Check out the top events happening in St. Pete/Clearwater this month below!
1 SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival
Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Returning for its third year, this year's annual festival will showcase vibrant events and inspiring murals by artists from around the world, including Los Angeles, Ukraine and Miami. The new pieces will further enrich the city's public outdoor gallery, adding new styles-from colorful geometric patterns to delicately-rendered realism-all expertly painted on large walls and unexpected locations. Group gallery exhibitions, bicycle tours, and community projects are also on SHINE’s October festival agenda. An events calendar, artist information and other details are available here.
Feel the funky beat and shop for unique treasures during this bi-monthly event held in downtown Gulfport from 6-10 p.m. every first Friday and third Saturday. Over 35 locally owned boutiques and artists line the streets along with live musicians to keep you movin'. Don't miss the opportunity to dine at one of the area's delicious restaurants or belly up to the bar for a cocktail or two.
Grab your lederhosen and celebrate a weekend-long Oktoberfest in Tarpon Springs! Stop by downtown between 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday through Sunday for live music, a variety of German, Greek and American food, dancing, contests and fun for the whole family! Live music by the Black Honkeys, Soul Circus Cowboys, Florida Polka Band and more! Get the full schedule here.
Dress in your best Pirate garb and Invade downtown Indian Rocks Beach! Visit all pubs in downtown Indian Rocks Beach including Plumlee Registration, JD’s, PJ’s Oyster Bar, Crabby Bill’s, Jimmy Guana’s, Aqua Prime and LuLu’s Oyster Bar. For all wannabe Pirates there will be a Pirate costume contest and awards party at Crabby Bill’s Loading Dock at 9 p.m. Advance ticket online registration is open now for $20 per person. This gets you entered into a raffle drawing and drink specials at each pub stop.
Head to the world famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks for a night full of greek dancing, outdoor dining and live music! The fun goes down from 6-11 p.m. with live music from a Greek three piece band. Don't miss the free dance lessons from 6-7 p.m. to get you off on the right foot! Reserve a table to enjoy authentic Greek food at Costa's, Hellas, Mama's or Mykonos.
Raise a glass to an artistic take on Sunday Fundays at Café Gala with Mimosas & Masterpieces! Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, visit the galleries, stroll the grounds, contemplate the Avant-garden, browse the museum store and soak in all the brilliance of the world-famous Dali Museum. Enjoy this inspired brunch between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the Facebook event page here.
This beachy version of German's renowned Oktoberfest has become a signature event for the Indian Rocks Beach community and has helped to raise funds for Action 2000 (A2K). Oktoberfest proceeds have allowed A2K to jointly fund several City street-scaping projects, pedestrian benches and shelters along Gulf Boulevard and much more. The entire family is invited to join in the fun and help improve the community. Kinderfest is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy live music from Erica DeCeglie & Band, German Folk Dancers, great beer, international food vendors, arts and crafts merchants and our famous keg throwing and stein carrying contests. Find out more here.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Sunday, January 14, 2018
Delight in the daring and irreverent works of two celebrated artists when Dalí and Schiaparelli opens at The Dalí Museum in St. Pete. The exhibit will feature haute couture gowns and accessories, jewelry, paintings, drawings, objects and photos, as well as new designs by Bertrand Guyon for Maison Schiaparelli. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí – friends and collaborators that set Paris and the world ablaze with their groundbreaking visions. A grand fashion show and black tie gala, bringing Paris chic to downtown St. Pete ushers in this special exhibition.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Sunday, October 22, 2017
Bring your chairs and blankets and relax to the soothing sounds of jazz from world-class musicians complimented by beautiful waterfront settings. This year's event will feature legends Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald,, Americana favorites the Avett Brothers, The Four Tops and The Temptations, among others. The event takes full advantage of its home in Clearwater, offering music and art against the backdrop of warm breezes, brilliant sunsets and one of the world's greatest beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
Friday, October 20, 2017 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
The most anticipated block party in Clearwater Beach! Frenchy’s Stone Crab Weekend is your chance to get fresh-off-the-boat stone crabs at deeply discounted prices, enjoy live music, food and drink specials, plus more! Visit their event website for more information.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017
Stroll the historic Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs and browse over 90 of the nation's top artist and crafters with American made creations. Beautiful jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more will be on display. The free family event runs from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Open Streets St. Pete is a group of St. Petersburg residents that are looking to make St. Pete Healthy, Fun and Safe. Our goal is to provide public access to St Petersburg streets and roadways for active transportation, exploration and fun… Visit the Facebook page for more information.