First Night Knoxville

First Night® is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve community celebration of the arts. The celebration began in Boston in 1976 and has grown to an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of celebrants each year. Since then the event has expanded to over 100 cities in 30 states across the country, as well as internationally into Canada and New Zealand.

The Market Square District Association held its inaugural New Year’s Eve celebration in 2007 to great success. In 2008, the event expanded to multiple entertainment venues throughout downtown. The line-up of featured acts included musicians, storytellers, magicians, dance groups, and puppeteers.

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