Can you believe September is already here? There’s so much to do in the Sunshine City. From staying active on the Pier to specialty events like bridal events and local festivals, there are so many options to choose from. Read below for some September inspiration: 

Pilates at the Pier – Sunday, September 5

Join the fun in the sun and take a free mat pilates class on September 5 at the St. Pete Pier. These low-impact core and full body workout classes are hosted every first Sunday of the month by Rare Body Studios at 10am. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a towel!

16th Annual Evening With The Chefs – Friday, September 10

Eat, drink and support the future of hospitality at the16th Annual Evening With The Chefs, The World on Your Plate on Friday, September 10. Chefs including Teak’s Executive Sous Chef Troy McCue and Birch & Vine Chef Darren Bloom will partner with Pinellas County culinary students to create global-inspired small bites, desserts and more. Proceeds benefit the Ryan Wells Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving culinary arts and hospitality education of Pinellas County students. Get your tickets here.

September Soirée – Thursday September 16

Our sister property, The Birchwood, is hosting a September Soirée on Thursday, September 16 from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Couples can view mock ceremony & reception designs, while connecting one-on-one with local wedding pro’s. Attendees will enjoy a champagne welcome social, appetizers, sweet treats and a chance to win a two night hotel stay at the Birchwood, a free engagement shoot by lifelong photography studio or $800 in gift certificates to Truly Forever Bridal Tampa. Get your tickets here.

St. Petersburg Margarita Festival – Saturday, September 18

The ultimate margarita party is coming to the Sunshine City on Saturday, September 18. The St. Pete Margarita Fest offers attendees 10+ margarita tastings, great music, food for purchase and more! Please note all attendees must be 21+. Get your tickets today! 

Piertoberfest – Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26

If you’ve always wanted to attend Oktoberfest, you will love Piertoberfest, St. Pete’s largest Oktoberfest celebration! The inaugural event will be hosted on the Pier. Stay tuned for tickets and event details. You can learn more here

Tampa Bay Food Fight – Tuesday, September 28

Who will take home the crown at the ultimate culinary Battle of the Bay? Top chefs, including Teak’s Executive Sous Chef Troy McCue and Birch & Vine’s Executive Sous Chef Daren Bloom, in St. Pete and Tampa will compete at the 5th Annual Tampa Bay Food Fight, a fundraiser benefiting Metropolitan Ministries. You can get your tickets here.

Pier Dolphin Cruises – Every Day

Get your cameras ready for an adventurous afternoon during a dolphin tour with @Pier Dolphin cruises. Enjoy seeing marine life, sea birds and of course, beautiful dolphins. Visit pierdolphincruises.com to schedule your tour today.

P.S. – Did you hear the news? Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay is back, where you can vote for your favorite places, businesses, events and so much more. This year Teak is nominated for best waterfront restaurant. Vote for your favorites at botbtampabay.com.