The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and after a year of being inside, St. Pete is ready to celebrate the holiday in style. Why enjoy the festivities for a day when you can celebrate all weekend? There are so many ways to enjoy the holiday weekend – scroll down to see some of our favorite ways to celebrate:

The Fourth at St. Pete Pier; Photo: St. Pete Pier

The Fourth Independence Day Celebration at St. Pete Pier – July 2-4

The Inaugural “The Fourth St. Pete Pier Independence Day Celebration” is St. Pete’s biggest Fourth of July celebration. This three-day event features a variety of activities for all, including the first-ever St. Pete Pier Run, food trucks and other vendors, live music on the Visit St. Pete Mainstage, a silent disco and other interactive activities. The event runs all weekend long, 5pm-10pm on Friday July 2, 12pm-10pm on Saturday, and 6am to 9pm on July 4th, culminating in a not-to-be-missed fireworks display on the waterfront at 9pm. The impressive display can be visible from the entire Downtown waterfront, including Bayshore Dr., Straub Parks, Vinoy Park, and more. Join us at Teak and Pier Teaki for amazing fireworks views or just for a drink to-go before the boom. For more information, visit https://stpetepier.org/thefourth/

Enjoy weekend brunch at Birch & Vine. Photo by: @eldermillenial_ (Instagram)

Brunch at Birch & Vine

Weekends = brunching with friends. Enjoy one of St. Pete’s best brunch experiences on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm at our sister property, Birch and Vine. Did we mention half-off featured bottles of bubbles? Visit https://www.thebirchwood.com/birchandvine/birch-vine-menu/ to check out the menu. 

Enjoy live DJs and musicians at The Canopy at The Birchwood. Photo By: DJ Danny Vintage

Canopy DJ Beats

Live DJs and musicians make The Canopy at The Birchwood one of St. Pete’s favorite rooftop bars. Perfect for date night or a gathering with friends, The Canopy at The Birchwood features fresh beats, tasty drinks and delicious bites all weekend long. Visit https://www.thebirchwood.com/thecanopy/ to kick off your holiday festivities. 

Which flavor is your favorite? Photo by Jeremy Scott Photography

Cool Down With Your Favorite Ice Cream Or Shaved Iced Flavor

Did you know that Driftwood Cafe has hand-shaved ice and handmade ice cream? We never know which delicious flavor to choose. Try one of our dozens of flavors for the perfect summertime refresher. 

Photo by: @asch_bar 

Enjoy A Refreshing Cocktail At Pier Teaki and Teak 

Celebrate this weekend with a beverage from Pier Teaki or Teak like our Pier Teaki Rum Runner or classic Mai Tai. Instagram user @asch_bar says, “It’s hard to pin down just what makes the craft cocktails at Teak so delicious…” Have a great photo from Teak? Enter it in our photo contest and you could win a FREE two-night stay at The Birchwood! Just follow this link to enter: https://go.flip.to/thebirchwood

Marvel at illuminated drones! Photo: Visit St. Pete Clearwater

City of St. Pete’s Duke Energy Drone Light Show: Celebrating One-Year Anniversary of the St. Pete Pier – July 6

Top off the weekend festivities with a birthday celebration. Believe it or not, the new St. Pete Pier is officially turning a year old! To celebrate the milestone, 300 illuminated drones will light up the sky for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Duke Energy Drone Light Show on Tuesday, July 6. Gather with your friends and family from 5pm-10pm at Spa Beach Park for local entertainment and DJs, followed by the drone show at 9pm. Visit https://stpetepier.org/event/anniversary/ for more information

No matter where you celebrate the Fourth of July this year, we hope you have a happy and safe time with your family and friends. Happy Independence Day from all of us at Teak, Pier Teaki and the Driftwood Café!