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Florida’s best hidden gem, Sunken Gardens, hosts Flamingo Festival in St. Pete

Florida’s best hidden gem, Sunken Gardens, hosts Flamingo Festival in St. Pete

Flamingos in the water at Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens (1824 4th St N) is a preserved paradise just off 4th Street North in the Sunshine City. The Florida gem has grown to global fame courtesy of its dancing parrots, fabulous flamingos, and captivating rainbow trees. On Sunday, February 25, the venue will host Flamingo Festival. The fun runs 12pm-4:30pm. Get $1 off admission if you wear pink.

Join Sunken Gardens for a variety of festivities throughout the Gardens. Take part in kids’ activities led by Great Explorations. Enjoy live music performed by Joe Farren. Get your sparkle on with face paint and biodegradable glitter from Glitter & Giggles, with food from Floribbean Fusion and beverages, including our “flamosas,” available for purchase.

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beautiful pink flowers blooming

The event is free with Gardens admission or membership. NOTE: Sunken Gardens will not be processing new memberships during the Flamingo Festival.

St. Pete’s oldest living museum is a botanical oasis. The 100-year-old Sunken Gardens is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. Series of paths, small bridges, and tunnels guide visitors through a living collection of more than thousands of plant species, tropical plants and flowers with lush demonstration gardens, cascading waterfalls, a flock of flamingos, and a colorful array of rehomed tropical birds including macaws, cockatoos, and more.

inside a living museum with tree lined pathways

Admission to Sunken Gardens, Adults: $15; Seniors (62+): $12; Children (2-12): $6. Visit the Facebook event page for more information. Learn more about memberships, and volunteer opportunies on its website.

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