From lively concerts to festive foot races and special ceremonies to give thanks to our military men and women... here are the top things to do in St. Pete/Clearwater over the Memorial Day Weekend.
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Dine and dance under the stars to the entrancing rhythms of tropical Latin music by Orquesta Infindad. Don't miss the free dance lesson from 6-7 p.m. before the band starts! Dance til your hearts content at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks from 6-11 p.m.
Head to Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete for a music festival featuring some of today's hottest alt rock bands, including Young the Giant, the Strumbellas, Never Shout Never, Joywave, Bear Hands, JR JR, Wombats and Finish Ticket. Score FREE tickets at any of the 97X ticket drop locations before the festival or purchase your tickets online.
Honor our service men and women by running in a 5K through the charming city of Oldsmar and along the northern portion of upper Tampa Bay. Celebrate with a post-race party. Race registration is $20-38 and includes a custom Honor our Heroes t-shirt, two post-race craft beers and one meal and other giveaways.
Pre-game presentations will commemorate the men and women who protect our country in honor of Memorial Day. Discounted pricing and special Salute Our Veterans t-shirts also available. With a new and dynamic line up for 2016, the Tampa Bay Rays are projected to be one of the strongest teams in this season's American League East, which many believe is the most challenging division in baseball.
Start your Sunday with a 5K walk or run on beautiful Clearwater Beach! Hosted annually with Clearwater Beach Hooters the race offers a 5K beach run, an ocean mile or half mile swim, and a great post race lunch party at Hooters with free beer and wings for all finishers! The race kicks off and finishes at Pier 60. Register online!
Hear live music played by the Cross Creek Blues Band and Hal Hammer Jr., on a pontoon boat stage anchored in the channel off the "P" Channel adjacent to 2189 Tanglewood Way N.E. in St. Pete. This free concert on the water can only be accessed by boat, kayak, or paddleboard. The family-friendly fun and music starts at noon and jams until 5 p.m.
Rock around the iconic clock found on 107th Ave on Treasure Island for an awesome street party filled with live music, food, drinks, shopping, and more. Dance to live entertainment provided by Railway Kings at 6:30 p.m. and Motel Funk at 7:45 p.m. Join the free party from 6 to 11 p.m.
Leave your keys at home, then sit back, sip some beers and soak up some rays while the Brew Bus does all the driving from Tampa to St. Pete Beach and back! Meet at the Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery at 11 a.m. and drink complimentary Brew Bus craft beer on the way to the beach. Enjoy four hours on St. Pete Beach - a tent and cornhole games will be set up for you. Then hop back on the bus at 5 p.m. to head back to Tampa. Tickets are just $25 per person!
Join the Armed Forces History Museum for their annual Memorial Day celebration, which includes an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, war re-enactors, rides on a WWII M8, video game truck, plus food and drinks for sale. The fun happens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a special Memorial Ceremony featuring Congressman David Jolly at 11:50 a.m. Tickets are $5 for kids, $10 for adults