We can’t believe that the new St. Pete Pier opened two years ago on July 6, 2020. The last two years have been a fantastic journey! The Pier has been the center of many memories over the past two years. From pumpkin patches to reggae festivals to sunset yoga, take a trip with us as we recap some of the best moments of St. Pete Pier.
July 4th Fireworks
Photo courtesy Big City Events
In 2021, the Pier launched its inaugural three-day celebration called the “The Fourth” to honor Independence Day. Throughout the Pier, you could find various activities for every mood like dancing at the silent disco, karaoke on the Great Lawn, food trucks, and of course – the July 4th fireworks show.
The Pumpkin Patch
Photo courtesy I Love the Burg
Throughout the fall, the Pier transformed just like the colors of the new season. The popular St. Pete Pumpkin Patch was a hit for the kids and adults alike. Visitors experienced one of the largest pumpkin patches in the area, featuring thousands of pumpkins, hay bales, fall refreshments and much more.
Winter Beach Ice Rink
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Parenting
Last winter, the Pier turned into a Florida frozen wonderland (except a little warmer) called Winter Beach. Visitors enjoyed local vendors, and artists as well as activities such as a free holiday concert and beachfront real-ice skating rink! Did you spot Santa when he stopped by Winter Beach?
Reggae Rise Up
Photo Courtesy Reggae Rise Up
Art has been ingrained in the culture of St. Pete for a long time. Continuing to honor this culture, the annual Reggae Rise Up Festival features some of the top names in Reggae including Rebolution, Slightly Stoopid, and Iration. Right next to the Pier in Vinoy Park we witnessed over 20,000 attendees from all over the globe come together to the sound of Reggae.
With a resulting economic impact of over $23 million, Reggae Rose up as one of the premier money-making events in St. Pete
Sunset Yoga with the Body Electric
Photo Courtesy The Body Electric Company
The Body Electric Company provided amazing free yoga classes every first Wednesday evening at Family Park. It has been amazing watching the sun setting over the big, grassy park paired with restorative yoga practice.
Some Of Our Favorite Local Moments!
Sky and Joanne pose in front of the World’s first airliner.
Stephon and his family take a picture in front of the Pier Teaki “Teaki Mouth”!
“The only thing that matters at all ❤️#otf” – stephon211
It has been a wild two years at the Pier! This last year has been filled with laughs, smiles, and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. We look forward to what the 3rd year of the Pier has to offer!