Opening Night 2018

Ring in the new year in style! Since 1987, Opening Night has been the place for families and friends to enjoy the performing arts and “open” the New Year in the spirit of community. Downtown Oklahoma City is the setting for a variety bands, fireworks, and an unforgettable children’s craft and performance area. The day begins with the festive Finale 5k and all the excitement concludes with a fireworks extravaganza at midnight.

Things to know


Wristbands available at 7-Eleven stores, MidFirst Bank locations, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and Plenty Mercantile. Available for purchase December 1. On the night of the event, you may purchase wristbands at sales locations across the event.

Wristbands are $8 in advance, $10 the night of the event.

Purchase wristbands now!

Children’s Area

The Children’s Area in the Hall of Mirrors in Civic Center Music Hall means family-friendly fun! Enjoy face painting, an interactive art project, and lively musical performances – perfect to ring in the New Year

Food Trucks in Finale Alley

We’ve rounded up some of the city’s best food trucks. Find hot drinks, snacks, and other delicious options in Finale Alley any time before midnight!

2017 Performers

David Bruster and the Walkabouts, Jabee, L.T.Z., Moetowne Alex and the Nightview Band, Orquesta d’Calle, OKC Improv, Ali Harter, Michael King, Yung Tray, Susan Herndon, Sativa Prophets, Kinsey Charles, Bricktown Clowns 

Fireworks Finale!

David Bruster and The Walkabouts take the Opening Night Finale Stage in Bicentennial Park at 9:00 and play until midnight. Influenced by the sound and spirit of New Orleans, they will delight audience members of all ages. Dance in the New Year with everything from swing to rockabilly to pop. The Walkabouts count us down to midnight, when a fireworks extravaganza rings in 2017!




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