Enjoy These Fun St. Petersburg Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day falls on May 29 this year, although many people celebrate the holiday as a whole weekend (May 26 – May 29). Let’s take a look at some exciting St. Petersburg Memorial Day events.

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St. Petersburg Memorial Day Events

May 26

If you happen to get down here on Friday night, be sure to check out the Blast Friday: Home Cookin’ III Street Party. It’s a free concert just up the road in Clearwater, and features live music from a couple of local legends: the Greg Billings Band and The Black Honkeys. There will be on-site food trucks, beer, wine, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family. So grab a lawn chair, some great food, a cold beer, and enjoy some free live music from two area favorites!

May 27

Love dancing?  Check out Salsa on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs (about a 40 minute drive from Gulfport). Don’t know how to salsa? Well, they’ve got you covered! There’s a free salsa lesson from 6 – 7 p.m., and then the social dancing runs until 10:30 p.m.  Live tropical Latin music is provided by Orquesta Infinidad and DJ Mike.

For more adventurous types, check out the Safety Harbor Food and Art Tour. Safety Harbor is a beautiful town just a few minutes from St. Pete. The tour guides you through the well-known and hidden gems in the area, and also stops to sample delicious food, local history, and unique public art. The tour starts at 1:15 p.m.

May 28

On Sunday, head over to the Dali Museum for Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida. Eduardo Chillida was a world-renowned Spanish sculptor who worked in paper, alabaster, steel, and stone. The Dali will have more than 60 Chillida works on-hand, including 16 sculptures, a large-scale wall mural, numerous drawings, and “gravitations” (the artist’s approach to paper collage). There is also a complementary audio guide to the exhibition, and admission includes access to all of the Dali’s galleries and gardens.

May 29

On Monday, May 29, head down to Largo Central Park for the Memorial Day Sunset Ceremony. This beautiful ceremony honors who lost their lives fighting for our country. It includes a ceremony with music, a keynote speaker, and a wreath presentation. The event is free, and starts at 7 p.m.

After your day out in the sun, return to the Historic Peninsula Inn for a delicious dinner at Isabelle’s. Isabelle’s is our award-winning on-site restaurant, featuring scrumptious New Southern cuisine. It’s delicious enough for Rand McNally to award it their “Best of the Beaches” and “Best of the Road” awards. We hope you’ll stop by for a drink and a bite!

And then retire to your beautiful suite here at the inn. We have a wide variety of rooms to suit the needs of all travelers, from the solo business traveler, to the couple on a romantic getaway, to the family of four touring Old Florida. We even accept pets!

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