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What to do in St Pete: St Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival

What to do in St Pete: St Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival

What to do in St Pete: St Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival

What to do in St Pete: St Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival


Love shrimp? What about a group sandwich? When it comes to seafood, it doesn’t get better or fresher than in St Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival. If you’re near St Pete this weekend, this is the place to be. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your weekend.

St Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival

Vinoy Park Map



Co-hosted with the City of St Petersburg and the Arts Alliance, 2nd annual festival will include local restaurants and the best seafood in the area. Enjoy the food, drink, as well as live local and regional music from The Black Honkeys, Kettle of Fish, and an array of rock, soul, and island sounds.


Where: Vinoy Park – 701 Bayshore Blvd NE

When: March 3rd 11am-8pm and March 4th from 11am-7pm

Admission: General Admission is $7 at the gate and $5 advance when you order from Event Live. VIP Tickets are available.

Parking: There is limited street parking, we suggest using the Plaza Tower Garage on 1st Street N.


Note: Only service dogs will be allowed. For more information click here.

What to do in St Pete: Fine Arts Festival

What to do in St Pete: Fine Arts Festival

What to do in St Pete: Fine Arts Festival


What to do in St Pete: Fine Arts Festival



This weekend in St Pete art lovers will have two full days to enjoy the St Pete Fine Arts Festival. The annual art show will have original artwork from more than 120 artisans from 25 states and overseas. This is a chance to see art from all over the country as well as some of our local St Pete and Tampa Bay favorites. You’ll find something for everyone including photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, and more. Below is some helpful information to get you there.



When: Saturday 2/24 and Sunday 2/25 from 10am-5pm


Where: North Straub Park – 198 Bayshore Dr NE


Admission: Free!


Parking: Street parking will be limited, we suggest parking at the Plaza Parking Garage at 255 1st St N or The Sundial Garage at 117 2nd St N if you cannot walk or ride your bike.


For more information and artist directory, click here.

What to do in St Pete this Weekend: Sunday Market

What to do in St Pete: Sunday Market

What to do in St Pete: Sunday Market


What to do in St Pete: Sunday Market


This weekend is the first Sunday Market at Caddy’s in Downtown St Pete. LocalShops1 newest market will be held every first Sunday of the month and will have a variety of vendors and makers lined up curated from some of St Pete and Tampa Bay’s best makers, artists, and vendors. Located a short walking distance from some of downtown’s best restaurants and Beach Drive, the Sunday Market is easily accessible for tourists and locals. Here is everything you need to know about St Pete’s newest market.


When and where: Noon-4pm, every first Sunday on the month, Caddy’s On Central in downtown  (217 Central Ave)

Parking: There is limited street parking on central, 3rd St, 1st Ave N and 2nd St – but if you don’t want to fight for a metered space, you can park in the Rowdies-McNulty Garage located at 175 2nd Ave S.

Admission: Free!


Kids and pets are welcome, however pets are not permitted indoors (with the exception of service dogs). Make sure to visit LocalShops1 for vendor updates and to see other markets and events featuring Tampa Bay and St Pete locals.

Veterans Day 2017: Freebies and Discounts in Tampa Bay

Veterans Day 2017 Tampa Bay



From all of us at The Price Group, we thank you for your service to our country. We’ve put together a list of freebies and discounts for veterans and active duty military personnel for Saturday, November 11th.



Local freebies:


The Galley: 25% off your entire bill all day with military ID

Urban Brew and BBQ: Free brunch meal at Urban Brew and BBQ for active and retired military, ID required

Sunken Gardens: Free Admission with military ID

PSTA: Veterans ride free on St Pete’s buses and Trolleys with ID

Dali: Free admissions with guest with ID

The Florida Holocaust Museum: Free admissions with ID

Morean Arts Center: Free admission with ID and $5 admission for up to three guests

Planet Retro Records: 20% discount store wide with military ID

Casita Taqueria: 25% off all weekend to military personnel



Other Tampa Bay Discounts:


Applebees: Free meal from limited menu (proof of service required)

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for veterans and active duty, dine-in only (participating stores only)

Circle K: Participating stores will offer veterans free Polar Pop

Cracker Barrel: Free double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake

Dunkin’ Donuts: Veterans receive a free donut, not purchase necessary

Glory Days: Free appetizer or regular order of boneless or grilled wings

Hooters: Free meal at participating locations

Krispy Kreme: Free donut and coffee (no ID required)

Menchie’s: Any veteran or current military personnel with ID or in uniform receive a free 6oz frozen yogurt

Olive Garden: Free entree from a select menu to veterans and active duty

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries

Starbucks: Free tall brewed coffee for active and retired military and spouses

Tijuana Flats: Free entree to active and retired military

Village Inn: Free Inn-Credible VIB Breakfast

World of Beer: Free draft beer (where legal) or $5 off your tab

Ikea: Free entree with military ID

Great Clips: Free haircut for active or retired military

Lowe’s Home Improvement: 10% off for military personnel active and retired everyday with Lowe’s Card (not the credit card)

Home Depot: 10% discount

Target: 10% discount with military ID

Walgreens: 20% discount with Walgreens card and military ID

Florida Parks: Free entry for everyone (except the Skyway Fishing Pier)

Florida Aquarium: All active or retired military personnel receive on free admission ticket

Top Golf: Free lifetime membership with 10% off gameplay, 20% off other memberships to active and retired military personnel as will as police, fire and EMS who visit Top Golf 11/11


Historic Kenwood Bungalow Fest 2017

Historic Kenwood Bungalow Fest 2017

Historic Kenwood Bungalow Fest 2017


Historic Kenwood Bungalow Fest 2017


Each year in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood you can take a tour of the city’s finest homes. November 4th will be the 19th year The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association has put on the tour and it is your best chance to see the diverse archedtecture and art that help make the neighborhood special.Bungalowfest 2017


Each year the tour is a bit different. In 2016, 12 homes were featured as well as artists dwellings and showing off Kenwood’s crafty, artsy side. This year the tour will feature 11 homes ranging from bungalows to Tudor style homes “spotlighting our urban rebirth and the phenomenon of living large in small spaces.”


