Ring in the new year in style! Since 1987, Opening Night has been the place for families and friends to enjoy the performing arts and “open” the New Year in the spirit of community. Downtown Oklahoma City is the setting for a variety bands, fireworks, and an unforgettable children’s craft and performance area. The day begins with a festive 5k and all the excitement concludes with a fireworks extravaganza at midnight.
THINGS TO KNOW
Wristbands available at 7-Eleven stores, MidFirst Bank locations, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and Plenty Mercantile. Available for purchase December 1. On the night of the event, you may purchase wristbands at sales locations across the event. Wristbands are $8 in advance, $10 the night of the event.
The Children’s Area in the Hall of Mirrors in Civic Center Music Hall means family-friendly fun! Enjoy face painting, an interactive art project, and lively musical performances – perfect to ring in the New Year.
FOOD TRUCKS IN FINALE ALLEY
We’ve rounded up some of the city’s best food trucks. Find hot drinks, snacks, and other delicious options in Finale Alley any time before midnight! Food Truck Applications are now being accepted! Apply here.
Our programming committee is currently scouring the State for some of the best performing artists and will be announcing the line up soon!
Our Finale Band will take the Opening Night Finale Stage in Bicentennial Park at 9:00 pm and play until midnight. The Band (still a surprise) will delight audience members of all ages. Our Finale Band will count us down to midnight, when a fireworks extravaganza rings in 2019!
For more information, visit artscouncilokc.com.