"The Sunshine City"
Come and see artsy, ever-changing St. Pete, and you’ll see why the city was named on
Condé Nast Traveler's list of Top 10 Big Cities in the U.S. in 2020. In fact, St. Pete is no stranger to accolades - it was also recently named one of the “Best Street Art Cities in the World” and one of “America’s Hottest Cities to Live and Visit.”
Gulfport Fresh Market
Gulfport: Shop more than 70 open-air vendors offering locally-grown and organic fruits and veggies, plants, fine arts & crafts, baked goods and more. Free clothing swap 2nd Tues. monthly. 9am–2pm. 3101 Beach Blvd.
June 1, 8, 15, 22
Movies in the Park
St. Pete Beach: Take a midweek break with free Judy Garland classics (The Wizard of Oz, The Clock, Summer Stock, A Star is Born) under the stars in Horan Park. Snacks, food and beverage available Free. Movies at 8 pm.
7701 Boca Ciega Dr.
Williams Park Summer Market
Make this a Saturday morning shopping staple for fresh and organic produce, meats and cheeses, flowers, plants, unique gifts, live entertainment and more. Through September 25. 9 am-1 pm. 350 2nd Ave N.
Corey Avenue Sunday Market
St. Pete Beach: Discover local and homemade produce, plants, prepared food, unique handmade and artisan gifts, eco-friendly and fair-trade products just steps away from the sparkling Gulf of Mexico! 10am-2pm. Corey Ave. between Boca Ciega Ave. and Gulf Blvd.
Poetry at The Dali (2nd Thursdays)
Join St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Helen Wallace and special guests on YouTube for a spoken word reading followed by Q&A with the poets.
Free. 6 pm.
Second Saturday Art Walk
Explore the Sunshine City’s vibrant arts scene as galleries and studios over seven arts districts stay open late to introduce featured artists and new exhibits, so grab a bite and a cocktail and make new friends. Second Saturdays monthly. 9 am-9 pm.
June 16, July 21 & August 18
Surreal Summer Nights
Light up your evening with live DJs, sip surreal signature cocktails from Café Gala then cool down with a tour of the museum’s permanent collection, featuring the melting clocks, at a cool 72˚F every third Thursday through August. Tickets. 5-8 pm. One Dali Blvd.
Vintage Marche (1st Sat. & Sun.)
Explore more than 15,000 feet of hand-picked vintage, repurposed, antique and mid-century modern furnishings, home décor, art, jewelry and more at this unique vendor-run market. Sat: 9 am-7 pm; Sun: 9 am-5 pm.
2906 34th St. S.
Through September 25
Tampa Bay Rays, One Tropicana Drive, Tampa. Info: raysbaseball.com
Through October 15
Tampa Bay Rowdies, 180 2nd Ave. SE., St. Pete.
November 4 - 5
St Pete: Quench your thirst at the biggest celebration of beer from the
area’s best craft breweries. Shop a maker’s market and local artists,
discover food truck favorites, live music and more! Tickets. 2201 1stAve. S.
Fri: 4-8pm; Sat: 11am-8pm.
November 5 - 6
St Pete: This sensual and exotic food event artfully blends local chef rock
stars with national brand partners for a weekend of great food, wine and microbrews. Admission includes a limited-edition wine glass, custom tote bag,
wine glass lanyard and exclusive access to the Grand Tasting Village
that is located within over 25,000 square feet of tented space. Food, wine
and beer samplings are all inclusive in the ticket prices.
Takes place from 1 - 4pm at N Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr NE.
November 11 - 12
Tarpon Springs: A fun-filled weekend of local seafood, arts, crafts, and live music. Free admis-sion. Open on Fri from 2 - 10pm; on Sat from 10am - 10pm; and on Sun from 10am - 5pm. Takes place at the Sponge Docks, 761
November 17 - 22
St Pete: Cited as this one of the best rallies in Florida, this four day event includes nightly concerts with national acts, vendors, bike shows, and lots more. Takes place from 10am - 6pm at 10575 49th St N. Info:
Tarpon Springs: Taste and vote on festive, signature martinis crafted from 5 different local establishments while you indulge in appetizers, a main buffet course and desserts prepared by local restaurants.
