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Joyful Extravaganza: A Spectacular Kids Carnival, NYE Countdown, and Dazzling Midnight Fireworks Illuminate Sarasota Bay

DECEMBER 31, 2023

SARASOTA, FLORIDA (December 31, 2023) – The 24th Annual Sarasota New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop returns on Saturday, December 30 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continuous Sunday, December 31 from 1 p.m. to Monday 2 a.m. along Main Street and Lemon Ave downtown Sarasota with a carnival, multiple outdoor stage performances, NYE count down and fireworks.

Ring in the New Year at the Downtown Sarasota Block Party and Pineapple Drop Celebration! The ‘party kicks off Saturday, December 30 at 1:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Amusement Rides and Games and continues Sunday, December 31 at 1:00 p.m. with Amusement Rides & Games (at 5 Points Park) Live Music (Main Street and Lemon) Food, Drinks & Full Bar Concessions followed by the Pineapple Drop at midnight and a fantastic firework display on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy a great view- without leaving the party!!! The event ends Monday, January 1, at 1:30 am. The event is FREE and open to the public. 

Join us Sunday night of unforgettable live music starting at 8:30pm, featuring the incredible talents of the Top 10 country artist Chas Collins (Lemon Ave.), the energetic beats of 22N Dance Band (Main Street), and the captivating rhythms of SRQ Beats (Lower Main).

The Sarasota Pineapple Drop Carnival Hours run from 12/30 Saturday 1 p.m.-10 p.m. and 12/31 Sunday 1 p.m.-1 am. Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be for sale for $35 on site from 10am – 5pm for use 10am-6pm. Wristbands will be for sale online until 3pm for use 10am-6pm. Wristbands are for persons 36” and over. Ride Heights vary – some require an adult rider with a child.

RIDE TICKET PRICING: Single ticket $1.50 and 20 tickets $30 or 50 tickets (includes 1 🎟 free ride) $60

Pineapple Drop Block Party Hours: Sunday 1pm – 1am

Free Admission

Specials at Local Bars & Restaurants

Bands & DJs on 3 Stages

Fireworks over Sarasota Bay at Midnight

Experience the enchantment as the giant glowing pineapple descends at midnight at Lemon Avenue & Main Street, illuminating the sky in tandem with a spectacular fireworks display. For more information, visit https://DestinationDowntownSarasota.com

The event is hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association (DSEA) and sponsored by the City of Sarasota, Big Storm Brewery, Budweiser, Soto’s Optical Boutique, Darci, Mattison’s City Grille, Joes, Brewster’s, Salute, The Gator Club, Lotus, Patrick’s, Graphic Guru. Adding an extra layer of support to make this gathering truly special. Elevating the event’s charm, Bob Harrigan, ABC 7’s Chief Meteorologist and Out and About with Tyler Butler join as MCs, promising an engaging and lively experience for all attendees.