March is one of our favorite months here in St. Pete Beach. We love to see the smiles of relief when our guests dip their toes in the warm Gulf waters, we can almost SEE them thawing out from those cold winter days up North. March is full of exciting activities here in the Tampa Bay Beaches area: air shows, road races, art events, speedboat races, live music, and all the green beer and shamrocks you could ever wish for. Find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow here at Alden Suites.
March 9: Machu Peachu Release Celebration
Celebrate Mastry’s Brewing Co.’s newest release, March 9 from 2-9pm. The rustic and ancient corn beer, known as Chicha de Jora, was once a sacred drink of the Incas. It is still widely consumed in the Andean highlands and home-brewed by the locals.
Today, Mastry’s has kept up with tradition, with a post-modern approach, by using bloody butcher corn, along with mixed fermentation, to recreate this sacred beer, while adding our own twist of re-fermentation on roasted peaches. Machu Peachu is funky, sweet and tart. With soft flavors and aroma from the peaches, and sourness brought on from fermentation, this beer is sure to delight the palate.
March 13-15: 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete
Follow the sound to downtown St. Pete today to check out the action after the streets have been transformed into one of racing’s most beautiful road courses. Make sure you don’t miss the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete!
March 15: Swigwams’s Street Party
Music, Food, Fun, & Beer! From 11am to 3am, join the Street Party after the Sunday Market to celebrate the Swigwams’ 10 Year Anniversary on Corey Ave.
March 20-22: Reggae Rise Up Florida
Reggae Rise Up Florida returns to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 20, 21, & 22 for 3 full days full of positive vibes and great music! This year’s headliners are Damian Marley, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Slightly Stoopid, Soja, Dirty Heads, and Iration. #stpetebeach http://reggaeriseupflorida.com/lineup/
March 21: Winter Whiskeyfest
Join I Love the Burg for the 3rd Annual Winter Whiskeyfest in partnership with Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey! Choose from over a dozen different whiskeys to taste, enjoy light bites from The Mill Restaurant, and mingle with other like-minded whiskey lovers at The Urban Stillhouse on a Saturday evening. Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey showcases its stunning new space and benefits a great community cause. Tickets are limited, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans.
March 27-29: Gulfport Grand Prix
Gulfport Grand Prix features Formula Powerboat Racing and a boat show. Hosted in Gulfport, the downtown area will be transformed into a mecca of activity along Shore Boulevard for three days of racing and fun from March 27 through the 29th! Formula Race Boats with an open public pit area will make the Gulfport Recreation Center home for the weekend, and the antique boat show and the pleasure boat display will line the street. Also, enjoy food, drinks, music and more and this family friendly event. Admission is free! https://www.grandprixgulfport.com
March 27: St. Pete Beach Crab & Music Festival
Crab and shrimp on your list of favorite foods? Love listening to live music? Then we have what you need. Join us March 27-29, 2020 in downtown St. Pete Beach on Corey Avenue for the premiere of the St. Pete Beach Crab & Music Festival. Festivities begin Friday at Noon with live music performances ongoing from 4pm-10pm. The event continues Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. All weekend, all relaxation. What a plan!
March 28-29: Tampa Bay Airfest 2020
MacDill AFB Presents Tampa Bay AirFest 2020 air show. The show is open to the public and includes an extensive ground display, vendors and an air show featuring the Navy’s Blue Angels demonstration team.
Thursdays: St. Pete Beach Drive Dine & Wine Tour
The St. Pete Beach Drive Dine & Wine Tour explores the beautiful waterfront Beach Drive neighborhood via a 3.5-hour walking food & wine tour. They meet at The Vinoy Hotel the “Grand Dame” of downtown St. Pete and while sipping a signature cocktail, they explore this spectacular historic resort. The tour—which is running every Thursday from February 27 to April 30—continues along Beach Drive visiting local independent restaurants for food and drink. Dessert and coffee at Cassis. #stpetebeach https://www.tampabayfoodtours.com
Sundays: Café Gala Museum with Mimosas & Masterpieces
Raise a glass to an artistic take on Sunday Fundays at Café Gala Museum with Mimosas & Masterpieces! Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, visit the galleries, stroll the grounds, contemplate the Avant-garden, browse the Museum Store and soak in all the brilliance of the world-famous Salvador Dalí Museum. Enjoy this inspired brunch weekly on Sundays between 11 am – 2 pm.