Saturday was a busy morning in St. Petersburg, with the Saturday Morning Market, dragon boat races and Komen Race for the Cure all taking place downtown.
The market, now in its tenth season, is located at the Al Lang Field parking lot and brings about 8,000 to 10,000 customers each week. The market features live music and vendors selling produce, prepared food, and arts & crafts. The market runs from early October through late May.
Paddles Up St. Pete brought international dragon boat racing to a 350-meter course in Bayboro Harbor, with 18 teams competing in St. Petersburg's first race of this 2,000-year-old Chinese sport. The event also included seminars and demonstrations on kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, food vendors, a beer garden and an awards ceremony with live music.
The 14th annual Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure took place at Vinoy Park. The event included a 10K competitive race, a 5K competitive race, a 5k noncompetitive run and walk, and a 1 mile fun run/walk. According to the Susan Komen website, 75% of funds from Saturday's race went to screenings, education, and treatment programs.