What Is It?
St. Pete Pier is an exciting hub of activities in the St. Petersburg area. The pier extends from downtown St. Petersburg into Tampa Bay. A $92 million improvement project, the pier opened in 2020 and features restaurants, a large family playground and a marketplace of local vendors. It is home to the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Many beautiful art installations decorate the pier.
When to Visit
The pier is open daily from sunrise to 11 p.m. The marketplace is open from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and the family playground is open Saturday and Sunday. Specific events and vendors are open at varying hours. There is no charge to explore the pier, and most events are free. Some special events are ticketed.
The ‘Bending Arc’
One of the most famous art pieces at the pier is Tampa Bay native Janet Echelman’s “Bending Arc.” The wind keeps the billowing net sculpture in perpetual motion, often expanding it to its full height of 76 feet and a width of 428 feet. Visitors can stand beneath the sculpture and gaze at its hypnotic movement. Yoga and other events take place under the sculpture throughout the week.
Nearly every holiday, the pier hosts events: from pumpkin patches to holiday markets to Fourth of July celebrations. For information about upcoming events, visit the pier’s website.
To learn more and get information on upcoming events, call 727-821-6443 or visit www.stpetepier.org.