After an explosive year, you can schedule a game to run through 2021 and watch it soar amidst many fireworks displays on New Years Eve in the Tampa Bay area.
First night Saint-Pierre 2022: The family celebration in downtown St. Petersburg will have two fireworks. One is at the best time to go to bed, at 8 p.m. and also at midnight. The purchase of a First Night St. Pete button is required for hands-on party activities and supports this volunteer organization. $ 5 to $ 20. 4 p.m. to midnight Friday. South Straub Park, 250 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-823-8906.
Gulfport: The best viewing areas are Veterans Park and Gulfport Beach. Free parking available on Shore Boulevard. Enter from 58th Street. To free. The fireworks start at 7 p.m. on Friday. Gulfport Beach Park, 5730 Shore Blvd. 727-893-1000.
St. Pete Beach: Upham Beach will be closed at sunset to launch fireworks on the beach. Good viewing is available throughout the beach. To free. The show starts at 9 p.m. on Friday. Upham Beach, Gulf Boulevard and 68th Street, St. Pete Beach. 727-363-9274.
Turn it on Clearwater: Dip your toes in the sand and watch the show launched from the northern part of Sand Key Park (the park will be closed to the public). The best viewing area is the southern part of Clearwater Beach, but the fireworks will be visible along the beach. Free Friday midnight. 1 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-442-5107.
Downtown Tampa: A free party with shows and food trucks will take place at The Sail at the Riverwalk. The party starts at 8 p.m. with a fireworks display on the river at midnight. 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. There will also be a free party with live music and a view of the fireworks from the lawn of Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa.
Midday New Years Eve for children: Take the kids to the south and west lawns of Armature Works to count until the ‘noon’ year with daytime fireworks displays on the Hillsborough River, inflatable slides, traveling entertainment, music and games. photo opportunities. To free; $ 25 to $ 50 for a high VIP experience. 10 am-3pm Friday. Reinforcement work, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa.
Noon on New Year’s Eve at the Bosquet: Countdown until noon in this celebration for families with games, daytime fireworks, bubble and magic shows, dance parties and an explosion of confetti. To free. 10 am-3pm on Friday. 6105 Wesley Grove Boulevard, Wesley Chapel. 404-869-2700.
New Year’s Eve on the track: Both evenings of the race end with a fireworks display at Showtime Speedway. The race begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with the Figure 8s school bus and the Florida State Championship open wheel competition. 4398 126th avenue, Pinellas Park. $ 20, 12 and under free.
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Busch Gardens: The Tampa Theme Park will have fireworks at midnight Friday, entertainment and festive activities in Christmas Town with millions of twinkling lights. $ 79.99 for day tickets to buschgardens.com. 10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa.
New Years Eve in Brooksville: Lead Foot City will organize a car cruise, entertainment and fireworks. 7 pm-1am $ 15- $ 100. 17109 Old Ayers Road, Brooksville