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    Fun & Interesting Downtown St. Petersburg Attractions

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    When many people think of St. Petersburg, the first thing that comes to mind is often the water and all the fun activities that go along with it. While we're surrounded by Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, there's so much more to the area and so many interesting things to see and do on dry land. From the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to the St. Anthony's Triathlon, there's always something happening. Whether you're a sports fan, art lover, amateur historian or a little of each, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

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    Billed as "The World's Fastest Spring Break Party", this classic open-wheeled street race through the downtown area features top Indy Racing League drivers such as Marco Andtetti, Helio Castroneves and Simona de Silvestro.

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    This three-day concert in Vinoy Park will make you anything but blue! Enjoy the music of artists like Dickey Betts, Marquis Knox and Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater as well as an arts and crafts area and a fantastic selection of food and drink.

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    As one of the premier multi-sport events in the United States, St. Anthony's Triathlon offers a safe and scenic waterfront course, high-caliber competition and superb race management. Participate in one of three USA Triathlon-sanctioned races during the weekend: St. Anthony's Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, or the Meek & Mighty Triathlon. Early registration is highly recommended due to field limits!


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    Stroll Vinoy Park and set your sights on spectacular creations in a multitude of mediums. The festival also includes a diverse array of food and beverages as well as a selection of performing artists. 

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    Be on hand as the country's best "ribbers" go head to head in a BBQ battle royal that turns Vinoy Park into one very tasty place.  There's music, fun for the kids and a car show to round out this great family-friendly fundraiser.

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    Start the holiday season off right with a visit to this fun festival in Straub Park. There's a Christmas tree and waterfront lighting ceremony, simulated ice skating rink, children's activities and more. 

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