Beach Drive: The Weekender 2/14-2/17

Surprise! The weekend is here (again), and this one brings Valentine’s Day with it. If you’re looking for some last-minute plans, we’ve got your back! The Imagine Museum brings hors d’oeuvres and champagne to its usual reduced admission and 10 Things I Hate About You will be screening at Paul’s Landing (accompanied by a romantic dinner and drinks, of course). Friday hosts the third annual St. Pete French Fry Festival (yum) as well as Friday Night Clay with the Morean Arts Center. Saturday is packed full of everything from free yoga at the Sundial to a silent disco at Caddy’s. Sunday brings things to a close with a city cleanup, even more yoga, and the St. Pete Sunday Market. Go out, have fun, and enjoy your weekend in the wonderful St. Pete!


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.

Valentine’s Day at Imagine Museum

Impress your sweetheart with the beauty of studio glass art! Head to Imagine Museum after 5 p.m. for discounted $5 admission. Make the evening even more memorable for an extra $10 and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and champagne.

10 Things I Hate About You: Valentine’s Day Movie Night at Paul’s Landing

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy champagne, cheese and a marina-front movie screening at Paul’s Landing. During the movie, sweethearts can indulge in a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Chef’s Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie Selection for $150 per couple. The regular menu will be available upon request. Seating for this special event is limited, so to reserve a table contact Eva Banova or Sarah Kapasi at 727-824-8007. The movie begins at 7PM.

Valentine’s Day Macrame Heart Workshop

Join the Royal Palm Makers Shop for an evening of Valentine’s crafts! From 6PM to 9PM, enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres while receiving a hands-on lesson. Tickets are $45 (including supplies, drinks, and food!) and can be purchased 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.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure – St. Petersburg

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.


Yoga for Lunch at Station House

Unwind and renew with a mid-day Yoga break! A soulful exploration of the body and mind will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace the rest of your day, and the weekend ahead.  In the heart of downtown St. Pete, join us for a 45 minutes flow that will get your blood pumping, body moving and soul squealing for joy! Starts at 12pm.

St. Pete French Fry Festival

Join Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association for food, fun, and live entertainment during St. Pete’s annual French Fry Festival at North Straub Park! All food trucks will be serving up specialty French Fries as well as offering their normal cuisine. Check out the Facebook event page to see the full lineup. The event runs from 6PM to 11PM.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay

Spend your Friday evening playing in clay at the Morean Center for Clay! Be prepared to get dirty for two hours from 7-9 p.m. of wheel throwing and hand building. Bring a towel, your favorite beverage, and a group of friends or a date for a fun get-together. You’ll get to select your favorite piece at the end of the night and they will bisque and glaze it for you to bring home. Purchase your tickets for $25 online today.


Free February Yoga at the Sundial

Get your downward dog on in the courtyard of this beautiful St. Pete landmark! The event runs from 9AM to 10AM, with check-in starting at 8:30AM. Register here.  

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.

St. Pete Vegan Delights and Desserts

Want to explore plant-based and delicious foods in the city’s downtown? Now’s your chance! Check out five different local venues with everything from chocolate to Indian food to raw food. The event kicks off at North Straub Park at 12:30PM and ends at 3:45PM. Tickets are $58 and can be purchased here.

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 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.

Fabrica Pizza St. Pete One Year Anniversary Party

Fabrica Pizza celebrates their first birthday in St. Pete in a big way! The festivities last all weekend long (Friday-Sunday) with the real party happening on Saturday from 7PM to 9PM. There will be live music, prizes, giveaways, and much more! Happy Hour lasts all weekend with $4 beers and $5 wines.

Salsa in the Burg

Join DJs Mike Sensation and Elias Mambo as they spin vinyl (yes, real vinyl!) for a night of dancing at the Iberian Rooster’s Subcentral. The night includes $7 margaritas and $3 Coronas all night! Come early to enjoy dinner at the Iberian Rooster before the event gets into swing. The event runs from 9PM to 3AM and tickets are $10. Purchase them here!

Caddy’s on Central Silent Disco

Dance the night away from 10PM to 2AM in the heart of downtown St. Pete! Three DJs bring a variety of music with something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Be sure to bring a valid ID and debit or credit card (a $75 fee will be charged for headphones not returned at the end of the night).


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!

Link’s Tri-Force Cleanup

Want to help keep our beautiful city clean? Join Keep Pinellas Beautiful for this event! Meet in Vinoy Park at 12PM wearing closed-toed shoes, sun protection, and weather-appropriate clothing. Register here.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing

Do a little downward dog before you down a cold craft brew! Get your workout on in the Green Bench Brewing beer garden at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month led by The Body Electric Yoga Company. This one hour class is $5 for members in advance or $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register online.

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.


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.

GLOW: The Hand-Painted Photographs of E. G. Barnhill

This special exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete features hand painted photographs of E. G. Barnhill (1894-1987) which offer a unique voyage into the natural splendors of Florida during the early part of the twentieth century.

Jewels of Imagination at the Museum of Fine Arts

The glittering jewelry designs of Jean Schlumberger were the epitome of mid-century elegance. Inspired by nature, his creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. This exhibition highlights the work of this innovative artist, placing his jewelry and objets d’art as inimitable examples of twentieth-century design. This exhibition brings together the extensive Schlumberger collection of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon, donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts between 1985 and 2015. It is the largest, most comprehensive public collection of Jean Schlumberger’s work in the world.

Magritte and Dali: A Surreal Exhibition

The Magritte & Dali Exhibition challenges reality with the works from the world’s two most celebrated surrealists – Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. In addition to viewing the 30+ works on display in the special exhibit, immersive installations allow you to be part of some of their most iconic pieces of art. The exhibitions runs through May 19, 2019 and tickets are available here.

About the author


Gina Marks

Gina is a graduate of 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,

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