City Events With 360 days of sun a year and a burgeoning art community, St. Petersburg has a lot to celebrate and does with a variety of diverse festivals year round. The Florida Pirate Festival celebrates Caribbean nautical naughtiness with cannons, comedy and characters while the Strictly Sail St. Petersburg is a destination event for sailing enthusiasts from around the country. St. Petersburg festivals commemorate the finer things in life, especially the Mainsail Arts Festival, a fine art show on a grand scale, and the rock n roll fueled Ribfest, a three day event catering to sauce loving carnivores. If that s not enough, St. Petersburg even makes up reasons to get festive. The annual SnowFest happens every December and brings man made snow and ice skating to downtown St. Petersburg.