TAMPA, Fla. — New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay is set and ready to go.
Many venues have updated plans due to COVID-19 concerns but the parties will go on. Here’s a look at events for Dec. 31:
Downtown Tampa: Pirate Water Taxi New Years Fireworks Cruise
11:30pm – 12:30am
All ages, 21 and older to drink. $49.95 per person and up.
Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade
Parade begins at 5:30pm on 7th Ave.
Rocky Point Tampa: New Years Eve Countdown Beach Bash
Beach Bash at Whiskey Joe’s Tampa on Rocky Point.
7pm – 12:30am
$25 in advance; $30 at the door.
American Social New Years Eve 2022
9pm – 2am
American Social Tampa
$200 – $250 per person.
Jackson’s Bistro New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration
9pm – 2:30am
$55 per person and up.
Downtown Tampa: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
10pm – 1am
StarShip Yacht NYE Fireworks Cruise
$149.95 per person.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The park is still holding its Christmas Town event but on Friday it will add a New Year’s Eve fireworks display to the mix. The fireworks will begin just before midnight and last about 15 minutes. The park is scheduled to be open until 1 a.m.
A free party with live entertainment and food trucks will be at The Sail at the Riverwalk. The party starts at 8. p.m. with fireworks over 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 at Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa.
Noon Year’s Eve for Kids:
Take the kids to the south and west lawns at Armature Works to count down to the “noon” year with a daytime fireworks display on the Hillsborough River, inflatable slides, roaming entertainment, music and photo opportunities. Free; $25-$50 for elevated VIP experience. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa.
St. Pete: First Night St. Pete 2022
Event begins at 4pm
$12 – $20 with VIP options available.
Safety Harbor: NYE 2022 at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
8:30pm – 12:30am
$249 per person.
Clearwater Beach: Grand Glow Bubbles and Bourbon NYE
9pm – 12:30am
Dunedin: NYE Dinner at Bon Appétit
4pm – 9pm
Reservations required; call 727-733-2151. $95 (plus tax) per person.
St. Pete: NYE 2022 at St. Pete Pier
4pm – midnight
FREE admission; ice skating tickets are $17 per person.
St. Pete: Glow Up Party at The Canopy at The Birchwood
8pm – midnight
$50 per person.
Clearwater Beach: Starlite Majesty New Years Dinner Cruise
8pm – 12:30am
$189.25 per person.
St. Pete Beach: Toast by the Coast New Year’s Eve Party
8pm – 1am
Adults 21 and over.
$200 per person
Veterans Park and Gulfport Beach
Free parking available on Shore Boulevard. Enter via 58th Street. Free. The fireworks launch at 7 p.m. Friday. Gulfport Beach Park, 5730 Shore Blvd. 727-893-1000.
St. Pete Beach:
Gulf Boulevard and 68th Street, St. Pete Beach. 727-363-9274.
Light It Up Clearwater:
Free at midnight Friday. 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater. 727-442-5107.
New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Old Main Street, Downtown Bradenton
New Year’s Eve Brooksville:
Lead Foot City will have a car cruise in, entertainment and fireworks. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $15-$100. 17109 Old Ayers Road, Brooksville