Beach Drive: The Weekender Mar. 15 – 18

Coming off of a buzzing weekend of excitement in St. Pete, we’re back at it for another round. This time: Reggae Rise Up. This world-class reggae festival is taking over Vinoy Park for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Along the way, there’s St. Pete Bike to Work Day, a special birthday edition of the Betty Fox Band’s Good Sunday Revue, and much more. Check it out here.


TAO: Drum Heart at the Mahaffey

TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally – acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Tickets here.

Cocktails & Collections at the MFA

Get galactic at the Museum of Fine Arts from 5-7pm. Our celestial theme continues this month as we take you behind the scenes of “Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume.” Enjoy a Cosmonaut cocktail and music from Marlon Boone. Free for MFA Members, $10 for Not-Yet Members (does not include general Museum admission).

Dali/Duchamp Exhibit at the Dali Museum

The Dali/Duchamp exhibition invites you to examine the relationship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. The first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists  Dali/Duchamp explores the common ground, both personal and aesthetic, shared by these two modern icons. The exhibit brings together around 60 works, including some of Dali’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s ground breaking assemblages and ready-mades.

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

Fine art can be pricey. Thursdays after 5pm, visit the Dali for just $10, and the MFA for $5. 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.

Be sure to check out the MFA’s Star Wars & the Power of Costume exhibit before it’s gone. 


St. Pete Bike to Work Day

Let’s celebrate ‘Bike To Work Day’ together! Gather at one of the three meeting spots closest to your community route and meet us at Williams Park for a community celebration. More details here. Scheduled meeting places: Meet at 7 a.m.
• North: Coffee Pot Park (NE corner of 1st St. and 30th Ave. N.)
• West: The Historic Train Station 420 22nd St. S. • (Morean Center for Clay)
• South: Bartlett Park (SW corner of 4th St. and 18th Ave. S.)

7:15 a.m. – Depart for Williams Park
7:30 a.m. – Arrive at Williams Park and enjoy free coffee, compliments of Black Crow Coffee Co.
7:50 a.m. – Welcome from Mayor Kriseman

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

This 3-day festival devoted to Reggae is one of the largest in the country. With a full line-up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this festival takes over Vinoy Park for the full weekend. Check out details and tickets here. 

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.


Dali and Beyond Film Series: Queen to Play

The Dali & Beyond Film Series features an eclectic selection of films – both familiar and fantastic – with monthly themes ranging from horror, experimental and psychological to kid-friendly and world cinema. In conjunction with The Dali Museum’s exhibition Dali/Duchamp, February’s Dali & Beyond Film Series features documentaries that introduce the two exhibiting artists, Salvador Dali & Marcel Duchamp. This week: Queen to Play.

Running for (Coffee) Brews!

Join Run For Brews every Saturday morning at 8am for a FREE 5K run in DTSP, followed by coffee and breakfast at Mickey’s Cafe on Central! The 5K is a beautiful waterfront route in downtown St. Pete… and runners receive 10% off food and drinks at Mickey’s on their return! Kick that New Years Resolution into full gear and get running! All levels are welcome…walkers, runners, joggers! If you haven’t already signed a waiver, please do so at

St. Pete Craft Coffee Tour

St. Petersburg Craft Coffee Tour is happening Saturday March 10th. Come learn about coffee, taste delicious drinks, and make new friends. A great time is always had by all who come! Tours start at 9am. Book yours here.

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

This 3-day festival devoted to Reggae is one of the largest in the country. With a full line-up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this festival takes over Vinoy Park for the full weekend. Check out details and tickets here. 

Jason Mraz at the Mahaffey Theater

Get ready for an intimate evening with a solo acoustic performance by Jason Mraz. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, December 15. He has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up”, racked up 2 Grammy Awards, and won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award. Tickets here.

Saturday Morning Market

St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning is temporarily relocated! To make room for the preparations for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, the Market shifts to Williams Park. It will still be full of all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by  from 9am to 2pm. For more information, visit their website:


Betty’s Birthday Good Sunday Revue w/ the Betty Fox Brass Band

Come celebrate Betty’s birthday with a FREE SHOW at the Ale & the Witch, featuring the Betty Fox Brass Band!! We will be kicking off our album fundraising in style out in the courtyard for a very special Good Sunday Revue, 4-7pm.

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

This 3-day festival devoted to Reggae is one of the largest in the country. With a full line-up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this festival takes over Vinoy Park for the full weekend. Check out details and tickets here. 

Cirque Eloize Saloon at the Mahaffey

A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, Cirque Eloize has been creating award winning entertainment content for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. Tickets here. 

Yoga at the Dali

From 10:30-11:45am every Sunday. Join Lucky Cat Yoga every Sunday at The Dali – a remarkable environment where Dali’s energy infuses the physical, mental and spiritual inspiration of yoga. Classes are held in the Raymond James Community Room or Avant-Garden, both with incredible views of the waterfront.

The Lucky Cats teach vinyasa yoga, an all-levels approach that incorporates an interplay of basic breath work, postures, meditation and relaxation. Each student is encouraged to awaken and sustain their practice at their own pace. Please arrive early on a light stomach. Don’t have a mat? We have several on hand to lend.

Cost: $10 members and students, $15 non-members.

Masterpieces & Mimosas at the Dali Museum

Let’s get (Sur)real. What could be better than a Spanish brunch, complete with mimosas AND the wild works of Salvador Dali? No comparison. Grab a companion for your journey into weird and wonderful from 11 to 4pm in the museum’s Gala Cafe.

About the author


Megan Holmes

By day, Megan writes, project manages, and plays an executive assistant who needs an assistant at Big Sea. By early morning and late night, she lives at CrossFit9 with a barbell in her hands. She believes that exercise is the greatest prescription for every ailment, but that a hot cup of coffee and a nice sour beer will do in a pinch. She loves all things local – so you might spot her trying out a new eatery, biking around this beautiful city, or walking her beloved Shiba Inu, Max.

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