Gulf to Bay Brings Zombie Crawl, Asian Lantern Festival to Port St. Pete

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Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association (GBFTA) continues to reinvigorate Port St. Pete and Williams Park.

The organization recently began monthly food truck gatherings at the downtown park; this provides downtown workers the chance to enjoy a quick, affordable meal on the go while bringing more of the community out to our downtown green space.

Food truck rally activates Williams Park 

Titled Lunch Truck It Wednesdays, the food truck gathering takes place the third Wednesday of each month from 11am-2pm in Williams Park along 4th Street North.

Upcoming events include the Grouper Seafood Festival on July 28, and the St. Pete Taco and Beer Fiesta on August 18. When the summer ends, the event inspiration reaches a true fever pitch.


Asian Lantern Festival on the waterfront 

On September 15, GBFTA hosts the St. Pete Asian Lantern Festival. No lanterns will be released into the sky due to the harmful impact it may have on the environment, instead large lanterns will be strung up throughout the festival.

The evening will include live music and a TBD roster of your favorite St. Pete food trucks. Visitors will be able to tour the Sir Winston Cruise Ship docked at the Port. The Marine Discovery Center will be setup outside as they wait to move into their permanent home on the waterfront.


Zombie Crawl this fall 

In the spirit of Halloween, the organization will host a Zombie Food Truck Crawl on October 20. Get ready for food, spooky fun and zombies! Dress in costume and trick-or-treat like a local on the waterfront.

GBFTA is proud to continue its partnership with the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The events also serve as a way to raise awareness for the soccer team’s #MLS2STPETE campaign.

All events run from 6-10pm at Port St. Pete, 250 8th Avenue Southeast.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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