According to a recent poll, about seven percent of Americans intend to be asleep by midnight on New Year's Eve. If that is not your idea of a way to ring in 2017, here's a few fun New Year's events you should check out in Rockford this weekend. 


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    el Carnival 2017 NYE

    Ring in 2017 New Orleans style at Giovanni's starting at 10 p.m. Upscale party featuring DJ Jordan Chance, Samba and Capoeira dancers. $15 per person with some VIP packages still available. Get your tickets in advance here. You can also buy tickets for Giovanni's and Alchemy's New Year's Eve buffets here.

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    New Year's Eve Pub Crawl

    Grab your friends and enjoy this free and safe pub crawl between Onyx, District Bar and Grill, and RBI Bar and Restaurant. Shuttles between the bars begin at 9 p.m. and continue all night. Get more details here.

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    Countdown to Fun

    Ring in the New Year around the World at the Discovery Center Museum from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Your family will enjoy creating party hats and noise makers, plus ring in the new year each hour from different places around the globe complete with confetti drops at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Get more event info here.

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    Noon Year's Eve

    Wear out the kids early for the baby sitter on New Year's Eve night by bringing them to the big Noon Year's Eve party at Sapora Playworld. Kids can play on the ice or inside the Playworld, and there will even be a ball drop at Noon in the Carlson Ice Arena's lobby. Get ticket prices and more info here.


    New Year Around the World

    The Burpee Museum will be coming alive on New Year's Eve Day with all kinds of fun activities from around the World to ring in 2017.  Make festive crafts and view seldom shown artifacts used in celebrations around the World. Learn all about different culture's New Years traditions and much more. Local dance companies and troupes will also be performing. $7 admission. Get more information here.