10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Florida

Florida folks know how to ring in the new year right. From epic Miami celebrations with dancing and firework displays to St. Petersburg dinner cruises with a champagne toast as the clock strikes 12, there is no shortage of excitement in the Sunshine State. Here are a few of our favorite NYE events happening the year! 

Beach Blastoff at St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, St. Augustine, FL

This long-running NYE celebration is one of the biggest events in St Augustine. The event kicks off at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park starting at 4 p.m., with live music, tons of food and drink vendors, rides, activities, and a countdown to an early firework show so kids don’t stay up past their bedtimes. It’s everything you need to get the party started!

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Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve, Miami, FL

This epic event is touted as one of the best NYE celebrations in the country, and for good reason. As the biggest dance party in Miami, the music keeps going all night long. It’s also the city’s biggest free party, with a stunning firework show to cap off the evening!

New Years Eve at Sloppy Joe’s, Key West, FL

This iconic venue is known for its annual dropping of the conch shell on New Year’s Eve, and this year continues the tradition. As the huge crowd on Duval Street grows, beads are thrown, and a countdown to the New Year begins! It’s a free event that everyone on Duval Street can enjoy, no cover charge required. 

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New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard the StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, St. Petersburg, FL

Set sail this NYE with a dinner cruise and celebration aboard StarLite Cruises. Dinner and dancing are reasons enough to hop aboard, but this cruise stays on the water until after the clock strikes midnight so you can celebrate the welcome of the New Year in the most unforgettable way! A champagne toast, open bar, and on-board entertainment are included in your fare. 

New Year's Eve at Armature Works, Tampa, FL

Tampa’s most exclusive NYE celebration is truly a sight to behold! The venue is nothing short of stunning, offering amazing views of the Tampa skyline and the Hillsborough River. Every ticket is VIP, which includes access to a premium top-shelf bar, champagne bar, live entertainment, plenty of dancing, and late-night hors d’oeuvres to satisfy your food cravings.

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Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve and Town Birthday Celebration, Fort Myers Beach, FL

This double whammy of an event is twice the fun and twice the reason to celebrate! Times Square turns into a party destination starting at noon, with free cupcakes, activities, live music, and fireworks. The party’s close to tons of restaurants, like Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, where you can grab a bite and enjoy all the day’s events have to offer. 

New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop, Panama City Beach, FL

Forget about New York City—Panama City Beach has its very own ball drop, and it couldn’t be more exciting! This highly anticipated event brings thousands to Pier Park to enjoy free live music, multiple firework displays, a huge street festival around Pier Park, and the exciting ball drop. While you’re there, you can take advantage of everything Pier Park has to offer, including tons of restaurants, shops, and bars, including the Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar. 

New Year’s Eve with Fusik at Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hosted by Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar, this famous speakeasy is one of the best spots for a throwback New Year’s Eve with a twist. Live local music will take center stage while partygoers enjoy an open bar and all the best sights and sounds of Stache. Open bar tickets are $50 for over seven hours of fun!

New Years Eve with Patrick and the Swayzees at Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Company, Miami Beach, FL

There’s a lot happening at this amazing cocktail bar, and it’s well worth the price of entry. Every ticket holder gains access to an open bar, raw bar, a full family style dinner made by their renowned chef, and a midnight champagne toast. Enjoy the elevated fare and cocktails with live music from Key West band Patrick and the Swayzees.  

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NYE Bash at the Tin Roof, Delray Beach, FL

The party goes ‘til dawn at the Tin Roof in Delray Beach right on Atlantic Ave! The new venue already has quite the honorable reputation in Delray—it’s known for keeping the party going with live music playing on their two stages, excellent ambiance, a great drink selection, and a spectacular location. The NYE celebration lasts almost 12 hours, with live bands, confetti cannons, balloon drops, a photo booth, and more. You won’t want to miss a beat!

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