First Night St. Petersburg 2016
Event on 2015-12-31 16:00:00
First Night is a family oriented New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Arts bringing music, art and entertainment to more than 25 venues in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. First Night St. Petersburg 2016 is on December 31, 2015 from 4pm – midnight and is presented by The Rowdies. Returning for its 23rd year, its Florida’s largest and most popular First Night celebration!
Participants can walk from venue to venue along St. Petersburg's busy, charming
sidewalks and shops. Along the way, downtown boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars for patrons to enjoy throughout the evening.
The festivities will begin with FirstKids from 4-7pm at the First United Methodist
Church with hat and mask making, the Second Time Arounders Musical Petting Zoo and Giant Puppets created with the Morean Center for Clay Summer Campers. St Pete Makers will host an LED light making station and teach you how to add a simple LED light to your New Year’s Eve chapeau! There will be Science Shows by Mad Science. FirstKids will finish with a colorful procession with Giant Sea Creature Puppets to the waterfront at 7:15pm led by the Mount Zion Drumline and Color Guard just in time for the Bubble Stomp and the First Fireworks at 8pm.
First Night will wind-up the Centennial celebration of our treasured Mirror Lake
Community Library with a Literary Carnival.
Our Musical Stages will feature Rockabilly, Jazz, Opera, Chamber Music, Rock and Folk Music. On the Finale Stage we will be featuring the rock, flamenco and Turkish melodies of Kafkasso with their amazing belly dancers. late in the evening we will be rocking to the bluegrass southern rock, jam-band sounds of Boxcar Hollow presented by the Mandarin Hide Cocktail Lounge.
On the Dance Stage, First Night Favorites, Dundu Dole and the Florida West Ballet
and we are bringing back the very popular Latin Dancing and Lessons at the Little Latin Quarter in front of the Museum of Fine Arts.
In the Waterfront Parks, kick a soccer ball with The Rowdies! Pathfinder will be leading Tree Climbing in the Banyan Tree again this year. Sign up early as it sells out quickly! New Year’s Resolutions can be made at the Resolution Bonfire and at the Resolution Fire Sculpture created by James Oleson. Strap on skates and Ice Skate at the Glice Skating Rink. We are bringing drumming back to First Night! Be sure to grab a drum and join in the Drum Circle hosted by Drum Magic.
Enjoy Projection Fun, walk the Labyrinth, explore local history with St. Pete
Preservation. Keep your eyes out for street performers, temporary tattoos and other
surprises and much more fun as you stroll.
Food will be available for purchase in Williams, North and South Straub Parks.
Admission buttons, designed by artist Daniel Mrgan, will feature flashing lights, to light the way into the New Year. The buttons support First Night and are already for sale online at www.FirstNightStPete.com. They will go on sale in local stores at Thanksgiving.
– Children 6-12
-Children 5 and under are FREE
Dec. 31st Price
– Adults and Children
-Children 5 and under are FREE
at Downtown St Petersburg
Streets of Downtown St Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, United States