Summer is here and St. Pete Pier is coming alive with an eclectic assortment of experiences and events for St Pete locals and visitors alike. From yoga in the park to an all-day pride celebration, June is the perfect time to explore all that St. Pete Pier has to offer for the entire family.
St. Pete Pier is proud to host St. Pete Pridefest! Photo: St. Pete Pride
St. Pete Pridefest – Saturday, June 12 at St. Pete Pier
Gather with your family – chosen or otherwise! –for a first-of-its-kind celebration along the St. Pete Waterfront. This family-friendly Pride event celebrates St. Pete’s LGBTQ+ inclusivity and diversity with festival vendors, specialty entertainment, and unique activities. This event runs all day on Saturday, June 12th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets are required ($5 per person). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://stpetepride.org/st-pete-pridefest-2021/.
Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, June 17-27
Join our sister restaurant, Birch & Vine, located right across the street from the St. Pete Pier for Creative Loafing’s Tampa Bay Restaurant Week from June 17 through 27. Birch & Vine will be offering a special Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu for $65/person:
1st Course: Crab Salad with compressed watermelon, yuzu, cucumber, pickled shallots, celery, and micro salad.
2nd Course: Yeasted Bucatini with fermented butter, black truffles, wild mushrooms, and yeast gremolata
3rd Course: Short rib with chipotle root beer, polenta, smoked corn marmalade and black garlic.
4th Course: Blueberries and Ginger: coated blueberry pannacotta, ginger crystals, yuzu and grappa gelato.
To take advantage of Restaurant Week, all you have to do is ask for the Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu from June 17th through 27th. Plus, this year, a portion of proceeds benefits Feeding Tampa Bay!
Get Fit St. Pete Bootcamp Workout with Burg Fitness – Saturday, June 19 at the Family Park
Grab your friends and get ready to get fit at this FREE bootcamp workout presented every third Saturday at 9 am. Enjoy the energizing atmosphere of the Pier in this fun morning session that combines cardio, core, and bodyweight training. Be sure to bring water and a towel.
Local Artisan Marketplace at the Pier – Weekends
St. Pete Pier is your destination to shop local. Open every Friday-Sunday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, the Marketplace comes alive with local artisans and craftsmen selling unique food, décor, and apparel. Stroll from the Gateway through the shaded Marketplace and pick out a few treasures to take home.
Ice Cream on the Pier- Every Day
Did you get the scoop? The ice cream at Driftwood Cafe is made fresh daily by The Birchwood’s talented pastry chef. Whether you’re strolling the pier to shop, enjoy a sunset, or grab a quick workout, it’s ALWAYS the right time for an ice cream cone!
Public Art – Daily throughout the Pier
Every day is eventful at St. Pete Pier, where the views of the coast are only matched by the myriad of site-specific commissioned sculptures and public art installations peppered throughout the Pier. At the entrance to the Gateway, “Myth” by Nathan Mabry portrays St. Pete’s signature pelican in vibrant red origami. Directly in front of the Pier’s main parking lot, “Morning Stars” by Xenobia Bailey welcomes guests with an array of colorful mandalas. Near The Point, home to Teak, Bar Teaki, and the Driftwood Café, the bronze “Olnetopia” by Nick Ervinck takes the form of seawater crashing through a hollow coastal rock.
“Bending Arc” by Janet Echelman
Sunsets and Starlight – St. Pete Pier After Dark
As the sun goes down, St. Pete Pier comes alive with color and life. Grab a cocktail and watch the famous St. Pete sunset from atop The Point at Pier Teaki. Afterward, take your favorite beverage to-go and stroll down the main pathway as you’re serenaded by musicians performing on select days. End the night surrounded by softly billowing lines of light under “Bending Arc” by award-winning Tampa Bay native Janet Echelman. This larger-than-life kinetic sculpture sways gently in the breeze as blue, purple, and magenta light illuminates it against the starlit sky.
Whether you visit on a bustling weekend day or enjoy a romantic night after work, there’s always something to discover. We’ll see you at the Pier!