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Festive Fireworks and Fun for July 4

The city's annual free fireworks extravaganza, presented by HCA West Florida Pinellas County Hospital, explodes over Tampa Bay on July 4 at 9 p.m., ( as early as 8:30 or late as 10 p.m.), weather permitting. Come early for a bite downtown and meet Raymond and the Rays Street Team from 6-9 p.m. in North Straub Park before finding the best seats in the house in Vinoy, North and South Straub, Spa Beach or Albert Whitted Parks for the spectacular light display. Find more Fourth of July fun, including Rowdies soccer.


Curbside Recycling Underway

Collections will continue in Zone A7 on Friday, July 3. Next week, collections will be made in Zone B2 on July 6; Zone B4 on July 7; Zone B6 on July 9 and Zone B8 on July 10. 

Missed the first collection in your zone? Call 727-893-7838 by 4 p.m. for pickup the same day; after 4 pm, missed collections will be on Weds., 7/7, for Zones 2 & 4 and on Sat., 7/11, for Zones 6 & 8. 
Visit for information or download our new mobile app, St. Pete Collects, to help keep track of both trash and recycling pickups. Find your collection days, get custom alerts and schedule changes at your fingertips. Find it in your favorite iPhone or Android app store. 


Experience 99 Days of Art in St. Pete!

Chill out this summer as the St. Pete arts scene sizzles with 99 Days of Art. Through Labor Day, choose from selected arts and cultural events including live music, theater, dance, movies, museum exhibitions, fine arts and arts activities for the entire family by following the city of St. Petersburg on Twitter. Follow us today to stay on top of the city's arts scene and experience 99 Days of Art in St. Pete!



Pier Committee Selects The Pier Park

The Pier Selection Committee met on Thursday, April 23 for the purpose of ranking three pier design concepts. After public comments were provided, the committee discussed the concepts, the input they had received, and deliberated on the ranking. The final ranking of the Design Concepts by the Selection Committee is as follows:

          1. The Pier Park by Rogers and Partners/ASD/KSLA

          2. Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group

          3. ALMA by Alfonso Architects, Inc.

City staff will now present these rankings to City Council for approval at a meeting on May 7.  If approved by Council, city staff will begin negotiations with the first-ranked design team.

This week in St. Pete


From our Mayor

Rick Kriseman

"Welcome to St. Petersburg, where our vision is to be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. With your help, our neighborhoods, businesses, every individual, will enjoy a new opportunity to be lifted into the light of our St. Petersburg sun." 
Mayor Rick Kriseman Signature

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