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Austin's New Year is the City of Austin's Official New Year's Eve Celebration. 2019 festivities start at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Vic Mathias Shores. Celebrate with performances from The Peterson Brothers at 8 p.m. and Shinyribs at 9 p.m. before a fireworks finale at 10 p.m.!

What to Know

  • We encourage the community to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
  • We’d also like to remind you the event is alcohol-free.
  • Dogs ARE welcome but they must be on a leash.
  • A few street closures will take place at the site and for the fireworks show. Those closures will likely include:
    • Cesar Chavez Street west of Guadalupe Street and the South 1st Street Bridge.
    • Riverside Drive from Lamar Boulevard to South 1st Street.
    • South 1st Street from Riverside Drive to Cesar Chavez Street.
  • Cap Metro will offer free rides on buses and the Metro Rail after 5pm on New Year’s Eve. View Cap Metro's public transit options here.
  • Food trucks include: Burro Cheese Kitchen, Evil Weiner, Four Brothers, Happy Lobster, Kebabalicious, Pueblo Viejo, Red Fin, Stacked Sliders, and Waffle Love.
  • For more information, see the event page here.

Getting Around

Plan your route before you head out! Please consider using one of these alternate forms of transportation to and from the event.


There are a number of parking options near Vic Mathias Shores including...

  • City Hall (301 W. 2nd St.)
  • One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd.)
  • The Convention Center Garage (500 E. Cesar Chavez)


We strive to create equal access to walking spaces for pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The City works to advance a safe, connected and appealing environment for people navigating our streets. If possible, choose this greener mode of transportation. Take the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail – click here for more information.


Riding a bike is a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around Austin. On-site bike parking will be available. See our Austin Bike Map here.


People who plan to use micromobility services, like scooters and some bikes, should do so in a safe and ethical manner. Please follow these guidelines to help keep Austin moving safely.

Get Home Safe:

Friendly reminder that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Know how you're getting home before leaving for a night on the town. Check out these resources to help you get home safe.


Drivers - Click here to find out how to pick up your ride app & taxi passengers at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Flyers - Click here to find out how to meet your ride app or taxi driver.

Come back soon! Travelers heading to the ABIA can still be dropped off curbside on the upper level of Presidential Blvd. in front of the terminal. For more information click here.

Stay Safe

The Austin Police Department is here to keep you, your family, and our community safe.

In case of emergency, always dial 911.

For non-emergencies, dial 311 or 512-974-5000.

Submit a report online here.

Download the APD app here to stay informed and engaged by getting direct access to important APD services including station locations, crime prevention information, news updates, and more.