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St. Petersburg, Florida -- Festivities kicked off tonight for this weekend's Firestone Grand Prix.

Hundreds of race fans lined the streets of St. Petersburg for the Illuminated Night Parade.

Mayor Rick Kriseman lead the way as it twinkled along the waterfront.

Many of the world-class Indy Car series drivers who will compete this weekend were on hand, along with tons of floats, marching bands and beauty queens.

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