Beach Drive: The Weekender November 29 – December 2


Another week is gone, which means another week is here! As usual, there’s plenty to do around St. Pete. Start things off with a Thursday full of shuffleboard, a visit to the Royal Palm market, or the kickoff of the Power Boat and Sailboat Show. Continue things on Friday with a Glow Fashion Show or Downtown Comedy Night at Caddy’s on Central. Saturday includes the iconic Saturday Morning Market, as well as the Holiday Indie Market and the city’s annual Snowfest. Bring things to a close on Sunday with the final day of the boat show and a trip to the St. Pete Sunday Market. The holidays are here, so be sure to take advantage of the events that come with them! Enjoy!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29

Fine Art after 5pm: reduced admission to The Dali Museum, MFA & Imagine Museum

Fine art can be pricey. Thursdays after 5pm, visit the Dali for just $10, the Imagine Museum for $5, and the MFA for $10. Have a glass of wine and stroll the museums for the perfect Happy Hour.

More Dali Museum information can be found here.

Museum of Fine Arts information can be found here.

Imagine Museum information can be found here.

Royal Palm Market

Enjoy live music, food, shopping and craft cocktails every Thursday at 6PM under the royal palms of St. Pete! This weekly night market is located right next to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails and features local artists, boutiques, handmade goods, leather goods, wood burning, clothing & accessories, specialty dog treat vendors, soaps, candles and so much more! Bring the whole family including your pets to this free, weekly event.

Thirsty Thursdays at Rawk Star Cafe St. Pete

If you like 10% off your drinks and you like to drink organic, this is the perfect event for you! Starting at 8pm, check out discounts on organic beers, gluten free beers, organic wines, organic sangria, and organic prosecco.

St. Pete Chamber Shuffle

Now is the perfect time to show off your shuffleboard skills! The St. Pete Chamber is hosting a tournament at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club with registration starting at 3PM. Tutorial begins at 3:30PM and the tournament itself kicks off at 4. Registration is $100 per team (2 people) and Happy Hour tickets are also available for $25. Test your skills in the game and network with some of the biggest local organizations. To register and for the list of sponsors, visit here.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

What better way is there to explore St. Pete than a city-wide scavenger hunt? Turn your smart phone into a game device and make your way through a three-hour city tour. Start at 335 2nd Ave. NE (when you’re ready), and play at your own pace! The event runs from 9AM-8PM. Tickets are purchased per team and are $44. Find them here.

BOGO Bacardi Thursdays at The Oyster Bar

The Oyster Bar has partnered with Bacardi to bring hand crafted cocktails to St. Pete (along with a buy one, get one deal)! This takes place all day on Thursdays, with a variety of cocktails at just $10. These include the Day Dream Believer, Banana Rama, and more!

Nightly Snowfall at the Sundial

Celebrate the season every night with snow in the heart of downtown! Snow will fall on the courtyard every half hour from 6PM to 9:30PM every night. If that wasn’t enough, if you share your photos on social media under #SundialStPete, you enter in a contest for a Sundial gift card!

St. Pete Power Boat and Sailboat Show – Day One

The largest power and sailboat show on the Gulf Coast is sailing into St. Pete! Head to Albert Whitted Park to view an extraordinary selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land. Shop a 40,000 square-foot tent housing all types of marine gear, and enjoy fun for the whole family all weekend long. Show-goers will be excited to find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and so much more! Visit St. Pete’s Power & Sailboat Show’s website for more information.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30

HYbar Happy Hour

Hit the bar at St. Pete’s newest hotel – The Hyatt Place St. Pete. Celebrate your long week with a cold craft cocktail or local craft brew while listening to local live music! This high brow happy hour happens every Friday night, with beautiful views and great deals.  Happy Hour runs from 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Art Fridays at the Vinoy

Visit the Vinoy Renaissance this Friday night from 5:30PM-7:30PM for a free art show! Meet the artist and view their works while supporting the local art community.

