2010 Holiday Boat Parade Schedule

Tierra Verde Lighted Boat Parade
December 8th, 6 pm
Starts just east of Billy’s Stone Crab, and travels the Grand Canal to the Tierra Verde Bridge.

St Pete Beach and South Pasadena Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
December 10th, 6 pm
Begins at Merry Pier in Pass a Grille and travels through St Pete Beach, ending in South Pasadena.

Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade
December 11th, 6:20 pm
Begins at the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge, and ends at John’s Pass

Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade and Tree Lighting
December 11th, 6 to 9 pm
Begins at Marker 1 Marina, travels south, and then heads north to the Municipal Marina adjacent to Edgewater Park.

St. Petersburg Illuminated Boat Parade
December 11th, 6:30 pm
Parade takes place near the Pier – Spa Beach, The Pier and Vinoy Basin are recommended for best viewing.

Gulfport Lighted Christmas Boat Parade
December 11 at 6 pm
Begins at the Gulfport Municipal marina, travels past the William’s Pier and into the canals of Town Shores and Broadwater communities.

Island Estates Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade
December 11 at 6:30 pm
Begins in Mandalay Channel, travels to Coachman Park, and to the Clearwater Yacht Club’s judging stand.

Redington Beach and Indian Shores Lighted Boat Parade
December 19th, 6 pm
Begins at the Madeira Beach Causeway, travels through Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, and Redington Shores, then through Indian Shores, ending at the Pub Restaurant.

Corey Ave Art Festival Returns

The St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival returns for its 16th anniversary on December 4 – 5, 2010 with the country’s leading crafters. A full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and available for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products presenting festival goers an alternative to mall shopping during the holiday season. These unique and affordable crafts are priced from as little as $3 to $3,000. The Corey Avenue Merchants Association is hosting this year’s event, a welcome tradition in this friendly and vibrant community.

Saturday December 4 and Sunday December 5, 10 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown St. Pete Beach – 595 Corey Avenue
Free Admission

Corey Ave Sunday Morning Market Returns

The St Pete Beach Corey Sunday Morning Market returns for it’s 3rd season tomorrow. The weekly outdoor market will feature outdoor shopping, snacking, live music every Sunday through May. The market is located along Corey Ave between Boca Ciega Dr. and Blind Pass Rd from 10 am – 2 pm. Parking is available all around Corey Avenue, and the business district shops will be open on Sundays.

4th Of July Fireworks and Events

Clearwater Celebrates America
Sunday, July 4
Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater
Clearwater Celebrates America, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration will feature the Mostly Pops Orchestra, fireworks, children’s activities, a craft show, food and drink concessions. Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30. No alcoholic beverages, glass containers or bottles, umbrellas, canopies, throwing objects, pets or personal fireworks allowed. The Memorial Causeway Bridge will be closed from about 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. for the fireworks. Expect traffic delays as a result and consider alternate routes.

St Pete Beach Fireworks
Sunday July 4th 9pm
Upham Beach, Gulf Boulevard and 68th Street, St. Pete Beach
City officials say the 30-minute display can be viewed from the City’s beaches to the South. All of Upham Beach will close to the public at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Redington Shores Fireworks
Sunday, July 4 9pm
County Park, 18120 Park Blvd., Redington Shores

Head to the beach for the Town of Redington Shores fireworks display by East Coast Pyrotechnics.

Madeira Beach Fireworks
Sunday, July 4 9pm
Madeira Beach Rec Center and Ball Fields 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach

Launched off the recreation center ball fields and over the water, the display is viewable from either side of the Madeira Beach Causeway.

Largo Fireworks and Celebration
Sunday, July 4
Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Largo Recreation, Parks & Arts as well as the 50th anniversary of the dance move, The Twist. To celebrate, Largo will be attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people doing The Twist at the same time. Music provided by Joey Dee and the Starliters. Participation fee includes a commemorative world-record attempt hat. Registration will take place on-site. Fireworks viewing and other activities follow at 9 p.m.

July 4th At The Pier
Sunday, July 4
800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg
A full day of family activities kicks off outside with original folk/rock music by the Daniel B. Marshall Band (1-4 p.m.), Juggler Bob (4 p.m.), R&B/funk by Fast Lane in the courtyard (4:30 p.m.) and alternative/pop by Save the Radio (8-11 p.m.). Inside, you can get your face, arms or back painted (1-9 p.m.), and shows by hypnotist Eric Kand (5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.). Fireworks light up the bay at 9 p.m.

Patriotic Sand Sculpture
North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg
See what a team of world-renowned artists can do with a 40-ton pile of sand dumped near the Plaza of North Straub Park at this Transitions Sight ‘n Sand Family Event. Team Sandtastic begins building a patriotic-themed sand sculpture soon after the noon sand delivery on July 2 and must be finished by July 4. A smaller tabletop sand sculpture contest also begins at 8 a.m. July 3 with judging on July 4.

Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade
Sunday, July 4 10am
Main Street and Second Ave. N, Safety Harbor
Kids are invited to decorate their bicycles and wagons to join in this short parade that includes military vehicles, honor guards, firetrucks, Shriners, motorcycle groups, car clubs, the Dunedin Pipe and Drum band, walking units and floats.

Safety Harbor Fireworks
Sunday, July 4 5pm
Safety Harbor City Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor
The City of Safety Harbor’s annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Display will take place along Bayshore Boulevard, at the City Marina and on the back lawn of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. The event includes games and activities for all ages, food and beverages available for purchase, beer and wine available with proper ID and local bands performing on the Budweiser True Music Stage. It also features one of the larger fireworks displays in the Tampa Bay area.