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Floating water park behind the TradeWinds Thursday


Floating water park opens in gulf Thursday

TradeWinds Island Resorts is set to open Splash Island Water Park at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. In addition to opening the park, Keith Overton, president of the TradeWinds, will announce a community partnership with Tampa Bay Watch, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments. The 15,750-square-foot floating inflatable water park is off the beach behind the TradeWinds. Prices start at $15. The park is at 5500 Gulf Blvd. Call (727) 367-6461.


Rides, food, vendors all at Spring Fling

The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club, in partnership with the city of Treasure Island, will host its annual Spring Fling from 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place. The festival will feature carnival rides, live entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free. More than 20 vendors will display arts, crafts and novelties. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Call (727) 209-4455.


For Taste of Pride, visit Dalí Museum

After a two-year hiatus, St. Pete Pride will bring back the popular Taste of Pride from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. The event will feature St. Petersburg restaurants, wine pairings and craft beers. Tickets, which can be purchased at, are $35; $40 day of the event. Each ticket will include up to 10 tastings or beer/wine selections. Call (727) 388-9435 for information or visit the website.

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