Can you believe fall in Florida is already here? As the weather cools down, so many great events will take place this October. Hopefully that means sweater weather is just around the corner. Read below for a preview of the fun fall activities coming your way in St. Pete this month.
Movies in the Park – Thursdays in October
Grab some popcorn and head over to North Straub Park for Movies in the Park, a free event featuring live music and food vendors. Movies in the Park will occur on Thursday evenings in October and include the following films: “His Girl Friday” (October 7), “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (October 14), “Field of Dreams” (October 21), and “Beetlejuice” (October 28). Make sure to RSVP since attendance is limited.
Oktoberfest – October 8 – 9
While attending Oktoberfest in Munich is an exciting experience, we’ve got the next best thing. Join the festivities at the German-American Society Friendship of Pinellas County Florida’s 2nd weekend of Oktoberfest. The family-friendly event will feature fun activities like German dancing, a Kiddie Corner and more. Learn more about the festivities here.
St. Pete Pier Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch – October 9-25
Celebrate the new season at the St. Pete Pier Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch. The festivities begin on October 9 with the kick off of the fall festival, featuring family-friendly activities, food trucks, vendors and more. We can’t wait to take a picture or two with some pumpkins during the pumpkin patch that runs until October 25.
St Pete 2nd Saturday ArtWalk – October 9
Every second Saturday of the month, The Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, Uptown Arts District, Warehouse Arts District and downtown Waterfront Arts District unite from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a free celebration of the arts. More than 200 artists from all disciplines and 40 studios and art galleries participate, which makes the Downtown Looper, which runs every 15 minutes, a great way to commute! Learn more about ArtWalk here.
Spraycation Day – October 16
Ales and the arts? Count us in. The SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival kicks off on October 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Bayboro Brewing with the release of “Spraycation,” a strawberry, orange, passionfruit ale brewed to support the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s award-winning mural festival. Spraycation Day also includes live tattoo art, vintage cards, locally crafted beer and a SHINE mural in progress. This event is free, but a $5 donation to support the Shine Mural Festival is encouraged.
Witches and Warlocks Paddle Adventures – October 28
Here’s a water sport you won’t forget: on Thursday, October 28, a spooky paddle parade will wade through Downtown St. Pete. The event is beginner and family-friendly and free if you have your own gear or $40 a person for a single or tandem kayak rental. Don’t forget your pointy hats and your capes!
Halloween on Central – October 31
Experience downtown St. Pete in a whole new way this Halloween from 12 – 5 p.m. Halloween on Central will demonstrate what a car-free Central Avenue could feel like as attendees are free to walk along nearly 2 miles of the Sunshine city’s largest open spaces. The event will also feature family-friendly Halloween themed activities like trick-or-treating, live music and so much more.
We hope this list inspires your calendar for October. See you soon!