The annual Austin's New Year celebration showcases live performances, festive foods and fireworks at the iconic Auditorium Shores. Stay tuned for 2023 details!

Event Tips

  • Make a plan to get to the event - consider using public transportation options outlined below
    • Bring along a small flashlight to use if traveling on the hike and bike trail
  • Dress appropriately for weather and park conditions, including outdoor footwear and layers, as needed
  • Bring a blanket or collapsible single seat chair to relax in while enjoying food purchased from on-site vendors
  • Leave pets, alcohol, fireworks, smoking materials and similar items at home
Know Before You Go: Allowed and Prohibited Items & Activities


  • Baby strollers
  • Blankets (no tarps or sheet plastic)
  • Collapsible single seat chairs and collapsible covers
  • Small, lunch-sized coolers (no outside drinks allowed in the park except for those required for childcare or for a medicinal purpose)
  • Personal cameras, including digital cameras, DSLR's with stock lenses, point-and-shoot cameras and traditional film cameras
  • Small wagons
  • Hand-held style umbrellas


  • Aircraft
  • Drones
  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Confetti, confetti cannons, glitter and similar - it is harmful to wildlife and impossible to remove from park grounds
  • Costumes covering the entire face - festive glasses and hats are encouraged!
  • Fireworks/explosives of any kind
  • Glass containers
  • Illegal substances
  • Large bags (frame backpacks, suitcases, rolling bags) - all bags are subject to search
  • Pets and animals - fireworks scare and are triggering to many pets 
    • Trained service dogs aiding a person with a disability are allowed - please heed the fireworks warning
    • Therapy or comfort animals are not allowed
  • Remote controlled aircrafts/drones/cars
  • Skateboards, scooters or other personal motorized devices/vehicles
  • Smoking/vaping activity (Class C Misdemeanor)
  • Styrofoam
  • Tents
  • Vendors/merchandise without permits - a permit is required to sell food, drink or merchandise from a park, street or sidewalk