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Get ready for some racecar fun this spring break weekend! Every year for the past nine consecutive years, St. Petersburg has been hosting the Firestone Grand Prix each March in its downtown location. For this two-day event taking place on March 13-15, 2020, the IndyCar series race will tackle a 14 turn, 1.8-mile waterfront track! 

The race will be circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extend onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg harbor.

Downtown St. Petersburg is one of the many locations with culture all around. A walk down the strip of downtown and you will find yourself surrounded by little shops, cafes, restaurants and more. As one of the highest ranked arts destinations in America, you will discover the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chihuly Collection. If you are feeling hungry, Beach Drive has many local restaurants that will satisfy your cravings. From fashionable to upscale restaurants, you will find ethnic eateries, and breweries that craft artisanal beers. Downtown St. Petersburg is also known to have live entertainment. If you’re strolling downtown, you will find yourself walking past live jazz music, Spanish music, and venues such as Jannus Live where live concerts are held. There is a little bit of everything in the streets of St. Petersburg.

The Firestone Grand Prix will have onsite food and beverages for purchase. You must present a valid ID for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. You are not allowed to bring in your own food or alcohol on the premises as this will result in being kicked out. Reentry to the event is permitted so if you need to run to the car because you forgot your wallet, you can return to the event with no issues; just make sure to have your ticket with you at all times.

The following items are allowed onto the race grounds but will be subject to inspection: 

The following items are prohibited onto the race grounds:

For ticket purchasing, there are two types of tickets: Grandstand and General Admission

Directions to the GrandPrix:

 Gate Hours and locations:

Parking information:

During the event, there will be street parking and city parking garages. The city parking garage will be charging a $10-all-day event fee on Friday and a $15-all-day fee on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Do you enjoy eating fries? Do you enjoy it so much that you are willing to go to a festival where all they serve is fries, and fries, and more fries? If you answered yes then you are in for a surprise! Say goodbye to that diet and say hello to all you can eat french fries! St. Petersburg is hosting their 4th annual French Fry Festival for two days starting on February 14-15. The event will be from 6pm-11pm on Friday and 4pm-10pm on Saturday

Before you scroll down for directions to this FREE event, here is the inside scoop of what you can expect at the festival. 

First, not only will there be loads of french fries, but there will be over 30+ different food vendors. Whether you are craving BBQ, pizza, tacos, asian cuisine, or caribbean food, they have it all! 

Take a look at some of the food vendors you can expect to see this week:

Holy cow that is a lot. But guess what, it doesn’t end there! For those of you with a sweet tooth, you are in for a special treat! Here are some of the dessert vendors:

Now that we have covered the food options, let’s move onto entertainment. On Friday February 14th, DJ Paul Cook will take the stage and on Saturday the 15th, Screamin Donkey’s will end the night.

There will be beverages to purchase on site (fountain or adult beverages). The event is free and pet friendly so swing on by with your pet and enjoy the music, food, and atmosphere. There will be on site restrooms and outdoor eating tables. 

Last but not least, If you are planning on attending and have no clue where to park, do not worry, we have parking covered. Of course there is hundreds of metered street parking but for those who prefer to park in a lot, check out these public parking garages:

Now that you know all there is to know about the French Fry Festival, here are the directions to the event:

100 Bayshore Dr. NE. Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

           

REGGAE RISE UP FLORIDA FESTIVAL 2020

Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival 2020!  3 full days of amazing music, food, merchandise, art, activities and good vibes, March 20th – 22nd at Vinoy Park! 2020 PERFORMING ARTISTS PHASE 1 SLIGHTLY STOOPID IRATIONHIRIETHE EXPENDABLESKEZNAMDIJESSE ROYALGIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUADTHE ELOVATERS4TH & ORANGE SUMMER SURVIVORS TRIBE OF I EARLY BIRD VIP & GA TICKETS – SOLD OUT TIER 1 – GA 3 DAY TICKETS – ON SALE NOWTIER 1 – VIP 3 DAY TICKETS – SOLD OUT TIER 2 – VIP 3 DAY TICKETS – ON SALE NOW Check out the 2019 recap video and get more details at www.ReggaeRiseUpFlorida.comKids 8 and younger are FREE with paid guardian. All Ages Welcome | Rain or ShineNo refunds or exchanges, all sales final. Sponsors, Media & Vendors please visit our website Friday March 20thGates Open – 12:00PMMusic Starts – 1:00PMSaturday March 21stGates Open – 12:00PMMusic Starts – 1:00PMSunday March 22ndGates Open – 12:00PMMusic Starts – 1:00PM All amplified music must end by 10PM each night per city ordinance.  Box Office will also be open Thursday March 19th from 11AM – 6PM for any questions, ticket to wristband swaps or to purchase any remaining tickets. This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment by all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact the event planner at info@reggaeriseup.com or City of St Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727) 893-7345 or (727) 892-5259 TDD/TTY” #REGGAERISEUPFLORIDA2020 #RRUFAM #REGGAERISEUP #REGGAERISEUPFLORIDA VIP 3 DAY passes include an official Reggae Rise Up VIP wristband, expedited festival entry, access to the VIP Lounge, RRU festival lineup t-shirt, RRU festival lanyard, premium viewing areas, VIP area bathrooms, & sponsor swag (when available). PAST FESTIVAL LINEUPS 2019SLIGHTLY STOOPID / REBELUTION / STICK FIGUREZiggy Marley / Tribal Seeds / Steel Pulse / PepperMethod Man & Redman / Trevor Hall / J. BoogFortunate Youth / Hirie / Common Kings / The MovementSticky Fingers / Iya Terra / Josh Heinrichs / Nattali RizeThrough The Roots / Shwayze / Arise Roots / Jah 9 / Bumpin UgliesBrett Bollinger / Seranation / Summer Survivors / OceanstoneTribe Of I / Guerrilla Panic / Xperimento / Artikal Sound System / Honey Hounds 2018 DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY / REBELUTION / SOJANahko & Medicine For The People / Tribal Seeds / MatisyahuCollie Buddz / J. Boog / Jesse Royal / The Expendables / OzomatliEasy Star All-Stars / Nattali Rize / Mike Love / RDGLDGRN / Raging FyahIya Terra / New Kingston / Katastro / Tropidelic / Resinated / Kash’d Out Sidereal / Jungle Man Sam / Summer Survivors / Zander / Noneed Badda Skat / Cloud9 Vibes / Sailor Jane / Sowflo / Reefers 2017 SLIGHTLY STOOPID / DIRTY HEADS Iration / Steel Pulse / The GreenThe Hip Abduction / Protoje / Z & G & E (Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh) Fortunate Youth / HIRIE / Passafire / The Movement Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad / The Expanders / Through The RootsLeilani Wolfgramm / Landon Mcnamara / Tatanka / Bumpin Uglies The Late Ones / Jungle Man Sam / Sidereal / Oceanstone Summer Survivors / Oogee Wawa / Of Good Nature 2016DIRTY HEADSTribal Seeds / Stick Figure Fortunate Youth / Sun Dried Vibes / TatankaResinated / Oceanstone 2014REBELUTION Steel Pulse / Collie BuddzZion I / Ballyhoo! / Los Rakas / Stranger Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Reggae Rise Up Florida. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access the Eventbrite help center. No barcoded tickets will be issued for this event, all ticket-purchasers will receive a festival wristband.  Wristbands will be sent to the shipping address specified on your order. All international orders will be held at will call. All wristbands will begin mailing out to each fan who purchased before the shipping deadline roughly 2-3 weeks before the festival. If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order, contact Eventbrite. For general festival info, click here. ALL SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES