The Shine’s On First Night St. Petersburg

Posted On 12/22/2016 by St. Pete Chamber

​First Night St. Petersburg 2017 is a family oriented New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts which takes place in over 20 venues in downtown St. Petersburg.  Festivities will begin at 4 pm 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 Lakewood High School Jazz Band, 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 and chamber music, choral and organ concerts. The Dance Stage will feature ballet, tap, Russian Folk dancing, hip hop and urban ballet.

In the parks and around town, experience glass blowing demos from Duncan McClellan Gallery and hands on art projects with 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!

Fireworks for the family start at 8pm and the Firework Finale starts at midnight!