Beach Drive: The Weekender Oct. 19 – 22

It’s Thursday in the hottest district in St. Pete.

That means edition #3 of The Weekender. Stressing about weekend plans? We’ve got you. Your guide to all things #weekend is right here.

On deck…


Movies in the Park: Space Balls (PG)

With Mel Brooks & John Candy. One of the great comedy spoofs. After a kidnapping by the race of Spaceballs, all of the air of Druidia is demanded as ransom – can Lone Star save the day? Check out Spaceballs at North Straub Park, thanks to the St. Pete Preservation. Fun begins at 6pm, movie begins at dusk.

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

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


Beach and Beyond: Sundial Friday Night Music Series – Judy Jean

Judy Jean is a duet based out of St Petersburg, Florida. Together singers Kelsie Seibert and Wyatt Norton write and perform honest hymns of love and light from the hearts. Blends of indie, folk and blues. The event is free and music starts at 6pm.

St. Pete Zombie Food Booze Crawl – Free Admission

Join us at Albert Whitted Park across from the Dali Museum for dozens of food trucks, a live DJ, face-painting, and much more. A pet-friendly and kid-friendly event, so bring the whole family! Fun starts at 6pm.


Saturday Morning Market

St. Pete’s favorite way to say good morning is back on Beach Drive! After spending the summer in Williams Park, the Market is back with all of the goods – and eats – to make your Saturday morning sweet. Stop by Al Lang Stadium Parking lot from 9am to 2pm. For more information, visit their website:

St. Pete Run Fest Training Run

St Pete Run Fest and their partners will be on hand to get you prepped and ready for the big run St. Pete Run Fest on November 19. Each group run will be free and open to anyone who would like to participate. Mapped runs of 3, 6 and 9 miles will all start and finish at the Saturday Morning Market and be complete with tips on running, nutrition, and hydration for the big event. Runs start at 8am.

Beach and Beyond: Free Sundial Yoga (Pink Edition)

Free Yoga returns to the courtyard at Sundial St. Pete. Yogis should all wear pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Registration starts at 8:30am, yoga starts at 9am. Cut the line and pre-register online:

USL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. FC Cincinnati

The Tampa Bay Rowdies are in their first playoff game since 2012! Show up and root for the green and gold. The game starts at 7:30pm at Al Lang Stadium. Follow our guide here for more information, and grab tickets here.

Florida Orchestra’s Pops in The Park – Free Concert

Enjoy a program of fun and familiar favorites by Dvorak, Strauss and Tchaikovsky along with selections from Harry Potter, Star Wars, and West Side Story. Florida Orchestra will also collect canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest. Fun begins at 7pm at Vinoy Park. Pre-concert festivities begin at 4pm.


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 and find more information here.


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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