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It’s more than just a PIER. It’s an exPIERience.

Welcome to the new St. Pete Pier! This gleaming new attraction on the city’s picturesque waterfront promises limitless fun for everyone, from first-time visitors to long-time residents. Its 26 beautiful acres seamlessly combine the peaceful blue waters of Tampa Bay with the vibrant greenery of downtown St. Petersburg’s parks, creating the ultimate place to stroll, bike, dine, drink, shop, swim, take in a concert and more. So get together with your family and friends and visit. It’s time to soak up some fun under the warm Florida sun!

It’s time to exPIERience the new St. Pete Pier! The Pier District and St. Pete Pier will be open to residents and visitors on Monday, July 6 at 5:00 PM. See below for more details. 

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Discovery Center and Wet Classroom

This must-experience facility is run by Tampa Bay Watch, a highly respected environmental organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary. In this unique learning outpost, you’ll interact with exhibits in a climate-controlled indoor classroom, as well as an outdoor wet classroom and observation deck.


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Bending Arc

Janet Echelman’s newest permanent work, Bending Arc, is composed of 1,662,528 knots and 180 miles of twine, the aerial sculpture spans 424 feet and measures 72 feet at its tallest point.

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St Pete Pier Welcome Plaza


Located just past the Pier’s Welcome Plaza, the Marketplace features an array of independent vendors selling unique items in kiosks and 10’x10’ tents. A solar roof structure provides shade as you browse the selections and meet the sellers.

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