Open Bar at Yard of Ale

End your week on a good note with Yard of Ale from 8PM to 10PM! For just $10, you get access to an open bar with their signature CCB 1821 Golden Ale as well as wells and 360 Vodka. The bar is also hosting a holiday toy drive, so be sure to donate! For more on that, see https://www.facebook.com/events/777478469267260/.

Downtown Comedy Night

Join Caddy’s on Central for a night of laughs! See comedians Johnny B. and Steve Lazlow for laughter and fun. Guests must be 21 or over. The event is free, but seating is limited! The event goes from 9PM to midnight.

St. Pete Power Boat and Sailboat Show – Day Two

The largest power and sailboat show on the Gulf Coast is sailing into St. Pete! Head to Albert Whitted Park to view an extraordinary selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land. Shop a 40,000 square-foot tent housing all types of marine gear, and enjoy fun for the whole family all weekend long. Show-goers will be excited to find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and so much more! Visit St. Pete’s Power & Sailboat Show’s website for more information.

Photos with Santa at the Sundial

Want a free photo opportunity with Santa himself? Check out the Sundial Friday evenings from 4PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 12PM to 9PM, and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM.

Nightly Snowfall at the Sundial

Celebrate the season every night with snow in the heart of downtown! Snow will fall on the courtyard every half hour from 6PM to 9:30PM every night. If that wasn’t enough, if you share your photos on social media under #SundialStPete, you enter in a contest for a Sundial gift card!

Glow Fashion Show

Wrap up your busy week with blacklight fun at the Iberian Rooster! The event kicks off at 9PM with glowing fashion and drinks for a night of music and a fashion show. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1

Saturday Morning Market

Check out this week’s rendition of St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning. It’s full of all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by at 101 1st Street SE between 9am and 1pm.

Brunched 2018

Hang out with Creative Loafing Tampa at St. Pete Shuffle for a variety of brunch bites from restaurants around the area from 12PM to 3PM! Enjoy complimentary shuffleboard and shop with local vendors while sipping mimosas. Tickets are $55 for VIP and $30 general admission and can be purchased here. The event is 21+.

Photos with Santa at the Sundial

Want a free photo opportunity with Santa himself? Check out the Sundial Friday evenings from 4PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 12PM to 9PM, and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM.

St. Pete Power Boat and Sailboat Show – Day Three

The largest power and sailboat show on the Gulf Coast is sailing into St. Pete! Head to Albert Whitted Park to view an extraordinary selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land. Shop a 40,000 square-foot tent housing all types of marine gear, and enjoy fun for the whole family all weekend long. Show-goers will be excited to find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and so much more! Visit St. Pete’s Power & Sailboat Show’s website for more information.

St. Pete Holiday Indie Market

Shop small this year at this open air showcase of over 100 local and traveling makers, artists and creatives! Handmade goods, plants, upcyled furniture, indie home design, vintage clothing, organic body care, prints and greeting cards, leather, coffee and more! The family and pet friendly fun goes down from 6-9 p.m. on Baum Ave, next to Green Bench Brewery in St. Pete.

Thanks, Champagne

Join American Spirits for their annual Holiday Champagne show at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse from 1PM-4PM. Visitors will taste over 20 champagnes and sparkling wines – with delicious hors d’oeuvres from Ruth’s Chris. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased here.

Nightly Snowfall at the Sundial

Celebrate the season every night with snow in the heart of downtown! Snow will fall on the courtyard every half hour from 6PM to 9:30PM every night. If that wasn’t enough, if you share your photos on social media under #SundialStPete, you enter in a contest for a Sundial gift card!

St. Pete Walking Mural Tour

Hear the inside stories of the making of more than 30 murals found in the Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg. The four-block tour begins at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Call 727-821-7391 or email gallery@FloridaCraftsmen.net to book a tour, which costs $19 for adults and $11 for children. A portion of the proceeds from the tours will be used to fund future murals.