Takes place from 6 - 10pm at 20 W. Tarpon Ave. Info: 727-940-8632
November19 - 20
St Pete: This juried event showcases over 110 exhibiting artists and features contemporary crafts, as well as artist demos and interactive arts areas. Takes place on Sat from10am - 5pm and on Sun from 10am - 4pm just outside
Florida CraftArt Gallery, at 501 Central Ave. & 5th St. Info: 727-797-8712
St Pete: This fun annual event also includes live entertainment and kicks
of a month-long holiday celebration in the Sunshine City. The festivities start at 6pm on the waterfront at N Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr.
November 26 - 27
St Pete: Over 250 small businesses and vendors show off their unique
hand-crafted gifts, services and more. Takes place from 10am - 5 pm at
Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr NE.
November 26 - 27
Tarpon Springs: Kick-start your Christmas shopping with original works from new and established artists and crafters. Takes place from 10am - 5pm in historic downtown Tarpon Springs. Info: 352-344-0657;
Tarpon Springs: This free holiday soiree includes a tree lighting ceremony, snow play area with 20 tons of blown snow, horse drawn carriage rides, music, children’s activities, a visit with Santa, a lighted boat parade and lots more. Takes place from 5 - 10pm downtown on Tarpon Ave.
Tarpon Springs: Festively decorated vessels shimmer and shine down the
Anclote River and into the bayous where Santa gives out treats to the children. Best viewing is from Craig Park/Spring Bayou. Boats enter Spring Bayou between 8pm and 8:15pm. Info: 727-514-1033;
St Pete: This sprawling outdoor festival features cool handcrafted items,
home decor, jewelry, holiday items, food and more. Takes place from
10am - 5pm at 350 Corey Ave. Info: 561-746- 6615
Tarpon Springs: This sweet home town parade includes marching bands, dancers, local community organizations, and more. Kicks off at 10am at Pinellas Ave and MLK Dr. Takes place from 10am - 12pm.
St. Pete: Delight in a new holiday family tradition set in a magical winter wonderland, complete with fantastical holiday storybook characters, nutcrackers and snowmen, aerialists, flying ornaments and carolers performing original songs and new twists on seasonal favorites.
Tickets. 7:30pm. 400 1st Ave S. Info:
Gulfport: Swing into 2023 with live music and dancing for all ages, dance lessons, a vintage fashion photo shoot, midnight countdown, balloon drop and champagne toast. 9 pm - 1am. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S.
St Pete: Top college marching bands, city leaders and the community come together in a show of diversity and inclusivity. Takes place at 11am in downtown St Pete.
January 19 - 22
St Pete: Explore the latest in power boats, sailboats and personal watercraft and marine gear, sailing workshops and a youth fishing clinic. Takes place Thur - Fri from 10am - 6pm; on Sat from 10am - 7pm;
and on Sun from10am - 5pm. 400 1st St S.
St Pete: Some of the world’s most exotic cars, motorcycles, and watercraft strike a pose along St Pete’s sparkling waterfront. Takes place from10 am-4 pm at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr NE.
February 24 - 26
St Pete: Celebrate our beautiful ocean with fresh seafood pulled from local Gulf waters. Open Fri from 4 - 10pm; on Sat from 11am - 10pm; and on Sun from 11am - 6pm. Takes place in Williams Park, 350 2nd Ave N.
OTHER FLORIDA HAPPENINGS
January 25 - 29
Key West: Voted “Best Food & Wine Festival in America,” this festival attracts thousands of culinary explorers from around the country. Adventurous aficionados of fine food and vintages can explore creative cuisine, premium wines and unique events in a subtropical island setting during the annual celebration. Ticket sales available online.
January 26 - 29
Daytona Beach: Heralded as North America’s most prestigious sports car event, Daytona’s big season opener showcases more than 60 exotic sports cars battling it out over 24 hours on the 3.56-mile road course. Garage access will also be included for all 2-day infield and single-day patrons. Enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, vendor displays and more. Takes place at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W International Blvd.
February 4 - 5
Downtown Fort Myers: Enjoy the works of 200 outstanding professional artists
from across the country, as well as a high school art competition, children’s craft area, sidewalk chalk extravaganza, and yummy food and beverages. Opening Night: February 3. Free parking and trolley service.
Takes place from 10 am - 5pm
MOREAN ARTS CENTER
400 Beach Dr. St., Petersburg, FL 33701 M-Sa
10am - 5pm; Su Noon - 5pm
It’s A Gallery, Gift shop and Classroom. Founded in 1917, this 35,000 square foot art center provides opportunities to all, irrespective of age and cultural background and offers six galleries of art space. Many award-winning artists like Dale Chihuly, Arturo Rodriguez, Luis Vega, Thomas Murray and more have been a part of this non-profit organization. Featuring paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography and lots more.