This popular tour is only $20 per person with an option to purchase the Patron Package for $100 which grants you two tickets, recognition in their brochure, and two t-shirts. with this year’s custom design. Buy your tickets online or at the event check in at Seminole Park the day of the event.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own your historic bungalow in Kenwood! Contact us today to find your dream home. WE can’t wait to hear about your real estate vision.

Trick or Treat! Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips



Halloween Safety Tips



Trick or treat! Soon little ones will be knocking on doors in costumes and adults going to less-than-kid-friendly (but still fun!) events. Halloween is a fun-for-all-ages day (and night!), but a lot can go wrong without the proper precautions. We want to make sure you are being safe this candy-eating season. Here are some Halloween safety tips to help keep you and your family safe and healthy this year.




Tips For Parties and Adult Trick-Or-Treaters



1.  Make sure that rowdy party is okay with your neighbors

If you’re planning on having a large party, especially one that goes into the wee hours of the night (or morning!), it’s a good idea and just plain nice to give your neighbors some notice. Even better, invite them to join! No one can complain about the noise if you’re all in on it!

2. Be extra aware on your commute to and from parties

If you are planning to party hard, please do it safely. Make sure you have a designated driver lined up or use services such as Uber or Lyft. If you are driving (and not drinking) watch out for kids in the street. Even the best kids can make a mistake and run out into the road. Drive slowly and watch both sides of the road, especially in residential areas like Crescent Heights or Old Northeast where trick-or-treaters will be out running around full of sugar.

3. Make sure your home is safe inside and out

Make sure there is a clear, well-lit way to and from your front door. This will help ensure no one trips while getting in and out of your party. While fake blood is to be expected, make sure no one sheds any real blood by moving glass or breakable objects out of the party area.



Tips For Parents



1. Don’t walk in the street

This seems like a no-brainer, but in neighborhoods like Kenwood or Old Northeast it can seem easier to cross the street wherever it’s convenient instead of crossing in the crosswalk. Especially with the parking of larger cars on the street, it can be very difficult for oncoming cars to see children in time. Also, avoid walking between parked cars. Bottom line: Use the crosswalks. That’s what they’re for.

2. Make sure your child is seen by cars

If you are unable to go early before the sun goes down, make sure your child is seen by passing cars by adding a reflective tape to their costume, shoes, and/or candy bag. You can also have them carry or wear glow sticks, just ensure that the life of them is longer or as long as you plan on being out and about.

3. Do not leave your child unoccupied

Again, maybe a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Keeping them within your line of sight can ensure they are not exposed to anything not age-appropriate, that they are staying on the sidewalks/crosswalks,  and ensure they are not eating any candy that may be dangerous.



Not sure what to do this Halloween? Listed below are some Halloween related events around St. Petersburg you might enjoy.


Halloween Block Party in Crescent Heights


Hauntoberfest 2017 @ Arkane Aleworks


Halloween Spooktacular 2017 @ Largo Central Park


5k Pumpkin Fun Run & Walk @ Freedom Lake Park


Haunted Heritage Hikes 2017


Really Live Literature Series: Frankenstein


Friends of Strays Haunted Hounds Costume Contest


Howl-O-Ween @Mastry’s Brewing Co


Trunk or Treat @ St Pete Beach Community Center


Euclid St Paul’s 14th Annual Haunted Hike


Dali and Beyond Film Series: Dracula

St Pete is Awesome: Local Shops 1 DTSP Night Market

Local Shops 1 DTSP Night Market

Local Shops 1 DTSP Night Market


Local Shops 1 DTSP Night Market


There’s a new market in town thanks to Local Shops 1. The best part? You don’t have to brave the heat to see some of St Pete’s best local makers, musicians, and more. DTSP Night Market is here. And it’s awesome.


Local Shops 1 was founded in 2008 by Ester Venouziou with one clear mission: “to provide advocacy, support and education to locally owned, independent businesses in the Tampa Bay region.” Members receive all kind of perks, too, which help in taking the pressure of advertising and getting their name out to potential clients. In a nutshell, LS1 gives their members more time to focus on what matters: engaging clients and creating really cool stuff.


Though their original storefront is located in Gulfport, their presence in St Pete has been felt from day one. In 2010 the first Shopapalooza, a locally focused festival meant to help holiday shoppers spend their money where it counts: with independent small businesses. The two weekend festival will be held at South Straub Park November 18th and 25th and boasts as being the biggest shopping event of the year in Tampa Bay. There will be entertainment, giveaways, food, and (of course) plenty of makers to pick the perfect gifts (yes, even for that persnickety loved one).





The new DTSP Night Market will be your opportunity to experience all that Shopapalooza has to offer in the coolness of the Plaza Courtyard, “The new DTSP Night Market was an extension of things we have already been doing. In a recent member survey, adding vendor opportunities came up pretty high on list of what people wanted. So we added DTSP Night Market!” Every first Thursday of the month from 6-10pm (next is October 5th!) at 111 2nd Ave NE shoppers will find hand crafted jewelry, art, bath and body products, screen printed t-shirts, and local music provided by the neighboring Ale and the Witch. Ester says it best, “This is the perfect place to shop, sip and eat!”


We asked Ester what she thought made St Pete awesome, and the answer was spot-on. “The vibe in St Pete is electric, and our city has so many amazing neighborhoods, each with its own unique flavor. But what makes St Pete so awesome? It comes down to the people. I’ve never lived anywhere else where it’s so clear that the residents love their city. It’s inspiring!”


We agree. Follow Local Shops 1 on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. We’ll see you at the market!

St Pete is Awesome: Pet Pal Animal Shelter

Pet Pal Animal Shelter

Pet Pal Animal Shelter



Pet Pal Animal Shelter


Since the early 80’s Pet Pal Animal Shelter has been saving the lives of animals. In 2002 the two founders moved the operation to 405 22nd St S in St Petersburg, Florida. The non-profit group has expanded to include a veterinary clinic and low-cost spay and neuter clinic. Their mission is simple: Save lives of animals and educate the public on responsible pet ownership. Their efforts are part of what makes St Pete awesome.



This Friday Coldwell Banker and Pet Pal Animal Shelter are hosting Homes for Dogs Project dog adoption event at our office and we are so excited to hang out with puppies all day. On Friday, September 22 you can join us and give a beautiful fur-baby their forever home from 11am-1pm.



