For 21 years, St Pete has celebrated the arts and the coming of the new year with the huge First Night St Pete party in downtown St Petersburg.
There is music, dancing, bubbles, fun for kids, fun for grownups, lights, restaurants open til midnight (and beyond), and of course fireworks at midnight out over the water. It's a safe and family friendly party for our community as we look into the future and wish each other a Happy New Year.
This year, 2014, is extra special as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first commercial airplane flight. That flight occurred on January 1, 1914 when Tony Jannus piloted a Benoit XIV airplane from St Petersburg to Tampa.