The Street Party

You're Free to Celebrate with Free Admission!

Join thousands of merrymakers in downtown Columbia for a free party with live music, fireworks, a midnight countdown and more.

Last year's FHNY highlights included:

  • Live entertainment until after midnight
  • Midnight countdown 
  • The largest NYE fireworks display in South Carolina
  • Vibrant, festival atmosphere 
  • Free parking in downtown city garages
  • Budweiser alert cab $10 discounts
  • Special COMET services and park-and-ride locations
  • Vendors selling food, soft drinks, beer, wine, and champagne
  • Live painting demonstration by Trahern Cook (a.k.a. Easel Cathedral) and other street performances by the Palmetto Swing Dancers + Skin to Skin Percussion
  • Free WiFi, thanks to Spirit Communications
  • A fleet of food trucks and vendors, beer, wine and bubbly 

And much more fun!

Other offerings on Main Street on New Year's Eve include the City of Columbia's NYE Carnival For Kids with carnival rides, games and face painters, hosted by the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, and the Main St. ice skating rink on Boyd Plaza, in front of the Columbia Museum of Art. Guests are encouraged to dress warmly, as cold temperatures are expected on New Year's Eve.