Sarasota New Year's Eve Pineapple Drop

December 31, 2018-January, 1, 2019, Sarasota, FL

Come share in the festivities of the annual Sarasota NYE Pineapple Drop on December 31, 2018 in downtown Sarasota, FL. Bring family and friends to celebrate the new year.  This event attracts tens of thousands of visitors celebrating New Year’s Eve and is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the State of Florida. 

The ‘party under the stars’ kicks off on Gulf Stream and Main at 1:00 p.m. …the Pineapple drops at midnight followed by a fantastic firework display on Sarasota with a great view - without leaving the party!


Monday, December 31, 2018, 1:00 pm to Tuesday, January 1, at 1:30 am.

General admission is free.  VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open bar serving premium drinks, and a tented seating area with a dedicated service staff.

There will also be live musical performances by some of Florida and the region's top musicians.

More information, including the food options and musical acts, will be posted as the event nears.

VIP tickets will be available at Event Live.  (click on the link below)


December 31, 2018-January, 1, 2019
General Admission is Free; VIP $130 per person
Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Ave.)

Garage parking is available at the Palm Avenue Garage, located one block from Main Street on North Palm Avenue, only steps away from Five Points intersection in downtown Sarasota. The Palm Avenue Garage is a newly designed and LEED Certified facility utilizing the latest technology in equipment and design.  The garage has spaces for 729 vehicles with handicap parking located on each floor close to the elevators.  The city provides four reserved electric car-charging stations on the ground floor. The Palm Avenue parking garage is a perfect location to park short or long-term visits to downtown Sarasota.  


State Street Garage (1538 State Street)

The parking garage bilateral entrance and exit points will provide excellent access from both State Street and Ringling Boulevard.  Parking spaces are located on levels 2 through 6, with motorcycle, bicycle and  handicap van access on the ground floor.  With downtown parking demands so high, parking time limits will ensure there is always a parking spaces available in either the 2-hour parking "shopper zone", or the 4-hour time restricted area on levels 4 through 6. 


2nd Street Garage (1400 Block of 2nd Street)

The 2nd Street Garage is located between First and Second streets, directly across from Whole Foods.  Ground floor parking is intended for customers of Whole Foods,  while the second and third level of the garage are open to the public (except where posted).  The public parking access ramp is located on Second Street, near the corner of Central Ave.  There are time restrictions in the facility that are monitored by the City Parking Division and for which citations are issued for time violations.  The time restrictions are as  follows:

Ground level:  2 hours              Levels 2 and 3:  4 hours


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