Things to Do in St. Pete Beach for June 2019

Summer is in full swing and there’s no shortage of fun things to do here in St. Pete. From Greek festivals to the Grand Prix of the Gulf we are so excited to celebrate this Summer at the Alden Beach Resort!

Nerf Battle Tournament

June 8th

Come battle out against your friends and foes June 8th in the very first Nerf Battle Tournament at Horan Park in St. Pete Beach! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams. This event is for any age as long as two team members are 16 or younger. So, sign up for some family fun!

Opa! Palooza

June 14th-15th

June 14th-15th celebrate Greek heritage and culture at the Opa! Palooza Greek Festival, held at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Enjoy food, pastries, music including a ‘Battle of the Bands,’ artists and craftsmen vendors, and more (all Greek-style, of course!).

Grand Prix of the Gulf

June 16th-17th

Join in the sights, sounds, and sandy beaches of the third annual Grand Prix of the Gulf, as the P1 Powerboats display their horsepower June 16th-17th. This year the races are taking place in front of the Don Cesar, where spectators can watch the adrenaline pumping action take place along the coast.

SPLASH & DASH Youth Biathlon  

June 22nd

Join the St. Pete Beach Recreation Departments Inaugural SPLASH & DASH youth biathlon June 22nd!  Kids ages 6-15 are encouraged to join, all racers will receive a free swim cap and goody bag. Sign up today and join us for a fun, fit and active day on St. Pete Beach.

Safety Harbor Farmers Market

June 30th

Start your Sunday right on June 30th with open-air shopping in the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your grocery list to stock up on fruits and vegetables, plus specialty foods like meats, cheeses, desserts, bread and more

We hope you enjoy the festivities this month at the Alden! If you have any suggestions of more great events leave a comment below.

Congratulations to Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports!

Alden Suites Beachfront Resort is proud to announce that our watersports operator, Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports, was awarded the title of Parasail Operator of the Year presented by WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association). Here’s what they had to say about Captain Dave:

“Since 1978, this man’s operation has provided participants with an abundance of water fun and recreation, with an emphasis on parasailing. The goal is to create memories that last forever, and he does so by ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all of his guests. This captain is a pioneer in the parasailing industry and is widely known as one of the longest-running parasail operators in the world. That experience is mixed with his innate passion for professionalism and helping the industry become more safety conscious as a whole.”

Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports is one of the longest-running parasail operators and companies in the world. He is also one of the most safety-conscious. Since 1978, Suncoast Watersports has provided St. Pete Beach locals and guests an abundance of water fun and recreation with the goal of creating lifelong memories and unforgettable experiences that are safe and fun for the whole family.

Offering a wide-ranging list of experiences to enjoy while staying in the St. Pete area from Dolphin & Sunset Cruises to Parasailing, Waverunner guided eco tours, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Snorkeling. Suncoast Watersports serves our guests from a kiosk right on the beach at Alden Suites.

Whether you are looking to explore the beauty and magic of St. Pete Beach while relaxing on a scenic and educational boat tour or thrill-seeking to reach new heights by parasailing over the oceans, Suncoast Watersports has your vacation fun covered safely and affordably. Parasail flights start as low as $50, so you get the best rates around and can bring the whole family. Full detailed instruction prior to use will be provided along with close supervision during use by Captain Dave, one of the longest-running parasail operators, and his crew. And they sure do know how to have FUN! For more information please visit:

Captain Dave’s exemplary experience, service, and standards for safety, as well as the awareness he has raised for the parasailing community and profession, set him well above the rest to achieve this award. We are so proud of his efforts and involvement with Alden Suites. Congratulations, Captain Dave for your continued success! We are so grateful for the innovation and fun experiences you share with the community and visitors who stay at Alden Suites.

Here at Alden Suites, we care about you and your family’s quality of vacation and experience while staying with us. We provide the best staff, entertainment, and information for you to experience the best of what St. Pete Beach has to offer and take great pride in our beaches. We look forward to you staying with us and helping you book your vacation adventure with our Parasail Operator of the Year, Captain Dave of Suncoast Watersports.