Updated: Seven (and more!) Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Downtown

Say sayonara to 2014 and get going to where the bubbly is flowing. Whatever your flavory–DJ-feuled dance party, an all-night live act line up, unforgettable fireworks, a Mad Hatter’s Ball or a Willy Wonka-style wonderland–ring in the New Year in style Downtown.


Here’s the fine print: Most events are 21 and up. Metered parking is free after 6 p.m. Drive safe! Download the Uber app or ask your bartender/host to call a cab if need be. 


1) 333NYE at MOCA Jacksonville
333 N. Laura St.
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Tickets: $100 / $180 couples

Go through the looking glass and welcome 2015 in style. This year’s fete will once again prove to be the thing to do on New Year’s Eve. Revel the night away on the dance floor, try your luck on the gambling floor, enjoy festive drinks and eats, and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city! Black tie optional. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and entertainment are complimentary with admission.




2) 1904 Music Hall (18+)
19 N. Ocean St.
7 p.m.
Tickets: $25. (Space is limited for this event and we’ve sold out each year so lock yours in sooner than later if you want to be in the house for this one!)

Passion Project and 1904 Music Hall are teaming up to ring in the New Year in a BIG way! This year we’re bringing you “This Is Duval: A New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party” so bust out those masks and get ready to get weird with it. We’ll be showcasing some of Jacksonville’s finest throughout the evening with 2 stages of music going all night. As usual we’ll be ringing in the New Year with a big balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, extra production and some other cool new surprises to make this a really special evening.

Here’s the lineup:


10750333_10100569073520982_3039584003083354977_o-13) CLUB TSI NEW YEARS EVE 
333 E. Bay St.
9 p.m.- 3 a.m.
Pre-sale: Only $8 at Contact friendly venue staff to find out how to gain free tickets and drinks for you and your friends!

Black Hoodie and Bangarang Events (Jax, FL) bring you a special New Years Celebration @ club TSI Discotheque this year featuring some of NE Florida’s favorite production and performance DJs! Your host, Jessica Tate, will be counting down to the New Year with the largest balloon drop in Duval!


  • LeGinge – Hailing from St. Augustine, this young “up and coming” producer has performed shows with notable artists all over Florida this year. Now he shows Downtown Jacksonville what’s in store for 2015!
  • PJ Johns aka Parlay – No stranger to the game, PJ Johns “Parlay” has been a solid figure at venues like TSI (Bangarang), Suite, Aqua, Whiskey River, Pure, etc. He never disappoints when it comes to a DJ set or a party, so we expect 11:59 to be bonkers at this event!
  • Kevin Velarde (Arroz Cõn Pollo) – Some know Kevin as Velarde Worldwide, noting his solo accomplishments, as well as his duo projects as Supreme Beings with Taylor Wells, where the two swept NE Florida showing patrons authentic DJ tag style mixing, and his latest project, Arroz Con Pollo with DJ Amp. These two have been performing SE USA within the past year, and do not plan on loosing momentum with their blended performances any time soon. Whether you know Kevin as the man, the myth, the legend, or one of a great team, expect an awesome NYE.
  • Trunk Funker (BLKHDY) – That GLITCH! That MELODY! Trunk’s been slamming for a minute on that underground sound and OG production! Prepare yourself for Blk Hdy’s newest production releases!
  • Scottie P. (TrapNasty) (BLKHDY) – Mr. Clicks, Mr. Claps, Mr. Dubs, Mr. Trap! BLKHDY founder himself getting wicked as always!


  • Cry Havoc
  • Dance Radio Underground is taking over the patio this NYE! 80s, Rap, Throwbacks, Bass and Boogie!
  • The PATIO BAR – will also be serving up your favorite beer, wine, and champagne. Hookahs available check prices and specials on site!

Extra Information and VIP: Call or text 904.424.0119 or email


4) Dos Gatos
123 E. Forsyth St.
$5 cover before 11 p.m., no cover after midnight

Get ready for the best NYE party in town! We’ve got the one and only DJ NickFRESH. We clear the Lounge and create a one of a kind Dance Party. Professional photography by Miguel Emmanuelli Photography. Champagne and Tequila at midnight. It gets crazy every year. Booths are still available! Message for details!



5)  The Hourglass Pub
345 E. Bay St.
8 p.m.
$5 cover

Hourglass New Years Bash features musician Jameyal @ 7:30 p.m., “Walk on the Wildside” Drag Show @ 8:30 & 10:15 p.m. and the band Ectoplasm. Plus, a Champagne toast at midnight.



6) The Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr.
Starts at 4 p.m.

  • The Jacksonville Landing will ring in the New Year and welcome football fans with a weekend full of activities and events!
  • Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Hipp Street 4-8 p.m.
  • Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Spanky the Band 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Live music at Fionn MacCool’s by Austin Park 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • City of Jacksonville Fireworks 12 a.m. (midnight)

The Jacksonville Landing will be gated and only allow those 21 years and older, active Military (must present ID), and Taxslayer Bowl Patch holders. Visitors will be required to show a valid photo ID for admittance. Admission and all activities are FREE. 

Happy Birthday America.


7) The Sweet Affair at Sweet Pete’s Candy and The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails
400 N. Hogan St.
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Tickets: $75

Come ring in 2015 at the sweetest new spot in Downtown Jacksonville! Sweet Pete’s Candy and The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails are teaming up to bring you THE coolest New Years Eve Party ever! Don’t miss the inaugural event at their fresh new Downtown location!  Expect lots of exciting surprises throughout the night as you wander through the wonder of the venue! Enjoy bubbles, bites and an open bar as you dance the night away in the magical spaces with music from DJ Jacob.  Don’t forget to dress festive! Let candy inspire your cocktail attire!



Did we leave anything off the list? If you know of something great happening Downtown on NYE, let us know in the comment section below.



JUST ADDED (last update: Dec. 31):

8) Toast! To The New Year with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Jacoby Symphony Hall
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
300 Water St.
Ticket prices vary

Ring in the New Year with your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy a sparkling array of popular symphonic favorites, featuring the wit, humor and jazzy virtuosity of piano entertainer Rich Ridenour. Selections include Chariots of Fire, Rhapsody in Blue and Strauss’ popular New Year’s Waltzes. (Click to view Rich Ridenour’s videos.)

Stay for the After-Party with champagne and dancing. Enjoy live music by the Marc Dickman Jazz Quintet featuring vocalist Leelynn Osborn, and the best view of Jacksonville’s midnight fireworks. (Watch Videos – After-partyDancing)

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9) The Volstead
115 W. Adams St.
No cover

We’ll bring the Champagne, you bring your dancing shoes.


10) River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
$65 per person