Use the links on this page find out more about how to make the most of your First Night Raleigh experience!
- Directions & Parking in downtown Raleigh
- Tips to get the most out of YOUR First Night
- History of First Night Raleigh
- First Night Raleigh Festival Map
- The folks who put it all together
REMEMBER: First Night Raleigh needs HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS to make the festival a success. If you're interested in helping out, please visit our Volunteer page for more information and to register online. Volunteers can earn a FREE admission pass to enjoy the festival following their shift! It's a great way to give back and celebrate at the same time.
The Raleigh Acorn is lowered to ring in the New Year. While the acorn has become synonymous with First Night Raleigh, the festival is much more than the countdown to midnight. Your admission pass grants you access to every performance and every venue throughout the day. That's nearly 100 performances in over three dozen locations across downtown Raleigh. What a bargain for just $9!