St. Armands Circle is renowned as a continental marketplace, on a beautiful tropical island, and located only one block away from beautiful Lido Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy award winning restaurants, shop for trinkets and treasures, high fashion and home decor; from gourmet snacks to candlelight feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle. St. Armands Circle was the vision of circus magnate John Ringling, who purchased the island in 1917. He planned a luxury development including custom residences and upscale shopping on a roundabout. In 1926, amidst pomp and ceremony, the John Ringling Causeway and the John Ringling Estates opened to the public. Ringling's influence is evident today in the design of the streets radiating from the islands hub and the Italian Statuary from his personal collection. There's always something happening on the Circle with our exciting special events calendar. You'll find everything from art festivals to a wonderful family Halloween event; a St. Armands-style Mardi Gras celebration, spectacular cars shows featuring fabulous Ferrari's, Posh Porsche's, Jazzy Jaguar's and Classic Corvettes, and a "Tasting" event that is fit for a King! However our most magical event of all is "Holiday Night of Lights" - our holiday season extravaganza! Visit our website at www.starmandscircleassoc.com to stay in touch with all that is happening on the circle throughout the year. Over 140 merchants on St. Armands Circle are committed to making your visit as memorable as it is rewarding. Visit for a day or stay for a lifetime; the St. Armands experience is one you won't soon forget. You want have to travel far to find the world's treasures; they're all here on St. Armands Circle!