Local Events



Wednesday, October 2 – Ribbon Cutting Alligator Attraction Expansion

12 noon ceremony. Free. The Alligator Attraction, 12973 Village Blvd., John’s Pass, Madeira Beach. Celebrate the opening of the education center for summer camps and birthday parties and more room for rescue creatures. The Alligator Attraction is home to numerous rescued species including reptiles, turtles, pigs and even sloths. There will be a special announcement concerning the Attraction’s Autism certification. www.tampabaybeaches.com / www.kissagator.com



Friday, October 4 – First Friday Artwalk

6 – 10 pm. Free. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Stroll the streets as creative and unique vendors line the streets, music fills the air and the shops, galleries and international selection of eateries. www.visitgulfportflorida.com


Friday, October 4 – Concert in the Park

7 pm. Free. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Come on out for an evening of music, dancing, 50/50 raffle and friends on the lawn of this beautiful waterfront park. Music by The New Rulers. www.spbrec.com


Saturday, October 5 – Return of St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market

9 am – 2 pm. Free. Rowdies Parking Lot, 101 1st Ave SE, St. Petersburg. Open air market featuring hundreds of various vendors. Live music and entertainment.

Saturday, October 5 – Fall Beach Party with 22N

6 – 11 pm. Free. Caddy’s Treasure Island, 9000 W Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Come dance in the sand to the music of local favorites “22N”. Great food and drinks available for purchase. www.caddys.com


Sunday, October 6 – Corey Ave. Sunday Market Returns

10 am – 2 pm. Free. Corey Avenue. St. Pete Beach. Fall has returned as has The Corey Ave Sunday Morning Market offering fresh produce, plants and artistic gifts. www.coreyave.com


Friday, October 11 – Treasure Island Madeira Beach Chamber Charity Golf Tournament

7:30 am – 2:30 pm. 9 am shotgun start. Players $125 a player. Super tickets $20 includes food and beverages and raffle tickets. Seminole Lake Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole. Enjoy a day of golf and networking while supporting youth programs. Caddy’s Treasure Island is a proud sponsor. www.islandneighborschamber.org


Friday, October 11 – Concert in the Park

7 pm. Free. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Come on out for an evening of music, dancing, 50/50 raffle and friends on the lawn of this beautiful waterfront park. Music by Horny Toads www.spbrec.com


Saturday, October 12 – Woofstock Pup-Crawl for Canine Cancer

2 – 7 pm. Full paw passport – $35, non-alcoholic $25. Historic Waterfront Art district, Gulfport. Come together for an afternoon of fun for you and your furry friend with the proceeds to benefit Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer. Dress in your favorite 60’s gear for you and Fido. Ticket includes entry into the Gulfminster Dog Show, with prizes in both Canine and Human costumes. www.facebook.com search Woofstock Pup Crawl


Saturday, October 12 – Party Under the Lights

4 – 10 pm. Free. Eighth Avenue, Pass-A-Grille. Come enjoy an evening of dancing in the streets with Steel Drums from 4 – 6 pm and headlining Billy Agan at 7 pm. Art and crafts vendors. Food, beverages for sale. www.facebook.com


Saturday, October 13 – 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. www.stpeteartsalliance.org


Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20 – Clearwater Jazz Holiday

$20 GA – $200 VIP, single and multi-day passes. Coachmen Park, Clearwater. National and local performers come together for a weekend of music, merriment, food and friends. Headliners include Boyz 2 Men, Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears. For complete schedule and tickets www.clearwaterjazz.com


Friday, October 18 – Italian Food and Wine Festival

6 – 11 pm. Free. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Blvd., St. Petersburg. Enjoy an evening of pasta, pizza, cannolis and wine you can eat and drink! Live music. Brought to you by the Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association. www.facebook.com


Friday, October 18 – Concert in the Park

7 pm. Free. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Come on out for an evening of music, dancing, 50/50 raffle and friends on the lawn of this beautiful waterfront park. Music by The Black Honkeys. www.spbrec.com


Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 – Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival

Friday, Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm. Free. Clearwater Beach, Beach Walk. Meander with wonder at the over 40+ local and regional artists that come together to transform the sidewalks into magnificant works of art. www.clearwaterbeachchalkwalk.com


Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 – John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Friday 3 – 11 pm, Saturday 10 am – 11 pm and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Free. John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. This years festival kicks off with “Flavors of the Gulf” a ticketed event ($35) featuring local restaurants, craft breweries and mixologists. The arts & crafts vendors will be present on Friday – food trucks will roll in for the remainer of the weekend. Saturday kick off the morning with the Fishy 5K at 9 am. Saturday night hosts the Tampa Bay’s biggest Halloween block party from 7 – 11 pm. There will be food trucks galore serving up the area’s finest seafood and live local music throughout the weekend. Kid’s Costume contest at 3 pm on Saturday on the main stage. www.johnspassseafoodfest.com


Saturday, October 18 through Sunday, October 26 – SHINE Mural Festival

Both local and international artists come together to transform the city with blank walls becoming works of art. The festival is now in it’s fifth year with 55 new murals created over this time. An exhibition of the artists will be hosted by the Morean Arts Center. For more info and to see the artists featured visit www.shinemuralfest.com Brought to you by the St. Petersburg Art Alliance. 


Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 – St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest


10 am – 8 pm. Free. Corey Avenue Business District, St. Pete Beach. The weekend excitement includes delectable smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, pretzels and of course, big, big pints of beer! Men get ready to slap your feet and ladies twirl while enjoying authentic German music. Www,coreyave.com


Saturday, October 19 – BURN Street Party at the Morean Arts Center

7 – 10 pm. $50. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. A creative evening of Street Art, Live Music, hands on art activities, cocktails and gourmet food. Live glass blowing demonstrations in the street. www.moreanartscenter.org


Thursday, October 24 – Trick or Trunk & a Movie

5:30 Trunk or Treat, 7 pm. Free. St. Pete Beach Recreation Center / Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Halloween tradition with fun for the whole family. Come in costume and enjoy some frightful fun for everyone. www.spbrec.com


Friday, October 25 – Trunk or Treat & Kid’s Halloween Contest

5 – 7 pm. Free. Caddy’s Indian Shores, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Bring the family and come truck or treating and participate in the children’s costume contest. www.caddys.com


Friday, October 25 – Concert in the Park

7 pm. Free. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach. Come on out for an evening of music, dancing, 50/50 raffle and friends on the lawn of this beautiful waterfront park. Music by Big Brothers Band. www.spbrec.com


Saturday, October 26 – Wag-O-Ween

10 am – 4 pm. Free to attend, $5 to enter Costume Contest. Madeira Beach Recreation Center, 300 Municipal Dr., Madeira Beach. Animal themed vendors, on site adoptions, raffles, food trucks, craft beers and live music. www.madbeachfun.com


Saturday, October 26 – Corey Avenue Shellabration

10 am – 3 pm. Free. Corey Avenue, 300 – 400 block, St. Pete Beach. Benefiting the Sea Turtle Trackers with kid’s activities, turtle nest adoptions, raffles and live music.



Saturday, October 26 – Monster Mash at the Historic Gulfport Casino

7 – 11 pm. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Gulfport Historic Casino, 5501 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Frightful fun with dancing, dining and drinks. Dress to impress the judges. Silent auction. Live music. www.visitgulfprotflorida.com


Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 – St. Petersburg International Folk Fair

10 am – 8 pm Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday. Tickets $15 adults, $6 students and 6 and under free. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Blvd., St. Petersburg. An International array of food, music, dancing and customs from countries across the globe. www.spiffs.org




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


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