Events scheduled for final weekend of St. Pete Pier
The Pier, which closes May 31 after standing for 40 years in St. Petersburg, has scheduled a full slate of events for its final weekend. ANDY JONES/STAFF
Published: May 24, 2013
Updated: May 27, 2013 at 07:36 AM
If you want to say goodbye to the old inverted pyramid, the clock is ticking. The Pier, an iconic St. Petersburg landmark since 1973, will close its doors for good on May 31. It's set to be demolished later this summer to make way for something new. In anticipation, The Pier has packed its final weekend with celebratory events. On Saturday, there will be street performers, jugglers and face painters all day, with local rockers soulRcoaster playing live from 1 to 4 p.m. The Black Honkeys will play a live show at Johnny Reno's at 8 p.m.
Sunday is the final Music Fest By the Bay, featuring '60s-style funk and blues band Solid Core in the courtyard from 1 to 4 p.m. The final event is Monday's Memorial Day celebration, featuring live music from The Tempests (1:30 p.m.) and Grateful Dead cover band Uncle John's Band (7 p.m), an evening drum circle, two water ski shows (noon and 2:30) and a fireworks display after sundown, culminating with confetti cannons showering the crowd. All of The Pier's restaurants will be open during the final weekend, as well as the Pier Aquarium, and gift shops, many of them offering large discounts. The Pier is scheduled to be demolished in August.