March 2023


Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 11 – Florida Strawberry Festival

Gate admission $10 adult (13+) $ Child (6 – 12) under 5 Free. 10 am – 10 pm. Festival Grounds,2209 W. Oak Ave, Plant City. Enjoy everything strawberry mixed with nationally acclaimed artists in concert, carnival rides & games and yes…everything strawberry!


Friday, March 3 – 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 Ceiga Bay. Restaurants and shops remain open late for your perusing pleasure.


Friday, March 3 – 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.


Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 – St. Petersburg Grand Prix

Visit website for time and ticket info. Albert Whited Park, St. Petersburg. This year’s Grand Prix will feature 10 races, highlighted by the Indy Car season opener this Sunday. Sunday’s race will be televised internationally.

NOTE the streets along Tampa Bay from Central South, 1st Street S and surrounding the Dali Museum and Albert Whited airfield will be closed to traffic.


Saturday, March 4 – Island Festival

Free. 10 am – 2 pm. Pass-A-Grille Park, 10th Ave., Pass-A-Grille. This fun filled annual fundraiser benefits the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, which is always free to visit, in part due to this annual event. Enjoy live music, car show and creative vendors. Visit the museum and even take a free historical walking tour of this quaint beach town. See the history of the Gulf Beaches in pictures and words.


Saturday, March 4 – Pink Flamingo Home & Garden Tour – Gulfport

Tickets $25 online, $30 day of. 10 am – 5 pm. Come visit some of the most creative and interesting homes in the Garden District of Gulfport. Get a feel of what it looks like to live in Paradise.


Saturday, March 4 – “Spring It On” Music in the Park

Free. 6 – 10 pm. Treasure Island Community Park, 1 Park Pl. and 106th Ave., Treasure Island. Enjoy an evening of live local music, food & beverage vendors and dancing in the park. Featuring the local favorite The Black Honkey Band.


Saturday, March 11– 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.


Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 – Spring Break Waterfront Festival

Free admission, all-day ride wristbands $25 advance, $30 day of. ROC Park, 200 Rex Pl., Madeira Beach. This annual tradition offers great family friendly fun with carnival rides, games, food and live music featuring the annual Battle of the Bands. Fireworks Friday at 9:45 pm. The event is hosted by the Gulf Beaches Rotary Club with proceeds benefiting the children in our community.


Friday, March 17 – HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY


Saturday, March 18 – 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.


Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 – Bloomin’ Chalk Fest

Free. 10 am – dusk Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday. Main Street, Safety Harbor. Watch the magic happen as artists from around the country transform the city streets into works of art. The will be a special kids area and arts & crafts vendors.


Sunday, March 26 – Music in the Afternoon

Free. 2 – 4 pm. Boca Ceiga Ballroom, St. Pete Beach Rec Center, 7701 Boca Ceiga Dr., St. Pete Beach. Enjoy live music and dancing to the music of Lee Burrows and the Rhythm Kings. Seating is provided.


Friday, March 31– Spring Concert Series – The Beach Bouys Band Experience

Free. 7 – 9 pm. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ceiga Dr., St. Pete Beach. Bring your friends, family and dancing shoes for a night of live music and dancing. Food, beer and wine available for purchase.






Mondays –

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


Tuesdays –

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


Wednesdays –

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


Wednesday through Saturday – National comics at Coconuts Comedy Club

At this time the short term future of Coconuts Comedy Club is uncertain as the location has been sold and they are waiting on definitive answers. Shows may / may not proceed this month. Please check their website and Facebook as to shows available.


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.


Thursdays –

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

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


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.


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.



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


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


Second Saturday –

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


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.



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


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.