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Cinco De Mayo 2017

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!

Mardi Gras 2017

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 …

Friday Night Films In The Park

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.

Celebrating Day Of The Dead

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.

Festival Season 2016 

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!

Hot Summer Nights

Looking to do something on a Friday night?  Heading to the beaches is always a nice way to spend the evening with friends or family.  Grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and pubs with spectacular views of our beautiful Clearwater Beach will surely start your weekend off on the right foot.  It’s August and it’s our hottest month of the year here but we are cooled off by the relaxing sea breeze coming off the gulf waters. Many visitors and locals fill the walkways and white sands taking advantage of the paradise we live in.  You can see the world walk by as you sit under the shade of the cabana while sipping your favorite cocktail and snacking on fresh calamari,  Gator Bites and watching the sunset.  So next time you find yourself wondering how to spend your Friday night after a long work week… recharge by heading to our coast and taking in the clean air and picture perfect scenes of Clearwater Beach.

Friday Night Concerts

The Sunset Music Series are underway offering four genres of music every Friday night in May.  Tonight it was Country Rock by 6 Volt Rodeo and not only did they play some pretty darn good Country rock they were also quite comedic too.  The free concert was located at our waterfront view Weaver Park overlooking Caladesi Island.  The weather was beautiful as usual and all the locals were out enjoying the live entertainment.  To see next week line up go to dunedin-fl.vts.hosting/index.aspx?page=27&recordid=17835 to see the schedule.

Cinco De Mayo 2016

Casa Tina’s is getting ready to host their annual Cinco De Mayo event filled with fantastic authentic Mexican food and drinks and of course music.  The festivities will begin at 11 AM on Thursday and will run through till 11 PM.  If you’re in the neighborhood, come on downtown and enjoy!! Bring the kiddies and the doggies too.  This is a family friendly event.  If it is just you and the grownups… Uber it and enjoy the delicious margaritas!! Casa Tina’s 365 Main St., Dunedin FL. 34698 (727) 734-9226

Vintage Faire – Shabby Chic

Vintage shopping anyone?!  The Vintage Faire is such a sweet little vintage store where you’ll find shabby chic furnishings and lovely jewelry and accessories and the prices are reasonable.  I picked up a few pins for a lapel or to hold your scarf in place made from the 1950’s as well as some earrings for under 20$. Located just a couple of blocks down from the main strip, set back just off the Pinellas Trail you’ll find this cool little vintage store.  Only open on Saturdays from 10-3 or by appointment.  This is definitely a spot to check out the prices are awesome. Vintage Faire – On the Dunedin Trail, 670 Douglas Ave #B

Night Fall

Downtown is still alive and with steady foot traffic as the sun goes down.  After a full day of shopping, chores, errands and tying up loose ends from the past week night falls upon our little town and there is no time like the present to sit down and enjoy a nice dinner at one of the many restaurants Dunedin has to offer.