Weekend Abuzz with Dali Milestone, St. Pete Pride, Sand Key Triathlon

Museum to welcome 200,000th guest; State's largest Pride bash, Clearwater race on tap

Friday, June 24, 2011

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (June 24, 2011) - Thousands are expected to descend on the area this weekend to enjoy some of St. Pete/Clearwater's finest attractions and events.

Less than six months after opening its doors to the public, the new Dali Museum will welcome its 200,000th visitor this weekend, a number that tops the average amount of annual guests that toured the museum's previous facility.

The new Dali has received rave reviews from guests and critics alike, claiming a spot on Aol Travel's list of 'Buildings You Have to See Before You Die.'

In honor of the milestone, the lucky visitor who helps set the mark will receive a comprehensive behind the scenes tour of the museum and a complimentary family membership.

But St. Pete's biggest party of the weekend won't be taking place at the Dali Museum.

More than 80,000 people are expected to pack the Grand Central District (Central Avenue between 21st and 28th street) tomorrow for the 9th annual St. Pete Pride festival.

The largest gathering of its kind in the state of Florida, the event features a lively parade and a promenade with vendors from across the state lined up to celebrate their commitment to diversity.

Over in Clearwater, the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon returns on Sunday with more than 1,000 athletes from around the country.

The course consists of a 1/3 mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a 13 mile bike route across the Sand Key Causeway and through downtown Clearwater, scenic Belleair and the Belleair Beach Causeway and a 3.1 mile run through Sand Key Park. 

The first wave of swimmers will depart Sand Key Park at 6:50 a.m. Spectators are encouraged to attend to cheer on the competitors.

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is the destination marketing organization for Pinellas County, Florida.

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For more information: VisitStPeteClearwater.com
Contact: Public Relations Manager Josh Hall: Josh@VisitSPC.com
Phone: 727.464.7223

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