The 2012 St Pete Beach holiday boat parade is an event not to be missed. Lighted boats, jingle bells, holiday lights, Christmas music and excited children – we know the holidays have arrived on our beautiful beach.
This year the St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena holiday boat parade takes place on Friday December 7th, 2012 starting at 6pm.
Where to watch the St Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade
The 2012 boat parade on St. Pete Beach can be viewed along its route between Blind Pass Bridge and Bayway Bridge. The city of St Pete Beach host a boat parade viewing party and holiday tree lighting at Horan Park and it has become a popular place to watch the boats.
This year the entertainment includes live music, crafts, Santa, and a tree lighting event hosted by MADD. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
The events start at 6 pm and the boats usually come past the Horan Park sea wall just before 7 pm – although they can be late so be patient and arrive early, bring a chair and claim your spot.
Horan Park is next to the St Pete Beach Community Center
Head to St Pete Beach this weekend and you stand a great chance of watching an amazing Meteor Shower.
If you love watching shooting stars then look up between 11 pm and 4 am on August 11, 12 and 13th 2012 for the best opportunity for seeing the Perseids Meteor showers.
Best places to watch the Meteor shower near St Pete Beach
Head to the beach! I am going to go to an area away from the larger hotels because the darker it is the better chance we have of seeing this amazing display of nature. What better place to watch a Meteor shower than on the sand at St Pete Beach.
Head out to sea! If you are lucky enough to own a boat then this would be an amazing way to star gaze and get all the darkness you need.
No boat? There are many places that do sunset boat trips. I want to give a big thumbs up and shout out to Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center – Captain Dan plans some amazing sail boat trips that harmonize with natures wonders. See if he still has room for his evening Shooting star trips or ask about the blue moon trip on August 31, 2012. Call: 727 360 7411 for trip information.
Corey Avenue – browse the shops, stop for a drink at one or two of the bars and then keep walking away from the stores (past the theater) to the end. It is pretty dark by the water at this time of night (early morning).
Find your own little place of darkness and if you can stay awake long enough enjoy natures display of shooting stars this weekend on beautiful St. Pete Beach.
P.S. – August 31st is the night to see a blue moon!
Beautiful Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL is holding a Craft Festival today (March 31 to April 1 2012). The street is packed with local artists, crafts, unusual gifts – a great place to go if you are looking for the perfect gift to take home.
Corey Avenue is a wonderful place to stroll along visiting the local stores and enjoy a refreshing drink or meal.
Seems you can not go far without spotting either Selena Gomez (with or without) boyfriend Justin Bieber or co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson.
This video was taken on Corey Avenue, St Pete Beach, FL during the filming of the new movie Spring Breakers.
Just among my small circle of friends there have been many sightings of the stars including:
Selena and Justin were spotted last week eating ice-cream in Treasure Island.
Selena and Vanessa popped in for a nice cool beverage at the Undertow Beach Bar on St Pete Beach
Selena was seen walking on the beach – numerous times.
Do you want to see Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber or Vanessa Hudgens?
Just drive along the Gulf Blvd. from Pass-A-Grille, St. Pete Beach to Treasure Island and look out for parked trucks and signs saying “crew”. That means they are filming in that area. Now just look for a crowd of young people (usually in bikinis) and the stars are not far away. Hang around where they are filming and you might even end up in the movie Spring Breakers.
Do you want to be an extra in the movie Spring Breakers?
I have heard (according to CBS Tampa) that they are looking for around 500 college kids to be in a shoot on Wednesday 21, 2012. Try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo and you may have a chance. Oh, you have to be a resident of the Tampa bay area, over 18, and look great in beach wear. Good luck 🙂
We took this video of Dolphins jumping and surfing the wake while on the Dolphin Racer boat in beautiful St Pete Beach Florida. I have never seen so many Dolphins playing and leaping behind any other Dolphin watch boat before.
We recently went out on the Dolphin Racer boat, and to be honest despite their brochure showing Dolphins jumping out of the water we presumed it was a typical Dolphin watch tour – yep, we expected to see a Dolphin or two but we were excited to see pods of them leaping into the air and jumping in the wake of the bright yellow boat!
The Dolphin Racer boat takes you from St Pete Beach to Johns Pass and back. The trip takes about two and a half hours traveling along the beautiful scenic bay and ocean.
Dolphin watching is one of my favorite things to do on St. Pete Beach. Visit the water often enough and you will see them and if you are lucky they will be jumping and playing. However if you haven’t got many lazy days to spend staring at the ocean then take my advice and book a trip on the Dolphin Racer boat – they guarantee you will see Dolphins surfing the wake – or you get a free trip!
I can honestly say this is the best Dolphin watch boat I have ever been on – and I have been on a lot. It was as if the Dolphins were putting on a show just for us – awe-inspiring!
Watching Dolphins jumping and surfing the waves is cool at places like SeaWorld but seeing them in their natural environment is an experience not to be missed.