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St Pete Run Fest Nov. 16-18

After a successful inaugural event that drew 4,000 runners and close to 10,000 participants to downtown, St Pete Run Fest is back on Nov. 16-18, 2018.
  • 11/16: Runner packet pick-up and expo
  • 11/17: Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 5K and Tropical Smoothie PeliKids One Miler 
  • 11/18: 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon and Rollin’ Oats Trop 10K

St Pete Run Fest is proud to partner with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic again to raise funds for their Food Bank, which feeds an average of 60,000 hungry community members a month. For every mile ran, 15 cents will be donated by Transamerica and St Pete Run Fest to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic on behalf of each participant.

Find more information and registration here.

Community Discussion on Storefront Conservation Corridor Plan

The City of St. Petersburg hosted a community update meeting on the status of the Independent Corridor Plan on Monday, Nov. 5. The meeting included an overview of the plan components and gave participants the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback to the project team working closely on the plan and related City code.

For those interested in more details, future updates or sharing feedback, click here. The comment jotform will be open for submissions until Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Tour de MLK

The City of St. Petersburg, in partnership with the MLK Business District and Coast Bike Share, invites you to participate in a ‘Tour de MLK’ – a celebratory community bike ride along the newly installed bike lanes along the MLK corridor. 
Bring a bike or rent a Coast Bike Share ride from one of the 30+ bike share stations around town. Helmets are recommended. The first 75 riders will receive a goody bag, courtesy of participating businesses. Riders are encouraged to make stops at businesses.
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Registration/Start: St. Anthony's parking lot (turn around at 30th Ave. N)
There is no cost to participate, however, registration through Eventbrite is encouraged. Click here to register.

Progress With St. Pete Pier

Mayor Kriseman is pleased with how the process is going and construction progress. All 426 pilings have been placed over water and 75% of deck is poured. Site preparation for construction of Pier Approach continues. The old parking lots are being graded and trees onsite are cleared.

Above ground construction begins in October on several structures, including:
- Pier Head building
- Spa Beach Pavillion
- Tampa Bay Watch


All Major tenants have been secured including:
- Tampa Bay Watch, who will operate the Education Center
- Doc Fords, who will operate the restaurant on the south side of the Pier Approach
- Teak, Inc., who will operate the restaurant at the Pier head.
- United Park Services will operate the Pavillion Café at the Spa Beach Pavilion and Gator Jim’s Tackle and Bait Shop at the Pier Head Building.

Duke Energy will provide solar canopies to shade the parking area and provide solar power in the Pier District.

Public Art has been selected for the Pier. Three artists with varying styles will be represented including Nick Ervinck, Belgium, Xenobia Bailey, New York City and Nathan Mabry, Los Angeles. In addition, internationally acclaimed artist Janet Echelman will create a Net Sculpture in the Pier Approach, near the Family Park Area. 

The St. Pete Pier District grand opening is late 2019.

Additional information about the St. Pete Pier™ is available on the Pier website at:

New Date & Time: Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

Kick off the holidays in the Sunshine City when Santa comes to town and Mayor Kriseman lights up the waterfront! The annual Santa Parade has a NEW DATE and NEW TIME, Saturday, November 24 at 5:30p.m. Parade begins at Albert Whitted Park and runs Bayshore Dr. and 5th Ave. NE. The Tree Lighting will be immediately follow the Santa Parade at 8 p.m. in North Straub Park.

Stay after the Santa Parade and Tree Lighting to enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, music and more in the park. Food concessions will be available. Blanket seating. Free to the public.

Presented by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 727-893-7441 or visit

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