The holidays are right around the corner. Before you get bogged down with shopping, planning, and running your last minute errands, enjoy some local events to take your mind off of the holiday madness! Our friends up North are experiencing snow, so it’s only right that we enjoy the gorgeous weather and all of the fun that our local area has to offer!
Where: 10650 Gulf Blvd. Treasure Island, FL 33706
This year, Treasure Island is celebrating its 10th annual event, Sanding Ovations Master’s Cup. The event is taking place from November 15th- November 18th, 2018. Ten master sculptors from all over the world gather together each year to participate in the competition. The event is free for everyone and features elaborate sand castles and sculptures, live music, food trucks, crafts, and children’s play areas. Sculpting lessons are also available if you’re feeling especially creative! Visit here for more details.
Bert’s St. Pete Beach Bikefest
Where: 5550 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
This bikefest is happening now until November 18th, 2018. Every night, unwind to a free, beach party and concert. There will also be a RoadKill Scavenger Ride, Builder’s Row custom bike expo, bike shows, poolside biker games, beach bar crawl, and other events taking place. You can check the website for more details about lodging and other relevant details.
Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival
Where: 1920 Pinehurst Rd. Dunedin, FL 34698
On Saturday, November 17th, you can enjoy a full day of traditional Celtic music and craft beers from all over. Musicians from Scotland will be performing live music from 12-10 p.m. You can get your tickets in advance at a discounted price of $15 or pay $20 at the door.
St. Pete Drive Dine & Wine Tour
Where: 501 5th Ave NE, St. Pete, FL 33701
Every Tuesday of the week from November 20th-December 18th 2018, you can take a tour of the waterfront Beach Drive neighborhood. The 3-hour tour begins at the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Pete and ends at Cassis in St. Pete. All along the tour, you can taste good wine and food pairings and end with coffee and a delicious dessert. In between the food and drinking, explore the rich history of the town! Find more details here.
Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot
Where: Keene Rd, Clearwater, FL 33767
This is one of the largest running events in our area with over 17,000 participants who run in this event each year. Running not your thing? There’s a race for every skill level, whether you are a competitive runner or an avid walker! The top competitor of each race wins a trophy, but even more so, the proceeds support a great cause. Canned goods and proceeds will be collected and donated to local charities. Races start at 7 a.m. and include an event t-shirt.
Where: 245 107th Ave. Treasure Island, FL 33706
Want to give back to your community? Help give the gift of joy this holiday season to those in our community who are less fortunate by bringing an unwrapped toy, non-perishable item, and personal hygiene item. Donations are being accepted now through December 14th, 2018. Donations will support the Women with Purpose and The Christmas Toy Shop charities. Visit here for more details.
There are several events to explore now that the weather is starting to cool down. Take advantage of the good times and good cheer to be had this holiday season in the Tampa Bay area!