Beach Drive: The Weekender 6/6-6/9

It’s weekend time and summer is kicking in! As always, DTSP has plenty going on to keep you busy all weekend long. Check out the highlights here! Thursday brings us the Royal Palm Market, reduced museum admission, and Ignite Tampa Bay. Friday means First Friday for the month of June, free shuffleboard, and the start of Ink Mania. Saturday is full of yoga, art, a brunch crawl, the Saturday Morning Market, and more! Sunday wraps things up with more yoga and brunch, as well as art at Maple Street Biscuit Company and a pool party at the Hollander Hotel. Have a safe, happy weekend!


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.

Look Back At It Thursdays with DJ Shannon C

Ladies, this one is for you – head on over to Yard of Ale St. Pete from 11PM-1AM for the best of the 90s and great drink and food deals ($2 Ladies Wells, $3 Ultra, $4 White Teas, $5 Stoli, LITs, $5 Chicken / Veggie Skewers)!

Ignite Tampa Bay 2019

Check out the Palladium this Thursday evening for a series of fun, fast-paced presentations. Presenters have prepared 20 slides (automatically changing every 15 seconds) on whatever topic they want to share and are passionate about. Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 for students (bring your ID), and $40 VIP. Tickets can be purchased here. The event runs from 6PM to 9PM.

Event Flow:

6:00PM Doors to the Theater open

6:45PM Opening remarks and intro from our Emcee followed by our first 10 Speakers


Second group of 10 Speakers

Closing Remarks


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.

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 7-9PM. 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.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club

It’s not just for the older generation anymore! Join the fun at the world’s largest shuffleboard club to see why this pastime has regained its popularity in the Sunshine City. Free every Friday night from 7-11 p.m., locals and visitors alike flock to this private recreational club. If you’re not sure how to play, have no fear as volunteers are on hand to give you a lesson or two. Bring your own snacks and beverages – local craft beers tend to be a popular choice. There’s often live music or a DJ on-site to keep you shufflin’. Children are welcome and so are well behaved dogs.

First Friday St. Pete

Celebrate every First Friday of the month in St. Pete with a free block party complete with live music and dancing! The action goes down between 2nd and 3rd streets on Central Ave. from 5:30-10PM.

Ink Mania Tattoo and Art Expo

This weekend means the 5th annual tattoo and art expo at the Coliseum! Enjoy the art, entertainment, special guests, and more all weekend long. Hours are Friday: 2PM- 11AM, Saturday: 12PM- 12AM, and Sunday: 12PM- 8PM. Tickets are available for one day at $25 and $50 for all three days. Purchase them 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 Williams Park between 9AM and 1PM.

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 10AM and concludes at 11:30AM. 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.

Poolside Yoga and Brunch

If there weren’t enough yoga options for you already, here’s another: poolside yoga at the Hollander Hotel at 8:30 followed by brunch. Salute the sun with Allison Moonbeam Archer then cool off in the Hollander Hotel Downtown St Petersburg’s beautiful pool. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class and mats will be provided as needed. $5 Body Electric monthly and annual members; $10 pre-registered; $15 at the door.

Ink Mania Tattoo and Art Expo

This weekend means the 5th annual tattoo and art expo at the Coliseum! Enjoy the art, entertainment, special guests, and more all weekend long. Hours are Friday: 2PM- 11AM, Saturday: 12PM- 12AM, and Sunday: 12PM- 8PM. Tickets are available for one day at $25 and $50 for all three days. Purchase them here.

Pride Without Prejudice 2: Beyond Stonewall

From 5PM to 9PM, check out an art show devoted to the history of Pride. This show celebrates LGBTQ accomplishments and history in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Featured artists include:

William Murrah
Melanie Posner
Cole Foust
David Mendelson-Curry
Brandy Stark
Kristi Capone
Craig Heidel
Ed Stevens
Richard Pollin
Steven Russell
John Gascot

Metallica – Dee Perconti

Metallica meets mixed media art! Check out Dee Perconti’s rock and roll inspired art show at the St. Pete First Arts Collective from 5PM to 8PM. The night begins with an opening reception by musician Colt Clark.

St. Pete Brunch Crawl

Pop the bubbly and grab some friends for an afternoon of classy day-partying at St Pete’s first brunch crawl! Get exclusive access to downtown’s best venues and exclusive specials (mimosa/bloody mary/Irish coffee/etc.) at each stop – and brunch bites too!

This event starts at 12PM and begins at Park and Rec. Other participating venues include:

The Avenue Eat + Drink

Caddy’s on Central

The Tamiami


Thirsty First

One Night Stand

Five Bucks

Yard of Ale

Crafty Squirrel

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $60 for VIP. More information and tickets here.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk

Take in the St. Pete arts scene after hours as more than 40 galleries and studios spanning across five different arts districts stay open late, including local favorites like Duncan McClellan Glass and Morean Arts Center. Free trolleys run throughout the city’s five districts to get you around during the 5-9PM event. For a complete list of participating galleries and a map, visit

Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer – Rowdies vs. North Carolina FC, 7:30PM

Kick it at Al Lang Stadium and cheer on the Tampa Bay Rowdies! Experience the electrifying home games with stands packed with fans cheering the team on with age old songs and chants, top notch concessions, and an outdoor stadium situated right on the waterfront of downtown St. Pete. Gates open 60 minutes prior to kickoff.


Yoga at The Dali

Come with your yoga mat and get ready to be inspired! Join Lucky Cat Yoga at 10:30 AM 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.

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali

Raise a glass to an artistic take on Sunday Fundays at Café Gala with Mimosas & Masterpieces! Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, visit the galleries, stroll the grounds, contemplate the Avant-garden, browse the Museum Store and soak in all the brilliance of the world-famous Dali Museum. Enjoy this inspired brunch between 11AM to 4PM. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Ink Mania Tattoo and Art Expo

This weekend means the 5th annual tattoo and art expo at the Coliseum! Enjoy the art, entertainment, special guests, and more all weekend long. Hours are Friday: 2PM- 11AM, Saturday: 12PM- 12AM, and Sunday: 12PM- 8PM. Tickets are available for one day at $25 and $50 for all three days. Purchase them here.

Art on Maple Street

The Mars Collective joins Maple Street Biscuit Company this Sunday! Check out delicious food samples, a gallery-style art walk, live DJs, and more! The event runs from 12PM-4PM.

Deep Splash House Pool Party

It’s that time of year again! Enjoy the beautiful Hollander Hotel pool in the Florida summer heat. The event kicks off at 1PM with live music, drinks, and more. Call 727.873.7900 for cabana reservations.


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 (now EXTENDED through June 30th!).

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

Dreamy landscapes and luscious still life paintings from one of the world’s greatest private collections join together in A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection. This stunning exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete from March 23 through July 28, 2019. The exhibition features 40 of the finest Old Master paintings by artists from the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Germany -including Jan Brueghel the Elder and Canaletto, one of the greatest view painters of all time represented here with an iconic view of Venice.The works span from 1600 to 1750. The collection is on loan from the Grasset family of Spain, whose patriarch assembled this group of masterpieces.

Theo Wujcik: Cantos Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

One of Tampa Bay’s best-known artists, Theo Wujcik (1936-2014), spent a decade creating a series drawn from the dark and profound literary classic, Dante’s Inferno. Now, those extraordinary paintings are the theme for Theo Wujcik: Cantos, a special exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. This exhibition celebrates the work of Theo Wujcik (1936–2014), with a focus on the literary references in his work.

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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