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St. Pete Beach Events and News


St. Pete Beach Events and News


St. Pete Beach has a variety of events during the year. We have listed many of those events as well as the latest St. Pete Beach news headlines from local news sources.

St. Pete Beach Events


St. Pete Beach 5k Race Serie
August 18
St. Pete Road Runners, the premiere running club in the St. Pete/Tampa area, invites runners and walkers to join our evening St. Pete Beach 5k Race Series.

St. Pete Beach Library Eclipse Viewing
Come watch the Solar Eclipse at the SPB Library on August 21st from
1-4:30 PM. We will be giving out cool Solar Eclipse Sun Glasses starting August 1st. One pair per person.

The St. Pete Beach Community Center Community Yard Sale
Saturday, September 23rd from 8a-12pm. The cost for the 10’ x 10’ space is $15. For more information or to reserve space, contact the Community Center at (727) 363-9245.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market
Oct. 2, through May 28, 2017
Market hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2017 Rays Watch Parties at Guy Harvey Outpost
Sunday, July 30: Rays vs. Yankees - Time TBD
Sunday, August 27: Rays vs. Cardinals - 2:15 p.m.
Sunday, September 24: Rays vs. Orioles - 1:35 p.m.
Rays Radio will broadcast live and the Rays Street Team will be donned with great giveaways. Beverages and all your cookout favorites will be available for purchase, including bucket of beer specials. Cool off with unlimited trips down our 3-story waterslide for a discounted price of $15. Don’t forget your beach towels, beach chairs and of course sunscreen! Coolers not allowed on the beach. Parking is available at Island Grand or Guy Harvey Outpost for $10.

2017 Bert's St. Pete Beach Bike Fest
November 15-19, 2017
Enjoy free nightly Beach Party and Concert, Builder’s Row Showcase with custom bike viewing, Baddest Bagger Bike Show, Bikini Contest, Daily Poker Run, Nightly Beach Bar Crawl, and more
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St. Pete Beach Classic
Jan. 12 -15, 2018
The activities will kick off with the opening of the Expo on Friday at 11 AM and conclude with the Maddie Zolfo Half-Marathon awards and post-race party on Sunday about 10:30 AM. In between we'll have several Kids Dashes (50 to 300 yards), a 10K, 5K, 3.8 Mile Beach Fun Run and a Half Marathon separated by a couple post-race parties, free concert and a beach bonfire -- something for everyone to enjoy!!

St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival
February 3-4, 2018
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Sunset Fest
Music, Entertainment & food
Second Saturday of the Month
Sunset Park; 73rd Ave & Sunset Way

Corey Avenue Sunday Market
Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Corey Avenue between Boca Ciega Drive and Gulf Boulevard

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St. Pete Beach News

Solar eclipse: Where to buy glasses, find safe viewings or travel Aug. 21
Don't look now, but the whole country is gearing up for the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1979. You'll need special eye wear on Aug. 21 to watch it, or make travel plans if you want to experience it.
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St. Pete Beach app helps track storm news
Stay alert and informed this hurricane season with SPB Connect, a new app for the city of St. Pete Beach that allows residents to access their government in a single location.
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Upham Beach gets some permanent help to hold sand
Heavy equipment invaded Upham Beach this week as construction began on a seven-month project to install permanent structures officials say will help retain a sandy shore. Upham Beach is one of the fastest-eroding beaches in the state, according to Pinellas County officials. The beach is just south of the Blind Pass Inlet.
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$9.5 million Upham Beach project to begin August 1
A beach stabilization project is scheduled to begin at Upham Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The $9.5 million permanent T-groin installation project will slow erosion at the popular beach, located at the north end of St. Pete Beach.
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St. Pete Beach addresses 5G towers
Wireless communications companies seeking to install new 5G towers in the city will have to wait a few months.
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Tomkats Jazz Orchestra is weekly tradition at The Blue Parrott
An inquiry at The Blue Parrott Bar and Grill about when the Tomkats Jazz Orchestra is playing always gets the same response.
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St. Pete Beach tables revision of alcohol ordinance
After more than an hour of discussion, city commissioners voted unanimously July 11 to table a proposed ordinance that would revise St. Pete Beach’s regulations concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the beach.
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News from Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is your stand alone, completely independent, Seabird Sanctuary on the Gulf Coast. It has not been an easy year in transition as we want to make sure there is no confusion about who we are as Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, a 100% public-funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that needs you and your financial support to keep the legacy of rehabilitation and rescues alive for years to come.
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Conservationists hope black skimmer banding can help stabilize a declining seabird population
Sunrise was an hour and a half away when Beth Forys and a troupe of volunteers, students and wildlife experts parked their cars in a lot on Gulf Boulevard. They strolled through the humid night across the street to the beach, home to a colony of threatened seabirds called black skimmers.
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Pinellas program for endangered sea turtles in disarray
The geographic area covered by the aquarium's contract includes parts of Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Treasure Island and part of St. Pete Beach. Meanwhile Falkenstein's group, Sea Turtle Trackers, covers 8 miles of south Pinellas beaches, but without county funding.
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A Message from Project Manager Holly Short of Bird Monitoring & Stewardship Audubon Florida
Black Skimmers are nesting on St. Pete Beach again, and they need your help! The colony of over 600 skimmers make scrapes in the sand to lay eggs and raise their chicks. Skimmer parents are great at defending their eggs and chicks against predators such as gulls and crows, but they need a little extra help from you to make sure they successfully raise their families. Tips for Helping the Black Skimmers:
Tips for Hellping the Black Skimmers

City of St. Pete Beach awards businesses in honor of 60th Anniversary
Among the winners was the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort for Best Large Business, Larry’s Ice Cream and Gelato for Best Ice Cream on the Beach, and The Plaza Beach Hotel for the Best Hotel on St. Pete Beach.
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Dr. Delay: Updates on road construction in Madeira Beach, Pass-A-Grille and Largo
Do you know when the road construction in Madeira Beach will be done? They started tearing up 133rd Avenue last summer, and we're wondering when it will finally all be done.
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