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

Tiny Homes

Admission is $15/one day or $25/weekend, if purchased in advance!!
Children 10 and under get in free!


Come see the latest and greatest in tiny home living trends! Learn about simplifying your life and living greener and local. St Pete Tiny Home Festival & Live Local expo will feature tiny homes, micro homes, food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists, vendors, workshops, entertainment, children’s activities and much more!
  • 20+ Tiny Homes, Skoolies + Converted Vans!!
  • More than a dozen expert speakers!
  • 50+ Artists, Crafters and Small Businesses!
  • Food Trucks!
  • Mobile Boutiques!

No Drugs, Alcohol or Weapons
Smoke-Free Campus
Event is rain or shine!
No pets, except for service dogs!

St Pete Tiny Home Festival is presented by SPC and produced by LocalShops1 & the Ivy Group Sustainable Living Foundation with the support of our partners and sponsors, including the Skyway Marina District,Historic Shed, St Pete Eco Village, Tampa Bay Tiny Homes, and Tiny House Advisor.

Note from host: **Because we are an eco-friendly, Earth loving community, we ask that our guests and visitors consider taking alternative forms of transportation to this event. We strongly support and encourage ride sharing, arriving on two wheels or by foot. If you absolutely must take a vehicle, please stay tuned for a confirmation e-mail (once your tickets are purchased) on where to park. Please bring personal water bottles, and we will provide cold water. 

Tiny homes are cool, but living at The Courtney is cooler! After the event, come see us for a tour of our luxury community! We offer spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. Each floor plan comes with your standard appliance, washer/dryer, and large walk in closets! We will be open Saturday from 10AM until 5PM. 


African Safari by Way of Sunken Gardens

Wednesday, April 4th 2018

 Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N.

African Safari by Way of Sunken Gardens

April 4, 10:30 a.m.  – 12 p.m. 

Sunken Gardens

Join Kaanaeli Kanuya, esteemed Tanzanian safari guide, for a walk through Sunken Gardens as he describes the many uses of our exotic African plants. Be it as living fences to deter elephants from trampling crops or making lipstick and food from the same cactus plant, you’ll view the Gardens as never before. Free with admission or membership. Preregistration required due to limited space. Call 727-551-3102 to reserve your spot.  

Sunken Gardens is located at 1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.  Admission is $10 adults / $8 seniors (62+) / $4 children (2-11).


After the safari, swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community! Just minutes from the beach, shopping and restaurants! Our community offers spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. Each floor plan includes a washer/dryer, large walk in closets, granite counter tops and so much more! Come see us for a tour! 

Tampa Bay Blues!

Good Times in Vinoy Park! The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is one of the world’s finest blues music events, staged in the tropical setting of Vinoy Park on the shores of Tampa Bay. Join us on April 6, 7, & 8, 2018 for three great days of blues by the bay! 
Day One: Robert Cray
                Beth Hart
                John Neweth
                Chris Beard
                John Del Toro Richardson
Day Two: Buddy Guy
                Ronnie Earl
                Janiva Magness
                 Eric Gales
                 Quinn SUllivan
Day Three: Delbert McClinton
                   Sugar Rayford
                  Mississippi Heat
                  Band of Friends “A Celebration of Roy Gallagher feat. Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna”
                  Tad Robinson
Swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines before the festival to tour our luxury community! Offering one, two and three bedroom apartment homes! You will live in luxury with our resort style amenities just minutes from the beach! Come see us today!  

