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Time To Blast Off To 2017

Fireworks light the sky during the 2015 Beach Blast Off.
  1. ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH – St. Augustine Beach will celebrate the arrival of 2017 with the annual Beach Blast Off at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., and an army of volunteers are needed to stage this The goal is for 200. Anyone who’d like to volunteer is invited to go online to Those without computer access are invited to call 904-669-5670.

This year’s Beach Blast Off  includes some 30 food vendors, beer and wine, a Kids Zone, Bounce Houses and Mechanical Bull. Also spotlighted are face painting, carnival rides and a rock climbing wall.

Fireworks celebrating the new year begin at 8:30 p.m.

The entertainment schedule includes:

4-6:30 p.m. – St. Augustine Beach 105.5

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Music by Oh No!

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Music by the Prom Kings

8:30 to 9 p.m. – Fire Works Display

9 – 10 p.m. – Music by Uppercut!

Entrance to the celebration is free. Tickets are available for the Kids Zone activities and food and drink purchases.


Free off-site parking with free shuttles from 4 to 11 p.m. are available at Anastasia Baptist Church, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Amice’s Shopping Center, Reunion Bank, R.B. Hunt Elementary School, Ron Parker Park, Reunion Bank, St.  Augustine Beach; St. Augustine Beach City Hall Parking Lot and Harbor Island Executive Center near the 312 Bridge.

Handicap parking is at Anastasia State Park, a lot that is handicap accessible. Call for pick-up from the parking lots: Tom Large, 904-669-8558.

Free bicycle parking is provided by the City of St. Augustine Beach and Blast Off sponsors.

About Anne Heymen (146 Articles)
Retired after 49 years in major media publication, Anne spends her time as Contributing Editor to PluggedIn whenever her two cats allow her some time to herself.

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