PINELLAS COUNTY – Labor Day, traditionally known as the last holiday of the summer, is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all the fun Pinellas County has to offer, including some of the special events planned for the weekend.
For those of you looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, be sure to check out the seventh annual Gulfport Gecko Fest is set for Saturday, Sept. 1, noon to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport.
The free "quirky celebration" promises plenty of fun for everyone. Activities include strolling street performers, main stage performers and vendors offering all types of weird and wonderful wares up and down Beach Boulevard, a walking parade and street dance. (Details)
Fo’get About It Festival
CLEARWATER - Third Annual Fo’get About It Festival is happening “all day and all night”, 1 p.m. to midnight, on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Pastino’s. The band line up is: Lounge Cat, Jimmy Griswold Band, Dave Reinhart, Rock 'n' Chair Band, Straight Up Blues and Rent Money. Pastino's is at 1750 Clearwater-Largo Road. Call 559-0506 or visit www.pastinos.com.
Daily Sunsets at Pier 60
CLEARWATER BEACH – Daily Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival is heating up for the Labor Day weekend with plenty of arts and crafts, entertainers, and live music is celebrated two hours before to two hours after sunset. The musical lineup for the weekend includes, Island Boys, playing Caribbean music on Friday night and Garner and Ironhead, playing reggae on Saturday night. Smooth plays Sunday and Dunky Brewster takes the stage on Monday. Both bands play a variety of rock ‘n’ roll and crowd-pleasing favorites. Call 727-434-6060 or visit www.sunsetsatpier60.com.
Suncoast Annual Corvette Show
ST. PETERSBURG - Suncoast Annual Corvette Show is set for Saturday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Pier, 800 Second Ave. N.E. Activities include entertainment, door prizes, awards and more. For more information, call 727-821-6443 or visit www.stpetepier.com.
Florida’s Largest Home Show
Florida’s Largest Home Show set for Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3, promises to help homeowners learn how to save green by ‘going green,’ at the Tampa Convention Center.
Friday and Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults; seniors age 55 and up, $7; children under age 12 free with an adult. (Details)
FQHA Annual Horse Show
TAMPA - FQHA Annual Horse Show for Western and English disciplines is happening Aug. 31-Sept. 3, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day. Amateur, open and youth classes will be held for riders beginning with ages eight to senior citizens. Entry fees apply for participants and exhibitors; admission and parking are free for spectators. Visitors should enter the Fairgrounds via the Orient Road entrance. For more information, visit www.fqha.net or call Peg Edmondson at 941-484-4687.