Opening Night

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 of 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.

Opening Night Co-Chairs Rachael Crawford and Kindt Steven Myers along with our committees and volunteers are planning a memorable event for the community and we can’t wait to release the details. Check back in the coming months for more info! For now, here’s a few tidbits…

Wristbands are available for purchase on December 1. Find at MidFirst Bank locations, 7-Eleven stores, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 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.

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.

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!

Our programming committee is currently scouring the state for some of the best performing artists and will be announcing the line up soon!

Our Finale Band will take the Opening Night Finale Stage in Bicentennial Park at 9:00 pm and play until midnight. The Band (still a surprise) will delight audience members of all ages. Our Finale Band will count us down to midnight, when a fireworks extravaganza rings in 2019!