As they say in Hawaii, it is time to say aloha to 2023, and say aloha to 2024. There’s a brand new year starting in a few days, and that calls for a celebration.
As always, we’ve scoured the internet pulling together all the New Year’s Eve-themed events, live music celebrations, and dance parties we’ve been able to find so far for this year in the list below. In addition, we know several local restaurants are offering special meals, including Bordinos, Theo’s, East Side Grill, and no doubt plenty of others. But this list is intended to be more about the dance parties.
We’ll likely add to this list between now and Dec. 31. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know about anything we missed.
Here’s to a great year in 2024. Happy New Year, everyone.
JJ’s Live will ring in the new year with live music featuring Kansas City party band, Lost Wax along with a performance by DJ Zero Cool, champagne toast, balloon drop, and other festivities. Here’s more info.
Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar will host their first ever New Year’s Eve party this year with a little something for everyone. The event will include music by DJ Shakes, a photo booth, sip-n-paint with My-T-By-Design, champagne, food, and more. There’s no cover. Check out the poster for more info.
Maxine’s Tap Room
Maxine’s Tap Room will host their annual dance party for New Year’s Eve this year. New Year’s Eve will be their last night open before their winter break Jan. 1-7.
How about a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration? The Amazeum will host its annual ‘Zing in the New Year’ event from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31. Expect activities for families, including a wish-Zing station to set intentions for the new year, a geology activity, and more.
More information including ticket info is at amazeum.org.
Big Box Karaoke
Big Box Karaoke will be open to ring in the new year with private suite karaoke. They’re also celebrating 5 years in business this weekend.
Pinpoint is still all dressed up for the holidays with their Christmas-themed bar through Dec. 31.
Crystal Bridges will ring in the new year with the final weekend of their Listening Forest exhibition, a multi-sensory nighttime light and sound experience in the middle of the museum’s North Forest.
Ticket information is here.
Crystal Bridges will also host a “Noon Year’s Eve” family-friendly celebration from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday including “artmaking, live music and performances” and more. Here’s more info.
George’s Majestic Lounge
George’s will be doing what they do best for New Year’s Eve. Celebrating with live music.
This year, the venue will host a two night stand with local bluegrass favorites, Arkansauce Dec. 30-31. The band will be joined by the Opal Agafia on Saturday and Feed the Dog on Sunday. Tickets are available here. There’s also a Happy Hour concert at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 featuring local classic rockers, Full House.
Fayetteville Beer Works
Fayetteville Beer Works will host a daytime NYE party on Sunday. They’re giving away another of their sweet e-bikes at 3 p.m. Must be present to win. Here’s a bit more info.
Bugsy’s bar on Dickson Street will host a New Year’s Eve party on Sunday night with music by MC the DJ, drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight. Pre-order tickets are $5, and admission will be $10 at the door. Here’s more info.
Crisis Brewing Company
Crisis Brewing Company will host a “New Years’ Eve Party for Old People” from noon until 8 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 31. The event will include a free champagne toast at 6 p.m. to coincide with the ball drop ceremony in London, England. A bit more information is here.
C4 Nightclub & Lounge
C4 Nightclub will host a Barbie-themed party on New Year’s Eve. The event will include a dance party, and a complementary champagne toast at midnight. Here’s a bit more info.
The Fayetteville Elk’s Lodge will host a New Year’s Eve party on Sunday night. The event will feature live music by Rakensak. Tickets are $35, and include a buffet. The event is only available to members and guests. Here’s more info.
The Piano Bar
Starlight Skatium will host a daytime Kids Countdown event on Sunday, Dec. 31 from 1-4 p.m. featuring an indoor snowball fight, candy scramble, and a countdown with balloon drop.
They’ll also host a late night skate for preteens and teens from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Here’s a bit more.
Tin Roof Fayetteville will ring in the new year with music by Post Clarity, Wally West, and DJ Mike Entertainment. Tickets are here.
West and Watson
West and Watson will host a New Year’s Eve Party featuring music by Flintwick, Los Dose, Yongi, Taiga B2b, and Of Faces. Here’s a bit more info.
Whiskey 101 nightclub in south Fayetteville will host a New Year’s Eve dance party on Friday night, featuring a champagne toast at midnight and a $2,024 cash balloon drop.
West End will host a Glow in the Dark New Year’s Eve Party this year including a ball drop, countdown. Admission is $10.
On the Mark
On the Mark will host a karaoke night and dance party including a champagne toast at midnight. There’s no cover.