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12/1/2020 Member News

First Night St. Petersburg 2021

Performances are finalized and First Night St. Petersburg limited edition buttons for this year’s virtual family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration of the Arts are available for purchase online at


First Night St Petersburg is ringing in its 28th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts in a brand new way. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, we are sadly unable to gather crowds in downtown St. Petersburg for the traditional entertainment and attractions that bring joy to so many. So, First Night has curated an amazing show with three hours of virtual entertainment to ring in 2021 with unity, art, and togetherness which we are all ready to embrace. 


Join the virtual celebration live from St Petersburg on December 31, 2020 for another art filled New Year’s Eve! The buttons are limited edition and are for personal collection and fundraising purposes this year. This year’s button art was designed by Creative Clay artist Aaron Fraser and comes in one of three packages which can be found on the website. 


During the night of the event, First Night attendees will wear their flashing buttons and log on to virtual platform from the comforts of their own home on NYE. The virtual platform link will be provided after purchase. This year’s performers include seven musical performances, featuring Cal Morris, The Urban Gypsies of Florida, the Boho Sideshow, Fred Johnson and more, and two cirque aerial acts, BINGO, FirstKIDS activities and performances, spoken word by Keep St Pete Lit, poetry, a live painting by Zulu Painter, a resolution fire sculpture with audience participation by James Oleson, and more! This year’s event is Co-Sponsored by the great City of St. Petersburg. 


Each First Night package will include interactive art components including a hat making kit, a personal square of bubble wrap to join Ann Keppy of WDUV in the stomp as well as a BINGO card and instructions on how to submit your resolution for the fire sculpture, which will be burnt live on NYE. 


In order to continue the First Night St Petersburg celebrations long into the future, they’ll need community support. Each button sale is a method of fundraising so that the tradition can continue on for many more years to come. 


Custom Artist designed Button Cost:

Now- December 30, 2020:

Family Fun Pack            $35.00 for 4 tickets + Interactive goodies. 

Support Pack                 $25.00 for 2 tickets + Interactive goodies.

Friends of First Night     $100.00 for 4 tickets + Interactive goodies 

+ so much more!