Pops in the Park Free Saturday Evening at Vinoy Park

Pops in the Park
Pops in the Park

The Florida Orchestra’s Annual Free Pops in the Park concert takes place this coming Saturday, October 17th, at 7:00 PM in Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg.  This year, it looks as though the concert timing coincides perfectly with our expected cool front next weekend, so it should be a glorious evening to throw down a blanket, eat a picnic dinner (or maybe just dessert), and enjoy the wonderful music that the Florida Orchestra always delivers.  The park setting is just a very fun way to listen to the Orchestra, and the musicians always seem to thrive on this outdoor setting – I guess it’s a nice change of pace for them.  If you want to get a good spot for your blanket, go early – this is a very popular happening!  And, as always, the concert finishes off with the 1812 Overture, played at the same time as a nice little fireworks display is set off over the Vinoy Basin – it’s a perfect pairing!  If you’d like to go, and you’re not familiar with Vinoy Park, it’s at the far east end of 5th Avenue North, where 5th Avenue dead-ends at Tampa Bay.  Parking will be available at lots around the downtown area, or along Beach Drive or along NorthShore Park…

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