2014 Illuminated Night Parade

Sponsored by BB&T and Progress Energy

Thursday evening in March at 7:30 p.m.
to precede the Firestone Grand Prix
St. Petersburg race.

The Illuminated Night Parade has become a St. Petersburg tradition lighting up downtown and the waterfront since 1969!
Floats, krewes, marching bands, neighborhood associations, dance troupes and, of course, the Grand Prix drivers in their show cars, will wind through downtown to celebrate the official start of the Grand Prix Race Weekend!

Parade Route: The parade starts at Central Avenue and 5th Street and travels east on Central Avenue, then heads north on 2nd Street, then heads east on 1st Ave North, then north on Beach Drive to 5th Avenue North. Download the Night Parade Map.

Firestone Grand Prix: The Firestone Grand Prix will take place March 28th-30th in downtown St. Petersburg.  For tickets and information, visit gpstpete.com

Parade Parking: Parking is available at Baywalk Garage and the South Core Garage on 1st Avenue South. Handicap Parking will be available on the South side of 5th Avenue, East of Bayshore Drive.

Parade Seating: There will be no bleacher seating for this parade. All seating is available on a first come basis.

2014  Parade Line Up – parade participants check here approximately two weeks prior to the parade for your line up position.

2014 Parade application: Download the 2014 Parade Application