Adopt a Pet - Pet Pal Animal Shelter



Can’t adopt? Here’s how you can help.


Donate your time and/or money. The shelter is nonprofit, which means any surplus in funds go directly towards achieving their mission. Any time or money given to them will help animals to be cared for (including vaccinations, food, housing) and help with operating costs. If you’re volunteer opportunity seeker, there are plenty of opportunities for all ages (and you get to play with adorable animals so it’s a win/win). You can also donate monetarily. There are options for one-time or monthly donations. You can also view their current wishlist and drop off needed items directly.


Shop at the thrift store. Located at 1500 34th Street N in St Pete, the thrift store is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. You’ll find books, housewares, lightly used clothing and shoes, DVDs, small kitchen appliances and more. All the money from purchased items goes to subsidize costs of the shelter and all donations are tax deductible. (Another win/win!)


Have fun at their events. Pet Pal hosts many events around the city from yoga with cats, to Yappy Hour at Pinellas Ale Works. If yoga or beer isn’t your thing you can participate in their 7th Annual Golf Tournament.


You can follow Pet Pal Animal Shelter on Facebook and Instagram for information on future events and adorable animal photos.

Arts Month in St Pete

St Pete Arts Month

St Pete Arts Month


September is St Pete Arts Month



From cocktail operas to grand openings, this year’s arts month in St Pete has plenty of events to choose from to experience the art scene first hand. St Petersburg is rich in culture and fosters growth of local artists from musicians to muralists. In honor of arts month we want to shine the spotlight on two of our favorite artists in the Tampa Bay area, Michael Vahl and Cam Parker.



Michael Vahl


Michael Vahl

Michael Vahl


Michael Vahl is a visual artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in portraiture and other unique styles of artwork. Drawing since the age of 5, Michael is consistently learning his craft, honing his skills to produce works of art for the enjoyment of others.


He decided to leave his life behind, including friends and family, to pursue his dream of being an artist here in Tampa Bay. He has dedicated himself to visual art and is constantly aiming to learn new methods and skills that his clients and viewers will appreciate and love for years to come.


You can find his work all over St Pete and Tampa, including the above Dali mural piece in downtown St Pete. You can learn more about Michael and request quotes for commissioned pieces on his website, and follow his latest work on Instagram and Facebook.






Cam Parker

Cam Parker

Cam Parker


Cam is an energetic, imaginative fine artist and illustrator based in Tampa, Florida who attended Northern Illinois University as a painting major and fashion minor. He gathers influence from Lady Gaga, Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, and pop culture. Cam works to create sarcastic, electrically charged vision of all things pop culture. His work is dynamic, catching the eye with bright colors in contrast with present day messages of inclusion, equal rights, and a splash of fierce fem edge.


He mixes media challenging himself to marry pen and ink with colored pencils graphite, blending acrylic and spray paint and immersing myself in digital manipulation.  Commission portraits, large scale paintings, murals and tattoo designs are among his favorite things to produce. You can follow Cam’s work on Facebook. He is available for commission works on various amounts of media.


St Pete is Awesome: St Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour

St Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour

St Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour


St Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour



You’ve no doubt heard of brewery tours if you’ve spent any time in St Pete, Florida. You may have gone on the mural tour as well. But do you know about the new kid on the block? St Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour is getting tons of attention in the media and for good reason.


Founder Brendan Smith has a history with coffee. He has held multiple positions in the coffee industry from barista training to coffee shop manager. “In 2015 I was having coffee with my friend, Ariel Penu, when she asked me about all the craft coffee shops in St. Petersburg. There were so many new shops! She suggested the idea and I quickly organized the first #StPeteCoffeeTour for my friends. We did it again 6 months later and 6 months after that I lead my first public tour (December ’16.)”


And so the tour was born. St Pete Craft Coffee Tour offers Saturday morning and special afternoon tours throughout the St Pete area, making stops at locally owned and operated establishments like Craft Kafe, The Bikery, Southside Coffee and more. You’ll learn about roasting, the craft of making coffee and coffee drinks, and sample everything from espresso to tea.


Don’t skip on this awesome new way to explore St Pete, Florida. You can book a tour on their website through the next few weeks. Make sure to also like them on Facebook for all the latest updates.


Want more information on St Petersburg, Florida and the surrounding areas? Click here explore our amazing city.

Staycation in St Petersburg Labor Day Weekend

St Pete in Staycation Labor Day Weekend

St Pete in Staycation Labor Day Weekend



Staycation in St Pete Labor Day Weekend


Labor Day weekend is coming up and it’s time to make your three day weekend plans. Getting out of town with only three days can make for a rushed, less-than-relaxing time. Our recommendation: a staycation in St Pete. A staycation is just what it sounds like. You stay in your home town (or nearby) and do all the vacation things. Below are our recommendations to make your staycation in St Pete a blast.



Where to Stay


The Avalon Hotel is location at 443 4th Ave N, a few blocks or a short ride with their free shuttle service to everything Downtown St Pete has to offer. This boutique hotel has an art-deco,

Stacation in St Pete Labor Day Weekend

The Avalon Hotel St Pete

trendy feel with friendly, upbeat service and cozy rooms. The building was erected in the 1930’s, but has recently gone under a full renovation, keeping all the old charm and architecture and mixing in the hip-ness that is the heart of the Sunshine City.


Other things to note:

-Each room has free Wifi for those who don’t want to totally disconnect

-King or queen size beds available

-Free ride and pool, free parking, and restaurant with taproom at their sister hotel The Hollander (located next door)

-Check-in is 3pm, check-out is 11am



What to See


Go to the Saturday Morning Market and enjoy music, food vendors, and local makers. The market has been going strong since 2002 with over 170 near Al Lang Stadium with beautiful waterfront views not too far away. Come early to beat the heat, get some breakfast (or lunch!), and enjoy music presented by Mahaffey Theater.


Check out The Dali Museum. On Saturday, September 2 starting at 11:45am, take the kids to DillDally with Dali and on Sunday at 10am, all your yogis will love Yoga at the Dali.


