First Night Monterey is
the place to be on December 31st.

This family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s celebration takes place at over 25 performance sites downtown (most venues are indoors).

This year’s theme is “SEACHANGES” and Alvarado Street will be illuminated in colorful lights as more than 200 artists join to “dance, act, play, perform, create, and sing our way into 2014!”

THE FIRST ACT for the Young & Young-at-Heart!

After the opening ceremony at on Colton Lawn and Pacific Street at 3 pm, Kids Night Out! Kicks off with music, songs, drumming, dance, ballet, folk dancing in traditional costumes, face art, balloon magic, art creating, hat making and more!

At 5:30 pm, all are welcome to join the Twilight Procession down Alvarado Street from Portola Plaza to Pearl Street with stilt walkers, dancers, marchers, giant puppets, and parade floats. Sign-up your group!


  Blues to Rock to Country, Hip-Hop to Folk! FNM 2014 will have a complete line-up, delighting the entire family.

  World dance in the street! International costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers will be on the streets. Dancing to the sounds of oldies, rock-n-roll, the tropical beats and West African sounds.

  Monterey Center for Spiritual Living: This beautiful Sanctuary resounds with mellow sounds, beautiful voices and great arrangements; choral, classical and cool jazz throughout the night!

  Monterey Conference Center: Three floors of music, art and community! Learn to dance, dance to the sounds of live bands, rap, make a rhythmic beat from reclaimed items at the Junk Jam. Celtic, Folk, Flamenco, Dance, Marimba are just a few of the sounds heard.

  Golden State Theatre: Savor the sounds more live entertainment, from Folk to Blues, all the way to the New Year! 2014 performing artists.


 The Grand Finale! Our 2014 headliners are two renowned local bands that will bring us into the New Year; Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints with their Americana/Country music style, and Chris Cain with his original sound of jazz-inspired blues! Both events feature a countdown to the New Year!

Buy Buttons for FNM2014

 Buttons are $15 (age 6-15) and $22 (16 and up). Children 5 and under are free.

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