Local Events


Bucs Beach Bash
September 8-10
Tradewinds Island Grand, St Pete Beach
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tradewinds Island Grand will host a free family-friendly event from Sept. 8-10. Events include live music, family friendly activities, games on big screens and appearances by Bucs cheerleaders.

Sept 8 – Oct 31
Bush Gardens, Tampa
Annual Halloween festival featuring haunted houses and events throughout September and October. More info:  HowlOScream.com.

St. Pete Brewfest
Nov. 4-5
St. Pete
Festival with all-you-can-sample beer tasting from local craft breweries, food trucks, live music and beer-theme vendors. Proceeds benefit H.O.O.A.H, a non-profit supporting veterans, and Ales for ALS.

Sanding Ovations Master’s Cup
Nov. 17-20 and Nov. 26-27
Treasure Island Beach
Annual sand sculpting exhibition and competition, master sand sculptors from around the world will create larger than life sand sculpture masterpieces. More info: sandingovationsmasterscup.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


The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum was Voted #6 Trip Advisor’s 20 Things to do in St. Pete Beach. The museum is located in a former church built in 1917 and has a large collection of photographs, maps, and yearbooks, a Don CeSar display, and World War II exhibit. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon and again from 1-4 p.m., and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Visit Gulf Beaches Historical Museum | (gulfbeachesmuseum.org) for more information.