Stroll down St Pete’s famed Central Ave where you’ll find The Chihuly Museum at Morean Arts Center, coffee shops like Brew-D-Licious, and tons of local shopping on the 600 Block.



What to Eat


There are no shortages of food option when stay in Downtown St Pete. We recommend The Galley for sandwiches, great seafood and overall gastro-pub feel.  Locale Market has options for everyone including the pickiest of foodies. Locale is located within The Sundial courtyards and is surrounded by shopping options and movie theater. For the beer adventurers, you should stop into St Pete Brewing, Cycle Brewing, and Ale and the Witch to taste what the locals drink (and some special taps from out of state).

Bring The Noise: The St Pete Pier Is Coming

Construction begins on the new St Pete Pier.

Construction begins on the new St Pete Pier.


The New St Pete Pier


The ceremonial ground breaking on the St Pete Pier has come and gone and now comes the tough, not-so-pretty part: noise pollution. Remember when the One building started? It was (and is) an ear full of ground pounding, crane engine running, and metal clanking throughout the east side of downtown. We can expect more of the same starting next week as construction starts on the new St Pete Pier.


What does this mean for you?


ABC Action News reported that over 400 piles are going to be drilled by the crew through January to support the weight starting in September. But test piling will start on July 17th, which will be bringing the noise to Beach Drive and Old Northeast. According to, construction should end in late 2018 and the official ribbon cutting in “early 2019”. That’s a lot of noise.


The pier looks to be an amazing build, though. There will be multiple gardens, play areas, music venues and room for shops restaurants. It sure looks pretty, at and a cool $14 million estimated cost it ought to be. Will the end result be worth it? Sure looks that way from the renderings. It will be interesting to see how the noise affects businesses nearby that have outdoor space. In the mean time, there are events like Pier Beer Summer Series. This even will connect the booming brewery scene and education on the pier and it’s progress.


For more information on the project and to keep updated with time lines and events, check out and sign up for their newsletter.

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay


Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay


From fireworks, to BBQs to live music, here is an easy to follow list of the Fourth of July events in Tampa Bay! Make sure you tell ’em The Price Group sent you. Happy Fourth!



St. Petersburg Waterfront 4th Of July Fireworks & Food Truck Rally featuring local radio stations Q105, QYK 99.5, B98.7, WLLD, and Maxima and food trucks including Rolling with my Hoagies Food TruckSkoops Italian Ice and more.

Swing Night-Hot Club of SRQ is hosting a dance night at Ale and the Witch from 8-11pm and if you’re into swing dancing, you’re not going to want to miss this.

Support the Special Operations Warrior Foundations at Locale Market’s All-American Market Tasting. Enjoy a taste of all-American food starting July 4th through July 7th – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  for the independent price of $17.76 (get it?!).

Light Up Tampa Bay Independence Day Celebration is happening this weekend in Channelside and is Tampa Bay’s largest fireworks display with live music and food benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

6th annual racing event happening at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park starting at 5pm.

Independence Day Celebration at Great Explorations Children’s museum in St Pete will feature patriotic activities throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bonus: Military (active and retired) and first responders get in free!

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration starts at 6pm at Largo Central Park is located at 101 Central Park Dr, Largo 33771. One Blood will be there accepting donations (and giving away free movie tickets for them!) and there will be lots of family friendly activities.

4th of July Skate at Skateworld of Tampa will have $1 admission if you wear red white or blue with skate rentals just $3.50.

Clearwater Celebrates America at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33755 from
4-10 p.m will have live entertainment, a kids zone, local vendors and food trucks, and (of course) fireworks!


Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Jacksonville Armada

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Jacksonville Armada

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Jacksonville Armada



If you’ve always wanted to see a Tampa Bay Rowdies match but haven’t, this is your shot. Our beloved soccer team is taking on the Jacksonville Armada on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:30 in the US Open Cup and you can see the whole 90+ minutes for FREE.


But how? Easy. Just call the box office at 727-308-5203 or email Come out and show your support like only St Pete can. For more info on the Rowdies or to buy tickets to other games click here.


More links to get all the Tampa Bay soccer information:


Ralph’s Mob – A family of friends supporting Rowdies and doing good things

The Unused Substitutes – Podcast relating to all things Rowdies

Events in St Petersburg Florida 4/1-4/2

Events in St Petersburg

Events in St Petersburg Florida 4/1-4/2


There are a ton of events in St Petersburg, Florida this weekend, whether you’re marching around town pre-gaming with Ralph’s Mob, celebrating Rays Opening Day, or getting your zen on surrounded by art, St Petersburg has a bit of something for everyone this weekend.


Events in St Petersburg


Yoga + Art


Start your weekend off on a healthy note by joining Danielle Collinsworth, The Caffeinated Yogi, at The Gallery located at 1 Progress Plaza, Ste 111 for some indoor, inspired yoga. This all-level donation based class takes place every first Saturday with soothing live music. Don’t have a mat? First time yogi? No worries – there are extra mats available and the flow is suited for beginners to advanced yogis. Class starts at 10:30 am inside the gallery to the right. (If you aren’t a morning person, check out Danielle’s Sunday evening class here!)


Rowdies are Back!


When you’re done being bendy (or not so bendy) at yoga, head across the street for the Rowdies’ second home game of the year against Toronto FC. Coming off their season opening win last weekend, Ralph’s Mob and all the Tampa Bay Rowdies fans are ready for another sell-out game this Saturday at 7:30pm. If you miss out on buying tickets, stop into The Rowdies Den, The Avenue, or Courrigan’s where you not only can watch the game but are within an earshot of the stadium. We recommend you get your tickets here, though.


 …and so are The Rays!


It’s here! Baseball season is back and St Pete is buzzing with anticipation for this Sunday’s home opener against the New York Yankees! Tickets are available here for the 1:10pm game. Fun fact: Did you know you can bring in sealed bottled water and food into Tropicana Field? From the website: “Patrons are allowed to bring food into Tropicana Field. All food items must be wrapped, bagged, or contained within a soft-sided container that shall not exceed 16″x16″x 8”. Patrons are allowed to bring in single-serving juice boxes and sealed plastic water bottles (no larger than one liter). Items not allowed are cans, thermoses, ice chests, bottles, glass containers or any other non-collapsible container or object deemed hazardous.” So for you baseball fans, there are no excuses! Buy your tickets here.

