The 14th annual New Year’s By the Bay celebration attracted hundreds to the streets of downtown Belfast Friday, Dec. 31, and there were plenty of activities that appealed to partygoers of all ages.

The Boathouse was the place for families to kick off New Year’s Eve, as a sea-themed bounce house, magician Conjuring Carroll Chapman and Kyle Edgerly’s balloon animal creations kept young children entertained.

The celebration spanned points all over town and beyond, with musical acts and storytelling featured at Belfast Free Library, hula hooping, jump roping and live action combat at Tarratine Hall and curling demonstrations taking place at Belfast Curling Club on Route 3.

Throughout the evening, revelers took in musical acts like local rock band Odlaw, folk music from The Gawler Family and the jazzy sounds of Shades of Blue.

Just before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, participants brought noisemakers and drums of all shapes and sizes to the downtown traffic light to participate in the sixth annual Drum and Rabble Corps procession. The parade led to the waterfront, where locals capped off their New Year’s celebration with the eighth annual Bonfire by the Bay.