The annual block party returned on Dec. 31.
Thousands of Sarasota locals and visitors welcomed a new year at the annual Downtown Sarasota Block Party and Pineapple Drop on Dec. 31.
As opposed to last year — which simply had the titular pineapple sitting on Main Street for people to take photos of — this year's festivities had the colorful pineapple hanging high in the sky one again before being lowered as to the ground as the clock struck midnight.
Families had a number of fun activities to enjoy including carnival attractions, rock climbing, mechanical bull riding, live music and more.
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