First Night St. Petersburg 2017 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.
Our 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 McClellon Glass 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!
Presented by AARP Tampa Bay, First Night is an exciting evening of music and art shown 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!
First Night St. Petersburg 2017, our family New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Arts, has been selling admission buttons for a couple of months and already have button orders from Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Ohio and locally. First Night has seen an increase in buttons purchased early from people outside of Florida and the U.S. as St. Petersburg, Florida becomes known as a great destination to experience art and music!
Buy your buttons early and start planning your evening! Buttons can be purchased on our website at http://www.firstnightstpete.com/ and will go on sale locally at Thanksgiving in the following locations.
BUTTON SALE OUTLETS INCLUDE:
Gas Convenience Stores
Old Northeast Rally 2131 4th St. N – St. Petersburg
Treasure Island, Rally 10801 Gulf Blvd. – Treasure Island
Seminole Citgo, 5401 Seminole Blvd. – Seminole
Kahwa Coffee Shops
Kahwa Expresso Bar NE 475 2nd Street North – St. Petersburg
Kahwa Cafe 204 2nd Avenue South – St. Petersburg
Kahwa Henderson 3928 Henderson Blvd – Tampa
Local Businesses and Arts Organizations
Museum of Fine Arts, Arts 255 Beach Dr. NE – St. Petersburg
Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown 300 4th St. N – St. Petersburg
ARTicles, 1445 Central Ave. – St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 100 2nd Ave N #150 – St. Petersburg
The Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. – St. Petersburg
Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave. – St. Petersburg
St Pete. Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, 100 Second Ave. N – St. Petersburg
$5 children 6-12
Children 5 and under are free
Dec. 31st Price
$15 adults and $10 children
Children 5 and under are free
For more information or to volunteer for a shift at First Night, call 727-823-8906 or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.