First Night

An All-ages New Year's Eve Extravaganza!

Dec 31, 2021


3PM - 8PM | Downtown Port Townsend

Admission by Suggested Donation* $5 per person or $10 per family

First Night is an all-ages New Year's Eve extravaganza, celebrating light, music, and movement! After years of stewardship by the Jefferson County Historical Society, this longstanding and beloved tradition is now part of The Production Alliance’s Season of Events!

Event includes downtown venues, both indoor and outdoor, featuring live music and performances, interactive art experiences, lantern decorating and parade, FREE Toshikoshi Soba noodle soup, and more! Festivities conclude with a spectacular Fireworks Show at 8PM to ring in the new year! Join us at Pope Marine Park for the best view!


*Donations support artists, performers, creative entrepreneurs, sound and lighting technicians, local nonprofits, and next year’s celebration! No one turned away!

YES - Masks are Required for All Indoor & Outdoor Venues

NO - Proof of Vaccination Required

First Night Contact: Megan Claflin


Jefferson Museum of Art & History

3pm - 7pm
  • Resolution in a Bottle
  • Scavenger Hunt

Cotton Building

  • 3pm - 4pm  Harmonica Pocket
  • 4pm - 6pm Lantern Decorating with Thaddeus J & NorthwindArt

The Bricks 

  • 430pm Sample FREE Toshikoshi Soba with Noen Koen
  • 6:30pm  Unexpected Brass Band & Lantern Parade
  • 7pm  Fire Dancers

Fireworks Show - 8PM

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change; Please check back here for updates

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