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Raise a Toast  to the Pier

Daylong celebration features children activities, artists, entertainment, celebrity toasts and more!

When: Sat, May 18
Noon to Sunset
Where: St. Petersburg Pier
800 Second Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States
Contact: Ester Venouziou

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Read our post party wrap-up here!

Special Admission: A few tickets left & will be available at the LocalShops1 booth at the Pier today!


General Admission:  Free & open to the public


VIP Tickets Sold Out



Join LocalShops1 and the Patch as we celebrate The Pier!


Our daylong celebration will feature local artists, water ski shows, bagpipes,children's  activities, live entertainment and more.

At 6 pm, the evening festivities will begin, including live entertainment (bagpipers and the band Off the Hook), celebrity sunset toasts and the Ultimate Pier Cocktail contest! The evening portion will be emceed by legendary TV newsman Arch Deal.

Two restaurants --
Cha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar & Grill and Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro  – will each create what they say is the Ultimate Pier Cocktail. The cocktails will be judged with the popular vote as well as celebrity judges, including radio and television personality Nancy Alexander, St. Petersburg Tribune editor Jeff Scullins and celebrity chef Jeffrey Jew.

Admission options:
General admission: Free; come anytime noon to sunset!

Special Admission Ticket: $8; few tickets still available at the LocalShops1 booth at the Pier today.


Cocktail Tasting and Voting tickets: SOLD OUT


 Special Admission tickets holders receive a limited edition St. Petersburg Pier poster... and get to eat cupcake as the contest and toasts unfold!


Artists welcomed!

LocalShops1-member artists can get a free spot to showcase AND sell their art. Please follow this link for more information. Non-members may email us at for more information.  SPACES FILLED