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.
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 Heather Cook, director of marketing and public relations. “Everyone had such a great time last year, it was an easy decision to host this popular event again.”
The YMCA is sponsoring a kids’ station. The crowd favorite Holston Valley scavenger hunt is planned. 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 11:00 p.m. All centennial items will be marked down to $5!
If the temperatures get too cold for some, heated benches, patio heaters and small fire pits will provide spots where individual can warm up.
Other happenings at the street party include pony rides, swings, and more. We encourage guests to take photos with the special metal ‘100’ created by Appalachian Ironworks!
The street party is free and open to the public, and officials encourage attendees to bring a chair, just like with the summer concert series.
For more information, visit www.kingsport100.org.