St. Augustine Beach, FL. – St. Augustine Beach’s New Year’s Eve celebration is back with a new name and a new mission to support local businesses. As in years past, the event will include large fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021, at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier.
The city is moving in a new direction, designed to invite visitors and locals to patronize local businesses. There will be no festival in Pier Park and in lieu of having thousands of people in that one small area, people will be able to spread out all along the boulevard and enjoy the fireworks from multiple locations.
Local businesses will take the place of the many vendors that were crowded into Pier Park. While the city will provide fabulous fireworks show, we encourage people to patronize our businesses for their food, beverages, and entertainment.
Three locations on A1A Beach Boulevard will be designated as Fireworks Viewing spots, so guests can spread out along the beach road. Designated viewing spots are at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, on A Street, and on 10 Street.
There is no on beach viewing at Pier Park this year due to recent storms and erosion.
Limited shuttle service will be provided from Anastasia Baptist Church to the three viewing locations on the beach. Public Parking will be available at City Hall, Ron Parker Park, Amici’s Restaurant parking lot on the Southside close to Pope Road, and at the YMCA after 1PM. These are park and walk lots, there is no shuttle pick up or drop off at these locations.
Beach driving and parking will be allowed as normal from A Street South.
This will be a community-based celebration, offering a true taste of St. Augustine Beach. Whether the plan is a weekend stay at one of our local hotels or are a local resident looking for a wonderful night out with family or friends – the Boulevard will offer something for everyone.
For more information, including local businesses that are open on New Year’s Eve, visit www.staugbch.com. You can also visit the City of St Augustine Beach Facebook page and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter by texting CITYOFSAB to 22828.
Media Release: City of St. Augustine Beach