Things To Do In Tampa Bay 12/17-12/18

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This weekend is a perfect opportunity to cross the Bay and experience what the other side has to offer. The Cross Bay Ferry will be offering free rides on Sunday, 12/18 from 7am-5:30pm. If you haven’t experienced this new transportation this is your chance! You can check out our very own James Silver’s review of the Ferry below. If you’re traveling from St. Pete to Tampa, you can stop by The Florida Aquarium, plenty of shopping and restaurants in Channelside or hop on the trolley and make your way to Ybor for an afternoon movie or Improv show. Coming to St. Pete from Tampa? The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and four blocks of shopping and dining on Beach Drive are all within walking distance.




On Saturday, you can enjoy free snow-ga (that’s yoga in the snow) at Sundial (153 2nd Avenue North, St.Petersburg, Florida) from 9-10am. IF you haven’t gone to see the decorations and the flurries, this is the perfect time do experience it while getting a jump start on your New Years fitness goals. Go grab some lunch and come back to the Sundial at 3pm to catch the Dixie Hollins High School Choir perform an hour long upbeat set of holiday songs!



Tampa also has an opportunity to get your fitness on with the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. On Sunday December 18th, the race is family friendly with games to occupy your little ones and all things chocolate (hot chocolate too, obviously) after you cross the finish line. The 5k will start around 7:30am, and the 15k around 8:25am in the Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa, FL. Check out their website for more details on this fun event.

Things to do in Tampa Bay 12/10-12/11





Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and Tampa Bay is surely in the holiday spirit. Lights on houses, music in every store, the time of year for for parades, classic holiday plays, and lights is now. This weekend will be yours to do all this and more. Here are some things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.


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St. Pete Boat Parade


If you like parades but also like boats, then you’ve got to catch the Downtown St. Pete Boat Parade this Saturday, December 10th starting at 6:30pm. All different shapes and sizes of boats come through the Vinoy Basin sea wall near Demens Landing and make their way around the water showing off lights, music, and Christmas cheer. You may be able to catch a Santa (or two). This year is the first year VIP tickets ($8-$50) will be sold which includes reserved seating and serving of beer, wine, and food. Just want to catch the parade and skip the VIP? No problem. You can find a spot in North Straub or the pier approach and get a great view. Visit their website for tickets and more info.



Snow on 7th Holiday Parade


Want a more traditional parade experience? Pop on over to Ybor for the Snow on 7th Holiday Parade. Entertainment starts at 6pm, and Mayor Buckhorn and family will kick off the parade events while the snow falls. This parade is free, but get there early to get a good seat. For more info, check out their Facebook event page and the adorable countdown here.



It’s a Wonderful Life


One of the most beloved holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life, is being brought to the American Stage for your ears to enjoy until December 24th – but with a twist. See it come to life as It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry featuring a few local favorites, Colleen Cherry and Becca McCoy. 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Find info on the play, the actors, and book your tickets before they’re gone here.


Things To Do In Tampa Bay 11/18-11/20

SXSW Style Event Comes to St. Pete


The founders of Et Cultural have a diverse background but one common goal: To heighten the level of art, music and interactivity in St. Pete. The way they do this? Et Cultura. From yoga, to workshops to live music to film viewings the $25 ticket is well worth the price. But you don’t have to purchase a pass to enjoy many parts of the festival. The maker’s market, folk music stage and many of the art shows are all free to the public. The events started Wednesday downtown, but they continue all weekend long. Visit Et Cultura’s website for more info on tickets, scheduling and locations.


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This year Local Shops 1, a major resource for all things local, is taking two Saturdays this month to give you time to get your holiday shopping done properly. This Saturday, November 19th is your first opportunity to sample everything the locals have to offer you. Anything from non profit organizations to local Etsy makers will be in attendance as well as live music and food trucks. And by the way – the weather is going to be amazing. Get your family out to Straub Park and support your local businesses. For more information on the event visit Local Shops 1 website or their Facebook event page.

Saturday in the Park  – Tampa


For our friends on the other side of the bay, you can catch a free concert of at Water Works Park in Tampa on Saturday, November 19th from 2-6pm. The event has no admission, however there will be doantion drop off supporting Metropolitan Ministries. The event is hosted by Harmonic Factory and Metropolitan Ministries. Bring a blanket, lunch and enjoy the beautiful fall Tampa Bay weather. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.


Things To Do In Tampa Bay – 11/11-11/13

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It’s that time of year again, St. Pete! Ribfest is taking over Vinoy Park this weekend from Friday around 11am through Sunday evening. You don’t have to love ribs to enjoy this three day event. Music from big names like The Doobie Brothers and Huey Lewis and the News to local legends such as The Black Honkeys will be playing in the afternoons all weekend long. Bring the family down and enjoy the Family Fun Zone sponsored by Great Explorations Children’s Museum. They have a kids menu where everything from corn dogs to lemonade are only $2. Be sure to look for our agent James Silver who will be giving out coozies on Sunday (until they run out) – you just have to find him!


Second Saturday Art Walk


If you’ve never experience the art of St. Petersburg, the Second Saturday Artwalk is the best place to start. The event spans from Historic Kenwood to Downtown showcasing local artists from around the area. Hop on the trolley (see the full schedule here!) and enjoy local art while enjoying a craft hanging out at 3 Daughters after dinner. The trolley service makes stops all over downtown which gives you an opportunity to explore your city from a different perspective. At Trolley stop #2 you can catch The Photo Ninja and a live model photo shoot! Events start around 5pm 11/12 and go throughout the night.


St. Pete T-shirt Company Grand Opening

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Love St. Pete? We do, too! And now you can let the world know. St. Pete T-shit Company’s grand opening will be held at its store at 655 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 on 11/12 from 6pm-9pm. There will be live painting from local artist Chad Mize and raffles for shirts, art, and glass blowing workshop from Zen Glass Studio and Gallery. So, ya know… hit up Artwalk and head down here. Two birds, one stone! Learn more about the event here.


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Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend

November is here! And with it comes all the things fall has to offer. This weekend is no exception with Folkfest St. Pete, Beer Night, and Grand Central Market. (Not to mention our open houses!) We have all the info you need on things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.


Attention All Beer enthusiasts and Foodies!


Friday night is St. Pete Wine and Food Festival’s Beer Night. From 5:30pm-9:30pm in North Straub Park you can sample craft beer and ciders from all over the region. This is a great way to try new and exclusive drinks from some of your favorite breweries or discover a brewery you’ve not heard of. There will be food served included in the ticket price. You can purchase tickets to all of St. Pete’s Food and Wine Festival here and find out more information on all their events happening all weekend long.


Get Folky


Folkfest St. Pete is a favorite of local makers and musicians. Last year there was a kids station, planty of arts vendors and all the beer and food that the Edge District has to offer. There is something for everyone here from college kids to families looking for an afternoon out and about. The festival starts Saturday. November 5th at 9am and runs until early Sunday afternoon. Check out their Facebook event page for more info including their killer musical line up.


Get Started on Christmas Shopping


Saturday, November 5th is the Grand Central Market hosted by Grand Central District at Punky’s Bar and Grill. The market starts at 9am and there will be live music from 11am-1pm. This is the perfect spot to start your Christmas shopping. From collectibles to crafts, there is something for everyone. And you can’t go wrong with Punky’s weekend breakfast specials. Head on down and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Things to do in St Pete 10/28-10/30

Halloween is here! Time for tricks, treats, costumes and… seafood? That’s right! This weekend is packed full of good eats and family fun. We don’t want you to miss any of these things to do in St Pete this weekend.

St. John’s Seafood Festival

The the 35th year, St John’s Pass will be holding it’s annual seafood fest in on the boardwalk in Madeira Beach. Along with 100 (yes, you read that right) seafood options, there will be music, art and chef show-downs. We’ve heard rumors of their being a world record Bloody Mary toast and you definitely want to be a part of that, right? There are family friendly events including a kids costume contest on Saturday at 3pm. The festival starts at noon Thursday, October 27th and goes until Sunday, October 30th. Head over to their website for a full list of events.

Neighborhood Block Parties

Halloween is the kick-off to family friendly block parties all over the city. Some of our favorite dsc_0857neighborhoods are no exception, including Crescent Heights who is holding a Halloween bock party on Saturday, October 29th from 5-7pm. This neighborhood really gets into the Halloween spirit with almost every house hanging pumpkins from the trees in their yard. The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association is holding their annual Halloween Porch Party on Friday, October 28th from 7:30-10:30pm. Wear your costume and be a part of the community’s spooky event.

Fall Festival Family Fun Day

Sundial St. Pete is hosting a family-friendly Fall Festival on Sunday, October 30th from 12-3pm. The event is going to be held at the Sundial plaza. Families can enjoy a magic show, face painting, and trick-or-treating (of course). The Nomad Art Bus will also be in attendance. This event is free to the public and costumes are encouraged.

Things To Do in St. Petersburg 10/21-10/23

The weekend is finally here! We are so excited to mosey around town to all the events happening in our vibrant city. From charity shuffle boarding to pet photo shoots, we’ve got all the information for things to do in St. Petersburg right here.

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Our city is one of the most giving communities in the area. Tonight (10/21/2016) you can witness the goodness with a new group Good Deeds St. Pete at St. Pete Shuffle. The group is hosting an event called Shuffle For Haiti with all proceeds going towards the victims of Hurricane Matthew. There will be live local music and a silent auction. The event starts at 7pm and the winners of the auction will be announced at 10pm.


2016 Country Jubilee

Pinellas County is holding their annual Country Jubilee Saturday, October 22nd. The event is held at Heritage Village. There will be crafters, food, and music to entertain you and your whole family. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather starting at 10am until 4pm.

On Sunday, October 23rd, Pinellas Ale Works are hosting a photo shoot fundraiser for Friends fos-agoldphoto-mailchimp-headerof Strays. Bring your pooch from 1-5pm and donate $100 for amazing professional photos. The event will be at 1962 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, Florida. Stop in, grab a beer and donate some cash to an amazing cause. If you’re bringing your pet, don’t forget to book your session ahead of time. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.


What are you and your family up to this weekend? Did we miss something awesome? Give us a heads up and we will feature it! Contact for more info. 

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Halloween Safety Tips From The Price Group Realtors

Trick or treat! Soon little ones will be knocking on doors in costumes and adults going to less-than-kid-friendly (but still fun!) events. Halloween is a fun-for-all-ages day. But a lot can go wrong. With the recent creepy clowns that have been popping up throughout the country, we want to make sure you are being safe this candy-eating season. Here are some Halloween safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this year.

Tips For Parents

1. Don’t walk in the street

In neighborhoods like Kenwood or Old Northeast it can seem easier to cross the street wherever it’s convenient instead of crossing in the crosswalk. Especially with the parking of larger cars on the street, it can be very difficult for oncoming cars to see children in time. Also, avoid walking between parked cars. Bottom line: Use the crosswalks. That’s what they’re for.

2. Ensure your child is seen

If you are unable to go early in the evening, make sure your child is seen by passing cars by adding a reflective tape to their costume, shoes, and/or candy bag. You can also have them carry or wear glow sticks, just ensure that the life of them is longer or as long as you plan on being out and about.

3. Do not leave your child unoccupied

Again, maybe a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Keeping them within your line of sight can ensure they are not exposed to anything not age-appropriate and ensure they are not eating any candy that may be dangerous.

Tips For Adult Trick-Or-Treaters

1.  “Okay” rowdy parties with neighbors

If you’re planning on having a large party, especially one that goes into the wee hours of the morning, it’s a good idea to give your neighbors some notice. Even better, invite them to join! No one can complain about the noise if you’re all in on it!

2. Be extra cautious on your commute

Planning to party hard? Cool. Please do it safely. If you plan on drinking make sure you have a designated driver lined up or use services such as Uber or Lyft. If you are driving (and not drinking) watch out for kids in the street. Even the best kids can make a mistake and run out into the road. Drive slowly and watch both sides of the road.

