January 2023

 

Friday, January 6 – First Friday Artwalk

Free. 5 – 9 pm. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Monthly event highlighting local artists, music, food and the entrepreneurs of this delightful city along the shores of Boca Ciega Bay. Restaurants and shops remain open late for your perusing pleasure. www.visitgulfportflorida.com

 

Friday, January 6– First Friday Downtown – St. Petersburg

Free. 6 – 10 pm. Central Avenue from 1st to 3rd Streets, St. Petersburg. After a two year hiatus there is dancing in the streets with the area’s largest block party. www.facebook.com

 

Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 – Corey Ave Arts & Crafts Festival

Free. 10 am – 5 pm. Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach. A weekend of handcrafted items of all mediums. Sunday will also include the Sunday market. www.coreyave.com

 

Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15 – 41st Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Free. Festival opens at 12 noon on Friday and will run through 6 pm on Sunday. John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk. 129000 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. This three day festival highlights fresh seafood, live music and an array of vendors. Various special events throughout the weekend including another attempt at breaking the world’s largest Bloody Mary Toast at 11 am on Sunday. (2457 is current the record) www.madeirabeachfl.gov/events

 

Saturday, January 14 – Mind, Body & Spirit Expo

Free admission. 9 am – 5 pm. Gulfport Historic Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. All things metaphysical with visionaries, healers, music, crystals and more. www.eventbrite.com

 

Saturday, January 14 – Second Saturday Artwalk

Free. 5 – 9 pm. Explore the arts districts of St. Petersburg with gallery openings, artist receptions, inspiration and insights. A great way to get creative with your weekend. www.stpeteartsalliance.org

 

Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 – 26th Annual Treasure Island Kite Festival

Free. 10 am – 5 pm. Treasure Island Beach, 107th and Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Keep an eye to the sky as the large, colorful kites fill the air. Sport Kite exhibitions and lessons. Fun for everyone. www.facebook.com

 

Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 – 6th Annual St. Pete Beer, Bacon & BBQ Fest

$12 presale GA, Kids under 12 free. VIP BossHog starting at $45. 12 noon – 7 pm both days. Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg. Waterfront setting with local music, craft beers and cocktails, and an amazing array for your appetite with plenty of BBQ and bacon in every way. www.stpetebaconandbbq.com

 

Monday, January 16 – Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22 – St. Petersburg Boat Show

$21 adults, 15 and under free. 10 am – 6 pm, closing at 5 pm Sunday. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance. There is no box office. Albert Whited Park and Yacht Basin, St. Petersburg. The Gulf Coast’s largest Power & Sailboat show with in water yachts, onshore classes, demonstrations and vast selection of nautical vendors. www.stpeteboatshow.com

 

Saturday, January 21 – The Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza – Tampa

12 noon – 7:30 pm. Free. Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. An alcohol family friendly day of events, activities, parade and extraordinary pyrotechnics show. There will be a bike rodeo, preschoolers stroll, the Pirate parade at 4 pm and fireworks show at 7 – 7:30 pm. Www.gasparillapiratefest.com

 

Saturday, January 21 – Indie Faire

Free. 5 – 9 pm. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. The third Saturday of each month the streets transforms into a collection of independent vendors offering uniquely crafted items. www.visitgulfportflorida.com

 

Saturday, January 28 – Pirate Invasion at The Pass aboard the Royal Conquest

11 am. ADULT / sponsored cruise. Become part of the Pinellas County mutiny as the Pirates invade John’s Pass and then on along the Bay to Indian Shores of a day long adventure. Join the party aboard the Royal Conquest Pirate Ship to party and plunder the coast line. www.facebook.com *tickets not available on the ship’s website.

