Celebrating the Start of the Firestone Grand Prix: St Pete's Illuminated Night Parade
Every spring the Grand Prix comes to downtown St Petersburg, FL. But before the varoooom of the IndyCars hits the racetracks, the City is treated to the Illuminated Night Parade complete with marching bands, dance troupes, clowns, motorcycle drill teams, beauty queens, floats, krewes, and of course, lots of race car drivers atop shiny convertibles.
Bring your beach chairs and blankets or come early and grab a spot at one of the many sidewalk tables at the many restaurants that line Central Avenue and Beach Drive.
The Parade starts at 7pm at Central Avenue and 5th Street, winds through downtown St Pete and ends around 9pm at Beach Drive and 5th Avenue North.
Oh, and did I mention fireworks? There are fireworks over the Vinoy Yacht Basin at the end of the parade.
it's a great way to celebrate the start of St Pete's Grand Prix weekend.