Memorial Day Weekend is about honoring our fallen Military heroes and it’s also a long holiday weekend that most American’s use to welcome the beginning of summer. This three day weekend is full of events that will keep you busy and out of the house or hotel room.
Yankees Vs. The Rays
FRI – SUN | May 24-26
1 Tropicana Dr St Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 825-3250 | www.raysbaseball.com
3rd place Rays host a 3 game series against AL East first place team the New York Yankees. Tickets start at $19.
Sunsets at Pier 60
Free Movies & Fun
10 Pier 60 Dr.
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
(727) 449-1036 | www.sunsetsatpier60.com
The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival is a nightly sunset celebration that show free movies on Friday and Saturday nights. There are also artisans, crafters, street performers and musical entertainment plus a free movie on Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday the free movie is “The Lorax”rated PG and Saturday the movie is “The Guilt Trip” which is rated PG-13. Movies start at dusk (8:19). Beach chairs are welcomed.
2013 Big East Baseball Tournament
TUES – SUN, May 21-26 | Tickets: $8
Bright House Field
601 N. Old Coachman Rd | Clearwater FL 33765
The championship will be Sunday, May 26 at noon, televised on ESPNU.
Farewell St. Pete Pier
FRI – MON, May 24-27
800 Second Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Memorial Day Weekend is the last blast for St Petersburg Pier.
FRI – A Salsa Celebration from 7-11p
SAT – Street Performers and live music all day
SUN – Live 60′s music with Solid Core
Monday Memorial Day: The Tempests play from 1-5p, Water Ski Shows at noon and 2:30 and FIREWORKS at 9:45
Sunset Music Fest – Electronic Dance Music
SAT, May 25 | Time: Noon to 11PM
Price: $63.09 – $121.49
Parking Lots open 11AM Price: $15-$25
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway | Tampa 33607
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Bands on the Sand – Free Concert
SAT – SUN , May 25 – 26 Noon – 10PM
In Front of Bilmar Beach Resort
10650 Gulf Blvd. | Treasure Island 33706
Free two-day event features 12 bands plus, arts and crafts vendors, food and beverage concessions. Fireworks on Saturday at 8:45pm. All-day parking on the beach $10 (enter at 112th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard). No pets
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Tampa Bay Margarita Festival
SAT, May 25 | Tickets Start at $25
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N Ashley Dr. | Downtown Tampa
Drink fresh made Margaritas of every style and taste you can imagine while listenting to live music and watching Volleyball on Tampa’s first ever downtown urban beach volleyball court. Fireworks at 9:45PM.
Memorial Day Family Funfest
MON, May 27, 10am – 4pm
Armed Forces Military Museum
2050 34th Way N. | Largo
Family festival includes rock wall climbing, bounce house, power bungee jumping, face painting, military dress-up, karaoke, a DJ and music. Food vendors will be on hand. Admission: Adults $10 / Youths 4 -12 $5.
Oldsmar Freedom Fest 2012
FRI – SUN, May 24-26
100 State Street West | Oldsmar
Bike shows, food vendors, live music and a kids fun zone. Bands include Greg Billing, The Alter Eagles, The Black Honkey’s and Stormbringer. Hours: 5 to 10 pm – Friday, 10 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Venice Brew Bash
SAT, May 25, 4 – 8PM
Miami Ave. / Downtown Venice
Taste different craft and import brews while enjoying great music. This event is the perfect for beer aficionados, beer lovers or just the casual beer drinker. Up to 80 different brews. Price: $40 at the gate.
Free Equestrian Speed Show
SAT, May 25, 2013at 6:00pm
Helen Howarth Community Park Horse Arena
6301 94th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
If you horses this is the event for you. Horses and riders racing the clock with barrel & pole racing, hairpin, jackpot, Texas barrels and flags benefits the Pinellas Park Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit and their volunteer mounted unit.
Bring your boat, beer, chairs and floats to a sandbar near the cut bridge off Weedon Island Preserve and PARTY in the water during a free floating concert. Drop anchor or wade from shore to the floating party barge concert stage. Cross Creek Blues Band and Hal Hammer Jr. will keep you rocking. Viewing is from the water only so you gotta get wet to rock with us! Pets & coolers allowed… no glass.
Bay Pines VA Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
MON, May 27 at 10AM
Bay Pines National Cemetery
10000 Bay Pines Blvd | St Petersburg, FL 33708
(727) 398-9426 | www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES
This is the only National Cemetery in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and the largest observance of Memorial Day with over 3,000 expected attendees. Veterans, their families and friends, and the general public are invited to attend.
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