3. Make sure your home is safe inside and out

Make sure there is a clear, well-lit way to and from your front door. This will help ensure no one trips while getting in and out of your party. While fake blood is to be expected, make sure no one sheds any real blood by moving glass or breakable objects out of the party area.

Not sure what to do this Halloween? Listed below are some events around St. Petersburg you might enjoy. On 10/22 show up with a carved pumpkin to 6th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Ale and the Witch and get a $10 gift card. October 21st get your grub on at Food Truck Around Town Trick Or Treat at 250 8th Ave SE. Saturday, October 29th you have your pick: Halloween Open House benefiting SPCA Tampa Bay, and Spooky Saturday at Station House


Weekend Events in St. Petersburg – October 15th

As a seasoned resident of St. Petersburg would expect, this weekend is full of events happening throughout the city. The beautiful weather (fall, is that you?) has finally come and it is the perfect time to spend a day out and about in our lovely city. Here are three events in St. Petersburg you should check out.

Celebrating the Arts

This weekend celebrates the re-opening of the famous Chihuly Museum to its new location 720Events in St. Petersburg Central Avenue. This is a wonderful addition to the Central Avenue Arts District with the Morean Arts Center right across the street. The new Chihuly Museum will hold a ribbon cutting at 9:30am and will open to the public 10:00am Saturday, October 15th. The Collection will remain open until 7pm. Tickets are available at the box office and there is no ticket required to enjoy the block party. Our recommendation: Have breakfast at Banyan Cafe before and an ice pop at The Hyppo after. It’ll be a amazing.

Coastal Cleanups

If environmentalism is your thing, you can participate in one of the many cleanup events in St. Petersburg Saturday morning. Crescent Lake, Mirror Lake (from 8am-11am), Clam Bayou in Gulport, North Shore Beach downtown (from 9am-12pm) are all having cleanup days. These events are hosted by Keep Pinellas Beautiful and supplies will be provided (just make sure to bring a reusable water bottle). This is an amazing way to give back to our beloved neighborhoods and keep them shining brightly.

Shopping and Music

Take advantage of this amazing weather by visiting the folks at the Saturday Morning Market from 9am-2pm in lively downtown St. Pete. It is of St. Petersburg’s most loved events to pick up all things local and regional and you can find just about anything you need here. The vendors include produce stands, local makers as well as live music. If you are new to the area, this is the best place to meet your neighbors and experience the diversity of our city. The market is held every Saturday from now until May (except March 11th, 2017) at 1st Avenue S and 1st Street S, next to the Rowdie’s Stadium.

Saturday Morning Market Returns to St Pete!

The Saturday Morning Market is celebrating its 13th season this year!

Open from Oct – May, it has grown to become the largest one-day-a-week fresh market in the Southeast US, with about 10,000 customers each week.

While great food, interesting crafts and live music are all wonderful elements of the market, this spirit of community is what really defines the market experience.

Many customers have shared that they think that the market is the most significant improvement to quality of life in St Petersburg.

This year there are around 200 approved vendors filling about 130 spaces. A core group of regular food and plant vendors, and a rotating group of craft vendors. They come from as far away as Port Charlotte, Orlando, and Tallahassee, and represent a wide variety of ethnicities and nationalities, contributing to a rich multicultural experience of food, crafts and music.

Saturday 9am-2pm

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St Pete Wine and Food Festival & Beer Night This Weekend

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Beer Night St Pete

Featuring over 100 beer and cider selections from local, regional, and national breweries and all-inclusive food from area establishments, BEER Night is the perfect chance to experience first hand Tampa Bay’s emerging craft beer scene. In fact, the area was voted the second best beer town in America by USA Today!

Two 10,000 square foot tents full of great beer and awesome eats, all for one price. Walk through the entrance and put your wallet (or purse) away. Everything is covered! Even the water.

DJ, dozens of picnic benches to hang out on and three different restroom areas included

Friday, September 25th 5:30 – 9:30 PM (North Straub Park)


Grand Tastings

This signature event features both Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions. Guests will enjoy fine wines, and sample fare from the area’s best restaurants and chefs, and take in free cooking demonstrations from local and world-renowned chefs.

The refined, upscale, grand tasting caters to a clientele that likes to indulge in great food, fine art and gourmet products. One price provides unlimited tastings of fine wine and food.

Tampa Bay’s Best Chefs are bringing their finest cuisine to the inaugural St. Pete Wine & Food Festival. Experience firsthand some of the most amazing, exquisite and unique epicurean cuisine to grace an area food festival.

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 PM North Straub Park



20 Perfect Florida Picnic Spots!

We’re pretty spoiled here in Florida with our year-round picnicking weather, so kick off your flip-flops, spread out, and enjoy a day at one (or all!) of these charming spots. Local Realtors® submitted many of these picnic picks — Local Realtors always know where all the best stuff is!

Why not take the family or meet up with friends and enjoy one of these great spots this weekend!

Gemini Springs County Park

Where: DeBary (West Volusia County)

Cost: Free

Picnic under old oaks, stroll the arched footbridges and rent a canoe or kayak. Oh, and you can bring your pup!

Lake Eola

Where: Downtown Orlando

Cost: You might have to pay for parking if you can’t find freebie

You knew this park was going to be on the list, right? Of course it is! We love Lake Eola.

Mead Botanical Garden

Where: Winter Park (Orange County)

Cost: Free

This park is a gem nestled in a quiet Winter Park neighborhood. There’s a lovely boardwalk trail, butterfly garden and native plant demonstrations. Howell Creek runs along the back of the park. Dogs are allowed.

Oakland Nature Preserve

Where: Oakland (Between Winter Garden and Clermont)

Cost: Free, donations encouraged

ONP is a 128-acre preserve on the southern shore of Lake Apopka. You’ll likely spot gopher tortoises. There are live animal exhibits, gardens, boardwalk trails and a visitor center with delightful rocking chairs out front.

Lake Louisa State Park

Where: Clermont (Lake County)

Cost: $5

Canoe and kayak rentals available, pristine lakes. Bring your bicycle — there are extensive paved and unpaved bike trails.

The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve

Where: Kissimmee/Poinciana Area

Cost: Free, donations encouraged

A national model for wetland restoration, DWP has more than 1000 species of plants and animals. Hike a one-mile trail to the shore of Lake Russell.

