10 Events You Can Coast to in October

Fall is officially here and with the season change comes a fantastic line-up of bikeable events in Tampa and St. Pete.

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 – St. Pete Preservation’s Movies in the Park

Bring family and friends to enjoy free film classics and music each Thursday evening in October on St. Petersburg’s beautiful downtown waterfront in North Straub Park. Cycle to our bike valet station beside the pergola and we’ll look after your wheels during every event.

Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 15 – SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete

This year’s annual festival will showcase vibrant events and inspiring murals by artists from around the world, including Los Angeles, Ukraine and Miami. The new pieces will further enrich the city’s public outdoor gallery, adding new styles-from colorful geometric patterns to delicately-rendered realism-all expertly painted on large walls and unexpected locations. SHINE bike tours will be offered throughout the month.

Friday, October 6 – The Vault of Souls in Tampa

Franklin Street’s Exchange National Bank opened in 1923 to protect the worldly possessions of Tampa’s High Society. Shortly after opening, the bank began offering protection for their clients in the afterlife, too. “The Vault of Souls” was created. This paranormal purgatory was constructed in the basement of the bank and became the safe haven for carefully selected individuals. A reservation to The Vault of Souls includes complimentary valet parking, access to two eerily elegant themed lounges – each filled with interactive theatrical experiences – and a scheduled invitation to one of the four different Release Rooms.

Saturday, October 7 – Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete

The Saturday Morning Market resumes at Al Lang Stadium this month after its summer break. Browse vendors offering fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, plants and flowers. Featuring local artists, live music, organic growers and green products.

 

Saturday, October 7 – Yboar City Bacon Brew and BBQ Festival in Ybor City

Feast on the best bacon, bbq and desserts from food trucks all over the Tampa Bay area while enjoying live music in sunny Ybor City.

Friday, October 13 – Brews by the Bay in Tampa

Make a splash at The Florida Aquarium after dark during its annual beer and food festival, which offers craft beers and delicious food from local area restaurants, as well as a sea of live entertainment.

Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15 – Oktoberfest Tampa 2017

The festival of Gemutlichkeit returns for the 8th annual Oktoberfest Tampa event. For three days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beergarden. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets, as the park buzzes with live music, dancing, dirndls and lederhosen.

Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15 – Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa

The two-day event features over 150 juried artists and crafters who showcase their one-of-a-kind works, from jewelry to life-sized sculptures and unique decorative pieces including paintings and knick knacks.

Saturday, October 21 – Marine Quest 2017 in St. Pete

Learn about Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s research in this annual open house event. Tour the main facility, speak with staff about their work, and visit the laboratories to see cutting-edge marine research in action.

Saturday, October 21 – Free Pops in the Park in St. Pete

Spread your blanket and picnic in Vinoy Park at dusk for a free lively symphonic concert. Pre-concert festivities with food trucks and local music ensembles start at 4pm.