- You must REGISTER first, before anything else, and accept the Terms of Agreement, in order to attend all our activities (including the free activities).
- Pay your Event Fee when you receive your invoice (not before).
- Call the Event Hotel to book your hotel room using the Room Block Code, which will be distributed to Registrants in order of Event Fee payment date and time.
- Book a flight.
- Join our secret Facebook group to interact with other attendees & find roommates / rideshares.
- Take a peek at our Schedule for the weekend.
- Contact Us to offer to host an area excursion, perform at the Variety Show, or lead a dinner group.
- Check your email regularly for important announcements.
So let's begin - click the yellow button!
Below is a quick rundown of our planned weekend activities. You can also view the full Weekend Schedule.
- Nightly New Member Icebreakers
- Attendee-led area excursions
- HELP support meeting with JoAnn Purkey
- Thursday night Speed-Meet & Mixer
- Friday night Karaoke & Dance Party
- Saturday afternoon Pool Party & Variety Show
- Saturday Night Dinner Banquet & Costume Ball
- Nightly after-hours gatherings
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
NO WALLFLOWERS ON THE BEACH!
After you register, you'll receive a Welcome email, which contains instructions on how to join the Facebook group.
Write us at planners at friends on the beach dot org (replace "at" with "@" and replace "dot" with "." and take out ALL the spaces).
IMPORTANT REQUEST: to protect our group's security please don't re-post online, repeat, or email anything but the event's WEB ADDRESS: http://friendsonthebeach.org
this year's theme:
Sexiest . Funniest . Best Group
Best Use of Theme . Creative Cat Award
Jerry Francis Memorial Most Outrageous Award
You must REGISTER and PAY YOUR EVENT FEE to:
THE EVENT HOTEL HAS
RUN OUT OF ROOMS
Write us to get on the Hotel Room Waitlist!
THE DOLPHIN BEACH RESORT
- receive and be approved to use our group rate code to book your room.
- get on the final approval list so you don't lose that room!
4900 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
Our group rates (via phone only) expire October 6, 2016.
- STANDARD ROOM - $104
- POOLSIDE ROOM - $124
- OCEAN VIEW - $154
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
website | (813) 870-8700
Ground Transportation website
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
website | (727) 453-7800
Ground Transportation website
WE ARE SOLD OUT
REGISTER ANYWAY to attend the free activities on the Weekend Schedule. Anything NOT in purple is free to attend.
You may also write us to be added to the Wristband Waitlist. We often have cancellations before the Event!
- PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS PRE-PAY ONLY. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.
- You must register first to receive an Event Fee invoice with payment instructions.
- The event has a maximum capacity, so pay early. (You have been warned!)
- Your fee buys you an Event Wristband. Check the Weekend Schedule to identify the activities included with your Wristband.
- Your fee also gets you the Group Rate Room Block Code, so you can book your room at a discount.
- There are no partial fees for the event. However, several activities are free to attend.
We open several of our activities to non-paying visitors as a courtesy. Please be aware, however, that we do not expect to have time to organize things for the non-Fee folks. Thanks in advance for understanding.
Prices and Deadlines:
PAYMENT IS BY PAYPAL / CREDIT CARD ONLY. Other payment methods now cost too much to process. Sorry folks - we really do feel bad about this.
Please note: the name on your Paypal or credit card account must match the full legal name on your registration, and must be a personal, not a business, account.
- EARLY BIRDS - $73.00 through 11:59 PM PST October 15, 2016.
- ON-TIME BIRDS - $78.00 from October 16 through 11:59 PM PST October 29, 2016. This is also the Refund Deadline.
- WAITLIST BIRDS - $83.00 (within 24 hours of invoice) from October 30 through 11:59 PM November 1, 2016. After 24 hours, your Wristband goes to the next person on the Waitlist.
Refunds and Waitlists:
**Once again: there will be no walk-in payments accepted at the door. Please don't even ask!
- The last deadline to pay your Event Fee is 11:59 PM PST October 29, 2016. The caterer needs a headcount by then.
- The deadline to request a refund of your Event Fee is also 11:59 PM PST October 29, 2016.
- After the final payment/refund deadlines (or after we sell out, whichever comes first), we'll start to accept names for both the Refund Waitlist and the Wristband Waitlist.
- We must honor the Waitlists, so we can't let you "sell" your Wristband to anyone else.
ALERT: giving away your - or sneaking in with someone else's - Wristband bans you from the event forever. It's a security issue. Don't do it.