St. Petersburg rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! First Night St. Petersburg celebrates its 21st Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the arts from 4:00 p.m. to midnight at multiple venues in downtown St. Petersburg. Family-oriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more. This year’s celebration is themed, First Night, First Flight and is dedicated to Tony Jannus history making flight from St. Pete to Tampa 100 years ago. Read more about it here.
Admission Buttons Available Starting Thanksgiving
Tickets will be available on New Years Eve at all venues where First Night Performers and/or Activities are scheduled. The main information booth for First Night is located on the South End of the Museum of Fine Arts on the corner of Beach Drive and Second Ave. NE.
Please Buy a Button!
First Night is supported almost entirely by private funds. Button sales are important to make sure that the tradition of First Night is available for the years to come. Many venues are only accessible with a button. All artists are paid and the event is produced by a small, part-time staff and our terrific volunteers.
REMEMBER: Our artist designed lighted buttons is a limited edition. Buy early to assure you get one of these collector’s items! Hand stamps will be used after buttons are gone at the event.
This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment to all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Department at 727-823-8906.