Tampa Bay events in May and June 2015
The summer is approaching and there are tons of opportunities to get out in Tampa Bay and enjoy yourself! Pineywoods Realty has composed a list of the events some of our agents are looking forward to over the next 6 weeks. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly atmosphere, or a late night party, there is something for everyone!
Saturday May 23rd, 2015 ?Tampa Bay Margarita Festival
I was actually lucky enough to play with my band at the first ever Margarita Festival in 2013.
It was a great event that year that has only gotten better with age. This year ticket prices range from $14 $125, and include lots of great entertainment from some of Tampa’s greatest local bands. The Black Honkeys, who are a Pineywoods Realty favorite, as well as Phase5, the local band who had the great opportunity of performing with Paul McCartney last month at a private event, are just two of the seven acts performing. The show will be headlined by 90s sensation Smash Mouth.
Of course, you can’t have a Margarita Festival without Margaritas! Cabo Wabo, Hornitos, and Sauza are just a few of the tequila producers who will be serving up their signature versions of the classic cocktail. Upgrade to Grand Marnier VIP tickets and receive unlimited margaritas!
See more at http://www.tampamargaritafest.com
Saturday May 23rd Sunday May 24th, 2015 ?Sunset Music Festival
Tampa’s largest EDM festival is back at Raymond James Stadium for another wild weekend of dance music, costumes, and good times. Parking starts at $20/day, and tickets start at $169 for the weekend. The event is open to 18+ guests, and cash bars will be available for those 21+. There will be assorted food and beverage available throughout the site.
This is definitely an event for those looking for a party that is more on the wild side! Loud dance music with heavy bass mixed by some of the top DJs in the world, fun and creative costumes that leave little to the imagination, and a super exciting atmosphere filled with every color neon you can imagine!
More information at: ?http://smftampa.com
Friday June 5th, 2015 ?“First Friday”
There are a few places that host “First Friday” events throughout Tampa Bay.
Downtown St. Pete? “On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food that make us Florida’s most exciting city.” firstfridaystpete.com
This month’s headlining entertainment is the postamericana newgrass quartet Boxcar Hollow, an awarding winning local band who can regularly be seen in Downtown St. Pete. I’ve actually had the pleasure of playing with all of the members of Boxcar Hollow at one point or another, and can vouch that they are an incredible group of musicians as well as really fun people.
I found a great list of venues to enjoy after the street party at: http://www.tampatraveler.com/top10partyvenuesfirstfridaytampabay/
University of Tampa ? “?Meet us at the Minarets for our next First Friday event on June 6th. The Museum will be open with free admission from 5 – 7pm. Visitors are encouraged to explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort museum, enjoy live music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at our tastings table. This event will occur on the first Friday of each month through November. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk!” ?http://www.visittampabay.com/events/details/firstfriday/4297/
The Minarets at UT are very cool site to see up close. If you haven’t taken a walk by the UT waterfront, or through the former Florida Hotel building and museum, I suggest that you make an effort to attend this event. Consider wrapping your evening up with dinner at one of the great restaurants on nearby Davis Islands!
June 26th - 28th, 2015 ?St. Pete Pride Parade and Festival Parade
“?What you need to know?:
The LGBT Pride Parade will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 in St Pete. The Saturday night
Block Party begins at 5pm, with the Parade kicking off at Sunset.
About the LGBT Pride Parade
The LGBT Pride Parade, held within the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood and Grand Central District, features more than 150 organizations and businesses supporting and celebrating the Tampa Bay LGBT community. The Parade draws more than 200,000 people in total, making it
the large LGBT Pride Parade in Florida and largest overall in St Petersburg. The Saturday Block Party begins at 5:00 p.m., held between 22nd Street and 27th Street along Central Avenue, featuring DJs, food and beverages. The Parade will roll off at Sunset.” ?http://www.stpetepride.com/2015LGBTPrideParade
“?What you need to know
The St Pete Pride Festival will be held Sunday, June 28, 2015 in St Pete beginning at 11am and ending at 6pm.
About the St Pete Pride Festival
Expected to draw more than 50,000 of our friends, the St Pete Pride Street Festival returns to Central Avenue in the Grand Central District larger, livelier and bolder than ever! The St Pete Pride Street Festival will again be the largest community event of the season as festival goers come together to make history while enjoying a day of live performances and entertainment, community booths, art and fantastic food in paradise.
After last year’s overwhelming demand, the Festival length has been extended by an entire city block, and the St Pete Pride Street Festival will be more diverse and shopstopping than ever. Over 350 exhibitors will line both sides of Central Avenue for six city blocks in a rainbow celebration of food and beverage vendors, artists, small businesses, corporations, professional sports teams, community outreach groups, nonprofit organizations and Pride themed merchandisers.” ?http://www.stpetepride.com/2015PrideFestival
These are just a few of the many events going on in tampa that Pineywoods Realty enjoys and supports. Below is a list of websites where you can find in more detail a broad list of events throughout Tampa Bay.
Thanks for reading,
Ryan Chamblee Pineywoods Realty