Every first Friday of the month, Downtown St. Petersburg turns into a giant block party to celebrate the start of yet another beautiful month in Florida. Central Ave. turns from a hipster hangout zone into the top party destination on any given First Friday. If you like listening to live music, meeting locals, and checking out new bars and restaurants, then head to Downtown St. Petersburg this Friday, August 2, and party like there's no tomorrow at their special All-American Bash.
On August 2, the block party starts at 5:30 p.m. and features live music from Southern Express, a local band that's been playing its unique mix of Contemporary Country, Southern Rock, and Rockabilly all over Tampa Bay since 1985.
Each month, there are featured beers and liquors for those who take part in First Friday celebrations to enjoy. This month's block party is sponsored by Yuengling and Tito's Homemade Vodka, so be on the lookout for special drink prices at many of the surrounding bars and restaurants. Either will get your juices flowing so you can dance the night away with Southern Express.
Now that we’ve talked about the two most important parts of First Friday (music and alcohol), we can talk about the coolest bars and restaurants to hit up while you’re out in St. Pete. Check out this list of our favorite bars in St. Petersburg to hit up during First Friday celebrations!
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