A big bash in Neptune Beach is still on -- even though there was word it would be cancelled. Pete's Turkey Day Celebration is a GO! It was almost called off earlier this year because of safety concerns due to large crowds. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem tells us how the bar is able to throw the celebration again this year.... And what changes they're making. 3 00-0613-19129-134141-146Intro: 08:27 The annual party started as a small gathering about 30 years ago at Pete's Bar on First Street and then grew to an experience taking up most of the Beaches Town Center streets.Nancy Jensen, Day Manager 59:09 Well it started out as a with two or three people coming in to keep a bartender company because he had no customers and every year they would bring a few more people Thousands flock to Neptune Beach for Thanksgiving daybringing in something Pete's Bar is thankful- BUSINESS.04:31 We do two or three times the business in four or five hours on Thanksgiving Day what we do on Dancing in the Streets so it's a huge day compressed into four or five hours The event is now ingrained in Neptune Beach Thanksgiving Day culture. Jensen says the growing size of the event is impressive and even more notable is the lack of any issues- in the entire 30 years of celebrating there was only one disturbance.01:55 This year the party area will be barricaded. There will be a police officer at every entrance.Those safety measures the city wanted Pete's to take were going to be very costly- which is why the celebration was almost a no go-but now the city is taking care of the expenses of the police officers on duty as well as paying for the barricades. There are some new rules this year to know before you come:) No back packs, no large purses, no packages, no dogs, no skateboards or bicycles and you cannot bring in your own alcohol.And this year portable toilets will be provided to the public.59:49 People always come up and thank you for you know being open. We have many many people who live here and that have no family here and can't go home.CLOSE: 09:19 There is no entry fee of course you do have to pay for the drinks you order the event starts at 9 o'clock on thanksgiving day. From Neptune Beach AM C4 TLS.