Zumba, local talent, a bounce carnival and, of course, fireworks at midnight are all on tap for First Night Bradford.
Activities for First Night Bradford, which promotes an alcohol-free safe environment to usher in the New Year, include something for everyone.
While these activities throughout the day and evening on Friday, Dec. 31, will take place throughout the city, the place to be starting at 11:15 p.m. is Veterans Square. At that time the winners of the First Night's Got Talent competition will be announced.
Then, under the leadership of WESB's Scott Douglas, there will be a countdown to midnight with a fireworks finale by Young Explosives.
People can see the talent in the First Night's Got Talent competition first hand from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Singers, dance groups and jugglers are all welcome to still try out for the competition. The final night of auditions will be at 6 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church.
Bob Teesdale, a singer from Nashville, will be on hand as one of the judges in the competition. After his judging duties are over, Teesdale will perform himself from 8:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary.
Teesdale will be accompanied by local talent Kaitlyn Hallock and Barb Pedersen during his gig.
An international flavor will be a part of First Night Bradford when Moscow Nights performs from 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Church auditorium.
More is planned. Buttons are on sale at Bradford area retailers. Visit www.firstnightbradford.com