MAY 2022

 

May through October is Turtle Nesting Season – please be cautious on the beach and avoid disturbing nesting turtles. Lights should be avoided on or near the beach. Holes dug and sandcastles built should be leveled so not to hinder hatchlings journey to the gulf.

 

Thursday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Day

 

Thursday, May 5 – Movies in the Park – Summer of Soul

5:30 – 10 pm. Free. N Straub Park, Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. The evening begins with local live music, food and drink vendors. Movie will begin at dusk. www.stpete.org

 

Friday, May 6 – First Friday Artwalk

5 – 9 pm. Free. 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

 

Saturday, May 7 – Founder’s Day Grouper Gala

6 – 9 pm. Free. Madeira Beach Recreation Center, 200 Rex Pl., Madeira Beach. In celebration of the city’s 75th anniversary with this community event including the music of the Caribbean Chillers, fireworks and grouper dinners available for sale. www.facebook.com

 

Saturday, May 7 – Kentucky Derby – 6:57 pm post time

 

Sunday, May 8 – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

 

Thursday, May 12 – Movies in the Park – The Rookie

5:30 – 10 pm. Free. N Straub Park, Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. The evening begins with local live music, food and drink vendors. Movie will begin at dusk. www.stpete.org

 

Saturday, May 14 – St. Pete Tacos & Tequila

12 noon – 8 pm. $12 general, kids under 10 free, $49 Matador Cantina experience. Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. A waterfront festival with tons of authentic tacos, premium margaritas and great live music. www.stpetetacos.com

 

Saturday, May 14 – Second Saturday Artwalk

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

 

Saturday, May 14 – Rock Around the Clock

6 – 10 pm. Free. 107th Avenue, Downtown Treasure Island. The annual street party will be rocking with the music of the Black Honkeys and merchants will have their wares available along the street. Restaurants will be hosting specials as the city comes alive. The street will be closed to traffic from 4 – 11 pm. www.mytreasureisland.org

 

Thursday, May 19 – Sailing for a Purpose

5 – 9:30 pm. $75 sailing and dock experience, $35 dock only. Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, 4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Come enjoy an evening with wine tasting, appetizers, live music and a relaxing sunset sail. Funds raised benefit Soothe Our Souls, a 501(3)c charity, providing comfort to those facing serious health challenges and their support group. www.sootheoursouls.org

 

Thursday, May 19 – Movies in the Park – Cars

5:30 – 10 pm. Free. N Straub Park, Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. The evening begins with local live music, food and drink vendors. Movie will begin at dusk. www.stpete.org

 

Saturday, May 21 – Floridania Fest

10 am – 4 pm. $5, kids under 14 free. Gulfport Historic Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Come marvel at the history of Floridian tourism through postcards, souvenirs and trinkets. Dealers and collectors alike. www.floridaattractionhistory.com

 

Saturday, May 21 – Hands Across the Sand – Tampa Bay

11>30 am. Free. Indian Rocks Beach, 1700 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Come join hands with others concerned about our coastal areas and drawing a “line in the sand” about oil drilling off our shores. www.facebook.com

 

Saturday, May 21 – Indie Faire – Gulfport

5 – 9 pm. Free to attend. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Stroll the streets lived with original local and regional artists of different mediums and styles. Live music. Shops and restaurants open to welcome visitors. www.visitgulfportflorida.com

 

Thursday, May 26 – Movies in the Park – Casablanca

5:30 – 10 pm. Free. N Straub Park, Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. The evening begins with local live music, food and drink vendors. Movie will begin at dusk. www.stpete.org

 

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day ~ a time of remembrance and honor

 

Saturday, June 4 – Gulfport PRIDE

10 am – 4 pm. Free. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Activities will include the Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band, the ArtOut Exhibit and vendors showcasing art, pride gear, services and resources that serve the community. Additional activities and fundraisers sponsored by Gulfport’s all-inclusive local businesses include live music, fun-raisers, a local business décor contest and more.www.mygulfport.us

 

ACTIVITIES EACH WEEK / MONTH

 

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 Morning Market, Madeira Way. 10 am – 2 pm through May. Parking at City Hall.

(Runs through May 25, then closed for summer)

 

Wednesday through Saturday – National comics at Coconuts Comedy Club

5/04 – 5/07 – Tim Moffet 5/11 – 5/14 – Vien Phommachahn 5/18 – 5/21 – Dylan Vattelana 5/25 – 5/28 – Danny Bevins 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, 130 126 th Ave., Treasure Island. A benefit of Soothe Our Souls. www.sootheoursouls.org

 

Fridays

Friday Morning Market – Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Pl. 9 am – 2 pm.

CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

 

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

 

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 – Indian Shores Sunday Market – 9 am – 1 pm. Indian Shores Municipal Bldg. 19305 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

 

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

 

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 or call 727.360.7411 which will be the dock office of Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center

 

Wishing you a wonderful month ahead filled with memory making moments!