What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? For many parents, midnight diaper changes or watching the Times Square ball drop on t.v. are more likely circumstances than dressing up and hitting the town for champagne toasts. But celebrating the New Year is certainly worthy of some exciting plans, and thanks to the City of Austin, you’re in for an awesome, family-friendly free night of fun on Thursday, Dec. 31. Austin’s New Year (ANY) is an annual alcohol-free celebration with a variety of art, food trucks and live music. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Auditorium Shores with a fireworks finale at 10 p.m.!


The impressive music line-up includes:

  • Grupo Fantasma
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • Carolyn Wonderland
  • The Statesboro Revue
  • Big Cat
  • Vallejo
  • KP and the Boom Boom
  • Shawn Nelson
  • Kalu James
  • The Watters
  • Tiarra Girls
  • Big Don
  • Band Aid


For info about transportation, parking and street closures, click here.

For more info & updates, please visit the Facebook event page.

What a great way to ring in the New Year!