Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.04-06.18)

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Friday, May 4

First Friday Downtown St. Pete
On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. Head out to Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd street for live bands, great drinks, and plenty of food. This free event is from 5:30-10pm on Central Ave.

Cuatro de Mayo First Friday at Locale Market
Fiesta like there’s no manana at Locale’s Cuatro de Mayo First Friday party from 6-9pm. Enjoy an authentic Mexican feast for $19.99 if purchased in advance,or $24.99 at the door, and add a wine and beer tasting for an additional $9.99. Purchase tickets hereLocale Market – 179 2nd Ave. N

May the 4th Be With You at 3 Daughters Brewing
May the force be with you, Star Wars fanatics! 3 Daughters Brewing is hosting a May the 4th Be With You party. Dress up in your best Star Wars costume for a chance to win prizes and giveaways and of course, the ultimate prize of being deemed the costume contest winner. There will also be speciality brews in honor of Star Wars. This celebration is free for 21+ and starts at 2pm and ends at 10pm. 3 Daughters Brewing – 222 22nd St. S

Kash’d Out, Tunnel Vision and Seranation at Jannus Live
Head out to Jannus Live for a free concert and jam out to reggae sounds from Kash’d Out, Tunnel Vision and Seranation. Doors open at 8pm and is first come first served. Jannus Live – 200 1st Ave. N

MountainFilm Festival (Friday and Saturday)
MountainFilm on Tour is bringing a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films to St. Pete Beach at The Don CeSar this weekend. Films explore the themes connected to MountainFilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. The show kicks off on Friday at 7:00pm, while Saturday films start at 11am. Tickets for MountainFilm on Tour in St. Pete Beach are on sale now at and start at $25. Don CeSar – 3400 Gulf Blvd. 

The Lost Ball at Paper Crane
Florida-based production company, Lost Creations – specializing in immersive-experiential environments, art installations and live productions – will be hosting an immersive party from 9pm-4am for 21+ at St. Pete event venue Paper Crane. With 11 music performances and 5 special acts, this will be one eclectic party. There are a limited number of tickets being sold for $20 cash through reservation only. Please message Lost Creations on Facebook to reserve yours. The Paper Crane – 910 5th Ave. N

Tampa Bay Rays Vs. Toronto Blue Jays (All Weekend)
Watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field in this three part series: May 4, 7:10 p.m.; May 5, 6:10 p.m.; May 6, 1:10 p.m. For all Friday home games, fans may purchase upper level tickets for only $7.11, but need to visit a participating local 7-Eleven store to pick up the Rays Friday night discount coupon. The coupon code will be redeemable online or at the Tropicana Field Box Office. Each coupon will be good for up to 4 tickets. Tropicana Field – 1 tropicana Dr. 

Saturday, May 5

May Day Race
Start May off on the right foot with this fun run taking place in St. Pete! Participants will travel through the beautiful Clam Bayou on the Skyway Trail and will end at the Ceridian campus; the entire course is paved. Choose from a run/walk 10k, 5k, or a kid’s dash and stay after for food, stretching, vendors, music and more May Day festivities! Visit for race schedule and ticket prices. Ceridian – 3201 34th St. S

Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association Yard Sale
HKNA’s annual yard sale will take place from 8am-1pm and will feature furniture, home items, tools, toys, books, games, and so much more! A map and list of participating homes will be made available in the coming days on the event’s Facebook page. Historic Kenwood Neighborhood 

Body Electric to host Poolside Yoga at The Hollander
Join Body Electric for an off-site yoga class poolside at the landmark Hollander Hotel. This is a recurring event every Saturday morning where you can practice, swim and brunch starting at 8:30am. Salute the sun with a rotating cast of characters, and then cool off in the Hollander’s beautiful pool. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class and mats will be provided as needed. Stay for brunch or reserve a cabana and spend the day! Pre-register to save money, and to qualify for weekly raffle prizes. Cost is $5 for BE Monthly and Annual Members, $10 Pre-Registered or $15 at the door. Hollander HH20 Pool Bar – 421 4th Ave. N

