Each spring and summer, visitors flock to the Treasure Island, Florida hotels because of their beautiful location on the Gulf and the quieter more laid back vibe provided when compared to nearby neighboring cities.  Our beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, and welcoming atmosphere are perfect for those looking for an idyllic Florida vacation.  However, here at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, we also like to encourage our guests to experience some of the excitement happening nearby.  If you happen to be staying with us this May, consider making a day trip to St. Petersburg to partake in one of these three fun and charitable annual events!

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby for a Good Cause

On May 6th, don your best Kentucky Derby apparel and head down to the St. Petersburg Coliseum from 5pm – 10pm for the “LiFT your Spirits at the Derby” Kentucky Derby party.  Complete with open bars, live music, a full buffet, and silent and live auctions, proceeds from this Derby viewing party will go to the LiFT Academy – a school dedicated to developing curriculum and helping students with autism, spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, ADHD, and other intellectual challenges grow and learn.  If you were planning on watching the Kentucky Derby while visiting us in Florida, you might as well help a great cause while you do it!


Lend a Hand to Man’s Best Friend

If you are a dog lover, then make sure to stop by St. Petersburg’s Historic Coliseum on May 13th from 6pm to 10pm for the 15th Annual Puppy Love Benefit for the Pet Pal Animal Shelter.  This year’s theme is Whiskers in Wonderland – a creative and fun take on the Lewis Carroll classic.  This year, festivities will include both silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle, dinner, entertainment by Moving Arts Tampa Bay, and all of the puppy love you can handle.  Whiskers in Wonderland promises to be fun for the whole family!

Help Support the Next Miles Davis at the St. Petersburg Jazz Explosion

Life is tough as a young musician trying to break into the jazz scene.  As a whole, jazz seems to be on the decline but with the help of organizations such as the St. Petersburg Jazz Explosion, there is hope on the horizon.  The mission of this organization is to create an arena for young jazz artists to get their music out into the local, national, and international spotlight.  The highlight of each year is a festival held in Straub Park in St. Petersburg.  This year, it will be held on Saturday May 14th from 1pm – 9pm and is the perfect place for music and art lovers to show their support of local, rising musicians!  

Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, and Treasure Island as a whole, is the perfect destination for a Florida beach getaway.  Located a bit off the beaten path and with far less commotion than neighboring areas, it provides the ideal location to sit back and relax in the warm Florida sun.  Given its location, however, Treasure Island is also the perfect jumping off point to experience all of the fun and excitement on this side of The Sunshine State.  After a day of exploring the neighboring area, you can look forward to another quiet and relaxing night back in your Treasure Island Florida hotels.