There is so much to do in and around Treasure Island, Florida that it becomes easy to get stuck in same, albeit relaxing, routine.  Wake up, have breakfast, go to the beach, have lunch, go to the beach, go out to a nice dinner, go to bed, repeat.  Don’t get us wrong, beach resorts in Florida are the perfect place for this type of relaxing vacation.  However, if you are looking for something new or different to do during your stay with Treasure Bay Resort and Marina this August, there are plenty of options to experience some of the events that make this slice of paradise so special.  Check out the below three to get you thinking!

Run in a Beach Race (and enjoy the after party)!

The final race of the 2017 Beach Race Series will take place August 18th at 7pm on St. Pete Beach.  These scenic 5K race is run entirely on the oceanfront sand, and is the largest beach race in the area.  Whether you are running it in yourself, cheering on a friend, or just enjoying the spectacle, head to The Hurricane afterwards for the after party.  Participants are awarded with a free buffet, live music, drinks, and the perfect spot to watch another spectacular Florida sunset!

Help Celebrate the 100th Birthday of St. Petersburg’s Morean Arts Center

The Morean Arts Center is the oldest arts organization in this part of Florida and for years has provided a wonderful cultural addition to the area.  On August 19th, you can help celebrate by participating in the 7th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest.  The aim of the contest is to find the best cupcake in St. Petersburg!  Entry is only five dollars, and the contest will be held from 12 – 3pm at the Morean Center for Clay.  This is a must-do for those with a sweet tooth!

Channel your Inner Hippie at Gulfport’s Gecko Ball

Just a short ways up the coast from Treasure Island and many of the best beach resorts in Florida is the small town of Gulfport – home to the 9th Annual Gecko Ball.  This year’s theme is “Geckostock” – encouraging participants to embrace their inner flower child and other flashbacks of 1960s.  Held at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom, Geckostock is sure to be a night full of fun, laughter, good food, great music, and a healthy dose of 1960s nostalgia.  The ball is just a small part of the larger Geckofest that takes Gulfport by storm at the end of each summer.  If you’re interested in attending the ball, buy your tickets soon! It is sure to sell out.

There is nothing wrong with visiting Florida for the sole purpose of sitting on the beach, relaxing, and forgetting about life back home.  However, if you want to shake things up and try something new, this vacation could also be the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Give one of the above events a try if you need a break from the beach, or check in with Treasure Bay Resort and Marina for even more suggestions on how to make your stay with us that much more memorable!