Auto shows are the safest places to practice pretend engine noises without attracting feral lawn mowers in heat. Rev up with today's Groupon to Festivals of Speed at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get two general-admission tickets on Sunday, April 3 (a $20 value).
- For $75, you get two general-admission tickets and admission for two to the VIP pavilion on Sunday, April 3 (a $150 value).
Festivals of Speed combines vehicular veneration with a fervor for finery to envelop guests in a self-contained world of high-end wonders, including automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, and watercraft. Celebrate the 50th anniversary and physical manifestation of the elusive Jaguar E-type, Rolls-Royces, and more prize-winning four-wheeled showpieces, all of which have the power to transport automotive enthusiasts to a bygone era in which cars and humans could coexist peacefully.
VIP ticketholders will be treated to an open bar while seated in the best seats at the showcase. Refreshments throughout the day culminate in a high-powered luncheon brimming with a cornucopian variety of delicacies that provides like-minded VIP enthusiasts ample opportunity to mingle, stay hydrated, and engage in friendly debates about the practicality of a 24-karat-gold carburetor.
All ticketholders can enjoy the variety of other luxury lifestyle products on display, including art, wine, and jewelry, and they can also put on their own displays of elegance by dancing to live smooth jazz with a lonely motorcycle.
- St Petersburg's Festival of Speed is a must for lovers of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, high-performance boats and luxury jets. – Frommer's
Festivals of Speed
Festivals of Speed has been parading a fleet of the world’s snazziest automobiles before crowds at several fancy Florida hotels and resorts for a full decade. The who’s who list of cars includes vintage and contemporary models from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, and Aston Martin, some so frighteningly aerodynamic that the wind refuses to blow on them.
To complement the automotive elegance, the event planners have made arrangements for soft jazz, luxury lifestyle displays, and sumptuous snacks perfect for tossing to Bentleys as they hop up on their hind wheels. The festival also attracts speedy species of watercraft and custom motorcycles, as well as classic and restored cars submitted by local auto enthusiasts. Alongside its vehicle lineup, the festivals also showcase jewelry, fine art, real estate, and culinary gems to cater to all manner of luxury aficionado.
Downtown St. Petersburg
Beach Dr. & 2nd Ave. N
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701Get Directions