 

Saturday, January 28 – Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of Pirates – Tampa

Free, with bleacher seats available through website. 11:30 am begins the invasion by sea, 2 pm begins the Parade of Pirates by land. Bayshore Boulevard to Straz Performing Arts Center, Tampa. The entire city of Tampa has been faithfully invaded by the crew of Jose Gaspar and his parade of pirates since 1904. First by sea as thousands of bead throwing boats ascend upon the city from Tampa Bay and then by hundreds of floats and entertainers along Bayshore Boulevard into the heart of the city. Riverwalk will be filled with live entertainment, food vendors and merriment. www.gasparillapiratefest.com

 

Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 – 2nd Annual Pinellas Taco Fest

Free. 10 am – 5 pm. England Brothers Band Shell Park, 5010 81st Ave, Pinellas Park. Heat up your weekend with this pet & family friendly event feature various food trucks, taco inspired competitions, live music and tons of fun. www.facebook.com

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES EACH WEEK / MONTH

 

 

Mondays –

Ringling Museum of Art and Bayfront Gardens, Sarasota. Free admission. www.ringling.org

 

Tuesdays –

Gulfport Fresh Market, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. 9 am – 2 pm. Fresh produce, culinary, plants and so much more. www.visitgulfportflorida.com OPEN YEAR ROUND

 

Open Mike Night at Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., SPB 8 pm. www.coconutscomedyclubs.com

 

Wednesdays –

Madeira Beach Wednesday Market – Madeira Way. 10 am – 2 pm.

 

Wednesday through Saturday – National comics at Coconuts Comedy Club

01/04 – 01/07 – Vien Phommachanh 01/11 – 01/14 – Quinton Greene 01/18 – 01/21 – Jeff Klien 01/25 – 01/28 – BC Murphy www.coconutscomedyclubs.com

 

Fourth Wednesday – Wellness Wednesday, offering different modalities of self care each month. 6:30 – 7:45 pm. $10. Treasure Island Waterfront Event Venue, 130 126th Ave., Treasure Island. A benefit of Soothe Our Souls. www.sootheoursouls.org

 

Thursdays –

$5 After 5 – Imagine Museum discounted admission from 5 – 8 pm. www.imaginemuseum.com

Dali After Dark – Discount admission ($14.50) after 5 pm. www.thedali.org

 

Fridays –

Friday Morning Market – Treasure Island Community Center Park. 9 am – 2 pm. Variety of vendors.

 

First Friday –

Gulfport’s Artwalk – Juried by their peers local artists offer their unique style throughout various mediums. Live entertainment with shops and restaurants open. 5 – 9 pm. www.visitgulfportflorida.com

 

Downtown St. Petersburg – Biggest Bay area block party returns. 6 – 10 pm. Central Ave., St. Petersburg between 1st and 3rd Streets. Live music. Food & beverage vendors.

 

Final Fridays – Final Friday at John’s Pass – Live music at the Bell Tower. 6 – 9 pm. Free. Food & drink available. Kid’s games. www.madeirabeach.gov/event/final-friday-johns-pass

 

Saturdays

Saturday Morning Market – Downtown St. Petersburg, Al Lang Stadium. 9 am – 2 pm. Hundreds of vendors, live entertainment. www.saturdaymorningmarket.com

 

Saturday Morning Shoppe – Tropicana Field. 12 – 5 pm. Free parking. Family fun including bounce houses. Local businesses, food vendors. Pet friendly. www.satmorningshoppe.com

 

Second Saturday –

Artwalk – St. Petersburg – Self guide gallery walk with free admission, artist receptions and exhibition openings. Encompassing entire city. www.stpeteartalliance.org/artwalk

 

3rd Saturday – Gulfport’s Indie Faire – The streets are lined with local artists, unique trinkets, live entertainment with shops and restaurants open. 5 – 8 pm. www.visitgulfportflorida.com

 

Sundays 

Corey Ave. Sunday Market – 9 am – 1 pm. Over 75 vendors. Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach.

 

Indian Shores Sunday Market – 9 am – 1 pm. Municipal Bldg.,19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores.

 

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main – 10 am – 3 pm. 400 Main St., Safety Harbor

 

$6 Sundays at the St. Petersburg Museum of History – Noon – 5 pm.

 

First Sunday – Soothe Our Souls, a cost free respite upon the sea for those facing serious health challenges and their support group. For more details visit www.sootheoursouls.org

 

First Weekend of the Month ( Saturday / Sunday)

Vintage Marche Market, A pickers haven with thousands of unique items each month. Preview tickets available for the Friday prior to public market. www.vintagemarche727.com

~ EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO PLAY ~