St Pete is such a happening place that I can’t begin to list all things that are going on this weekend. Here are just a few things that you might want to add to your schedule.
Get Downtown For First Friday!
On the first Friday of every month, downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for great bands, great drinks, and great food that make St Petersburg Florida’s most exciting city .First Friday St. Pete is organized by the Breakfast Optimist Club of St. Petersburg who donates net proceeds to charitable efforts, with a focus on youth education and children’s health. Featuring The Tempests, with their eclectic mix of Pop, Rock, Blues and Motown. The party starts at 5:30pm and goes until 10pm. Your admission is FREE and vendors and restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink. Get dressed in red, white and blue and join the St. Pete community for live music, great drinks and food. Takes place between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Central Avenue.
FREE First Friday Show @ Jannus Live
Join Jeremy Thomas Band Friday night for a free First Friday. Begins at 8pm. FREE. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays – Zombie Night
The Rays face the Blue Jays this weekend. Friday night is Zombie Night. Password: 1ZOMBIE. The Tampa Bay Rays invite you to takeover Tropicana Field for Zombie Night when the Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays! For just $25 ($35 value) this special ticket package includes a seat in the tbt* Party Deck and a Zombie Night T-shirt! Groups of 10 or more will receive an additional discount and preferred seating. For more information or to place a group order call 727-825-3406. Game begins at 7:10pm. Visit raysbaseball.org for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.
OPENING DAY: Saturday Morning Market
More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet foods. Also, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants The mission of the market is to be the ‘heart’ of St. Petersburg – the place, more than anywhere else, that people feel a strong sense of joyful connectedness and creative community. While actual farmers, great food, interesting crafts and lively music are all wonderful elements of the market, this spirit of community is what really defines the market experience. The market is held every Saturday from October 2-and runs through May. The market is open from 9am-2pm. Al Lang Parking Lot, 230 1st Street Southeast.
FREE 12th Annual Pumpkin Palooza Family Fall Festival
This event will offer a pumpkin patch, kids’ games, crafts, face & hair painting, inflatables, food & treats, arts & crafts vendors, live performances, opportunity drawing baskets, and a community awareness zone. This is the Junior Woman’s Club’s 12th annual event. 11am-5pm. FREE admission. Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Avenue North.
Public Walking Mural Tour
Florida Craftsmen, Inc. along with the City Of St. Pete host PUBLIC walking mural tours of the Burg every Saturday. Tour begins at 10am and goes until 11:30am. Tours will be held every Saturday at 10am except for the second Saturday of each month when tours will be held at 4pm. $19 for adults, $11 for children and FREE for kids ages 5 and under. Tour begins at Florida Craftsmen located at 501 Central Avenue.
Adult Horticultural Programs and Workshops: Urban Gardening Series: Introduction to Hydroponic Gardening
Need strategies for gardening in small spaces? Intrigued by the hydroponic approach to gardening? Come and learn about the basics of hydroponic growing systems and creating a small space garden with a bountiful harvest. 11:30am. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (62+) $4 for children (2-11). Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Begins at 6pm. Visit komensuncoast.org for more information and to register for the race. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive Southeast.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Minnesota United FC WATCH PARTY @ Rowdies Den
The Rowdies face the Minnesota United FC Saturday night. The Rowdies are surging at the end of the season and have high hopes of a playoff run. Be a part of St. Pete history this weekend and watch them play at Rowdies Den. The match begins at 8pm. Rowdies Den 200 1st Avenue South.
Florida Orchestra Opening Night: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Music Director Michael Francis leading The Florida Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist Valentina Lisitsa. The program also includes Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3, hailed by many as the “Great American Symphony,” with its musical climax being the theme from Copland’s own Fanfare for the Common Man as a statement on the country’s post-war optimism. 8pm. Tickets $15-$45. The Mahaffey, 400 1st Street South.
Corey Smith @ Jannus Live
Corey Smith will light up Jannus on Saturday night. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets from $22-$27. Jannus Live, 200 1st Avenue North.
TIGLFF Presents: Lea Delaria @ Palladium Theater
Lea DeLaria of Orange is the New Black fame as special guest to TIGLFF 26! DeLaria will entertain with her hilarious sense of humor and delight with her beautiful singing voice. DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Show starts at 6pm. Tickets are $25 for GA, $50 for preferred seating, $75 for premium experience. Visit tiglff.com for tickets. Palladium Theatre, 253 5th Avenue North.