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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


Howl-O-Scream Returns for Another Terrifying Year!
From September 22 - October 29, take on terrifying haunted houses and roaming hordes. Unexpected terrors lurk around every corner, including hundred of roaming creatures, new haunted houses and exciting live, interactive entertainment. As if that wasn't enough, Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream is the only place to scream your way through Florida's top thrill rides in the dark. Get ready for guts, gore and seriously sinister fun!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2017 Single Night Ticket


9th Annual VW Pass-a-Grille VW Beach Bash
October 15, 2017 10am-4pm
9th and 10th ave in Pass-a-Grille
The 9th Annual VW Pass-a-Grille VW Beach Bash will be the host of Volkswagens of all makes and models.
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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

St. Pete Beach OKs 2nd phase of Pass-A-Grille Way project
As work slowly winds down on the first phase of the Pass-A-Grille Way road project, city leaders took the first step on the second phase Sept. 26.
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The cheapest flights are found 54 days out (with one big caveat)
In’s 2017 Annual Airfare Study, we crunched 921 million air fares, and found that the lowest fare for a given trip changed on average 71 times. That’s about once every 4½ days! And with each change the lowest price went up or down by an average of $33. So, clearly, it matters a huge deal when you choose to pull the trigger on your flight purchase.
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St. Pete Beach rents moving trucks to pick up storm debris
Still have debris at your curb? You might be waiting awhile before crews pick it up. Some debris contractors are ditching Tampa Bay and headed to harder hit areas like South Florida where they’re able to get more lucrative contracts.
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Budweiser expands "Give A Damn" Safe Rides Campaign to offer Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving
Budweiser announced the bold next step in its Give A Damn campaign, together with safe ride partner Lyft. Given the success of last year's pilot program — during which Budweiser delivered more than 35,000 rides home across six states the brand will expand the 2017 campaign to offer 150,000 round-trip rides across nine states including the Tampa Bay area of Florida to help people get to and from their nights out.
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St. Pete Beach to regulate food trucks
Food trucks will no longer be able to randomly set up shop within the business district of St. Pete Beach.
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Drinking alcohol on St. Pete beaches now allowed — for hotel guests only
Guests at gulffront hotels here can now drink alcoholic beverages in permitted hotel beach cabana areas. Residents and other beachgoers who are not registered guests of the hotels continue to be barred from imbibing anywhere on the city's beaches.
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Turtle Trackers founder is always hard at work
Lifetime St. Pete Beach resident Bruno Falkenstein is an addict. He has been for years and no amount of rehab is going to break him of his habit.
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St. Pete Beach OKs first reading of alcohol ordinance
After a few tweaks, St. Pete Beach commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 8 to pass a revised ordinance on first reading that allows the consumption of alcoholic beverages in cabana areas on the beach.
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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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