First Night will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday December 31, with activities and shows for kids in the First United Methodist Church and Mirror Lake library. The First Night Bubblestomp will take place at 7:45 p.m. in North Straub Park followed by the Kids Kaboom Fireworks at 8 p.m., presented by The Annex, 400 Beach Seafood & Taphouse and Parkshore Grill.
First Night will feature many local favorite musical acts such as the rocking sounds of The Urban Gypsies of Florida, Mediterranean flare and belly dancers with Kafkasso, Ari and the Alibis, Mouth Council with Billy Mays, Rev RC + Jalessa B, Florida swamp rock with Cottondale Swamp, the PCCA Jazz Ensemble and the Jason Charos Quintet. Choral performances include The St Pete Opera Company and One City Chorus. Also joining us this year is Soul Cirque, St. Pete’s very own circus troupe, performed by The Movement Sanctuary. Silent Disco will take place at the Hampton Inn and Suites and the dance performances this year include the Tapped In dance troupe and Tampa Bay’s acclaimed Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet and will be performed at the St Pete Museum of History.
New this year is the South Straub “Interactive Arts Park.” This participant based area will include interactive exhibits with local artists such as Derek Donnelly, Zulu Painter, James Oleson, FreddieFRED, Creative Clay, Arts Conservatory for Teens, Ovations School for the Arts, Imagine Museum, NOMAD Art Bus, A scavenger hunt by Adventure Tribe Retreats, and the First Night St Pete Tattoo parlor. Walk the Labyrinth, paint a piano, meet button design artist Jennifer Kosharek and make a wish for the New Year at the Resolution Bonfire!
First Night is an exciting evening of music and art shown in over 12 venues throughout downtown St. Petersburg from 4 p.m. until midnight. Enjoy our Firework Finale on the waterfront at midnight, presented by The Annex, 400 Beach Seafood & Taphouse and Parkshore Grill.
Custom Artist designed Button Cost:
Now- December 30th:
ADULT $12.00 CHILD $5.00- Children under 5 are FREE
Day of Event on December 31, 2018
ADULT $15.00 CHILD $10.00- Children under 5 are FREE