The Start Of The Summer Season!
June kicks off the summer season, and there’s so much to do in St. Pete. Whether you’re a local looking for a staycation or visiting Florida’s Gulf Coast, you can’t miss The Birchwood. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, The Birchwood is only steps from the arts district and the new St. Pete Pier. Here’s a preview of a few events happening this month that we’re most excited about:
June is full of events that let you celebrate with Pride! Photo: City of St. Pete
Weekends at St. Pete Pier
St. Pete Pier is a destination any day of the week, but the #2 new attraction in the U.S. truly comes alive on the weekend. Take your pick of various morning workouts from Pilates on the Pier to a Get Fit Bootcamp. Stroll alongside the Marketplace and check out the unique keepsakes local artisans sell. Enjoy dinner and a cocktail at the Teak Restaurant or Pier Teaki and bask in the gorgeous Florida sunset. We love to marvel at the kaleidoscopic colors of the “Bending Arc” kinetic sculpture right after the sunset. Check out our blog for more details about summer happenings at St. Pete Pier.
St. Pete Walking Mural Tour. Photo: Visit St. Pete Clearwater
St. Pete Walking Mural Tour – Every Saturday
Learn the backstory of St. Pete Arts District street murals in this insider tour offered every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. This 90-minute four-block tour begins at Florida CraftArt and showcases over 30 murals. There is a firm limit of 10 guests per tour and must be booked by 4:00 p.m. the day prior. Learn more here.
Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, June 17-27
Creative Loafing’s annual Food Issue hits stands on June 17th and, to celebrate, they’re hosting the 15th annual Tampa Bay Restaurant Week from June 17 through 27. For a limited time, participating Tampa Bay area restaurants, including Birch & Vine, will be offering multiple-course prix fixe menus and exclusive pricing. To take advantage of Restaurant Week, all you have to do is ask for the Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu from June 17th through 27th. Plus, this year, a portion of proceeds benefits Feeding Tampa Bay!
Our Birch & Vine restaurant will be offering a special Tampa Bay Restaurant Week menu for $65/person:
1st Course: Crab Salad with compressed watermelon, yuzu, cucumber, pickled shallots, celery, and micro salad.
2nd Course: Yeasted Bucatini with fermented butter, black truffles, wild mushrooms, and yeast gremolata
3rd Course: Short rib with chipotle root beer, polenta, smoked corn marmalade and black garlic.
4th Course: Blueberries and Ginger: coated blueberry pannacotta, ginger crystals, yuzu and grappa gelato.
The James Museum; Photo: Visit St. Pete Clearwater
Reverberations at The James Museum, June 19-August 29
In celebration of Juneteenth, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum presents Reverberations at the James Museum. This celebration of hope and resilience in the face of oppression features artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeast. Click here for tickets and times.
The 1930s excavation of Antioch; Photo: Visit St. Pete Clearwater
Ancient Antioch at the Museum of Fine Arts – Runs through August 22
In 1964, The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg purchased five mosaics from Princeton University. Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at the MFA will display these mosaics alongside other preserved artifacts. In partnership with Princeton University, the story of the 1932-1939 Antioch excavation will be woven throughout the exhibit. You can find tickets and more information here.
J.F. Harris performing at Radio City Music Hall; Photo: @thejfharris
J.F. Harris Comedy Special Taping – June 12
Join comedian J.F. Harris as he films his latest comedy special. Harris’s resume includes writing for Will Smith and Netflix’s Magic for Humans. He’s also toured with The Impractical Jokers and performed on Late Late Show and Comedy Central. Enjoy this FREE taping at Coastal Creative at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Reserve your spot here. Note that attendees may be filmed as part of the special.
Jenny Zigrino at Coastal Creative – June 24
Keep the laughs going with veteran comedian Jenny Zigrino at Coastal Creative at 9:00 pm. Zigrino has performed on Comedy Central, Conan, MTV, and TruTV and will appear in the upcoming film Too Late with Fred Armisen. Tickets are $25 and are available at Coastal Creative.
Grab a festive beverage and head up to The Canopy for sweeping views and sips.
Weekends at The Birchwood – Saturdays and Sundays
Live the St. Pete weekend lifestyle at The Birchwood. First, sip on a fresh mimosa at Birch & Vine where brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Afterward, float up to The Canopy for a rooftop cocktail and brunch bites as you take in the amazing views. As the sun sets, enjoy a rotating lineup of DJs kicking off a rooftop party. Check out The Birchwood website for menus and reservations.
No matter your interest, there’s an event for everyone this June in St. Pete. We hope to see you there!