On the Radar: Ghost Tour of St. Pete Beach, with a special stop at the Don CeSar

Thomas Rowe, who built the four-star hotel in the 1920s, and his lover Lucinda have been seen walking hand in hand through the Don. The tour is the result of a collaboration between Mary Ellen DiPietra, who has collected “ghost” stories from workers and guests of the storied hotel during the last eight years, and Ghost Tours of Tampa Bay, which hosts similar tours in John’s Pass and downtown St. Petersburg. DiPietra, who cowrote the Ybor City love letter I Am a Cuban Sandwich, also guides the tour, which ends with a nosh at the Don’s Sea Porch Café. 6:30 p.m. Thurs.- Sun., departs from corner of Casablanca Boulevard and Debazan Avenue; $39.95 (reservations required), 727-894-4678, ghosttour.com. —Anthony Salveggi

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming arts events to mark your calendars for. That big, pink castle on St. Pete Beach sure knows how to attract attention. Besides being big and pink, of course. Did you know the legendary Don CeSar Hotel is also … haunted? At least that’s the conceit of the Ghost Tour of St. Pete Beach, which leads locals and visitors alike on a spooky jaunt every weekend this summer.

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