Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.09-11.18)

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Tampa Beer and Brunch Festival 

Fans of beer and brunch rejoice, a Tampa Beer and Brunch Festival is coming to town Saturday, March 24th from 11am-4pm. Taking place at Cotanchobee Park, a beautiful waterfront park located along Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa, the festival will feature a bounty of brunch dishes, over 60 craft beers and cocktails to sample, live music, games, and tons of fun.The Beer and Brunch Festival brings an exclusive offer to readers of I Love the Burg a with a very limited selection of tickets discounted at $28 (normally $40 at the door). The Tampa Beer and Brunch Festival’s Drink Sampling Admission tickets include all of the excitement mentioned above, plus access to unlimited cocktail and beer samplings starting at noon. You’ll also receive a commemorative sampling cup. Can’t leave the little ones at home? Children 10 and under are free. Buy your tickets now.

Dream Bridal Season at Sundial in Downtown St. Pete

It’s Dream Bridal Season NOW through March 29th. The shops and restaurants at Sundial can help you create a truly memorable wedding day experience. ? Sundial is also giving away one grand prize in an epic happy hour finale from 5:30 to 8:30pm on March 29th, complete with a DJ, drinks, & wedding vendors on their sparkling courtyard. Click the image above for much more information, or visit bit.ly/sundialbride to enter the Dream Bridal Giveaway. Sundial St. Pete 153 2nd Ave N

Friday, March 9

Firestone Grand Prix (All Weekend)
The fastest racing series on the planet returns to the waterfront st. course in downtown St. Petersburg this weekend. From March 9-11, friends and families alike can enjoy three jam-packed days filled with indycar races; live entertainment including a fan village, driver autograph sessions, interactive games and exhibits as well as a beer garden and plenty of food. Visit for a full list of events, start times and registration details. 230 1st St. SE

Firestone Grand Prix 5K
Participate in racing festivities on-foot with the 6th annual Firestone Grand Prix 5K. Sponsored by Modern Business Associates (MBA), all proceeds will benefit the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. Day-of registration will cost $40, if not already pre-registered and will include race entry, t-shirt and participation medal. Packet pick-up and on-site registration for both runners and walkers will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the race scheduled to begin promptly at 6:15. Starub Park – North Downtown Waterfront Park 400 S BayShore Dr.

Yappy Hour at Tosti’s Spirits and Fine Wine
Celebrate the end of the week with a free wine tasting alongside your best 4-legged friend! From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. enjoy a selection of over a dozen wines with the added benefit of meeting Dr. Scot Trefz of Bay Moorings Animal Hospital as well as the folks from Orvee’s Pet Center, both of whom will be discussing the service and products they offer. Dog’s are not required, but certainly welcome. Tosti’s Spirits and Fine Wine – 5125 34th St.

Hippie Sabotage at Jannus Live
West coast EDM duo Hippie Sabotage will bring their Path of Righteousness Tour to Jannus Live. MELVV and Olivia Noelle will join the duo brothers – Kevin and Jeff Saurer – on their tour in the Sunshine City. Tickets cost $19.50 if purchased in advanced, $22.00 for day-of-show (online and phone) and $25.00 at the door. 200 1st Ave. N

Saturday, March 10

Low Country Boil at Locale Market
The Low Country Boil is back by popular demand! Included for either $14.99 in advance or $17.99 at the door will be a fresh seafood platter filled with shrimp, crayfish, clams and mussels all mixed together with sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob and a variety of sauces. Meals are served from from 5-8 p.m. Registration highly recommended as this event typically sells out. Sundial –  153 2nd Ave. N

Pop-Up Art at Imagine Museum
If you’re searching for the perfect family-friendly outing, look no further than the Imagine Museum. Suitable for all ages, the Imagine Museum invites everyone to the main hall any time from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to enjoy some art making activities. No registration required. 1901 Central Ave.

Cannacrawl Health Fair
Interested in the health benefits of cannabis? Check out the Cannacrawl Health Fair from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about local hemp-related small businesses – including dispensaries, shop for products from local artisans and chat with farmers, physicians and activists. 1114 Central Ave.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk
Take a walking tour of the downtown St. Pete art scene. Held every second Saturday of the month, more than 40 galleries and studios throughout St. Petersburg’s 5 district’s stay open after hours from 5-9 p.m. Visit the website for information about this weekend’s participating galleries and location details.

6th Annual St. Practice Day Pub Crawl
Pub crawlers welcome! Join the St. Petersburg community in one of the largest crawls downtown has ever seen filled with games, contests, prizes, giveaways and one free drink at each stop. The rules are simple: pick your team, register online, dress in your best St. Paddy’s outfit and begin the crawl. Choose your team from the list: Team MacDinton’s, Team Caddy’s and Team One Night Stand. Purchase your tickets here and be sure to check in at your team bar at 5 p.m.

Sabaton with Kreator at Jannus Live
Calling all thrashers! Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton will bring its North American tour to Jannus Live along with from Kreator from Essen, Germany. All ages welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 if bought in advanced and $35 at the door. 200 1st Ave. N

Sunday, March 11

Orchard Festival at Sunken Gardens
Orchard season is in full bloom at the Sunken Gardens and what better way to admire their budding beauty than attend a festival dedicated to just that. Bring the entire family and learn about orchards from their growers by attending various information sessions throughout the day, ranging from the culture of various orchards to how-to’s about planting and potting them. Doors are open from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. and lectures start at 10:30 a.m. Beer and wine is available for free with paid admission or membership to Sunken Gardens. Visit for more information about the vendors and schedule. Sunken Gardens – 1825 4th St. N

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