DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Many people will be hitting the streets this weekend to celebrate the last day of 2021.

Every year, many cities are known for their annual traditions for you to ring in the new year.

Like Dothan, normally the city holds the peanut drop. But according to the Downtown Dothan Redevelopment Authority, the event will not happen this year due to the lack of interest from previous years.

In New Brockton, Bama Slam will continue its two-year tradition of having a slam fest that will feature a multitude of country artists.

“Hunter Clark he’s an up and coming artist got a song on the radio in the spring, we got a kid coming in from South Carolina name Mason Horn he’s 19 and a prodigy both of them will be opening up for the main attraction Kameron Marlowe,” Gilley said. “People been wanting to see him we’re blessed to have him coming to the slam.”

In addition, Ozark will hold its family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration downtown that will feature live musical performances and a variety of food options.

With the events taking place, many will be eager to get out and enjoy themselves, but medical professionals say the large gatherings at events could lead to bad news such as another surge in COVID cases.

Therefore, don’t get too caught up in the fun and let your guard down.

“I think people should get out and enjoy themselves but I think compared to prior New Years’ Eve where we didn’t have to deal with COVID, people should try to stick with smaller groups, take precautions avoiding sick people, and try not to get crammed in tight places,” Dr. Sexton said.