Garfield County (and vicinity) New Year’s Eve happenings
Grand Valley celebration
8 p.m. — The town of Parachute and the Parachute Battlement Mesa Parks and Recreation District sponsor a first-time New Year’s Eve celebration, including fireworks at midnight. Local musicians from western Garfield County will perform in the lounge, and there will be a dance will be in the gymnasium. Cash bar and free finger foods will be available. Fireworks will be lit at midnight from the TOP Adventures parking lot in Parachute. For those in the Parachute/Battlement Mesa area, a shuttle home will be available.
Grand Valley Recreation Center, 398 Arroyo Drive, Battlement Mesa | Free
NEW YEAR’S BOOGIE
7:30 p.m. — The Third Street Center in Carbondale hosts a New Year’s Eve party in the Round Room, with dancing, snacks and more.
Third Street Center, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale | $10 per person
NEW CASTLE NEW YEAR
7 p.m. — Grove’s Black Dog Saloon has live music with Whiskey Stomp, and will be ringing in the New Year East Coast time at 10 p.m. with a fireworks display by the town of New Castle.
Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main St., New Castle | Free
New Year’s Eve at Rivers
Starting at 4:30 p.m. — Rivers Restaurant presents a five-course prix fixe menu at $50 per person, including Champagne toast and party favors. Regular dinner menu also available. Call for reservations.
Rivers Restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | $50 | 970-928-8813
Great Gatsby-themed party
5 p.m. — Heather’s in Basalt features music and entertainment by Chris Bank, Mark Johnson, Bobby Campbell and special guests. Music Starts at 8 p.m.
Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar, 166 Midland Ave., Basalt | Free
Vaudeville Holiday Show
4:30 and 9 p.m. — Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosts two performances of its annual Holiday Show, with a variety of comedy skits, jokes and more. Both events include a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple cider and party favors, with Champagne toasts at 8 p.m. and midnight.
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue | $35 and $50 | 970-945-9699
Soak in the new year
7 p.m. — The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool will be open until 1 a.m. and will have special events taking place throughout the evening. All ages are welcome to the alcohol-free celebration. Games include a handstand contest, ping pong scramble, biggest cannonball, and best dive or dive trick. Party favors, including noisemakers and hats, available while supplies last.
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool | regular admission | http://www.hotspringspool.com
TRTC’s Crystal Theatre Review
8 and 10:30 p.m. — After a four-year hiatus, Aspen’s Crystal Palace alumni are back with new musical numbers and political satire. TRTC’s “The Crystal Palace Review” features numerous stage performers, including Gary and Meredith Daniel, Travis Lane McDiffett, Kathy Pelowski, David Ledingham, Dani Grace Kopf, Nina Gabianelli and newcomer Emery Major Shows.
TRTC, 67 Promenade, Carbondale | $40-$200 | thunderrivertheatre.com or 970-963-8200
Dirty Revival at The Temporary
9 p.m. — The Temporary at Willits features the seven-piece funk/rock group Dirty Revival, from Portland, Oregon. Open bar, entertainment, dancing, a Champagne toast, and a dessert buffet are included with ticket.
The Temporary, 360 Market St., Basalt | $200
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