Event Calendar

St. Petersburg has fun-filled events going on throughout the year! -- Most are just a short stroll from The Pier Hotel.
For a more comprehensive list of current events and exact dates, visit the The City of St. Petersburg Events List.
For a list of ongoing, recurring events throughout the city, visit The City of St. Petersburg Ongoing Events List.



First Friday of every Month

Rock the night away during the First Friday Music Series -- on the first Friday of every month at St. Petersburg's Downtown Street Festival just two blocks away from the hotel on Central Ave.  Different bands perform live each month. FREE!  January 7, Feb 4,  March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3


See and purchase some of the region's finest art and meet gallery owners and artists during special extended evening hours at more than 20 participating galleries throughout downtown.  5:30 to 9 p.m.  Second Saturday of every month.

Every Saturday

A European-style open-air market just a few blocks from the hotel with fresh produce, prepared foods, gourmet baked goods, handcrafted housewares & gifts, work by local artists, and live music.  Saturday mornings, 9am - 2pm.


Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive. Mid- to Late- January, Thur. & Fri. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Orchids, gingers, bromeliads, mango, citrus, bananas, peace lilies and more. Celebrity speakers, seminars, valuable hands-on demonstrations, Cafe and a Garden Marketplace - find that perfect bench, obelisk, planters and more. Click here for more information.

Tropicana Field. Florida's West Coast boating exposition and one of America's largest indoor boat shows. Hundreds of boats from personal watercraft to luxury yachts, latest in electronics, marine accessories, engines, trailers, watersports and watercraft.  Late January to early February. Click here for more info.


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St. Petersburg Yacht Club sailing regatta in Tampa Bay, visible from The Pier, only a few short blocks from the hotel.

Exclusive bridal show, New York runway showcasing the latest bridal fashions and floral bouquets, and door prizes including free photography, tuxedo rentals, wedding cakes, honeymoon packages and more.  At the Coliseum, just a short walk from the hotel. Mid-February. Click here for more info.

Display of exotic cars, boats and bikes - Ferrari, Rolls Royce, and others - celebrating the achievements of machines of speed over the last 100 years. Light jazz music. Cafe & beverage vendors on site. At Vinoy Park, a relaxing stroll from the hotel. Late February.


Major League Baseball
Spring Training at Progress Energy Park / Al Lang Field.
Visit www.devilrays.com for schedule.

Enjoy Cajun feasts while dancing to Zydeco, Cajun and Swamp Pop music!  At the Vinoy Park -- a quick dance away from the Pier Hotel.

Tropicana Field. Award-winning 16th annual showcase features 400 premium wines, 40 gourmet restaurants, and 400 silent auction items.  Proceeds benefit Abilities of Florida Foundation.  Click here for more info.

April - September

Major League Baseball
See the Rays compete in nearby Tropicana Field all Summer long. Visit www.devilrays.com for schedule.


Just a short walk from the hotel to St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront. Part of the IndyCar Racing League Series and first IndyCar Series street-circuit event. Drivers will race along a 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary track incorporating part of a runway at Albert Whitted Municipal Airport.  Early April. Check out www.indyracing.com for more information.

Annual Springtime Celebration
An annual 10-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, fireworks, races, comedy, kids fest, and too much more to list.  All within walking distance of the hotel.  Early April.

Theatrical production plays produced annually by St. Petersburg's resident professional theater company at Demen's Landing.  Mid-April.

Enjoy the artistic creations as you stroll through over 200 exhibitors at this Annual premier arts festival in nearby Straub or Vinoy Parks.  Mid-April.

Run for a good cause during this Annual Triathlon event held in mid- to late- April.  Free bottled water and Gatorade at The Pier Hotel on the day of the run.


Annual Blues Fest features over 15 national and local blues bands, arts & crafts, food vendors, and displays.  In Vinoy Park, just a short stroll from the hotel.  Early May.


Fun for the entire family. Experience the islands with crafts, food, children's area, local and national entertainment.  Early June in  Vinoy Park.

Stroll through Vinoy Park listening to live bands while sampling foods from over 50 local restaurants!  Early June.

St. Pete Pride Promenade and Street Festival
Central Ave. between 22nd & 28th St. Promenade 10 a.m. to noon, street festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual festival and parade celebrates diversity and raises awareness of GLBT communities. Free. Late June. www.stpetepride.com. or 727-365-0544.

The Pier Hotel welcomes contestants and guests to this year's Miss Florida Pageant, being held at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater.  Late June.


Stay downtown, listen to the live entertainment, and watch the spectacular evening fireworks show over the water just steps away from our front door!


North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Dr. N.E. 9 a.m. to noon. Fundraiser benefiting clients of For AIDS Care Today. 727-328-3268. Mid-September.

Sand sculpting contests and clinics at Spa Beach at The Pier.  Late September to early October.


Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
Downtown St. Petersburg. 5k walk/run, 1 mile run/walk and kids walk to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. www.komensuncoast.com or 727-734-7832. Early October.

Watch Military fly-bys, aerobatic maneuvers and displays of vintage aircraft at nearby Albert Whitted Airport.  Kids under 16 can even fly FREE!  Early- to Mid- October.  More information here.

A Traditional All Hallows Eve Party on October 31 with bobbing for prizes and Spooktacular Costume Contest!!!
Stop in for a Haunted Hotel Tour on the 31st!


Come to this in-water Sailboat show, dock and shore displays at the nearby Vinoy Basin.  Early November.

Rib Fest

Stroll through Vinoy Park as you feast on the Best Barbecue Ribs and listen to live entertainment and concerts from the 60 to the 90s.  Mid November.

Wander among over 600 boats of all makes and sizes at the nearby Bayfront Center Yacht Basin in the largest in-water boat show on Florida's Gulf Coast.  Mid-November.


A Traditional Christmas Season!
Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas with wonderful Yule-tide decorations and sing-along Christmas Carols around the grand piano!  Ho-Ho-Ho!

December - January
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