First Night Riverbend is tonight, and the alcohol and drug-free New Year's Eve celebration held each year at Lewis and Clark Community College will feature the return of many acts, and the addition of some new ones. There will be musical acts, magicians, face painters, and plenty of other activities and attractions for kids of all ages.
There is an early fireworks show at 9pm, as well as the traditional midnight display. First Night co-organizer Gail Drillinger says some of the most popular entertainers are the ones who draw the caricatures.
There is plenty of parking at the college, just follow the signs after entering at the north entrance. The event begins at 6:30pm and admission buttons may be purchased on site. Click on the link below for complete details.
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