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Celebrate downtown with a live DJ, KidsZone and fireworks
Back by popular demand, the New Year’s Eve Street Party in downtown Kingsport is happening again! As the closing event to the city’s centennial, it’s going to be bigger and better than last year. There’s even going to be a spectacular fireworks show at midnight!
The Street Party is scheduled to take place from 8 p.m. to midnight on December 31st in the 100 block of Broad Street (where the downtown concert series is held) and will include a live DJ (Steve Bailey with DJ Express) with the fan-favorite emcee Josh Smith of WJHL.
“Our centennial New Year’s street party was a great opening to our centennial year,” said CeeGee McCord, co-chair of the Centennial Commission. “Everyone had such a great time last year so it was an easy decision to host this popular event again.”
The YMCA is sponsoring a KidsZone. It’s a ‘glow theme’ this year – complete with glow sticks, 9-Square, ladder ball and kids can make their own glitter slime while supplies last!
The crowd favorite Holston Valley scavenger hunt is back with more clues. Eugene the Illusionist will be performing, too!
Missed out on purchasing your centennial gear? All centennial merchandise will be available at the event from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All centennial items will be marked down to $5!
If the temperatures get too cold for some, patio heaters and small fire pits will provide spots where individual can warm up.
Sleepy Owl Brewery will serve their signature brews and several downtown restaurants, such as Macados, Mr. Papa’s & Beer and Nutty Java, are staying open late and having specials. TK Hotdogs will be there, too!
Other happenings at the street party include a fire spinner, pony rides, swings, and more!
The street party is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring a chair, just like with the summer concert series.
Road Closure: The 100 block of Broad Street, between East Main Street and West Market Street, will be closed from 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 31st to 2:00 a.m. on January 1st.
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