What a perfect way to spend a lazy, long weekend. Get up a little later than usual, have some late breakfast, then take an easy stroll through aisles of white tents—and find that thing you just can’t live without.
Madeira Beach is a cozy beachfront town just northwest of St. Petersburg, Fl. It is home to the world famous John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk. After you leave the festival, just head south on Gulf Blvd. until you approach the next bridge, John’s Pass will be on your left.
Shopping arts and crafts and chatting with the proprietors can work up an appetite and a big thirst. At John’s Pass there are several restaurants and bars to choose from. Often on the weekend there is live music. Enjoy a tropical drink, maybe even with a nice view of the water. One of our favorite places is The Hut Bar & Grill. It’s exactly what you envision a waterfront, tiki bar kind of place to be like! One thing that is really unique, though… If you hear reggae or steel drum music, you may think it’s recorded music since you don’t see a live band. Look up! The stage is elevated way up high. You have to see this!
Hanging out at the beach during a long 4th of July weekend, you can’t help but get that beach fever. There will be plenty of artists and crafters who can cater to your lazy weekend needs. Bring home a cool memento, so you can recall this fun weekend when you’re back at work!
Here are just a few of the creative folks you’ll see this weekend:
Say hello to Sindi Karman of Ocean Of Gold, inventors of the adjustable magnetic picture frame they call “MagnaFrame.” She has some adorable magnets like these flip flop magnets that are the perfect beach memento! Sindi hails from the other side of Florida, Melbourne, so she speaks beach.
Take home a piece of paradise with this gorgeous palm by Rasa Saldaitis of Saldaitis Art. Rasa is originally from Vilnius, Lithuania, and has been an avid artist since 7th grade. She studied drawing and painting at the V. Muchina Academy of Applied Arts University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Rasa now calls Pinellas Park, Fl., home. Her artwork features abstract, bright realism, cityscapes and more.
Happy Fourth of July!
Wishing everyone a safe and fun holiday. Go and relax a little, will ya!?
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