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.

FHNY highlights include:

  • Live entertainment until after midnight (view the lineup schedule here)
  • 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
  • Free WiFi provided by Segra
  • A fleet of food trucks and vendors, selling beer, wine and bubbly 

And much more fun!

To provide a safer, more enjoyable environment for all attendees, Famously Hot New Year is implementing a mandatory clear bag policy. This policy is similar to those implemented throughout Columbia, S.C. and the country, complying with a new level of security expected of large, heavily attended events. The new policy will allow for a more efficient entry for FHNY attendees by limiting the size and type of bags that may be brought into the festival. For more information, visit: