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 720 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.
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.