New Year's Eve 2021 falls on a Friday night this year and the world has never been more excited for a New Year's Eve. Except maybe when we rang in the year 2000, but that was more paranoia than excitement. Remember, a lot of people stocked up on water and supplies and anticipated planes falling from the sky and missiles being launched by mistake? Lots of unnecessary weirdness and worry as we closed out 1999. Not the case this year, we are all in celebratory mode as we are able to gather with friends and strangers alike to ring in 2022, which is a very different scenario from last December 31st.

New Year's Evil at The Dark Horse

96.3 The Blaze's annual New Year's Eve blowout jamboree extravaganza! Live metal and general weirdness with Blessiddoom, Devilution, and Dashboard Carl. Prizes and drink specials galore, 21+, only $5 at the door!

The Badlander

"A Studio 54 New Year's Eve"

Think glitter, glamour, disco and a night of ultimate hedonism, complete with DJs, cocktails and naturally, plenty of dancing.

$10 before 11 p.m., $15 after, 21+, get advance tickets at The Night Owl liquor store on Broadway.

First Night Missoula

City-wide music and arts festival for all ages! Find this year's full schedule and a list of places to buy your admission buttons here. As always, kids 10 and under are free, everyone else must have a $10 button to participate, the price goes up to $12 on December 31st.

Free Cycles

Live music with Transcendental Express. If you've never been, this is a really fun space with room to dance and a fire pit! $12 in advance here or $15 at the door.

The Wilma

New Year's Eve with The Lil Smokies $25 - $35 get tickets here.


Live music with Mary Place and Blue Moon

The Dram Shop

More info on their Glitz & Glam party here.

Tomorrow Yesterday "Be Part of the Art" Party

Enjoy a night of immersive art including two performance areas and indoor & outdoor interactive art spaces at the American Legion Hall. Live music, DJs, poets, comedians, the Illustrated Circus Burlesque and so much more!

21+, $15, get tickets and more info here. Note the dress code to be part of the art!

Stay Home

Fireworks are illegal in the Missoula city limits but that doesn't stop people from entertaining the neighborhoods with them on NYE. Pink Grizzly always has them for sale until late on December 31st. Outside of blowing your hands off, staying home is your best bet for a safe night. Plus they don't stop serving at 2 a.m. and the food is cheaper!

Does the holiday trigger you? Find a meeting here and here. 

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