It is a tradition to light up the New Year's sky, either by setting off fireworks or not reading the directions on the camp stove. Set the horizon ablaze with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $5 for admission to preferred-viewing section 2 (in the parking lot in front of the stage) (a $10 value)
- $7 for admission to preferred-viewing section 1 (in the grassy area in front of the stage) (a $15 value)
- $6 for admission to the Everblades Kid Zone area (a $12 value)
The evening begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31; kicks off with a nonstop lineup of live musical groups across five stages and one 20-foot DJ tower; followed by a ball drop and fireworks show at midnight.
Guests can purchase food and drinks from the food court and beer tents. The musical entertainment for the evening includes Rolling Stone, Miami Sound Machine, and ZZ Top tribute bands, the reggae melodies of Influential, and the soaring vocal stylings of buoyant American Idol finalist Paige Miles. In the Everblades Kid Zone, games, crafts, and a variety of bounce houses and ball pits keep kids entertained. Children 6 and younger gain free admission to the Kid Zone; over 6 years requires bracelet; if they have a bracelet, they do not need a preferred ticket (parents only).
Fort Myers New Year's Eve Downtown Countdown
Presented by the River District Alliance, the annual Fort Myers New Year's Eve Downtown Countdown helps tens of thousands of local revelers ring in the New Year in style. As midnight approaches, the main stage's ball drop counts down the waning seconds till the New Year and braces visitors for the keynote spectacle: a dazzling fireworks display over the New Caloosahatchee water basin. The bands and DJs play long after the display, entertaining crowds until as late as 2 a.m., at which point guests are encouraged to return home and set all their clocks one year forward.