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Sparks in the Park New Year's Eve Firework Display

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Gainesville with Fireworks, Live Music and a Countdown to Midnight

Begin the evening at Depot Park – music, a beautiful sunset, FIREWORKS, and more!

5 p.m.: Bring blankets and chairs and find a spot in Depot Park to enjoy the last sunset of 2017 while DJ Billy Beats hosts a family friendly dance party on the main stage and hill.

6:30 p.m.: The fun continues in Depot Park with ‘Sparks in the Park,’ a musically choreographed fireworks show over the main pond. 

7:00 p.m.: Directly following the firework display, guests will be invited to ‘GLOW Downtown,’ where the sidewalks connecting Depot Park to Bo Diddley Plaza will be lined with glowing luminaries to The Hippodrome Theatre, the walk is 0.46 miles.

9 p.m.: The ‘Downtown Countdown’ will be held at the Bo Diddley Plaza with two concerts. Headlining is the Savants of Soul (Motown, soul, R&B), with The Duppies (ska, reggae) as the opening band. Revelers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to the Plaza for seating.

12 a.m.: Official countdown to 2018 at Bo Diddley Plaza!

Earlier Event: December 29
Friday Family Dance Party
Later Event: January 20
The Springs Run 2018