Celebrating the New Year with Hope, Awareness and Purpose


Due to the recent COVID-19 surge in the Georgia area, particularly North Georgia, the First Night Committee of First Night Dahlonega have come to the difficult decision that we must cancel the event this New Year’s Eve, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

We cannot accurately predict what the virus numbers will be like on Dec. 31, but COVID-19 incidence continues to spike in northern Georgia. Unlike the trend with the larger cities in America continuing with their New Year’s Eve celebrations, First Night Dahlonega is simply unable to manage the COVID 19 recommendations by the CDC and do not want to put our attendees, musicians, artists and volunteers at risk for contracting this highly contagious strain of the virus.  

This decision was particularly difficult as First Night Dahlonega supports the efforts of Jeremiah’s Place. Since 2015, First Night has offered a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and celebrate with great music, comedy, kids’ entertainment and more.  As we look ahead to this upcoming year, we fully intend to come roaring back, and we will begin our plans in early 2022 to make next year’s event spectacular. 


First Night is here!

About First Night

First Night Dahlonega is an annual celebration, and this year, we are WELCOME 2022 as we celebrate together to seek hope, find purpose and celebrate performing arts in true festive style. Venues, churches and Downtown Dahlonega will be turned into incredible performance stages to celebrate culture and the arts showcasing amazing talent from all over the region. Yall make your plans today! Festivities all around town begin at 12 Noon!


All Proceeds Go to Jeremiah’s Place

Please know your participation and sponsorship dollars of First Night Dahlonega benefits the families and children of Jeremiah’s Place and helps provide homeless families with a clean, safe, and stable place to live while they work to create productive lives. Give and celebrate 2022 with purpose.