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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


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

Single day tickets for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale
Headlined by the Verizon Indy Car Series 110-lap feature, the green flag will drop on 13 total races during the 13th edition of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 10-12th. Additionally, the picturesque, 1.8-mile temporary street circuit is the U.S. season opener for all the racing series on the weekend schedule.
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Marriott Hotels Rev Up for 2017 Daytona Beach Bike Week
Tabbed as the World's Largest Motorcycle Event, Daytona Beach Bike Week invites travelers to experience 10 days of high-octane fun from March 10-19, 2017
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Sat., Mar. 4 - 7:00 PM vs Buffalo (Watch Party begins at 6:00 PM)
Beverages and all your cookout favorites will be available for purchase, including drink specials. Please note that coolers are not allowed on the beach. Don’t forget your beach towels, beach chairs and of course sunscreen! Parking is available at Island Grand or Guy Harvey Outpost for $10.

St. Pete Beach Rec Center to host excursions
The St. Pete Beach Community Center has new Senior Excursions on the schedule for the first quarter of 2017.
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14th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 26th, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
This spectacular open-air craft festival will feature more than 100 of the nation’s finest contemporary crafters and will showcase a plethora of American handmade wares ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, ceramics, pottery, personalized gifts, and much, much more! This show will also feature an expansive dedicated Green Market with plants, exotic flora, and handmade bath and body products.

Beach Goes Pops
Apr. 28, – Apr. 29, 2017
Sit back, relax and enjoy two beautiful evenings of surf, sand and music. As always, the Organizing Committee has plans to make this year's Beach Goes Pops the best yet!

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

St. Pete Beach rejects permit for outdoor dining area
City commissioners voted 3-2 on Feb. 14 to reject a conditional use permit application that would have allowed outdoor dining at the former Jackie’s Bistro on Corey Avenue.
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Sirata Beach Resort sold for close to $80 million
According to a mortgage and security agreement filed this week, the buyer, GPIF Sirata LLC, assumed an existing mortgage with a $25.3 million balance and borrowed an additional sum for a total of up to $82.25 million."
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Water taxi eyes Gulfport-St. Pete Beach route
Tampa Bay Ferry and Water Taxi is seeking approval from city leaders to use a landing off a 55th Avenue seawall to drop off passengers for a proposed water taxi route from Gulfport Municipal Marina to St. Pete Beach.
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Publix no longer offers you that free slice of meat at the deli counter
I confirm with the clerk. Yes, there has been a policy change. As of two weeks ago, deli technicians are no longer offering the free slice, she says, and they don't, strictly speaking, even need to show that first slice to you.
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Crescent Buys 382-Room Resort Hotel on St. Pete Beach
Crescent indicated that they plan to make significant capital investments to enhance guest experiences including updated guest rooms, and improvements and additions to indoor and outdoor resort amenities.
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Three-way battle for mayor in St. Pete Beach
The March municipal election here will do little to change the balance of power on the City Commission, as two incumbents are returning unopposed to office.
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Family-owned Sirata Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach in sale talks
In a brief interview Thursday, CEO H. Gregg Nicklaus confirmed that talks are underway for sale of the 382-room gulf-front hotel that has been in his family for generations. If the deal goes through, it could be finalized relatively soon, he said, noting that the hotel's staff already has been prepared for a possible change in ownership.
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