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Everything you need to know to party at Auditorium Shores on New Year's Eve

City bash will ring in the new with food, bands, and art

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FIreworks will light up Vic Mathias Shores
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The city’s annual New Year’s Eve bash on Auditorium Shores looks to be bringing out all the stops this year, with three stages, 15 local and regional bands, food trucks, kid’s activities, and multiple art installations.

The Saturday event begins at 3 p.m. and will showcase such local favorites as Shinyribs, Tameca Jones, Ray Wyllie Hubbard, and young guns The Peterson Brothers, as well as a dance party at one of its stages.

The family-friendly event will be capped off with the traditional fireworks finale, starting at 10 p.m.

Public parking will be available at Palmer Auditorium, One Texas Center, and City Hall. There is no free parking for this event, and there is no event parking in the neighborhood.

As always, attendees are encouraged to find alternative transportation to this popular event. Designated ride-hailing off/pick up (the fest is co-sponsored by Fasten) will be located at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road. You can enter the parking lot through South First Street or Haywood Avenue.

There do not appear to be special shuttles scheduled, but Capital Metro will have its usual routes in service. There will also be be bike racks available at the event.

You can check out the list of approved and prohibited items (the latter includes alcohol) at the event’s FAQ page here.

In addition, the following roadways, mapped below, will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31.

RIVERSIDE DRIVE

Between South 1st Street and South Lamar boulevard

This closure will go into effect at 2:00 p.m.

SOUTH FIRST STREET BRIDGE

Between Riverside Drive and West Cesar Chavez Street

This closure will go into effect at 9:30 p.m.

WEST CESAR CHAVEZ STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Lavaca Street and MoPac Boulevard

Westbound lanes will remain open between Lavaca and Gudalupe.

SAN ANTONIO STREET

Between West Cesar Chavez Street and West 2nd Street

Local traffic will be able to access destinations within the closure area.

WALTER SEAHOLM DR.

Between West Cesar Chavez Street and West 2nd Street

Local traffic will be able to access destinations within the closure area.

SANDRA MURAIDA WAY AND B. R. REYNOLDS DRIVE

Between West Cesar Chavez Street and Lamar Boulevard

MOPAC BOULEVARD NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMPS TO CESAR CHAVEZ

Between Mopac Boulevard and West Cesar Chavez Street

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