The Governor Wentworth Arts Council and the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce began sponsoring First Night Wolfeboro® in 1994. This family-friendly event begins in the afternoon with children’s matinees, a parade of giant puppets down Main Street to the town docks, and the first of two fireworks displays. Entertainment continues at venues across town until midnight when the town welcomes in the New Year with the second fireworks display over Wolfeboro Bay.
In 2013, the Governor Wentworth Arts Council stepped away from its partnership on the event because of other commitments and the interests of its members. The Chamber plans to continue the event on its own. Visit firstnight.wolfeboro.net for more information.