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11/17/2016 Member News
First Night St. Pete 2017 has Program ready for New Year’s Eve!

November 17, 2016
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Allen Loyd, Executive Director, First Night St. Petersburg
727.823.8906 - [email protected]

First Night St. Pete 2017 has Program ready for New Year’s Eve!

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 and will go on sale locally at Thanksgiving in the following locations.


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

Advance Price
? ?$10 adults
? ?$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 [email protected].