Backyard BBQ

97x Barbecue & Music Festival

May. 28, 2018

Soak in the sun and jam out to your favorite bands as they perform live in the beautiful Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete. This year’s lineup features Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah & The Lion, AJR and more! It’s a full day of music, plus, this year we celebrate the arts with art exhibits, live demonstrations, art vendors and more! Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online today!

Come see us at The Courtney at Bay Pines to tour our luxury community on 5/26 or 5/27. Our office will be closed on Memorial Day, so hurry in to see us!

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!


2nd Annual Taco and Beer Festival!

The 2nd Annual St. Pete Taco & Beer Fiesta is happening tomorrow May 18th at Albert Whitted Park in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg! Just a short drive from our the Taco & Beer Fiesta is our breathtaking community! Stop in tomorrow before you enjoy your tacos and apply with us!


St. Pete Taco Lady
Surf & Turf Truck FL
Fiesta Bowls
The Melt Machine
Just Smokin BBQ
Casablanca Fusion
Got Lobstah?
Anju Korean Gastrotruck
Ramen & Waffles
Smokin Bowls
Sarge’s Smokehouse BBQ
Maggie on the Move
Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck
Rubbed & Pulled BBQ
Sexton’s Pizza
The Fit Stop

Craving Donuts
Skoops Italian Ice
The Pineapple Shack
The Cake Girl

480 Bayshore Dr SE
Saint Petersburg, 33701
United States


Alan Jackson!

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Presents

Alan Jackson plays the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Friday, May 11. That part isn’t news, but tonight we’ve got the details on tickets.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 23 at 10AM through Ticketmaster. You can call 800-653-8000 or go online. Alan Jackson’s official site also has the info on VIP experiences that offer things like a backstage tour, a chance to watch the show from a custom barstool next to the soundboard, attend a pre-show party and more.

We also are getting confirmation tonight Lee Ann Womack will open the show! 99.5 WQYK has all the details on their website.

Before the show, swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community!


Who’s ready for baseball?!

The Tampa Bay Rays are taking on the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 4th at Tropicana Field! Wear your Tampa Bay Rays gear and go join the fun as we close out the week with a win! (Hopefully!)

Only a 22 minute drive from The Courtney at Bay Pines, swing on in after the 9th inning and take a tour of our beautiful community! You won’t be disappointed!

Green Thumb Festival!

Green Thumb Festival

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Green Thumb Festival

Saturday, April 28 & 29, 2018, from 9 – 4
Walter Fuller Park 
Celebrate the 32nd annual Green Thumb Festival St. Petersburg’s annual Arbor Day celebration, on April 28 and April 29 at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free. Check out a list of the festival’s activities

Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb Annual Awards on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

Visit the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walter Fuller Recreation Center. 

PARTICIPATE in one of the events for a chance to win prizes: 

– Garden Wagon Parade & Decorating Contest, on Saturday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m., is open to anyone. For more information and to register

– Children’s Plant Fair offers children an opportunity to grow and show their own plant at the festival. For more information about the Children’s Plant Fair and to register, complete the form at





Seeking adults, teenagers and families to assist with selling small trees, distributing plants at the plant auction, staffing booths, assisting with the children’s arts and crafts area and more.

Complete the application at and return by mail to St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, c/o Green Thumb Festival Volunteers, 1400 19th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 or email it to 

After the festival, stop by The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community! Offering one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes with spectacular features! Call today to schedule your tour! 727-800-9857

Mainsail Art Festival – Sunday, April 22nd!

Mainsail Art Festival will grace the waterfront for the 43rd year. Over 100,000 visitors form the near and far come to enjoy the beauty of this art festival in our amazing Vinoy park located at 701 Bay Shore Dr NE. Mainsail Art Festival is ranked one of the Top 20 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, America’s premier art show and festival guide! After travelling and checking out the beauty that our downtown district has to offer, head down to The Courtney for a tour of your new luxury apartment home! What a beautiful day it will be!

Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt Through the Gardens

Saturday, April 21st 2018

 Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N.

Scavenger Hunt Through the Gardens

April 21 at 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. 

