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Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve Celebration

  • When: Monday, December 31, 2018,  9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Bo Diddley Plaza, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free

Come out and celebrate this New Year’s Eve in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is expanding your downtown New Year’s Eve experience. All are free and open to the public, so there is something for everyone this year! Revelers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating.

The Downtown Countdown begins at 9 p.m., and continues until midnight in Bo Diddley Plaza. It features two bands and a countdown to midnight to ring in 2019 with the sounds of noisemakers provided free to the audience. Headlining this experience are The Impostors (The Beatles tribute band) and The Shakedown (contemporary blues). Revelers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to the plaza for seating.