Join us for the 26th Annual First Night Raleigh 2017! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at our daytime DIY Festival from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7:00 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and the Fayetteville St Pirate Ship! Just make sure you’re on Fayetteville Street at midnight for the WRAL Countdown to Midnight and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop with special guests Jack the Radio and Birds of Avalon!