This family-friendly event will have music, family dancing, art projects, and more.
Free
 

Fairfield Bay

New Year’s Eve with Willie Nash
Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center
110 Lost Creek Parkway
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
8:00PM
Cost: $40
More Information: www.VisitFairfieldBay.com/events

Fayetteville

Last Night Fayetteville
Fayetteville Square
15 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Hog Drop, Entertainment, and Fireworks.
7:00PM – 2:00AM
Cost: $5-$84
More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/last-night-fayetteville- 2017-tickets-29095416173

Greenbrier

First Day Hike in Woody Hollow
Woolly Hollow State Park
Greenbrier, AR 72058
10:00AM-3:00PM Hike at your leisure
11:00AM Guided Hike
Free
More Information: Woolly Hollow State Park (501) 679-2098

Hot Springs

Happy NOON Year’s Eve!
Mid-America Science Museum
Hot Springs Arkansas 71913
Watch the World’s Most Powerful Conical Tesla Coil light up at noon outside Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater at noon with your whole family. Free sparkling cider and 3D print outs while supplies last.
11:00AM-12:00PM
More Information: www.hotsprings.com

Mena

New Year’s Eve at Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Hearth Room at Queen Wilhelmina State Park
3877 Highway 88 West
Mena, AR  71953
Games, live music, and more for the whole family. Overnight accommodations are available.
December 31,  2017
8:00pm-11:45pm
Free
More Information: http://www.queenwilhelmina.com/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/details.aspx?id=134931

North Little Rock

Arkansas’ New Year’s Eve Ball Dropping Celebration
Dickey Stephens Park
400 West Broadway St.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
A ball drop, live music, fireworks and more.
Cost: $25-100 Tickets are required. Discounts for families of four or more.
http://www.travs.com

Star City

First Day Trek
Cane Creek State Park
Pavilion 1
Star City, Arkansas
6 mile guided brisk hike along the edge of the Delta and the Gulf Coastal Plain that will last approximately 4 hours.
January 1,  2018
9:00AM – 1:00PM
More information: http://www.arkansas.com/event/first-day-trek/131638

Wickes

New Year’s Eve Overnight Hike
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
Visitor Center
9:00PM- 7:00AM
Call (870) 385-2201 to register
Free
January 1,  2018 New Year’s Day Events

 

FLORIDA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Gainesville

Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration
Bo Diddley Plaza
111 E. University Ave.
December 31,  2017
9:30PM-12:30AM
More Information: http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/programs_events/nye/new_year.html

Jacksonville

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Downtown Jacksonville
December 31,  2017
Evening-Midnight

Key Largo

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Blackwater Sound in the bayside.
The bayside near the mile marker 104 area
Can be seen from: Sundowners,
Senor Frijoles, Cactus Jack’s,
Key Largo Marriott and Caribbean Club

Key West

Red High-heeled Shoe Drop
Duval Street

Miami

Orange Drop
Bayfront Park
Downtown Miami
Miami drops a giant orange at midnight on New Year’s Eve! This year’s event features live music from Pitbull & More. Live fireworks at midnight!
More information:  http://www.miamiscapes.com/new-years-eve-miami.html#big-orange

Miami Beach

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Lummus Park
Ocean Drive & 9th Street (South Beach)
Miami Beach, Florida
Live music and entertainment begins at 9 p.m. with a massive fireworks display at midnight!
More Information: http://www.miamiscapes.com/new-years-eve-miami.html#south-beach

Panama City Beach

Beach Ball Drop
Pier Park
Free

Port Saint Lucie

Big Ben Beatles New Year’s Bash
4200 Johnston Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34951
December 31,  2017
4:30-7:30PM
Cost: $70

Saint Augustine Beach

New Year’s Eve Celebration
St. Augustine Beach Pier
December 31,  2017
4-10PM (Fireworks at 8:30PM)
Free

St. Petersburg

First Night 2018 Celebration
St. Petersburg
Admission Charged
More Information: http://www.firstnightstpete.com/admission-buttons.html

Tallahassee

Downtown New Year’s Eve
Downtown Tallahassee
Adams Street
December 31,  2017
7:00PM-Midnight (Fireworks at Midnight)

 

GEORGIA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Atlanta

Peach Drop
Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St.
Street performers, food and more.
December 31,  2017
Evening-Midnight
Free

Kid’s Early New Year’s Celebration
Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Fireworks, Music, Dance-a-long, and Snow
8:30PM-9:00PM (Countdown at 8:59PM)
Admission: $15 per vehicle

Brunswick

New Year’s Ghosts and Legends Tour
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
5556 U.S. Highway 17 N
Brunswick, GA 31525
December 31,  2017
11:00PM-1:00AM
Admission: $15 per person

Dublin

Shamrock Drop
Downtown Dublin/Jackson Street
314 Academy Avenue
Dublin, GA 31021
Music and more
December 31,  2017
8:00PM – 12:00PM
Free

Perry

New Year’s Eve Buzzard Drop
Downtown Square
800 Block of Carroll Street
December 31,  2017
7:00PM- 1:00AM January 1
Free

