Welcome to First Night Monterey—Celebrating Art for 24 Years!

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BUTTONS ON SALE FOR FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY 2017

Buy Buttons for First Night Monterey 2017 now! Your ticket to all the activities at our 24th annual community celebration of the arts! Early bird prices are in effect through December 5. Discounted Family Pack is available on-line only through December 28. Button sales will begin at our retail partners after Thanksgiving. FNM Buttons are a work of original art and make great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts!Buy Buttons

First Night

ABOUT OUR NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTS CELEBRATION

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts from 3 pm to midnight. Explore the website in December; performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance ensembles and artwork created at our year-round outreach programs. Kids' Night Out (free for ages 5 and under) features music, art & activities for the little ones, culminating with the Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm. Download the program guide in late December and plan ahead by reviewing the program and performers - it's a big night! Read MoreAbout FNM 2017

Black Irish Band

SNEAK PEEK OF FNM 2017 PERFORMANCES

Your First Night Monterey Button includes admission to over 30 performances throughout the night in multiple downtown Monterey venues! On our Sneak Peek page, we reveal some of the bands that will be performing this year, including some perennial favorites as well as up-and-coming bands entirely new to First Night.

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Volunteers at FNM

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY

It would not be possible to present FNM without the support of hundreds of volunteers. First Night volunteers last year included teens, military personnel, retirees, service organizations and community members just like you! We thank you for your participation in this community arts event! Earn free admission button for 4+ hours of volunteer activity on New Year's Eve! Volunteering with FNM is a great way for youth to fulfill their community service hours; artful activities are ongoing throughout December.Read Moreabout Volunteering.

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