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First Night St Pete’s 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts!


First Night St Petersburg is our area’s only family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Arts and each year we ring in the New Year with eight hours of music, dance, aerial arts, fire, bubble stompin’, puppets, aerial art, creative fun, fireworks a scavenger hunt and so much more!

Admission buttons will be back this November 15, 2019 for the 2020 Celebration! Click here to view a detailed list of button purchase options.




First Night St Pete’s 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts!


First Night St. Petersburg is the LARGEST family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Arts in the great State of Florida. We ring in the New Year with music, drama, games, comedy, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! This December 31, 2018 we are celebrating our 26th Anniversary of bringing the City of St. Petersburg Art in Unexpected Places.

Admission buttons are available online beginning September and in local stores and at the Saturday morning market beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving.



Our 2019 New Year’s Eve Celebration was a success thanks to each and every one of you who supported this community celebration of the arts. Thank you for being a part of it! This year’s video is thanks to Lens Honey, LLC.

First Night 2019

The First Night St Pete 2019 Celebration was spectacular and so are the photos captured by local photographer, Matt Valler! Click here to view the photo gallery.


First Night 2019

The First Night St Pete Program is now available online! We’re excited to bring downtown St Pete 8 hours of Artistic Celebration. For a complete list of events view our Program Schedule or check our interactive map below.



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