Local Events



May 1 through May 30 – Blow Your Own Glass Flower

Every day with appointment. $75. Morean Arts Hot Shop. 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Enjoy a one on one experience blowing your own glass flower. Hands on creativity at it’s finest. Perfect Mother’s Day gift. www.moreanartscenter.org


Saturday, May 4 – Rock Around the Clock

3 – 11:45 pm. Free. 107th Avenue, Treasure Island. Gather around the Clock Tower for a fun, family friendly block party featuring the music of The Petty Hearts, a national tribute band of Florida native, Tom Petty. Food, beverages and vendors. Come together for this community celebration. www.islandneighborschamber.com

Friday, May 10 – Clover’s Movie Night – Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

7 pm. Free. Madeira Beach Fire Department, 250 Municipal Dr., Madeira Beach. Join Clover, the firehouse mascot to enjoy a movie on the lawn of the firehouse. Free popcorn and lemonade compliments of Publix. Food and drinks available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Southern Guide Dogs. www.madbeachfun.com


Saturday, May 11 – Party Under the Lights – Pass A Grille

4 – 10 pm. Free. 8th Avenue, Pass-a-Grille. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, creative vendors and local fare. www.facebook.com


Saturday, May 11 – Second Saturday Artwalk

5 – 9 pm. Free. Explore the arts districts of St. Petersburg with gallery openings, artist receptions, inspiration and insights. Free trolley takes you throughout the city districts. Instead of a tie for Father’s Day why not give the gift of original artwork. www.stpeteartsalliance.org


Sunday, May 12 – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY


Saturday, May 18 – John’s Pass Sand Bar Party

12 noon. Free. Sand Bar, Gulf of Mexico. Come together with new friends and old at the Sand Bar with music, food and responsible revelry. Hosted by Mad Beach Craft Brewing. Visit facebook and search John’s Pass Sand Bar Party for more details. www.facebook.com




Pinellas County Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village The Florida Botanical Gardens inspires and educates visitors by showcasing flora, fauna, and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques. Step right next door to Heritage Village which has many historic buildings and reenactments for the whole family. Bring the family and spend the day. The Gardens and Heritage Village are open almost every day of the year and admission is free! Click here for more info

Clearwater Marine Aquarium See Winter and Hope, our local stars from “A Dolphin Tale” movie! You can wonder the Aquarium or take part in the many activities learning about our wild life and our wildlife rescue. There is even a boat tour! Sharks, turtles, dolphins and otters…what more can you ask for. Great fun for the whole family! Also check out their LIVE web cam of Winter and Hope.Click here for more info

Busch Gardens Head to Busch Gardens for some great thrill rides and animal experiences.Click here for more info

Tampa Lowry Park Zoo The most popular zoo in the Southeastern U.S. with over 1 million visitors annually. 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a lush, tropical garden setting. The Zoo offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won accolades as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos. Also, there NEW RIDE Roaring Springs is opening soon! Click here for more info