Time to dust off the super silly hats, awesomely annoying noise makers and the rest of your party gear.
New Year's Eve is rapidly approaching.
For Bradenton area residents, the big bash takes place on Old Main St., which will be closed for revelry from 3 p.m. Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. Jan. 1.
A thousand people are expected to enjoy the New Year’s Eve edition of Main Street Live. It will feature upbeat dance music covers by Hot Ice. The band, which can be seen here performing a rocking rendition of the Linda Ronstadt hit "You're No Good" at Woody's River Roo, performs from 7 p.m. until the ball drops at midnight.
There will also be food and drink vendors at the event.
Main Street Live is free but attendees must be 21 years or older to be inside the bars. Organizers ask attendees to not bring glass bottles outside; the bars will provide plastic cups if people want to mingle outside with beverage in hand.
The drinking establishments on Old Main Street usually stay open as late as 2:30 a.m. Parking is available in the downtown garage on 12th Street West across from the Bank of America building, the county garage located on 10th St. W. just off Manatee Avenue and in the City Hall parking lot at the corner of 12th Street West (Old Main Street) and Third Avenue.
There are usually taxicabs readily available on Old Main Street across from The Lost Kangaroo but if you are drinking, it's best to plan ahead for transportation. Are you the designated driver? A non-drinker? Then you might want to read about this woman who is staying sober for New Year's Eve.
The event is produced by the Old Main Street Merchants Association.
Popular Bradenton street party Get Down Downtown renamed 'Main Street Live'