Tampa Bay Rays

 Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

March 29th at 4 p.m. 
Tropicana Field 
Are you a Tampa Bay Rays Fan??
The Tampa Bay Rays will be at the Tropicana Field playing against the Boston Red Sox on March 29th at 4PM! Get your tickets now! Tickets are starting at just $40.00! You can purchase tickets at
For 2018, Military and First Responders can receive complimentary tickets to select Monday home games, additional bonus dates and special ticket offers throughout the season. Some exclusions apply. Tickets will be made available one week prior to each scheduled game date. Tickets are available online only!
Tickets are $2 on Tuesdays for kids 14 and under with the purchase of a full price adult ticket. Up to two $2 tickets can be purchased per full price paid adult. Tickets are checked upon stadium entry. $2 hot dogs presented by Kayem Franks, are also available for all fans on these dates.  ($2 kids tickets are available in the following seating areas, subject to availability: Lower Box, Lower Corners, Outfield, Press Level, Upper Level, tbt* Party Deck.)
Before the big game, head over to The Courtney at Bay Pines to take a tour of our luxury community! Offering 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with large walk in closets, inclusive appliances, and spectacular amenities! Located just minutes from Madeira Beach, and a short ride from the Tropicana Field! You can call The Courtney your new home today!

Reggae Rise-Up

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

Friday, March 16th 2018

Do you love Reggae Music? Want to get out and enjoy the beautiful breeze on a lovely Friday? This coming Friday is the annual Reggae Rise Up in Vinoy Park! 


Reggae Rise Up Music Festival 

March 16 – 18 
Vinoy Park 
Friday Lineup: 
Tribal Seeds
Easy Star All-Stars 
Nattali Rize
Summer Survivors 
Saturday Lineup: 
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Jesse Royal 
Mike Love
Iya Terra
Jungle Man Sam
Badda Skat
Sunday Lineup: 
Nahko and the Medicine for the People 
Collie Buddz
The Expendables
Ragin Fyah
New Kingston
Kash’d Out 
Before you head over to Vinoy Park for the Reggae Rise Up Festival, come see us for a tour of our luxury community! Offering one, two and three bedrooms with resort style amenities just minutes from the beach! Check us out at or call for an appointment today! 727-800-9857

Grand Prix!

Firestone Grand Prix!

March 9-11, 2018

14 Turn, 1.8 Mile Waterfront Track

The 14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg  is a series of races along a 14 turn, 1.8 mile temporary track. A diverse racing lineup featuring the Verizon IndyCar Series, Pirelli World Challenge and the entire Mazda Road to Indy ladder series, which includes Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, along with the excitement of Stadium Super Trucks.

THE ARTS – Along the streets of St. Petersburg, discover one of the highest ranked arts destinations in America — from world class museums like The Dali, Museum of Fine Arts or the Chihuly Collection, to eclectic galleries along the 600 Block of Central Avenue traveling west to Grand Central and the Warehouse Arts District.

RESTAURANTS & BARS – From fashionable restaurant row along Beach Drive and the upscale offerings at nearby Sundial to ethnic eateries, bistros and cafes, sample food and drinks at more than 100 establishments downtown.

CRAFT BEER SCENE – Think of it as the Sunshine City’s answer to California’s wine country. Along St.Pete’s Central Avenue and downtown corridor visit an array of small, independent breweries crafting fresh beers unavailable anywhere else. Join other beer enthusiasts and sample them right on the spot, take a tour, meet the brewer and cart some beer home with you.

RETAIL – The recently opened shops at Sundial welcome you long with unique boutiques, antique shops, and galleries throughout Downtown, the Edge and Grand Central districts. They’re all within reach aboard the St. Petersburg Trolley.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – St. Petersburg rocks after dark at listening rooms such as the Hideaway or dozens of venues where live music and entertainment abounds. Check out the side door jazz offerings at the Palladium or the visiting acts at Jannus Live or the State Theater.


Parking and Transportation Information

Park Downtown: City parking garages are a $5-all-day event rate on Friday and a $15-all-day event rate on Saturday and Sunday. Private lots, garages and on-street parking are also be available. Observe all posted parking regulations.

  • South Core 
    (enter from the north side of First Avenue S. between Second and First Streets)
  • MidCore/Sundial Garage 
    (enter from Second Street between First and Second Avenues N.)