Cinco De Murals at Ichicoro ANE at Station House

Head out to Ichicoro ANE at 11am for a free mural making party to celebrate St. Pete’s authentic culture. Artists from Bloom Collective will be painting 7 (8 foot x 8 foot) large walls while a DJ spins beats. In addition to the muralists working on their creations, there will be artists set up with beautiful arts and crafts for sale along with drinks and brunch items for purchase. Ichicoro ANE at Station House – 260 1st Ave. S

Cinco De Burgo at Red Mesa Cantina 

Red Mesa Cantina is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long with specials and giveaways and a larger-than-life party on Saturday spanning across 3 floors, the alley and 6 bars. Celebrate with cerveza, musica and tequila from 2pm-2am with no cover. Join Red Mesa Cantina on Facebook live M-F at noon for pop-up prizes, with the winners announced the next day. Visit for more information. Red Mesa Cantina – 128 3rd St. S

Kentucky Derby Formal at Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails

Watch the Kentucky Derby in style at Intermezzo’s 2nd annual Kentucky Derby Formal starting at 4pm. Enjoy $6 mint juleps, bloody marry’s, bocce ball, live music and a raw bar while watching the live steam of the race. Admission is free and don’t forget to dress to impress for your chance to win the big hat competition. Visit for more information. Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails – 1111 Central Ave. 

Gettin’ Loco at Cinco De Mayo with The Avenue Eat + Drink 

Are you #DownToFiesta with The Avenue Eat + Drink? Enjoy food and drink specials, DJs, and costume contests with a chance to $100 gift cards for best outfit, best sombrero + best mustache! The party starts at noon and ends at 3am on Sunday. The fiesta is open to all ages until 8pm, when its 21+. The Avenue Eat + Drink – 1st Ave. S

8th Annual St. Pete Bike and Eat
Enjoy a St. Pete restaurant tour by bike. Stopping at 5 locally owned restaurants (4 of which are new), participants will have a chance to sample food at each stop while listening to the owner or manager talking about his or her business. Pick up menus and coupons and of course, eat, drink and then ride to the next stop. There will be an afterparty with raffles and prize and beer from 3 Daughters Brewing. Tickets are $10.00 with all funds supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs. Trek Bicycle Store – 3169 4th St. N

St. Pete Indie Market at Green Bench Brewing Co.
St. Pete Indie Market is a monthly market featuring 80+ vendors. The market is open from 11am-4pm and showcases local artists, indie designers, vintage collectors, food trucks, jewelry makers, horticulturists, eclectic crafters and other local businesses and organizations. Green Bench Brewing Company – 1133 Baum Ave. N

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market
This is the largest weekly fresh market in the Southeast U.S., serving around 10,000 customers a week with its 130 vendors offering everything from fresh produce to homemade soaps to ready to eat food from 15 different nationalities. The free to enter market runs from 9am-2pm every Saturday.  Al Lang Stadium – 102 1st St. S

Brocante Market (Saturday and Sunday)
Explore 15,000 sq feet of vintage treasure finds at this monthly market in St. Pete! This true vendor-run market has an amazing variety and selection of vintage items unlike anywhere else. Grab your next vintage find the first weekend of each month from 9am-7pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Brocante Market – 2200 2nd Ave. S

Sunday, May 6

MFA Jazz Brunch with Nate Najar and Joe Porter
Head out to the Museum of Fine Arts and enjoy brunch from the MFA cafe and then head to the conservatory at 11am to listen to Nate Najar and Joe Porter and their sounds influenced by classical, bebop, fusion, bossa nova. There will also be seating for guests who just want to listen to music and not purchase food. This event is free; food purchases at the cafe are not included. MFA – 255 Beach Dr. NE

Spring Down Central Shop Hop 

Mark your calendar for the annual Spring Down Central shop hop! Six of St. Pete’s favorite shopping destinations are joining forces for a festive and fun shopping day from noon-5pm. There will also be drinks and light appetizers provided along the route. Visit all 6 stores for a chance to win a gift basket. Plus, spend $25 at any participating shop to receive a free candle while supplies last. Each shop has a differnent scent! Central Ave. 

Old Crow Medicine Show at Jannus Live
Head out to Jannus Live and check out grammy award winner for best 2014 folk album, Old Crow Medicine, as they entertain audiences with banjos, fiddles, harmonicas, mandoline, slide guitars and more, all making up their signature sound. Tickets start at $37.50 and gates open at 8pm. Jannus Live – 200 1st Ave. N

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