- December 19, 2022

Here’s How To Have The Happiest Free Fun In Austin New Year!


The City of Austin is once again hosting its annual Austin New Year celebration at Auditorium Shores. The lawn will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 31., concluding with the firework show at midnight.


Austin New Year

The free, all-ages event will showcase live music from local artists El Combo Oscuro, Taméca Jones, and The Texas Gentlemen, with interspersed drag performances by Extragrams.

The Austin New Year event schedule is as follows:

  • 6 p.m. — Auditorium Shores lawn opens
  • 7:30 p.m. — Welcome by emcee Trevor Scott
  • 7:45 p.m. — Extragrams
  • 8 p.m. — El Combo Oscuro
  • 9 p.m. — Extragrams
  • 9:30 p.m. — Taméca Jones
  • 10:30 p.m. — Extragrams
  • 11:00 p.m. — The Texas Gentlemen
  • 11:55 p.m. — New Year’s Countdown
  • 12:00 a.m. — Fireworks

There will be food available from 10 local food trucks and, for the first time, beer, wine and champagne will be available for purchase for guests who are 21 and older, in a designated beer hall.

ADA-accessible, paid parking will be available at the following locations:

You can view a street closure and parking map here. Road closures in the Bouldin neighborhood start at 5 p.m. with a full South 1st Street Bridge closure at 10:30 p.m.

Looking for more Free Fun In Austin? Check out our calendar.

Austin New Year

Photos by Sydney Gawlik.