First Night Monterey

Thanks to Everyone who bought Buttons for First Night Monterey 2016!

Button Sales will Open in November for First Night Monterey 2017

First Night buttons are not refundable - First Night is a rain or shine event! Prices subject to change until purchased. Children 5 and under are admitted FREE!


  • From 3pm until midnight: 20+ venues with over 70 Performances
  • 8 Interactive Art Stations
  • Twilight Procession
  • Countdown-to-Midnight Finale!
  • 9 Hours of fabulous Art, Music and New Year's fun all the way into the New Year!

Admission Buttons can be purchased for a pre-event price online and at our retail locations through December 30, 2015. On December 31, buttons will be sold at the event kiosks. Buying a button ensures that First Night Monterey offers the best in community arts and performing acts. Your button supports the First Night Monterey celebration and directly supports the artists fees. Many FNM venues are indoors, and an admission button is your ticket to these performances!

A special thanks to our Button Vendors and their staff!!


Carly Allen is the designer of the First Night Monterey 2016 poster and buttons. She is a student at CSU Monterey Bay with a major in Visual and Web Design and a minor in Business and is completing a semester of study in Norway. Carly works designing graphics for Fleet Feet Monterey/Aptos and has worked at 90.3 KAZU designing for them. She is planning on getting a Masters in Interaction Design. Carly posts her design work on
Bobbi Long, Associate Professor of Communication Design at California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB), teaches the Publication Design and Service Learning. Her students compete to provide the graphics for the First Night Monterey poster design.

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