On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food that make us Florida’s most exciting city.

Block Out - First Friday Every Month

First Friday St. Pete gets rolling on Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street on – you guessed it! – the first Friday of every month. The party starts at 5:30pm and goes until 10. Your admission is free, the music is live, and vendors and restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink.

The party is located on Central Avenue
between 2nd & 3rd Street.

Logan Grant Band and Beer Garden
First Friday beer garden
April 7th, 2020 | click for details

First Friday St. Pete is also a chance to do good

Please click below to donate and help give back to the youth of Pinellas County.

2014 Annual Kids Fish-A-Thon

Have and Blast and Lend a Hand!


There are several parking garages adjacent to the event, including one just to the west on Central. There is also limited on-street parking nearby.


Security for First Friday is provided by the St. Petersburg Police Department. So no funny business!


Unfortunately, we can’t allow pets into the event area, but service animals are welcome.


Sorry, no coolers are allowed at the event. Support the businesses who make First Friday possible!


Portable toilets are available on site. Please note that restaurant and bars’ facilities are for their patrons’ use only.

Bicycles and Motorcycles:

We love all kinds of cyclists, but vehicles are not permitted inside the block party. Please park in a nearby lot, garage, or rack.


The block party site itself is wheelchair accessible, and an accessible portable toilet is also available.

Solicitation and Vending:

Additional Details


If you’d like to sit down to enjoy the music, we encourage you to bring a camp chair or folding chair. Seating is also available for customers of nearby bars and restaurants.

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