Enjoy Downtown St. Pete on the "First Friday" of the month. Come enjoy the block party on Central Ave, with live music, vendors and drinking specials, along with hundreds if not thousands of St. Pete residents and visitors. This has been an often popular event.
MacDintons has $10 all-u-can drink happy hour from 7-9 pm., for those interested. This includes all drafts, well drinks and house wines. After happy hour, we will get food somewhere and then migrate to Ringside for NOFILTER!!!!!!
IMPORTANT: PLEASE PLAN A SAFE WAY HOME, if you drink. Know your limits, and plan to use a designated driver or cab (or Uber/Lyft). Just get a ride from someone else, so that no one worries about you. Keep the fun going for next time. Be Safe!
Note that multiple Meetup groups have often enjoyed First Friday, making the evening all the more fun. Be sure to carry contact information of people going, if possible, to assist in rendezvousing. We have been using MacDinton's (St. Pete) as a gathering, socializing, and launching point for First Friday. Initially, early-evening arrivals meet and enjoy good weather outside, next to the sidewalk. As the evening progresses, many migrate inside or even to other venues. Be sure to walk around to Central Avenue before 10 p.m. to take in the music, dancing in the street (sometimes), and community revelry of First Friday. Finally, don't worry if you can't come early. Many people stay late into the evening in the downtown area.
Here's more info:
"At the heart of downtown St. Petersburg between 2nd and 3rd Street, every First Friday of the month, Central Avenue is transformed into a Block Party between 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Come out and meet up with old and new friends and enjoy some of the best Jazz and oldies in the Tampa Bay area.
There’s plenty of great food and fine dining in the area so come out and hang out with this diverse crowd. Enjoy the free live music in a unique, convenient, and safe environment. What are you waiting for? Get downtown and Get down with the fun!"