Need something to kickstart your weekend? Need a way to forget your week at work? Check out First Friday in Downtown St. Pete. First Friday St. Pete is St Pete’s biggest block party. It happens on the first Friday of every month. It’s a great way to get a feel of the local community in St. Petersburg.

The party kicks off at 5:30 and runs until 10 o’clock between 2nd and 3rd Street on Central Avenue. During that time, make sure to check out the various vendors, food trucks, and other exhibitors that come to show off their business. The surrounding restaurants and bars may also offer deals, so be sure to pop in and check out the local businesses.

The best part about First Friday? It’s free. For more information on the next First Friday, check out their Facebook page here.

Hear more about First Friday (:50) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. Plus, discover one of Tampa Bay’s hottest restaurants, Meat Market (2:19) and get ready to “hang ten” surfing at Sunset Beach on Treasure Island (4:51).

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