Ringing in the New Year Under the Stars in Paso Robles

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and that means making plans for where to pop the champagne, sing your heart out and kiss that special someone. Send 2016 out with a bang, under the stars in Paso Robles’ Downtown City Park.

Celebrate with the City of Paso Robles as they host the New Year’s Eve Concert and Bonfire in Downtown City Park. This unique outdoor gathering features all of the thrills of an old-fashioned bonfire right in the center of downtown. A DJ and a live musical performance will bring the party; all you need to bring is your dancing shoes. This event is fun for a date night or the whole family, and the best part - admission is *FREE*!


Image source: The JC Smith Band Facebook

Join the fun from 8-11pm and enjoy live music by the J.C. Smith Band, an electrifying Chicago blues ensemble. With music ranging from Jumpin’ Blues to Old School Soul, this band can whip any audience into a dancing machine.

And about that bonfire… can you say 20 feet tall? That’s a serious bonfire for this first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s sure to turn up the heat at this party!


Image source: http://bit.ly/2hzBjrE

Onsite refreshments include Firestone Walker beer, local wine by Alta Colina, TC’s Food Truck, Crave Mini Donut Truck, hot drinks supplied by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and the 20+ restaurants around the park.  

If you want to celebrate early and still ring in the new year, you’re in luck – the ball will drop at 9 p.m. to coincide with midnight on the East Coast.

Full Details for the Paso Robles New Year’s Eve Concert and Bonfire:
Saturday, December 31, 2016
8PM – 11PM (ball drops at 9pm!)
Paso Robles Downtown City Park
Free admission & parking
11th Street from Spring St. to Park St. will be closed from 4pm through the end of the event.

Stay through the beginning of January and take advantage of our upcoming Passport to Paso promotion AND Restaurant Month to really ring in the new year with a bang. With your Passport to Paso, you’ll enjoy lodging discounts as well as great deals on wine tasting, spas, outdoor activities and more! Add more info about restaurant month here. Many wineries will also be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. If you are looking to do some wine tasting over the holiday weekend, click here to see which tasting rooms will be open.