Check out the top events happening this week in the St. Pete/Clearwater area below!
1 MLK National Parade & Family Fun Day
Monday, January 16, 2017
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Annual MLK National Parade & Family Fun Day in St. Pete! The nation's longest-running parade honoring MLK will start at the St. Pete Pier at 11 a.m. and end at 16th Street S, across from Tropicana Field. Following the parade, enjoy a Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field featuring a kids zone, entertainment, an education drive, day of service programs and more from 2:30-8 p.m.
Al Lang Stadium hosts the Playoff Semi-Final match of the 2017 Florida Cup! São Paulo FC will face off against the winning team from Game B in the Quarter-Finals starting at 7 p.m. The Florida Cup is the largest international sporting event held each year in the Sunshine State. Set in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the stadium offers breathtaking views and first class upgrades, making it the perfect venue to host this significant single-elimination tournament where only one remaining champion will thrive!
The nation's longest running college all-star game (92nd annual) takes over Tropicana Field in St. Pete. In addition to the football action, the game is organized to help support and promote the Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is headquarted in Tampa. For a complete list of participating players and to buy tickets, visit ShrineGame.com. The game is also televised on NFL Network.
Indulge in two of the best things in life: beer and bacon. Rally your squad and bring them to Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete for an afternoon of sampling over 80 craft beers and bodacious bacon dishes from local chefs and restaurants. As if that's not enough to make you do the happy dance, enjoy live music from Greg Billings Band, Damon Fowler and Twinkle Rock Soul Radio. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pet Pal Animal Shelter. The festival goes down from noon to 6 p.m.
5 Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Grand Opening Celebration
Open to all! Join Clearwater Beach's newest resort, the Wyndham Grand, to celebrate their grand opening with an afternoon of festivities. Enjoy carnival rides, food trucks, live music on two stages, fireworks and more starting at 4 p.m. Located just south of Pier 60; no entrance fee required.
Dance in the streets to live music by Blindsighted at this party with food from area restaurants, a steel drum band and art vendors. The free fun kicks off at 4 p.m. at Eighth Avenue between Gulf Way and Pass-a-Grille Way.