No New Year's Fireworks

City postpones New Year's Eve celebration and fireworks due to bad weather

City postpones New Year's Eve fireworks due to bad weather

Austin's New Year 2013 with fireworks over Austin Auditorium Shores
Sadly, Austin's New Year's Eve fireworks have been postponed.  Photo courtesy of the City of Austin

KVUE — With winter weather headed to Central Texas, the City of Austin's New Year's Eve celebration at Butler Park has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather. The threat of freezing rain and cold temperatures led the city to reschedule the event — including the fireworks display — which city officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The event was scheduled to take place from 5-10:30 pm at Butler Park, and would have featured interactive art projects, outdoor film screenings and music from Brownout, Mother Falcon, Peelander-Z and Riders Against The Storm. The city's famous fireworks were scheduled to begin at 10 pm.

The city said organizers began considering changes on Tuesday morning after consulting with meteorologists over the past few days. Organizers searched for indoor locations, but couldn't find any available. The schedules at several venues would not allow them to move music, art and food to a spot protected from the weather.

Originally, the city said regardless of the potential changes in outdoor activities, the fireworks display would go on, but the fireworks show will also be rescheduled.

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