First Night Oil City is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, with hat-making activities on the ground floor of the National Transit Building in Oil City.
Craft-making activities also start at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The event features two fireworks displays, a Gusher Fireworks display at 7 p.m. and a Midnight Burst at midnight.
The Cool Night Light People Procession will begins at 6:45 p.m. at the National Transit Building gate. The Transit Artist’s Drum Circle is scheduled at 9 p.m. at the Transit Annex.
A variety of performers and entertainers fill the First Night schedule. The Birdman, Cliff Hopkins, Geoff Bach and Max Schang will be performing at various times and locations throughout the North Side. Talking Across the Line, Mitch Littler, Matt Gavula, Carribbean Extravagna, Jay Vonado Organ Trio East and Kaleb Lewis will be performing at various times and locations throughout the South Side.
Admission to First Night Oil City events require the purchase of a button for $10. Children 5 years of age and younger are admitted free.
Advance button sales will take place at Oil City Library, Spilling the Beans, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, the Karma Coffee Co., Giant Eagle in Oil City and Franklin and at the Days Inn.