(Formerly First Night Columbia)
GREETINGS!! To our Columbia Eve Fest Family! (formerly First Night Family)
artwork by Theresa Taehee Whang
We are excited to be going into the New Year with new beginnings as Columbia Eve Fest! We have lots of fresh, fun festivity planned for your New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Columbia, Missouri. We will continue to bring high quality local, regional and national entertainment to our stages. The festival continues as a not-for-profit, culturally diverse, non-alcohol, family friendly event for all ages.
MORE EXCITING CHANGES!! “The Footprint”
The footprint of Columbia Eve Fest will be slightly different from previous years as First Night Columbia. We will be compacting the festival into a “block party” location. We believe this will be safer and more participant friendly in regard to challenging weather conditions. Our popular 5K Run/Walk will continues to inspire our participants to start the new year off with a healthy beginning at 4:00 p.m. in front of Cyclextreme.
The other venues will be located in the Missouri Theatre, Columbia Art League and the Missouri United Methodist Church (7 venues). We will also be closing off the block of 9th street located between Elm and Locust and utilizing the closed street as a convenient, safe path for participants. It will also be an outdoor venue featuring lots of fun activities, the Children’s Finale and the Grand Finale. If the weather is hazardous, we will be able to move the Children’s Finale into the Methodist Auditorium and the Grand Finale into the Missouri Theatre.
NEW THIS YEAR!! Coffee Cafe Acoustic Music Jam Sessions
led by Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine!
Go to our “ABOUT” page for information!
NEW YEAR’S DAY MUSIC WORKSHOPS!
Start your New Year off with new, creative goals! Great teachers, great fun!
All proceeds go to Columbia Eve Fest!
Go to our “ABOUT” page for more information!
COMING SOON!! PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON ALL OF THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW -
Go to our “PERFORMERS” page for entertainment highlights, info on our entertainers and the schedule.
UPDATED: The schedule is up! Bios coming soon!
CHECK OUT OUR GALLERY PAGE TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF OUR UPCOMING PERFORMERS!!
VENUE LOCATIONS: Go to our “MAP” page for venue locations. Please note, ALL of our venues are located downtown in The District.
PASSES TO COLUMBIA EVE FEST INFORMATION: Go to our “PERFORMERS” page for information on early-bird purchase of passes, locations to buy passes early and overall admission information.
VOLUNTEER: Contact Tina DeClue at the City of Columbia’s Volunteer Program 874-7499 or volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com and go to our “VOLUNTEER” page for job descriptions.
SPONSORSHIP (UPDATED): Go to our “SPONSORSHIP” page to see info on our amazing sponsors and grant supporters! Also, you will find a form and information on how to become a sponsor. See our generous Major Sponsor’s listed below.
5K RUN/WALK: (UPDATED) Go to our “MAP” page for entry form, map, certification details
HOTEL LODGING: Stay Overnight! Go to www.visitcolumbiamo.com for lodging information
DINING: New this year! Our Food Truck Cafe in the Shakespeares parking lot will be serving up some fine food and hot drinks! Come early and enjoy a meal with your family at the Food Truck Cafe or one of our fine restaurants or coffee shops in The District! Enjoy coffee and specialty foods throughout the evening! http://www.discoverthedistrict.com/dining.html
with affection and gratitude…
ARTWORK: by Rockbridge Graduate of Ms. Sharyn Hyatt’s advanced art classes, Theresa Taehee Whang. Theresa is now a student with a major in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Instead of an art competition this year, Columbia Eve Fest invited Therese to be our art intern. Great Job Theresa!!
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