Park and Ride Shuttle from the Trop: From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is a FREE shuttle service from Tropicana Field to the race course. Park in Lots 1 and 2 at Tropicana Field, the cost will be $10. The shuttle picks passengers up on 16th Street S. and drops off passengers at Second Street S. and Fifth Avenue S. The shuttle operates all three race days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Take the St. Petersburg Trolley: The Looper Downtown Trolley  and Central Avenue Shuttle  (St. Pete’s trolley system) offers rides throughout Grand Prix weekend for .50 per person. The Looper provides a circular route between the city’s parking facilities, hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Parking for persons with disabilities: All permanent on-street accessible spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge — some have time limits but most are available for all-day parking. City garages, the USF St. Petersburg garage and Tropicana Field provide accessible parking at the prevailing rate. The USF St. Petersburg garage is recommended for those with limited mobility wishing to enter the 5th Avenue S. gate, while the SouthCore garage is recommended for those wishing to enter the First Avenue S. gate. The Looper is wheelchair accessible and the Tropicana shuttle includes dedicated wheelchair accessible trolleys. Disabled parking at Tropicana Field is located just inside the gate at 10th Street.

Entry Gates: There are two entry gates to the race course. Both gates offered wheelchair access. There is intermittent time when wheelchairs can cross the actual racetrack, with estimated crossing times posted on-site and at .

  • Gate 1: First Avenue S. and First Street S.
    • Wheelchair access
    • Ticket booth
  • Gate 5: Fifth Avenue S. and Second Street S.
    • Wheelchair access
    • Ticket booth
    • Will call

Motorcycle Parking: Special motorcycle parking is available utilizing “motorcycle corrals” on the west sides of First Street between First Avenue S. and Central Avenue and Central Avenue and First Avenue N. on Saturday and Sunday only. Spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis for $5. 

Ride Your Bike: A large number of temporary bicycle racks are available outside each entry gate in addition to the more than 75 permanent bicycle rack locations throughout the downtown area.

Taxi: Taxi stands are located at the designated areas and offer a variety of taxi services for race days.

  • Southwest Stand – Third Street S. and Fifth Avenue S.
  • Southeast Stand – Second Street S. and Fourth Avenue S.

Traffic Detours

The following downtown streets are closed or have limited access to traffic through race weekend:

  • Closed – Beach Dr. from Central Avenue to First Avenue S.
  • Closed – First Street from First Avenue S. to Fifth Avenue S.
  • Closed – Albert Whitted Park, motorized and pedestrian traffic
  • Limited Access – On Second Avenue S. from First to Second Street S.
  • Limited Access – First Street S. from Fifth Avenue S to Eighth Avenue S.
  • Limited Access – Sixth Avenue S. from Second Street to First Street

To learn more about the event, visit  ‘like’ its Facebook page at  or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.



After you’ve seen the races, dash over to The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community!





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Music Festival!

Music and Seafood Festival!

Vinoy Park, 500 Bayshore Drive NE

March 3-4


The St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival is created like a great meal: incorporating and mixing the finest ingredients.  They offer freshly-cooked dishes prepared onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors incorporating a variety of fresh ingredients (seafood, meat and vegetarian). Note that seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Select from a diverse menu of both alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks, a diversity of side dishes and scrumptious desserts to accompany your meal!

Musical entertainment consists of live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit.  Genres of music vary from soul, rock, R&B, and jazz to Caribbean and big band sounds.  Visit the event website as the event nears to see the musical lineup and performance times.  On the website, you will also be able to watch videos of live performances by each musician.  Last, the event features a Marketplace showcasing arts, crafts and fine products with a nautical theme, along with gourmet food products and specialty items.

There is so much to see and enjoy – this is a ‘cannot be missed’ event!  


After you’ve had good eats, swing by The Courtney at Bay Pines for a tour of our luxury community! Offering one, two and the three bedrooms! Our location is less than two miles from the beach. You won’t ever want to leave The Courtney