Good Food, Great Music!
2008 A TASTE OF PINELLAS
ST. PETERSBURG -- Itís about the FOOD, Itís about the TUNES, Itís about the KIDS. A Taste of Pinellas will be held in St. Petersburgís Vinoy Park, a large picturesque venue, where 50 participating restaurants serve up their specialties. The 2008 A Taste of Pinellas is the 22nd edition of Tampa Bay's favorite food and entertainment event.
Admission to the park is FREE. The Taste is open on Friday, May 30 from 5 p.m .to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 31 from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, June 1 from noon to 7 p.m. Each participating restaurant prepares and sells tastes of their most popular dishes. Diners purchase sheets of tickets for tastes of their favorites. Tickets can also be used for kidís activities and interactive games.
This fundraiser is staged in conjunction with the All Childrenís Hospital Telethon, broadcast live on WFLA-TV News Channel 8 May 30-June 1. Cyndi Edwards and Dave Nemeth, hosts of Channel 8ís Daytime program, will be on hand during Sundayís festivities with live updates on the action. All Childrenís Hospital, a jewel in the crown of St. Petersburg, is currently undergoing a major expansion program.
While parents graze through the food booths throughout the weekend, youngsters will find plenty of activities in the Kids Zone. Activities include an inflatable water slide and bounce houses. Kidís Zone entertainment includes popular DJ Rob Snyder with music and games.
There will be a FREE shuttle service available at the following pick-up/drop-off locations at Bayshore Drive & 5th Ave. South; 4th Ave. South & 1st Street; 2nd Ave. South & 1st Street; 1st Ave. North & 1st Street; and 3rd Ave. North & 1st Street. The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes from 4:30 p.m. -11 p.m. on Friday, May 30; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, May 31; and from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. There will be some shuttle buses available to accommodate physically challenged individuals.