2014 Illuminated Night Parade #local

The 2014 Illuminated Night Parade is this week. Thursday, actually. Gives us something to do this week. Since it is spring break everything is more crowded and busy so the kids and I decided to do some school work this week and then we will take next week off or some other week. Makes it easier and more enjoyable for everyone.
The Illuminated Night Parade has been around since 1969. Lighting up the waterfront and downtown St Pete and has become a tradition for some. We have not gone to any of them but we will be this year. The older 3 kids gramma will be walking with The Second Time Arounders Marching Band. Kids are excited to see her in it.
Second Time Arounders Marching Band 

A little info on the parade:
Thursday, March 27th. Starts at 7:30pm. 
Floats, marching bands, neighborhood associations, dance troupes, krewes, and the Grand Prix drivers in their cars will wander through downtown to celebrate the official start of the Grand Prix Race Weekend. 

Parade Route: Starts at Central Avenue and 5th Street. Travels east on Central Avenue. North on 2nd Street, then heads east on 1st Avenue North to Beach Drive. From there it goes to 5th Avenue North. There is a link to the parade map (it is dated 2010 but from what I understand it is the same). 
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. 
The Firestone Grand Prix: This weekend, March 28th-30th in Downtown St Pete. For more info visit their website, Grand Prix St Pete. 
Parade Seating: There is no bleacher seating for this parade and all seating is first come basis. 

Grand Prix St Pete on Facebook
Grand Prix on Twitter.  


  1. That sounds like so much fun! Hope you have a blast :)

  2. I love hearing marching bands play. Have a good time!


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