Loews Don CeSar Hotel

St. Pete Beach, FL

Annual Events

Grand Prix and Good Times All Year

Loews Don CeSar guests have access to numerous events in St. Pete Beach, from sports to parades to festivals. Let this St. Petersburg event calendar be your guide for exciting travel throughout the area.

Grand Prix and Good Times All Year

Loews Don CeSar guests have access to numerous events in St. Pete Beach, from sports to parades to festivals. Let this St. Petersburg event calendar be your guide for exciting travel throughout the area.

Firestone Grand Prix (March)

With race action on temporary street circuit in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, it’s the “World’s Fastest Spring Break Party.” Drivers race at speeds in excess of 170 mph on a 14-turn course through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, circling the Mafaffey Theater, the stunning Dali Museum and then onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport, all overlooking the picturesque city waterfront.

Mainsail Arts Festival (April)

Named by Sunshine Artist magazine among the "100 Best" fine arts events in the United States, the Mainsail Arts Festival is a leading cultural event on St. Petersburg's outdoor calendar. Make your way through the more than 250 booths nestled between swaying palm trees that display work from some of the nation's top visual artists. This long running popular annual weekend event also includes live music, children's activities and a culinary arts food court. Hosted in St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront Vinoy Park.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival (April)

Outstanding blues musicians put on a series of performances for several days in Vinoy Park by the Bay, in downtown St. Petersburg, in connection with the Festival of States.

Taste of Pinellas (June)

During the first week in June, Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg is filled with the county’s best food vendors, live entertainers, artists, craftsmen representing the best in Pinellas.

July 4 Celebrations (July)

St. Petersburg hosts its Independence Day festivities and fireworks along the Bay and around the Vinoy Park downtown.

Treasure Island celebrates Pirate Days over Independence Day with a week of festivities in various beach venues on the island.

Gecko Fest (September)

Gecko salamanders are celebrated by the art community in Gulfport, where theme pins, hats and yard ornaments are offered, along with live entertainment, and art workshops for visitors who are encouraged to come in costume, concluding with a fireworks along Boca Ciega Bay.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream (Throughout October)

Reach into your darkest fears during Howl-O-Scream featuring haunted houses, scare zones, and a Creature Crew of deranged characters. Ride the park's thrilling twisted coasters in the dark. May be too intense for young children.

Guavaween (Throughout October)

All around Ybor City, the Latin community celebrates Halloween with costumed performers on several outdoor stages, costume contests and activities for every member of the family.

RibFest (November)

This fun filled three day charity fundraiser features the best barbeque ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic and southern rock and country hits. Held at the beautiful waterfront Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg.

SnowFest (December)

Sixty-five tons of snow are expected to fall on North Straub Park at the annual holiday SnowFest celebration on the first Saturday in December. Activities include a big and kiddie toboggan slide, climbing wall, art tent, moonwalk, reindeer races, giant slide, “glice” ice skating, and a Kiddyland area designed especially for pre-schoolers with inflatable games, cookie decorating, and more.

For more information about things to do in St. Petersburg during your stay, speak with our concierge. 

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