St. Pete First Friday and Saturday Morning Market

First Friday St. Pete


It happens on the 1st Friday of every month, the center of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food that make St. Pete Florida’s most exciting city..Bring your friends, join the fun and festivities in downtown St. Pete for lively entertainment each First Friday of the month. Take part in excitement surrounded by live music and up-beat nightlife scene. The patrons and vendors provide a safe, friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy this downtown celebration. Started by Get Downtown First Friday, an event organized by the Breakfast Optimist Club of St. Petersburg, FL, this event occurs at the heart of downtown St. Petersburg between 2nd and 3rd Street South, every First Friday of the month. Central Avenue is transformed into a Block Party between 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Come out and meet up with old and new friends and enjoy some of the best Jazz and oldies in the Tampa Bay area.

Address: 2nd St. S and Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

First Friday in St. Pete Florida

St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
 

Don't miss the largest weekly fresh market in the Southeastern U.S., that attracts approx. 10,000 visitors each week and has about 200 approved vendors that fill the130 spaces. There is a permanent group of regular food and plant vendors combined with a rotating group of craft vendors. The market features over 15 different nationalities or styles of ready to eat food. The mission of the market is to be the ‘heart’ of St. Petersburg - the place, more than anywhere else, that people feel a strong community bond. Live music every week plays a key part of this upbeat outdoor experience. The vendors represent a wide variety of ethnicity and nationalities, contributing to a rich multi-cultural experience of food, crafts and music. The most popular vendor is Worden Farm, a large organic farm, that brings an incredible variety of greens and other fresh produce.

Address: 102 1st St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Telephone: 727-455-4921

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City of St. Pete FL
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Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held the first weekend in May - come watch nearly 50 hot air balloons. Enjoy evening balloon glows on both Friday and Saturday. Guests enjoy free, fun entertainment featuring something for every member of the family. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts vendors, delicious food, children's activities and the nearby white-sand beaches on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Each year, the two-day event at the Foley Soccer Complex on U.S. 98 draws upward of 65,000 people as balloonists from across the country descend on south Baldwin County. Over the last decade, the event has pumped an estimated $10 million into the local economy, according to the chamber.

Hot Air Balloons carry passengers over 25 feet in the air giving them a bird's eye view of the festival. Hot Air Balloons are tied to the ground using ropes while passengers experience a smooth ascent and descent in the balloon. Tethered hot air balloon rides are available for riders who are at least 42" tall. Tethered rides are available on a weather permitting basis.

Due to the fickle hot weather patterns in mid to late June that often kept balloons grounded, the 11th edition of the festival will be held in May for the first time this year - the chamber and city settled on the new festival weekend, which is May 1st & 2nd this year.

Event Schedule:
Friday May 1 - 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Carnival by Mitchell Brothers Carnival
- World Famous Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Show
- Crawfish Boil
- Arts, Crafts and Food
- Live Entertainment: Sugarcane Jane, 5:00-7:00 pm
- Tethered Rides at Dusk
- Live Music Headliner: Chee Weez, 8:30-10:30 pm
- Hot Air Balloon Glow at Dusk
Saturday May 2 - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Carnival by Mitchell Brothers Carnival 2:00-10:00 pm
- World Famous Disc Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Show
- Crawfish Boil
- Arts, Crafts and Food
- Live Entertainment: JERI 2:00-4:30 pm
- Live Entertainment: Rhythm Intervention 4:30-7:00 pm
- Tethered Rides at Dusk
- Live Music Headliner: Escalade 8:30-10:30 pm
- Hot Air Balloon Glow at Dusk

Location: 18507 U.S. Hwy 98 W., Foley, AL 36535
Telephone: 251-943-3291
Info:
http://www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com/

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