Beach Drive: The Weekender July 20 – 22


Summer is flying by fast and there’s plenty to do in the Sunshine City. Special events abound this weekend, with special edition beers to preserve antiquities at the Museum of Fine Arts, a Uniqorn pop-up party, Rowdies game, and your usual weekend suspects. Don’t miss out! Bookmark to plan your weekend on Beach Drive.

FRIDAY JULY 20

The Beer Project – Night 2 – Local Brewers + Art

Drink with purpose, and preserve a masterpiece! Join us and the area’s best breweries for tastings of ONE-NIGHT ONLY specialty beer creations at the MFA. Taste small-batch brews created for The Beer Project from local brewers like Green Bench, 3 Daughters, Flying Boat, Rapp, and Mastry’s.

This year, when looking for Beer Project inspiration we looked to our mosaics and the ancient city of Antioch. And a twist this year is that each recipe was created by USFSP Brewing Arts students working with the above brewers! Beer recipes were formulated using the flavors and history of ancient civilizations.

Information and tickets here.

Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour

Experience the Gulp Coast in style with the Thirsty Pelican Brew Tours! Get picked up straight from your hotel or from one of the other select pickup locations in Downtown St. Pete. The tour gives you an inside look at select breweries while sampling the best craft beer the Gulp Coast has to offer (all without having to worry about driving). Book your tour on their website or by calling (727) 418-7625.

Yoga for Lunch at Station House

This class is INSIDE in the Do Things room on the second floor of Station House for the Summer months.  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.

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.

SATURDAY JULY 21

Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium

St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning is on Beach Drive. It’s full of all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by  from 9am to 1pm. For more information, visit their website: http://saturdaymorningmarket.com/

Running for (Coffee) Brews in DTSP

Run starts at the 5th Avenue N Kahwa at 9am. Join Run for Brews for a free 5K waterfront run in DTSP, followed by coffee and breakfast at Kahwa Coffee on 5th Ave N! All levels are welcome – walkers, runners, joggers! If you haven’t already signed a waiver, please do so at www.runningforbrews.com.

Family Days at the James Museum

Make it a family day at the James Museum! Between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. enjoy story time in the galleries, guided tours that are tailored to engage both kids and adults, make and take art projects, and an ‘explore with the family activity guide.’ This week’s theme is Native Life.

Christmas in July at Sundial

Head out to Sundial and celebrate Christmas in July with sales, promotions, arts and crafts, snow, Santa Claus and more. St. Pete’s own Sandy Claus will also be in attendance to take photos! Starts at 5pm.

Uniqorn: Purple at Ichicoro Ane

Uniqorn presents an Asian inspired lounge night with sounds from the Far East and beyond. A listening, drinking, and social experience at Ichicoro ANE. Guests will enjoy amazing cocktails and specially curated music.
Each night will have a signature color that sets the mood for the evening. We invite you to join us for our second edition Purple: dedicated to silky hip-hop beats selected by Sarasota DJ Karim.

This event is FREE. RSVP on Eventbrite is encouraged but not required: uniqorn-purple.eventbrite.com

Girls Rock! St. Pete Showcase

We’ve got EIGHT GRRRL POWERED BANDS READY TO MELT FACES! Don’t miss the annual Girls Rock St. Pete Showcase, from 6-9pm at State Theatre. This is your chance to SHOW UP for local girls as they learn how to use their voices, take up space and ROCK OUT!

Tickets are $10 at the door. (Kids 5 & under are free, kids 6-10 are $5.) There’s a great silent auction (thanks to many amazing local businesses and artists), live-screen printing, rad Girls Rock merch, food and booze and lots of high-voltage fun for the whole family.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Indy Eleven

Watch out world, somebody said BOGO! Get tickets to watch the green and gold play the Indy Eleven at 7:30pm at Al Lang Stadium. Best part? Tickets are BOGO while supplies last. Call the box office for details at (727) 521-7267. Regular price tickets can be purchased online here. 

SUNDAY JULY 22

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

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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