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The Firestone Grand Prix is happening this weekend in downtown St. Pete and there are few things you need to know before you go. There will be races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the main Indycar race happening on Sunday at 12:30.

The track is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets throughout Downtown St. Pete with the start/finish line located on the runway of Albert Whitted Airport.

Mayor Ken Welch will host a flag raising ceremony to kick off the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete at City Hall Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

There is also a Party In The Park happening on Saturday at North Straub Park from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and there will be giveaways including pace car rides and premium tickets for Sunday’s final day and Pit Passes. There will be fireworks happening at 8 p.m.

If you are headed down to races this weekend and looking for parking and transportation the City of St. Pete has the info on their website and it is included below.

Buses and trolleys will provide a free shuttle to the Grand Prix. Trolleys are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Face masks are required on board shuttle vehicles. Here is a map of the parking and shuttle locations.


Parking at Tropicana Field Rays lot #1 & #2 only (between 16th St. and 19th St./3rd Ave. S. to 4th Ave. S.; Enter on 5th Ave. S. just west of 16th St.)

  • Fee: $15
  • Parking is cashless and may be purchased with a credit card.

Shuttle Stops

  • 16th St. just south of 3rd Ave. S. (same location as the baseball shuttle stop)
  • 2nd St. between 6th Ave. S. & 5th Ave. S. (Dali Blvd.)

Shuttle Hours of Service

Vehicles will run continuously within designated times.

  • Friday, February 25 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 26 from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 27 from 7 a.m.-5:30 a.m.

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