Dunedin Florida has a history of being one of the most active citrus fruit exports back in its early days. Sometimes, if you’re fortunate, you’ll stumble across an old citrus crate being sold in an vintage shop with its label from its local grower from the early 1900’s. This artist has chosen to commemorate that era whom his/her identity is unknown so far due to the artwork is a work in progress. Unfinished and still lovely.
The annual Cinco De Mayo celebration is underway today starting at 4pm. The event is scheduled for today May 5th through Saturday May 6th. Hosted by Casa Tina’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine Restaurant located 365 Main St., Dunedin, Florida 34698.
Family friendly and dog friendly event. Downtown Main Street will be closed for the event, so arrive early for parking area surroundings near event. Local restaurants will be offering specials on dinner and drinks along with the event street vendors. Plenty of Mexican traditional Margaritas and food will be a available so celebrate responsibly. Hope to see you there!
It was another successful event here in Dunedin FL. Everyone came out to celebrate Fat Tuesday to enjoy the parade and the street performers. It was a beautiful warm evening, warmer then usual, but it did not stop the festivities. Street vendors included local bites as well as larger chain merchants, Gipsys, fortune tellers, painters, sculptors, and musicians.
Downtown was closed off from traffic allowing pedestrians and vendors enjoy the event safely. The parade began shortly after 7pm lead by Florida Auto Exchange. The floats from local businesses were impressive for such a quaint town. School percussion band, baton twirlers, and show girls from a performance agency also filled the parade route to entertain the crowds. Beads were flung off the bow of a pirate float onto the anxious crowds.
Music and shouts filled the air along with the scent of the street food. Laughter, and good spirits energized the streets of downtown Dunedin. Family friendly, dog friendly, all ages came to join the fun before the fasting for lent. Plenty of parking was made available from local churches, banks, office parking lots, for as low as 5$ and the local Jolly Trolley bus system was available for shuttling visitors. Mardi Gras was a success and I can’t wait till next year to attend once again. Hope to see you here next year!
Happy Halloween! Another Day Of The Dead event went without disappointment. Everywhere I pointed my camera there was a great costume to snap a picture of. The festivities began at 3 pm and continued on till 10 pm ending with a great street parade. The temperature was in our lower 80’s with clear skies. The day was perfect and the spirit of the celebration was high. The creativity of the local citizens was impressive to say the least. Wow! What a spectacular display of creativity and talent. We hope to see you again next year!
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TGIF and in the forecast for this evening is clear sky’s with the low of 62 degrees. Perfect October evening for our continuation of Films In The Park at downtown Pioneer Park. Bring the kids, the dog, and a picnic basket and sit under the stars and enjoy tonight’s movie Hotel Transylvania 2. All are welcome! For more information on upcoming movies, be sure to checkout our calendar found on our Agenda page.
City of Dunedin has implemented paid parking beginning October 3rd 2016 but don’t let that hinder your plans to visit our downtown. Pinellas county public transit is now offering Jolley Trolley pickups 7 days a week. The weekend only service was doing so well that now it has finally been approved for the entire week.
We are just two weeks away from Casa Tina’s Annual Celebration of Day Of The Dead or “Dia De Los Muertos”. A Mexican tradition to pay homage to those whom have passed. A celebration typically taking three days beginning November 1st with food, drinks, parties and activities that the deceased enjoyed. In Latin tradition the dead is celebrated for the life they had and it would be considered an insult to mourn and express sadness.
In Mexican folklore it is said that during Dia De Los Muertos the dead are awakened from their eternal sleep and join the celebrations with their loved ones. Streets decorated with calacas and calaveras(skeletons and skulls) and storefronts displaying the alters of the deceased. This is a most interesting and most colorful event of the year you sure wouldn’t want to miss. For more information for this event checkout our events calendar on our Agenda page.
Day Of The Dead in Dunedin will be held on Saturday October 29th 2016.
While Hurricane Matthew threatened our east coast, those who ventured out to not miss the local festivities of this years Oktoberfest, the Dunedin Brewery still hosted their annual celebration with beer, sausage, and great live music.
On Saturday night the featured outdoor band was the Joe Marcinek Band which when I briefly spoke with Joe he stated he was originally from Chicago. JMB music is funky, jazzy, and with a little rock-n-roll. I enjoyed discovering their compilations of old-school sounds with their original tracks. Made up of guest musicians, (Steve Molitz on keyboard, Freekbass on bass, drummer Pete Koopmans, and an unidentified saxophone player) Joe Marcinek Band gave us an evening filled with good vibes and electric sounds that made the crowd dance the night away.
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It’s festival season here in Dunedin, FL! Finally! We will be bringing you coverage of all the festivities scheduled here in downtown Dunedin. We’ll be updating our Events Calendar and adding the details about where the next venue will take place so be sure to checkout the agenda page. Hope to see you at one of our events! Be sure to look for our promo bumper sticker we will be handing out for free!
It’s Friday night and it’s been a long week and I’m in the mood to dine in. I fix myself an extra wet martini and decide to order delivery and its pizza time. My selection is Lat28 located off of Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Fl. I order a 10″ pie with pepperoni, onions, green peppers, and black olives, with an order of garlic knots and chicken wings. Delicious! Boy, not sure if it’s in the water but the pizza and the knots are the best I’ve had in a long while. Last time I had good pizza pie was near Greenwich Village NYC.
When I called to place my delivery order, I was greeted by a young fellow whom sounded under the influence of cannabis because I had to repeat the order often including my credit card info and he sounded like he belongs in the movie Fast Time At Ridgemont High. Don’t let that discourage you from checking out Lat28 it was kind of entertaining. My delivery was prompt and I was fully satisfied with the food. If you’re ever in the mood for delivery or to dine in checkout Lat28 1269 Bayshore Blvd. Dunedin Fl, 34698. Checkout menu here.