Ring in the New Year in downtown Gainesville with two family-friendly events
December 29, 2022
Press release from City of Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla.‒ Join your community this weekend to celebrate New Year’s Eve with two free, family-friendly events!
Sparks in the Park
Depot Park is the place to be for Sparks in the Park this Saturday, Dec. 31. Beginning at 5 p.m., neighbors are invited to bring chairs or blankets to watch the sun go down on 2022 for the last time, while enjoying a DJ-hosted, family-friendly dance party. The evening concludes with a 20-minute, musically choreographed fireworks display over the main pond at 6:30 p.m.
Later in the evening, it’s time to ring in the new year at Downtown Countdown! The celebration at Bo Diddley Plaza (111 E. University Ave.) kicks off at 9 p.m. and continues until 12:30 a.m. Featuring live music from 24-7 band and Jackquelyn Graham, the plaza is right in the midst of Gainesville’s exceptional downtown establishments and makes for a bright and safe place to join neighbors ringing in the New Year!
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