The new year brings fun in the sun for locals and those avoiding colder climes! There is always something to do in St Pete or on lovely Gulf Beaches! Shops and restaurants abound downtown St Petersburg and all along the coast. Bringing repeat visitors are some enjoyable events that showcase the vibrant nature of the area. There is something for everyone - or nothing at all if you are just looking to relax in the sand!
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates - Jan 25th
Make way, mateys! The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is invading Tampa Bay with over 140 unites – including elaborate floats, marching bands and of course, the infamous YMKG pirates! Celebrate the capture of the city of Tampa with a lively crowd along the 4.5 mile parade route. The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive
This event is free to the public. Reserved bleacher seating is available for the Parade of the Pirates.
3rd Annual St Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival - Jan 31st - Feb 2nd
If fun and relaxation are on your schedule for the weekend, then come join us at the 3rd Annual St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete Beach. Dates are January 31 to February 2, 2020. Let your taste buds guide you to some delicious freshly-made foods, your ears to spectacular live musical performances by top Florida musicians, and your eyes to shopping amidst a marketplace of arts, crafts and select fine products.
NOTE: ** Dogs ARE allowed ** NOTE: to assist getting you to the event, we encourage you to use the wonderful transport options of Free Beach Ride, the Free Island Hopper, Uber and Lyft. See event website for details.