14700 Terminal Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33762
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The Bright Side of Flight
It was originally called the Pinellas International Airport and given the airport call letters, PIE. When you fly to PIE, you’re right in the heart of Tampa Bay-just a quick drive whether you’re headed to Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater.
The airport is a breeze for coming and going, for travel that truly feels like part of your vacation. The St. Pete-Clearwater area is the perfect place to escape to for fun in the sun.
THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA
244 2nd Avenue N. Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Nothing Beats Live Music
The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida and one of the best orchestras in America. TFO performs nearly 100 concerts annually around Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, educational Youth Concerts & more. Recently, the New York Times named St. Petersburg as one of the “52 must see places in the world”. Yes, the world!
Cultured St Pete
Touting its museums and rich cultural scene, a thriving craft beer industry, and its ranking as one of America’s Top 10 most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg’s a must-see stop on any traveler’s Tampa Bay itinerary. Just a half hour from Tampa or Clearwater, St. Petersburg – once known as a retirement destination – was just ranked as Florida’s No.1 spot for relocation among millennials.
As the gateway to the I-4 high-tech corridor, St. Petersburg can hang its hat as a great spot for new business and tech start-ups, a thriving arts climate, one of North America’s largest and most beautiful downtown waterfronts and a climate that holds a
world record for the most consecutive days of sunshine!
The city hops after dark. A thriving craft beer industry and a 24/7 downtown attracts the region’s largest clusters of bars and entertainment spots in the Tampa Bay area. Along Beach Drive, stylish open air cafes line a European-style promenade overlooking a ribbon of green city parks and the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay. In between, discover great shopping at Sundial or throughout downtown, or the clectic homegrown businesses in the Grand Central District.
Ranked as America’s #1 Arts Destination and #1 crafts town, the Sunshine City is home to a surprising number of museums, including the world famous Dali Museum, Daler Chihuly’s only permanent collection of his glass art, and an acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts. Add to that a rich performing arts scene, including the home of the Florida Orchestra, and the cultural lover will be captivated by what’s on exhibit or on stage. on’t miss a trip to downtown St. Petersburg, and discover for yourself the warm hospitality that has made the Sunshine City famous.
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3860 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach,
3400 Gulf Blvd,
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5250 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach,
300 4th St N,
80 Beach Dr NE,
6200 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach,
333 1st St SE,
421 4th Ave N,
3701 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach,
12600 Roosevelt Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
950 Lake Carillon Dr, St. Petersburg,
95 Central Ave N,
6300 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach,
1400 34th St N,
5300 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach,
940 5th Ave S,
501 5th Ave NE,
253 2nd Ave N,
WE LOVE & RECOMMEND.....
3665 Ulmerton Rd.
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30
Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-9pm / Fri&Sat 5-9:30pm / Sun 4-9pm
Live Entertainment Thurs, Fri & Sat
It’s hard not to love everything on Bascom’s menu. The seafood which is delivered daily and beautifully prepared, is always top drawer and the center cut prime chops are as good as they get. But it’s the glorious, 16 oz bone-in Ribeye that has us hooked. Hand cut from Certified Angus Midwestern grain-fed steer, this rich, well marbled steak is served charred outside with an intense, rich steak flavor that’s hard to find. If you like great steak, put this one on your bucket list! Find it at 3665 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater. 727-573-3363
3400 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Open Nightly 5:30pm
Award-Winning Intimate Dining
Featuring contemporary American cuisine with a focus on local seafood and traditional favorites with creative twists, topped off with an extensive wine list, first-class service, and a stunning setting graced by a dazzling salt water aquarium. Dine in the heart of the action when you take a seat at our private Chef’s Table; located in the kitchen, where your entire dinner is created and presented by our amazing culinary team. Perfect for special occasions or whenever the mood strikes.
501 5th Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1000 | marriott.com
Celebrating 90 Years Of History
Step into our newly renovated lobby blending historic charm and a rich past withmodern luxuries and amenities. Indulge your palate with our distinctive restaurants. Share moments on the veranda with specialty cocktails and small plates or relish in the golden-era of jazz at our exclusive Speakeasy.
14th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
Sun And Fun!
Along with beautiful beaches, St. Petersburg attracts visitors with the Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection, and Fort De Soto Park. The city, which glimmers between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, is known for its warm weather and delightful breezes. It offers an array of interactive, art, science and natural attractions while its beaches offer major fun in the sun.
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