Savannah

New Year’s Eve River Boat Cruise
Savannah Riverboat Cruises
9 E. River St.
5:00PM-8:00PM
Admission: Adults $65.95; Children $39.25
(Reservations Required) http://savannahriverboat.com/all-cruise-reservations/

Up the Cup
Rousakis Riverfront Plaza
115 East River Street
December 31,  2017
8:00PM -12:00AM
Free

Tallapoosa

Possum Drop
Downtown Tallapoosa
Head Avenue
Tallapoosa, GA 30179
December 31,  2017
3:00PM-Until

Tybee Island

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Tybee Pier and Pavilion
Tybrisa Street/Strand Avenue
December 31,  2017
Midnight
Free

 

LOUISIANA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Baton Rouge

Red Stick Drop
Town Square
Music, Fireworks and Red Stick drop.
11:00AM Kid’s Activities
9:00PM Phat Hat Band
Midnight: Red Stick Drop and Fireworks
More Information: http://www.redstickrevelry.com/index.php

Bossier City

New Year’s at Noon
Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport, LA 71101
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: Included with center admission.
More Information: www.sciport.org

Lake Charles

Kershaw’s Cajun Village New Years Eve Dance
Cajun French Music Association
3481 E. Prien Lake Road Lake
Charles, LA 70607
7:00 PM
Cost: $20 per couple, $10 per person
More Information: http://cfmalakecharles.com/

NYE Live Cajun Music
Putter’s Driving Range & Deli
7765 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 706058:30 PM
Cost: $7.00 – Gumbo Included

New Orleans

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade
French Quarter, Jackson Square and Canal Street
3:00PM
Free

Crescent City Countdown
Historic Jackson Square
Countdown, fleur-de-lis drop and fireworks.
The fireworks show is free and can be viewed from the Riverwalk to Crescent Park at the French Market.
More Information: http://www.crescentcitycountdown.com/

Louisiana Children’s Museum New Year’s Eve Countdown
420 Julia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Countdown to Noon, confetti toss, Balloon release, crafts and music. Preregistration is recommended.
9:30AM-3:30PM
Cost: $10 per person
More Information: http://lcm.org/

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ
SOLD OUT for  2017

11th Allstate Fan Fest
Jax Brewery in Jackson Square
Activities, pep rallies, music, and more.
December 31,  2017
12:00PM-6:00PM
Free

New Year’s Eve Celebration – Victory Swing Orchestra
WWII Museum
Dinner, dancing, and dessert.
9:00PM-1:00AM
Cost: $180 per person
More information: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/

Zoo Year’s Eve
Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Music, games, prizes, and a countdown to Noon. Ice Princesses, trolls, troopers, spidey superhero etc. will also be a part of the celebration.
10:30AM-1:30PM
Cost: Zoo Admission required. Free for members.

 

MISSISSIPPI New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Countdown to Noon
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39507
10:00AM-12:00AM
More Information: http://www.lmdc.org/calendar/

 

NORTH CAROLINA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Charlotte

CLT New Year’s
300 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Live music and fireworks.
8:00PM- Midnight
More Information: http://www.charlottecentercity.org/calendar/clt-new-years-eve-presented-ally/

Raleigh

First Night Raleigh
Spread out across Downtown Raleigh
Acorn Drop, rides, DIY festival, Music, vendors and more.
Cost: $14 per adult; $11 Children (6-12) ($10 advance passes)
More Information: http://www.firstnightraleigh.com/buy-a-pass/

 

OKLAHOMA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Bartlesville

Olive Drop at Price Tower
Price Tower Arts Center, 500 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
A Giant Olive will be dropped into a Giant martini glass at midnight
Cost: $25-$100
More Information: http://www.pricetower.org/

Oklahoma City

Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Annual Opening Night
Downtown Oklahoma City
Music, children’s crafts and more.
Countdown and Fireworks at midnight
Wristbands $10 ($8 in advance)
More Information: https://www.artscouncilokc.com/opening-night/#.WGHlgxsrLIU

 

SOUTH CAROLINA New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Columbia

Famously Hot New Year’s in Columbia South Carolina
Downtown Columbia
Music, Countdown to the New Year, Fireworks, entertainment and more!
More Information: http://www.famouslyhotnewyear.com/the-street

 

TENNESSEE New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Chattanooga Area

Zoo Year’s Eve
Chattanooga Zoo
301 North Holtzclaw Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Zoo Year’s Eve December 31st 10am-3p

Gatlinburg

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks
the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail
at the base of the Space Needle
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
December 31,  2017
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=117

Memphis

New Years’ Eve Hard Rock Guitar Drop
7:00PM-2:00AM
Cost: $25 General Admission
http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/memphis/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=12/31/ 2017&display=event&eventid=470713

 

TEXAS New Year’s Eve Celebrations

San Antonio

Celebrate San Antonio
La Vilita and Arneson River Theater
Music and Fireworks
6:00PM-Midnight
Free
More Information: http://saparksfoundation.org/events/celebrate-san-antonio/

 

VIRGINIA New Year’s Celebration

Stuart

New Year’s Celebration
Fairy Stone State Park
967 Fairystone Lake Drive
Stuart, VA 24171
Music, dancing and punch. Reservations preferred; call 800-933-7275.
$10 per person
More Information: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/?rewrite_uri=state_parks

 

 

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