Sunken Gardens

Call 727.551.3102 to register 

Which of our endangered turtles has a “worm” in his mouth to lure fish? Why do some of our youngest flamingos have gray feathers? Solve these mysteries and more while celebrating Earth Day weekend exploring the winding paths, exotic birds, turtles, butterflies, and flowers on a scavenger hunt through the century-old garden at Sunken Gardens. For ages 3 to 103! No pre-registration required. Free with paid admission or membership.



Before heading over to the Sunken Gardens, come see us for a tour of our community. The Courtney offers luxury living with resort style amenities! Gather at our incredible clubhouse to meet friends for a game of pool, watch sports under our cabana, or gather around our Adirondack fire pit.  Choose a view of the bay or even consider a home inside the clubhouse for quick access to the gym, tanning, billiards and more! Our distinctive collection of studio, one, two, and three bedroom residences start with our top-quality offering of eco- friendly features & finishes to create a warm & inspiring environment.  You’ll end up with a home that’s like no other…Our pet friendly community and apartment buildings have a wide range of sizes and styles available to you. Ranging from below 600 sq. ft. all the way up to over 1400 sq. ft., our luxurious apartment models will fit many different sized families looking to move to the St. Petersburg area. See more information about our community here!

Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean: A Screening & Discussion

Thursday, April 26th 2018

A Plastic Ocean: A Screening & Discussion

April 26, 2018 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
SPC Seminole Campus Digitorium 
Join SPC Seminole for the movie, A Plastic Ocean followed by a discussion. 
In the center of the Pacific Ocean researchers found more plastic than plankton. “A Plastic Ocean” documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and are eventually consumed by us.
*Space is limited up to 160 people and advance registration is required 
Before the discussion, come see us for a tour at The Courtney at Bay Pines! Offering one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes, our floor plans range from 590 square feet up to 1469 Sq ft! The amenities will blow you away! Sit around our fire pit, or catch some rays around our salt water pool! Our community is also pet friendly! You can learn more about our pet policy and community here! Come by or give us a call at 727-800-9857. 


Movie Night!

Friday, April 20th 2018

Movie Night at the Beach: “Finding Dory”

Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. 
Treasure Island Beach, 11260 Gulf Blvd. 
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division presents a movie night at the beach with “Finding Dory”. Enjoy fun in the sand with your friends and family at Treasure Island Beach on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. 

* Admission is free. 
* Concessions, including food and beverages, are available. 

For more information, contact 727-893-7441 or visit

Before the event, swing by The Courtney for a tour of our luxury community! We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes! Each unit comes with spacious walk in closets, washer/dryer, and plenty of counter space! Our community is conveniently located just minutes from the beach, restaurants, and shopping! You will love it at The Courtney! Call us today to schedule a tour of our community! We accept walk ins as well! Our office hours are M-F from 8:30 AM – 6 PM , Saturday from 10 AM- 5 PM, and Sunday from 12 PM- 5 PM. Learn more about our property here

Yard Sale

Teen BBQ Cook-Off and Community Yard Sale

Saturday, April 14th 2018

Teen BBQ Cook-Off and Community Yard Sale

Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. 
Crescent Lake Park

Join the St. Petersburg recreation centers’ TASCO Teen Programs at Crescent Lake Park, 1320 Fifth St. N., on Saturday, April 14, for the 15th Annual Teen BBQ Cook-off and Community Yard sale from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The well-known yard sale has about 100 vendors selling a variety of items and begins promptly at 8 a.m. followed by the BBQ cook-off at 10 a.m. There will be chicken, wings, ribs and more, including fun activities for all.  Admission is FREE. Unlimited activity bracelets will be sold for $3 and include inflatable games, arts & crafts and face painting. Food tickets will be sold separately.

You can reserve a 10 ft. x 10 ft. yard sale space for $20. Payments must be physically made at the TASCO Center-based office, 1320 Fifth Street North, building #1, to secure a yard sale space. Sponsorship packages are also available. Proceeds benefit the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s TASCO Teen Programs.

For more information about the event or sponsorship packages, contact 727-893-7813.

After this free event, swing by our office for a tour of our beautiful community! Offering one, two and three bedroom apartment homes! Located less than two miles from Madeira beach. Also conveniently located top shopping and great eats! Call us today to schedule a tour! 727-800-9857. Office hours are M-F from 8:30AM-6PM, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5. We hope to see you soon!