Local Events

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Winter Beach at St Pete Pier – now through Jan 17th, 2022.
Celebrate the holiday season with the only beach front, real-ice ice skating rink with a 360″ water view on the St. Pete Pier.   Enjoy Ice Skating, Santa sightings, an arcade, and a free holiday concert. Find the perfect gift this holiday season at the Winter Beach Holiday Market, featuring a diverse lineup of local vendors, artists, and the Winter Beach gift shop.  More information.

January 15-16 – Florida Manatee Festival
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – 4 pm. $5 adult, 12 and under free. Downtown Crystal River, Citrus Avenue. Celebrate the gentle giant ~ the manatee in this unique Florida town where you can swim with the manatees. Food, music, vendors and family friendly activities. www.gomanateefest.com ( Just about an hour from our beaches )

January 20-23 – John’s Pass Seafood Festival
Friday – 3 – 9 pm, Saturday10 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 7 pm. Free to attend. John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. A weekend of seafood, live music and vendors. Sunday the Bloody Mary toast returns. www.johnspassseafoodfest.com

January 20-23 – St. Pete Power & Sailboat Show
10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. $19 adult, 15 and under free, Veterans free w proof of service. Albert Whited Park, 400 1st St. S, St. Petersburg. One of the largest selections of both power and sail boats, seminars, vendors and fun for everyone.www.stpeteboatshow.com

January 23 – Festival of Speed
10:30 am – 4 pm. $20. Vinoy Park, 501 5th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Come marvel at these mechanical masterpieces. Over 250 exotic, classic, muscle cars & motorcycles – the festival is known for it’s unique diversity of vehicles. www.festivalsofspeed.com

January 28-30 – 4th Annual St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival
Friday 4 – 10 pm, Saturday 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. Free. Williams Park, St. Petersburg. Enjoy a weekend of fresh seafood, vegetarian options and a wide variety of sides and desserts. A great collection of musical performers from various genres play throughout the festival including local favorites. www.stpete.org

February 6 – 19th Annual SPYC Vintage Motor Classic
8 am – 4 pm. South Straub Park, Beach Blvd. St. Petersburg. Stroll through history with this annual event featuring all pre-80s cars along the waterfront. www.stpete.org

February 19 – Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center Black Tie Gala
7 – 11 pm. $175. The Don CeSar Ballroom, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. This elegant evening is in support of the rescued animals of the Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center in John’s Pass. The event includes a three course meal, open bar, dinner wine service and live entertainment. www.facebook.com

February 19-20 – St. Petersburg Fine Arts Festival
10 am – 5 pm. Free. South Straub Park, Beach Dr., St. Petersburg. Over 100 artists gather from across the state and country gather for a stunning exhibition and sale of work from all mediums. Do not find exactly what you want? Have it commissioned. www.stpete.org

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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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