Check out the top events happening this week in the St. Pete/Clearwater area below!
1 Sunscreen Film Festival
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
This highly acclaimed film festival draws an array of actors, production crews and film buffs alike to our area each year. Independent films, workshops and special events take center stage at various venues throughout St. Petersburg. Day passes and VIP passes are available to attend screenings, parties and more.
The first annual Gulfport Grand Prix features Formula Powerboat Racing and a boat show. Hosted in Gulfport, the downtown area will be transformed into a mecca of activity along Shore Boulevard for three days of racing and fun! Formula Race Boats with an open public pit area will make the Gulfport Recreation Center home for the weekend, and the antique boat show and the pleasure boat display will line the street. Also, enjoy food, drinks, music and more and this family friendly event. Admission is free!
Two nights of live music on historic Pass-a-Grille Beach! Watch the sunset, sway to the music and indulge in delicious food from vendors that line the beach at this highly anticipated annual event. Each night features different local bands from 5 to 10 p.m. End your week on Friday with Reggae Rich and Reverend Barry & Funkastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns. On Saturday night, Reggae Rich will kick things off followed by Pitchforks acapella choir from St. Pete High then Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute band.
Blast Friday returns with a free concert from The Fabulous Thunderbirds! For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band with a distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles. Sway to live music from 5:30-10 p.m. on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage along with food trucks, beer, wine and tons of fun activities for the whole family. Located in the Cleveland Street District of downtown Clearwater, concert goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the show. Upgraded VIP packages available for purchase.
It's an iron chef-style showdown showcasing eight (8) local chefs from the Tampa Bay area as they're challenged to create unique and delicious dishes featuring a designated ingredient. The judges panel is led by celebrity Chef Ray Lampe, aka Dr. BBQ, and the event will be emceed by Noah Pransky of WTSP Channel 10 News. Watch the action and taste the fruits of their labor to see who will win the competition from 5-7:30 p.m. aboard the Sir Winston Yacht located in the Vinoy Basin in downtown St. Pete. For tickets, go to TopLocalChef.com