How much are admission buttons for First Night Youngstown?

Admission Buttons are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students (Age 13 through College, with ID), Senior Citizens (age 62) and members of the Military (with ID). Children 12 and under are FREE.  Children do not need an admission button, but must be accompanied by a paid adult.


Where do I park at First Night Youngstown?

There are several FREE Parking Locations • Compliments of ABM Parking located throughout the city including: Stambaugh Surface Lot • West Commerce Lot (next to Cedar's) • Chestnut Street Lot (located at Powers Auditorium) • The Voinovich Government Center Lots (Commerce Street and West Wood Street) and Ralph's Parking Lot (Boardman & Hazel Streets) • First Presbyterian Church and • The Covelli Centre Parking Lot


How do I get around from venue to venue?

WRTA will provide constant shuttle service between venues throughout the night.

You can also print out the full 2017 map with bus routes soon. here.


Can I get more information at First Night Youngstown?

Yes, There will be Event Schedule/Maps available at all venues throughout the night. The First Night Youngstown Event Headquarters will be located in the Covelli Centre during First Night, and any questions you have will be answered by our event staff.


Can I buy admission buttons the night of the event?

Yes, admission buttons are available at all venues and at First Night Headquarters during First Night festivities.


Are there downtown restaurants open during First Night Youngstown?

Yes, restaurants will be open on Federal Street.


Is food free?

Food is not included in the admission price.


Will any roads be closed?

The Market St. bridge will be closed at 12 noon on New Year's Eve to prepare for the fireworks display. Traffic will be redirected to the South Ave. bridge and the Mahoning Ave. bridge.

Many downtown streets will be closed around Central Square to provide for the safety and enjoyment of all attendees. Access to the parking lots on Front St. and Commerce St. will be open.

Wick Ave, Lincoln Ave and portions of other road in the downtown area have been closed for construction. They may still be closed for construction during First Night. Please allow extra time for arrival and be patient with the closures, they are necessary for upgrades to YSU and downtown Youngstown.

What if I have any more questions about First Night Youngstown?

Please call our Event Headquarters at 330-744-9966 and a member of our event staff will be glad to assist you.


I have more questions.

Please email for more information.