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Hit the beach for a craft festival, and stock up on vinyl

Come to Daddy Kool Records’ last sidewalk sale before it leaves the 600 block. In this photo, Marion Balderon and Justin Kampert browse through vinyl on Record Store Day at the St. Petersburg staple. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times, 2016)]
Come to Daddy Kool Records’ last sidewalk sale before it leaves the 600 block. In this photo, Marion Balderon and Justin Kampert browse through vinyl on Record Store Day at the St. Petersburg staple. [LUIS SANTANA | Times, 2016)]
Published Mar. 20, 2019

Beach Beat: Corey area Craft Festival

It's a popular time of year on the beaches with record numbers of spring breakers escaping to our glorious weather. But don't let that deter you from checking out the Corey Area Craft Festival in St. Pete Beach this weekend. Here's a tip: The Central Avenue Trolley runs all the way from the pier in downtown to St. Pete/Pass-a-Grille Beach all day and night Saturday and Sunday, so you can jump on anywhere to avoid the parking drama (check out the schedule). The open-air festival brings more than 100 national contemporary crafters showcasing their handmade works in jewelry, ceramics and other cool stuff. There's also an extended Green Market with tons of plants, exotic flora and personal care items. Make a day of it by enjoying one of the many restaurants and then hitting the beach. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 595 Corey Ave. artfestival.com.

See Ya Later, 600 Block: Daddy Kool Records Sidewalk Sale

Daddy Kool Records is moving out of downtown St. Petersburg after Sunday. On Saturday, the longtime 600 block fixture bids the block adieu with a sidewalk sale. Help lighten the store's moving load and snag everything from treasures to discounts. It's a great chance to add to your collection. The sale marks the end of an era, but it's also a fresh start for Daddy Kool, which will reopen in the Warehouse Arts District (2430 Terminal Drive S) on Record Store Day, which is April 13. The new (and bigger) location will allow the store to host live bands. Say goodbye on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., enjoying tunes from DJ Kalani as you shop. Reality Asylum also plays a set around 5:30. On Sunday, Daddy Kool is open from noon to 5 with a performance by Die Alps! at 3. 666 Central Ave. daddykool.com.