First Night River Bend will return Monday night for its 18th year of family-oriented, no alcohol New Year's fun on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
More than 25 artists, musicians, dancers, singalongs, clowns, storytellers and other acts will perform or lead hands-on activities.
A popular highlight again this year is The Whip Guy Chris Camp. Camp is a Springfield man who dresses like Indiana Jones and performs amazing stunts with his long, leather bullwhip.
Two fireworks shows are at 9 p.m. and midnight.
Guests can roam freely with admission buttons that cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
At a glance
What: First Night River Bend
Where: Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road in Godfrey
When: 6:30 p.m. to midnight New Year's Eve (doors open at 5:30)
Fireworks: 9 p.m. and midnight
Admission buttons: $15 at the door or $10 in advance at Party Magic in Godfrey, Liberty Bank locations, Jersey Community Wellness Center and Senior Services Plus. Senior buttons cost $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. All children 5 and younger are admitted free.
Food and soft drinks: Available for purchase
Information: Leave a message at 468-7500 or visit www.lc.edu/firstnight
First Night River Bend schedule
7-7:45 p.m. Lotus Arts Dance Company
8-8:45 p.m. Swords and Roses, a sword-swinging all-famale stunt show
9-9:45 p.m. The Whip Guy, Chris Camp
10-10:45 and 11-11:45 p.m. Bourbon Legend, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band
6:30-7 p.m. The Whip Guy, Chris Camp
6:30-10:30 p.m. Food available for purchase
7-11 p.m. Fantasy Faces -- airbrush face painting
7-11:30 p.m. Hat making with Godfrey Lions
8-10 p.m. Magician Chris Egelston
7-11 p.m. Caricatures by Bill Michell and Mike Dooley
9-9:45 p.m. Magician Mark Toland
10-10:45 p.m. Swords and Roses
11-11:45 p.m. Alton Landing Jazz Quartet
RBA -- Room 206
7-7:45 and 8-8:45 p.m. Mother Goose storyteller
Dental Building lobby
7-9 p.m. Singer/entertainer Elizabeth Lakamp
George C. Terry River Bend Arena
6:30-7 p.m. The Pied Piper of Percssion Show
6:30-9 p.m. Food available for purchase
7-9 p.m. Magician Casey the Entertainer; Ropemaker Everett Lyeria; Trish Williams of Trish Art Design; Top Spinning with Hiroshi Tada; Mad Science with Alan Simon; Clay Sculpting with Angel Weber; Miss Molly -- Linda Roschnaafsky; Mr. Flakes -- Don Keck; Beany Bands -- Gloria Darr; Percussion Petting Zoo with Steve Gryb.
7 p.m.-midnight Glitter Lady Linda Ferguson
9 p.m. and midnight Fireworks
8 p.m.-midnight -- Chip Off the Block Ice Carvings