In order to facilitate social distancing and open ‘The St. Pete Way’, reservations are required for opening week.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, no organized mass gathering will coincide with the pier’s opening. To provide for the health and safety of the pier’s visitors, additional details related to a safe opening of the St. Pete Pier can be found by clicking here.

Tickets will be issued for Monday, July 6 at 5:00 PM through Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 PM. To reserve your complimentary tickets, visit the City of St. Petersburg Pier website at, navigate to the events page, and follow the directions listed. There,you can select the day and time you would like to have your exPIERience.

It is the City of St. Petersburg’s goal to provide a safe and entertaining exPIERience for all

Parking Information:

On Monday, July 6th only, parking at the Dolphin and Pelican parking lots via 2nd Avenue/ Marina Way will be closed to the general public. Recommended parking for the pier’s opening day is the Sundial Garage located at 117 2nd Street North. The St. Peterburg Looper Trolley ( will also be in operation with a convenient stop near the St. Pete Pier. Drop-offs and rideshare will be at Beach Drive and 2nd Ave. NE, while those with handicap placards will be allowed through the Bayshore Drive closure checkpoint.

Starting on Tuesday, July 7th, parking will be available at the Dolphin and Pelican parking lots until full, with overflow parking at the Sundial Garage. Parking can be paid at any of the 13 “Pay Stations” located throughout the parking lots for $2/hr for the first 4 hours and then a graduated rate for the next 2 hours. There is a 6-hour max parking available in the lots. Credit cards, cash and the ParkMobile platform can be used to pay for parking. To pay for parking along Marina Way, visitors can pay the smart meters with a credit card or coins. ParkMobile is also accepted by selecting Zone 2005 on the ParkMobile App via a smartphone. The rate is $2/hr for the first 3 hours and then a graduated rate for the 4th hour. Alternative modes of transportation include the trolley and the Bike Share located throughout downtown St. Petersburg.


Additional information related to the pier and pier’s amenities can be found at