New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee

What better way to say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018 than in one of our festive downtowns? Here’s some of our favorite places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee.

Greeneville’s Midnight on Main

Midnight on Main
Downtown Greeneville will be bringing in the new year with the return of the popular Midnight on Main event. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a downtown street party, a KidZone and other family activities. Admission is free of charge.  Additional downtown venues include The General Morgan Inn’s lobby with Ivy Road at 7 p.m. and DJ Robbie Britton in the ballroom beginning at 9 p.m.  Admission to the General Morgan Inn’s activities is $35 (all other packages at the General Morgan Inn are sold out). The Capitol Theatre will host Jonathan Nicholson at 7 p.m., Lightnin’ Charlie at 9 p.m. and the Whiskey Sticks at 11 p.m. Admission to the Capitol Theatre is $5 with VIP perks for $25.  The Catalyst Coffee Company also will feature live music, family friendly karaoke throughout the evening. At midnight, the street party will be in full effect with the ball drop and a fireworks show.

 

Kingsport’s New Year’s Eve Street Party

 

Kingsport New Year’s Eve Party
It’s a New Year’s Eve Party 100 years in the making, as Kingsport celebrated 100 years in 2017. Join your friends downtown to ring in the new year along the 100 block of Broad Street. The festivities start at 8 p.m. with children’s activities, music, giveaways and more as folks prepare for a midnight special reveal ball drop and fireworks show. Think it will be too cold? Think again, heated benches and firepits can be found throughout the area. Food trucks will be on site, as well as specials in area businesses during the event.

 

Appalachian Renaissance Masquerade Ball

New Year’s Eve Renaissance Revels & 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball
Ring in the New Year at the 2nd Annual Appalachian Rennaissance Faire’s Masquerade Ball at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Johnson City. An elegant dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing and fun until 1 a.m. Tickets to the Ball are $65 individual or $120 per couple.

 
 
 

Hikers at Rocky Fork State Park

First Day Hikes
It’s said that the activity folks find themselves doing on New Years Day will set the tone for experiences throughout that year. For anyone who has “more hiking” on their list of resolutions for 2018, Northeast Tennessee’s State Parks are set with a day full of hikes in varied degrees.It’s said that the activity folks find themselves doing on New Years Day will set the tone for experiences throughout that year. For anyone who has “more hiking” on their list of resolutions for 2018, Northeast Tennessee’s State Parks are set with a day full of hikes in varied degrees.It’s said that the activity folks find themselves doing on New Years Day will set the tone for experiences throughout that year. For anyone who has “more hiking” on their list of resolutions for 2018, Northeast Tennessee’s State Parks are set with a day full of hikes in varied degrees.

6:30 a.m. – Happy Homestead Sunrise Hike

9:00 a.m. – First Footing at the Carter Mansion

11:00 a.m. – First Day Hike at Roan Mountain

11:00 am. – First Day Hike at Rocky Fork

*SORBA Tri-Cities will also host the Iceman Cometh: New Year’s Day Ride at Tannery Knobs Bike Park at 11 a.m.

 

For additional activities taking place in Northeast Tennessee on December 31 and January 1, visit our events calendar. Do you know of an event that we’ve missed?  Let us know!