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October St Petersburg Area Events Splashy Ventures

Published on October 13, 2018 by splashybeth

October recurring events

Gulfport: First Friday ArtWalk

St Pete: First Friday

St Pete: Second Saturday ArtWalk

Gulfport: Third Saturday ArtWalk

Gulfport: Tuesday Fresh Market

St Pete: Saturday Morning Market

St Pete Beach: Corey Avenue Sunday Market

October Special Events

VW Beach Bash - Pass-A-Grille

October 20, 2018.  9th Ave from 10 am - 4 pm. In its 10th year. 

Betty's Beach Clean Up starts at 8 am. VW Car Show at 10 am. 

Free to the public. Merchandise goes early, so you may wish to order early. Check the event's Facebook page here. You can order by emailing them or messaging them from the Facebook page and they will ship them a few days after the show.

VW Bash at Pass-A-Grille

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

October 18-21, 2018. Coachman Park, Clearwater.  National and local performing acts.  2018 headliners include The Doobie Brothers and George Thoroughgood and the Destroyers.  

Tickets go up the day of the event.  Reserved seating available.  Sounds like a good time!

Honeymoon Island's Halloween in the Park

October 26-27, 2018 at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, Fl

Haunted hayrides, carnival games, crafts, DJ music jams, Boo in the Zoo, costume contests (for children 12 and under), bounce houses, scary trail, mythical-magical children's trail, storytelling! Oh, and ghouls, ghosts and goblins!

$5 ($10?) parking, $5 Haunted Hayride, $10 Wristband (includes most other events). Pricing unclear.

Download the flyer here.

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls!


October 19 and 20, 2018 at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 6-10 pm both days. 2900 31st St S, at the Environmental Studies Area.

This family-friendly event features Inflatable games, fire shows, hay rides, arts & crafts and trick or treat cabins. Cake Walks at 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm.  Bet you haven't done one of those in awhile.

St Pete Zombie Food Booze Crawl

Zombie flash mob anyone? Um, maybe? Albert Whitted Park (downtown St Pete) hosts this event with fun, food, live music, and, of course, zombies.

Tons of food trucks and a costume festival.  Admission is free. 6-10 pm.  October 19, 2018

Clearwater Chalk Art Festival

Arts, crafts, a kid zone.  Three days. October 19th, 20th and 21st in 2018.

During these 3 days chalk artists quite literally transform sidewalks of BeachWalk on South Clearwater Beach. Planning on hanging around for awhile and watch these artists create these masterpieces before your eyes.

Competition, prizes and "People's Choice Awards" on the last day of the event.

Views photos from the 2017 Chalk Art Festival here

John's Pass Seafood Festival - Last One October 25-28, 2018

A 4 day celebration, including a halloween Block Party.  Live music.  Costume contests.  Battle of the Gulf Fishing Tournament.  World's Largest Bloody Mary Toast. Face painting.  Balloon artists. John's Pass Seafood and Jazz Holiday.

Unfortunately, the City of Madeira Beach has now begun charging fees for the event and waited until a few weeks before the 2018 event to waive a portion (but not all) for this year's event.  So the committee that organizes the event is calling it quits after the 2018 event.  This is pretty sad in that the event was able to donate $34,000 to charities in 2016 as a result of the event.  

Location: John's Pass Boardwalk 

Strut, Wag & Rock - Tampa

October 20, 2018 at Ferg's Live Tampa. 490 Channelside Dr, Tampa. 2-9 pm

This year's event will have a 60's theme - "Grateful Dawg Day" and music will be provided by a Grateful Dead cover band, Uncle John's Band.

The event will have a 100 dog costume contest, although contestants do not have to dress in the theme.  

You can register online and proceeds benefit Vets4Pets Charitable Clinic.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest & PAWrade, St Petersburg

Bring your best furry friend and push, pull or carry him or her in the most spook-tacular PAWrade of the year.

You can make a float to use in the PAWrade, as long as it is not motorized.

Costumes are judged on both the pet's and pet human's costume.

11 am - 3 pm, October 27, 2018 at 3 Daughter's Brewing, 222 22nd St S, St Petersburg, Fl.

Your pet here!

Treasure Island Children's Halloween Spooktacular & Fall Festival

October 26, 2018 at the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Facility at 10315 Paradise Boulevard, starting at 6 pm.  

Interactive Inflatables, Games, Moonwalks, Train Rides, Fortune Teller, Stiltwaker, Magician, Face Painters, Caricature Artist.

Costume Contest 6:30 pm; Haunted House 7-9 pm. 

Event flyer here.

SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Walk

Held in 2018 at Vinoy Park.  Dedicated to raising money to help support the homeless animals of the Tampa Bay community, this event has something for everyone.  Music for the humans, agility courses, costume contents and a doggie water park for your furry friends.

Click here to visit the SPCA Tampa Bay website and learn more.

St Petersburg Festival of the Arts

Rather than a single festival, the St Petersburg Festival of the Arts is really a month-long series of artistic events ranging from plays to music to film to dance to wine. 

The events are spread out during the month, so click here to be taken to the website and their listing of events and more information.

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