Pier Park is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Pier Park always has one of the biggest parties in town, and this year is no exception. The Seahaven Beach resort is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a gulf front room, dinner at Sharkey’s and a bottle of champagne all for just $99 per night.
As always, Pier Park will host this year’s New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop. Over 10,000 beach balls will drop into the crowds currently hanging by nets. Participants will enjoy live music, a family-friendly party, and fireworks.
At midnight, there will be a fantastic, luminescent 800 pound LED beach ball that drops right in the middle of the park.
There’s an 8:00 PM countdown for the beach balls that will drop from net stretched over the street. Following that will be the fireworks. But be sure to stick around because there will be a lot more activities as the huge glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of 2017. New York might have time square but they certainly don’t have Pier Park. At 5:30 PM life music will begin with the Barry Fish band and at 8:15 PM Terry Brock & Friends will begin playing. That’s 10:00 PM you can enjoy the Rivertown band and of course at midnight, the beach ball drop in the brand-new celebration tower.
Pier Park stretches from front Beach Road to Highway 98 and has a variety of shops, restaurants, boutiques and more. You can enjoy a margarita at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant right on the water or perhaps the Back Porch Seafood and Oyster House. Grab a burger at Dick’s Last Resort or making an upscale dinner at Pompano Joe Seafood House. The kids want pizza? Check out Red Brick Pizza Kitchen and Café. For the adults, you can chill out at Hofbrau Beer Garden or grab some chicken wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Have fun! Stay Safe and We’ll see ya there!