First Night St. Petersburg 2017, 24 years of fun for everyone!


Our full program for this year can be downloaded under the written description near the bottom of this page.


First Night St. Petersburg 2017 will begin at 4pm with activities for kids in the churches and library, followed by a Giant Sea Creature Procession with Sea Creature Puppets created with the Morean Center for Clay Summer Campers led by the Mt. Zion Drumline and Color Guard at 7:15 pm.

First Night will feature many local favorite musical acts such as the David Pate Trio, the Fred Johnson Quartet, the fabulous 59th Street South Jazz Combo WAHH World Fusion Band, Uncle John’s Band and Gumbi Ortiz and New Groove City.  It will also include Latin Dance Lessons by Simone and DJ Manny, St. Petersburg Opera singers, chamber music, choral and organ concerts.

Our Dance Stage will feature ballet, tap dancing, Russian Folk dancing, hip hop and urban ballet.

In the parks and around town, experience glass blowing demos from Duncan McClellon Glass and hands on art projects from Night Blooming, Hands On Art from the Bloom Arts group and, children’s art activities with the NOMADstudio art bus, Human Foosball with the Rowdies, Tree Climbing with Pathfinder Outdoor Education, ice skating, and much more! 

Presented by AARP Tampa Bay, First Night is an exciting evening of music and hands on art activities in over 20 venues throughout downtown St. Petersburg from 4pm until midnight.  Fun for all ages! Fireworks for the family at 8pm and our Firework Finale at midnight!

Food will be available for purchase in North and South Straub Parks.


Click here to download this year's Program Schedule


Here is a link to a mobile device friendly version of the Program


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