Fireworks by Santore pyrotechnic crew members Marcos Ickes, from left, Christopher Washington, and King Sowm set up fireworks on the St. Johns County Ocean Pier on Friday, December 30, 2016 in preparation for Saturday’s New Year’s Eve Beach Blast Off fireworks display. The free event takes place tonight from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park and includes live entertainment, food vendors, a kids zone, and a fireworks display synchronized to music from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Christina Kelso/ The St. Augustine Record)