The St. Pete Pier – with its restaurants, green spaces, public art and fabulous water views – is great fun to visit any time of year, but on New Year’s Eve it goes from fun to amazing. The free party at Spa Beach Park kicks off at 8 p.m., with a main stage that includes an LED wall, a huge disco ball and high-energy DJ music, as well as kids’ activities, an array of food trucks and a full bar supplied with champagne for midnight toasts. Fireworks will light up the sky at midnight.
Best viewing locations: Watch fireworks from the St. Pete Pier or anywhere else along the downtown St. Pete waterfront. Note that the booms and sparkles will be launched from Vinoy Park, on the waterfront just north of the Pier. Those 21+ can celebrate with drink specials and live entertainment and watch the fireworks from the rooftop Pier Teaki NYE 2023 Luau.
Parking: Find helpful information about parking near the pier.
Time: Festivities are from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., with fireworks at midnight.
What to Do Before the Fireworks:
- Have your mind expanded during a visit to the Dalí Museum, open until 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. Buying timed tickets is recommended.
- Delve into Impressionism at the Rodin exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, open until 5 p.m.
- On the pier, enjoy dinner at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille or the elevated-casual Teak, or head to any number of restaurants within walking distance. Note: If you decide to eat dinner out before the fireworks, be sure to call for reservations as far ahead as possible.