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Where: Downtown Kissimmee

Cost: Free

Paved trail, boat ramp, bait shop that rents fishing gear. Free movies!

Bok Tower Gardens

Where: Lake Wales (Polk County)

Cost: Adults/teens $12 | Kids $3 (free under 5yrs old)

Gorgeous gardens and a unique singing tower with a wonderful Koi pond.

“Public events include concerts under the stars, where you are encouraged to picnic with friends (and there are even contests for the best-dressed picnic table!) … I love it!!” –Lynne H.

Anclote Key Preserve

Where: Anclote Island (Near Tarpon Springs)

Cost: There are fees for ferry service (call to inquire)

Picnic on an island for the day — you live in Florida so it’s totally doable! Ferries leave from the Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs.

“Forget the Bahamas, come to our Island, Anclote Island!” –Yvy P.

The Tampa River Walk

Where: Downtown Tampa

Cost: Parks are free, but plan to pay for parking and other attractions

Picnic at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and watch boats cruise by and the buildings light up at night. The Tampa River Walk has enough to do to fill a weekend, let alone an afternoon. Enjoy!

Old McMicky’s Farm

Where: Odessa (north of Tampa)

Cost: Adults/teens $12 | Kids $10 (free under 2yrs old)

Educational guided tours, lunch spots by the lake.

Zephyrhills Veterans Memorial Park

Where: Zephyrhills (Pasco County, north of Tampa)

Cost: Free

“Beautiful, wide-open park. Nice walking path, lush green grass, and plenty of shade trees!” –Adam G.

Honeymoon Island State Park

Where: Dunedin (Tampa area)

Cost: $8

The name says it all! Seriously, it’s a breathtaking beach. There’s a dog beach, too.

“Honeymoon is friendly to critters, offering a dog beach that is a half-mile hike off the main road.” –Joe P.

Bradenton Riverwalk

Where: Downtown Bradenton

Cost: Free

Features outdoor living rooms and a Tidal Discovery Zone.

Polo at Lakewood Ranch

Where: Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota area)

Cost: Adults/teens $12 | Free for kids

Enjoy the “Sport of Kings”! Dogs okay on a leash.

Fort De Soto Park

Where: Tierra Verde (St. Pete area)

Cost: $5 parking fee

Historic fort, fishing and one of the few beaches you can take your dog to.

“This park has an incredible amount of things to do. It’s like going on vacation.”

–Pat R.

Heritage Village

Where: Largo (Clearwater area)

Cost: Free, donations encouraged

21-acre living history museum with dozens of historic structures.

Englewood Beach

Where: Englewood (Southwest Fla.)

Cost: Parking is 75 cents per hour

Volleyball! Boardwalk trails.

“This great beach in our lovely town sits right on the Gulf of Mexico. It is lovely because it’s not overly commercially developed.” –Pamela C.

Centennial Park

Where: Downtown Venice (Southwest Fla.)

Cost: Free

Free concerts happen often here.

“Under a Golden Rain tree … it’s the best spot around.” –Kimberly G.

Babcock Ranch Preserve

Where: Punta Gorda (Southwest Fla.)

Cost: Varies, contact to confirm

In rural SW Fla., this place is truly wild! Eco-tours are available. Wildlife viewing is practically guaranteed.

New Pier in St Petersburg – Update

pier in st petersburg flHave an opinion about the New Pier? Let your voice be heard!

In May, Mayor Rick Kriseman appointed a 21-member Working Group comprised of leaders from the neighborhoods, local businesses and stakeholders from previous Pier discussions to determine the next steps in moving a new Pier plan forward.

The Working Group now invites interested members of the public to join in the process by attending one of five public input sessions to be held from June 19 to July 2 at locations throughout the city. At each session, participants will complete a questionnaire regarding the functional elements to be included in the new Pier’s design, take part in a round table discussion and have an opportunity to speak with members of the Working Group.

The meetings will be held:

Thursday, June 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Avenue S. 

Tuesday, June 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue N.

Thursday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N.

Monday, June 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S.

Wednesday, July 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at J.W. Cate Recreation Center. 5801 22nd Ave. N.

Also beginning June 19, those who are unable to attend one of the sessions may complete the questionnaire online at and submit any comments to the Working Group.

For more information, please contact 727.892.5400 or e-mail:

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Firestone Grand Prix this weekend in St Pete

It has been a decade since the Grand Prix first took over downtown, bringing thousands of fans to St Pete.

A series of races along a picturesque 14 turn, 1.8 mile temporary track, featuring the IndyCar, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, USF2000 National Championship, Pirelli World Challenge Championships, Expanded Bright House Speed Zone, Yacht Club, Indy Fan Village, autograph sessions, Ferris Wheel, Stadium Supertrucks, go cart racing, celebrity sightings and more!

New this year, the HERO ZONE, a free, interactive military obstacle course, lets kids of all ages test their skills on some of the same obstacles faced by our troops in basic training. The HERO ZONE is deployed by Wish for Our Heroes and is located inside Gate 1, next to the Bright House Speed Zone. Inside the Speed Zone, get physical with rock climbing, power jumping, mechanical bull rides, a pit stop challenge, or gyroscope.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is a FREE shuttle service from Tropicana Field to the race course. Parking at Tropicana Field will be $10. The shuttle will pick passengers up on 10th St. S. and drop off passengers near the Hilton on Fourth Ave. S. between Second and Third Streets. There will be a two-block walk to the race entry gate 5. The shuttle will operate all three race days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March 28th-30th

This weekend in St Petersburg, 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade

On November 3rd 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Federal King Holiday Bill, making the third Monday of every January, the Federal King Holiday.

On January 20, 1986 he first, oldest, and largest MLK National Parade, Battle of Bands and Drum Line Extravaganza was held For the first time in American History, White marching bands and African American Marching Bands marched together in Salute and Tribute to the first Martin Luther King, Jr. National Parade in St Petersburg Florida.

Monday, January 20th, 2014 11am-3pm

National Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade begins at Third Ave. South and Martin Luther King St., goes north to Central Ave, east to Bayshore Drive and finally north to Fifth Ave. North, finishing at Vinoy Park.