Photo by Melissa Fossum

Photo by Melissa Fossum

About Flannel Ball  

While NYC celebrates the ball drop in Times Square and Flagstaff lowers the Great Pinecone, Phoenix rings in the New Year partying like it's 1999 at downtown's favorite flannual event: Flannel Ball! 

Since 2014, Arizonans and visitors from across the valley have gathered under the desert stars to countdown to midnight with a fun-filled, flannel-fraught block party in downtown's vibrant Roosevelt Row Arts District. This year, Flannel Ball keeps alive the local artist tradition of adaptive reuse. Strings of lights illuminate an art-activated alleyway nestled among, historic houses, new structures, public art spaces, creative studios, bars and boutiques. Chain link fences transform into art gallery walls. Backyards are reimagined as live music venues. Dirt lots are reinvented as community gardens complete with urban chicken coops. Even the dumpsters are works of art. 

The flannel extravaganza is a must-see event, featuring live local music acts, an art show, flavor-filled food trucks, a beer garden sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co., lawn games, a photo booth, the New Year piñata drop, and a champagne toast.

Celebrate the mild winter weather clad in plaid!

Events

LIVE MUSIC

We are currently looking for bands! Submit your band's presskit to gnome.chomsky@lawngnomepublishing.com with "FLANNEL BALL" in the subject line if you want to play!

BEER

Craft beer garden sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co.

GAMES

Super Beer Pong, Jumbo Jenga, and Cornhole. Brought to you by Phoenix New Times.

Photo by Melissa Fossum

ART SHOW

Alley show featuring artwork from 50+ local Phoenix creatives.

PHOTO BOOTH

Pics or it didn't happen! 

CHAMPAGNE TOAST

Community awards and champagne toast presented by our host TBA.

Photo by Melissa Fossum