Now 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.
Friday, September 2 – 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
Friday, September 2 – First Friday Downtown – St. Petersburg
6 – 10 pm. Free. 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.
Saturday, September 3 – Geckofest “Game Night”
10 am – 10 pm. Free. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. A wonderful way to spend the Labor Day weekend. Live music throughout, wild and wacky costumes for all to see during the walking parade. Unique and creative vendors. Family and pet friendly. www.geckofest.com
Saturday, September 10– 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, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 – 22nd Annual “I Like It Hot!”
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm. Largo Events Center, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. The largest Hot & Spicy food festival in Florida, now in it’s 22nd year. Spicy food vendors, spices, sauces, entertainment and “heated” competitions including the Hot Lolly Lick A Thon & Jalapeno Eating contest. www.facebook.com
Saturday, September 17 – ” Arts Alive” Free Museum Day
Museums across Tampa Bay will be offering residents free or reduced admission. This is a national celebration put together by the Smithsonian magazine. It appears only the Fine Arts Museum, Imagine Museum and the Dali (Dali – Pinellas County residents only) are participating in Pinellas this year, though over 50 throughout the state. www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2022
Saturday, September 17 – 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
Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18 – Madeira Beach Nautical Flea Market
9 am – 6 pm. Free. R.O.C.Park, 200 Rex Pl., Madeira Beach. Come browse a huge selection of fishing, boating and nautical gear and decor. Beach clothing and shoes as well. New and used boat dealers on hand. Over 100 vendors. Www.facebook.com
Friday, September 30 – Final Friday at John’s Pass
6 – 9 pm. Free. The Bell Tower at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, 12800 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach. Live music, food, drinks and games for the kids. www.facebook.com
ACTIVITIES EACH WEEK / MONTH
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
Wednesday through Saturday – National comics at Coconuts Comedy Club
9/07 – 9/10 – Doug Canney 9/14 – 9/17 – Leslie Norris
9/21 – 9/24 – Rick D’Elia 9/28 – 10/1– Tim Moffett
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
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
First Friday – Downtown St. Petersburg – Biggest Bay area block party returns. 6 – 10 pm. Central Ave., St. Petersburg between 1st and 3rd Streets. Live music.
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
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
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!
~ EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO PLAY ~