Snowfest

Sixty-five tons of snow are expected to fall in North Straub Park at the annual holiday Snowfest celebration. Join the fake snow fun from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Activities include a big and kiddie toboggan slide, art tent, karaoke, moonwalks, giant slide, “glice” ice skating, and a Kiddyland area designed especially for pre-schoolers with inflatable train, cookie decorating and more.

Saturday Brunch at the Oyster Bar

Start your Saturday off right with brunch at the Oyster Bar! From 11AM to 3PM enjoy dishes like Buttermilk Donuts, the Creole Scramble, or Shrimp n’ Grits, as well as Bottomless Mimosas and Bottomless Bloodies. For more menu information, see here.

Brocante Vintage Market – Day One

Make your holidays bright with vintage delights! Explore 15,000 sq feet of vintage treasure finds at this monthly market in St. Pete! This true vendor-run market has an amazing variety and selection of vintage items unlike anywhere else. Grab your next vintage find the first weekend of each month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at 2200 2nd Ave S in St. Pete.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2

Photos with Santa at the Sundial

Want a free photo opportunity with Santa himself? Check out the Sundial Friday evenings from 4PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 12PM to 9PM, and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM.

St. Pete Power Boat and Sailboat Show – Day Four

The largest power and sailboat show on the Gulf Coast is sailing into St. Pete! Head to Albert Whitted Park to view an extraordinary selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land. Shop a 40,000 square-foot tent housing all types of marine gear, and enjoy fun for the whole family all weekend long. Show-goers will be excited to find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and so much more! Visit St. Pete’s Power & Sailboat Show’s website for more information.

Brocante Vintage Market – Day Two

Make your holidays bright with vintage delights! Explore 15,000 sq feet of vintage treasure finds at this monthly market in St. Pete! This true vendor-run market has an amazing variety and selection of vintage items unlike anywhere else. Grab your next vintage find the first weekend of each month from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday at 2200 2nd Ave S in St. Pete.

Nightly Snowfall at the Sundial

Celebrate the season every night with snow in the heart of downtown! Snow will fall on the courtyard every half hour from 6PM to 9:30PM every night. If that wasn’t enough, if you share your photos on social media under #SundialStPete, you enter in a contest for a Sundial gift card!

Yoga at The Dali

Bring along your yoga mat and come ready to be inspired! Join Lucky Cat Yoga at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at The Dali Museum for yoga. Classes are held in the Raymond James Community Room or outside in the Avant-garden, both with incredible views of the waterfront. The cost to participate is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Member’s desk.

St. Pete Sunday Market

LocalShops1 will be hosting a Sunday Market at Caddy’s on Central! This runs weekly from 12PM to 4PM each Sunday through April. Sip mimosas, enter raffles, and enjoy live music as you shop a variety of local vendors!

Six Dollar Sundays at the St. Petersburg Museum of History

Visit the St. Petersburg Museum of History for just $6! This deal has returned and continues through the end of the year. Be sure to take advantage of this and learn about the history of our beautiful city.

Trivia Night at the Hollander Hotel

Join the Hollander Hotel in the Tap Room every Sunday through December 23rd for trivia night! The top three winning teams earn $50, $35, and $15 in Tap House Bucks.

The event takes place from 6PM to 10PM.

James Michaels: An American Pop Life Exhibition

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art brings pop art vibes to its galleries with this exhibition James Michaels: An American Pop Life. This special exhibition features Pop Expressionist and Painterly Realism paintings from Michaels, a Tampa Bay artist. The exhibit runs November 17th, 2018 through March 3rd, 2019. The museum is open daily from 10AM – 5PM and until 8PM on Tuesday evenings.

Rock & Roll Exhibition at The Florida Holocaust Museum

Explore the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931 – 1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless rock & roll artists. This exhibition also traces the indomitable spirit of a man who was brought to the United States as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling lifelong passion and advocacy for social justice.

About the author

Gina Marks

Gina Marks

Gina is a student at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, with a love of all things writing and St. Pete-themed. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, she moved with her family to Florida in 2009 and has been in love ever since. When she's not studying or working, she spends her time reading, writing, and working on her fashion blog, ellisfashionco.com.


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