Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

FIRST FRIDAY - GET DOWNTOWN
Join the fun at St Petersburg’s dancing-in-the-street block party featuring great music, food & drink vendors and restaurants! First Friday of the month. Free.  Central Ave between 2nd & 3rd St. 5:30-10pm.  www.FirstFridayStPete.com

ST PETE SHUFFLE
Every Friday come out and enjoy a hip twist to an old game under the stars. On the First Friday of the month - enjoy live music from a local artist. St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. 7-11pm.  727-822-2083
www.StPeteShuffle.com

FOOD TRUCKS AROUND DOWNTOWN
Each Third Friday, pick up dinner to take home or enjoy the sunset at Spa Beach Park. Food market booths too! Selling items like beef jerky, olive oils, bbq sauces.  Pier Approach.  6-9pm.  727-667-7001

SATURDAY MORNING MARKET
Every Saturday in Oct-May, live music fills the air at this fantastic outdoor market. With local produce, an eclectic array of food-trucks and eateries, and tons of arts and crafts. And don’t forget about Story Time for the kids every other Saturday.  Al Lang Field parking lot.  9am-2pm.  www.SaturdayMorningMarket.com

SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
On the Second Saturday of each month, studios and galleries all over St Pete swing open their doors in a fun and free evening of activities.
5-8:30pm.  www.StPeteArtsAlliance.org/Artwalk


WALKING MURAL TOUR AT FLORIDA CRAFTART
Get the behind the scenes scoop on some of your favorite pieces of street art in the 'Burg. Saturday mornings from 10-11:30am (except on Second Saturdays tours are 4-5:30pm).  Florida CraftArt. www.FloridaCraftArt.org

DALÍ & BEYOND FILM SERIES
Every Saturday enjoy films focused on, by, or related to Salvador Dalí, Surrealism and art in general.  Dalí Museum.  1pm.  727-823-3767 www.TheDalí.org

SATURDAYS @ THE MOREAN
Every Saturday participate in free art experiences specially geared for families with children ages 5-10!  Morean Arts Center.  10am-5pm.
727-822-7872  www.MoreanArtsCenter.org

ST PETE INDIE MARKET
The first Saturday of every month, a seasonal showcase of local artists, indie designers, horticulturists, eclectic crafters and non-profit groups take over the sidewalks of Central Ave in the 600 Block.  12-6pm.  www.StPeteIndieMarket.com

DRUMMING @ THE MFA
On the Second & Fourth Saturday each month, explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10:30-11:30am.  727-896-2667
www.Fine-Arts.org

TAKE 5 WITH THE DIRECTOR
Each Second Saturday of the month Director Kent Lydecker brings expansive knowledge of art, history, and culture to his exploration of five favorite works in the collection.  Museum of Fine Arts.  Noon-1pm.
727-896-2667  www.Fine-Arts.org

YOGA + DALÍ
Dalí’s artful energy infuses the physical, mental, and spiritual inspiration that is yoga. Beginners and experienced yogis welcome.  The Dalí Museum.  Every Sunday from Noon-1:30pm.  727-823-3767 www.TheDalí.org

DEUCES LIVE SATURDAY MARKET
A market featuring live entertainment and a unique array of vendors offering home baked goods, fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants, seafood and meats, arts and fine crafts, gifts, baskets, and more. Rain or shine every Sunday.  22nd St S & 9th Ave.  1-5pm.  727-433-8237

JAZZ JAM - AL DOWNING JAZZ
Every first Monday get your jazz hands ready! Jazz Jam is hosted by Dwayne White, trumpeter and a rhythm section is provided for all musicians (including vocalists) who wish to participate.  The Hanger Restaurant.  8-10pm.  www.AlDowningJazz.com

PADDLE BOARD SOCIAL
Join us each Tuesday and enjoy paddling into a full sun and a setting sun. A great time to get to know future paddling buddies, introduce new paddlers to the sport, or just have a healthy night out with friends.
North Shore Park Beach.  6pm.  727-510-1921

UNCHARTED RANDOM ACTS OF CULTURE
Enjoy the Museum galleries every Thursday for “5 after 5!" The galleries are open until 8pm, and admission is only $5 after 5pm. Come gather with fellow movers, makers and forward thinkers to get an offbeat art fix or to pick up a creative craft.  Museum of Fine Arts.
10:30-11:30am.  727-896-2667  www.Fine-Arts.org

SECOND THURSDAY ON THE PLAZA
Spend one glorious evening each month under the stars, with beautiful Tampa Bay as your backdrop. Free monthly concerts on the scenic plaza that links The Mahaffey with the Dalí Museum.  6:30pm.
727-892-5798  www.TheMahaffey.com

OUR TOWN: CONVERSATIONS WITH ST PETE MYTHMAKERS
On the last Thursday monthly, Dr. Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, will converse with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments, and contributions to shaping the identity of our town.  The Dalí Museum.  6:30-7:45pm.  727-823-3767  www.TheDalí.org

SUNDIAL SATURDAY YOGA
Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and towel for free yoga in the SUNDIAL courtyard. Every Third Saturday. Registration 7:30am, yoga 8am.  www.SundialStPete.com










Special Events

OCT 27 - JAN 22  OUR AMERICA
Explore how Latino artists shaped the artistic community with 92 original works that delve into the history and imagination of the artists and the world that inspired them. Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

OCT 28 - MAR 5  FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO FIGHT:
AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES IN WWII

For the first time outside of New Orleans's National WWII Museum, this exhibit features artifacts, photographs, and oral histories to highlight the extraordinary achievements and challenges of African Americans during WWII.  St Petersburg Museum of History.  727-894-1052   www.SPMOH.com

NOV 5 - FEB 19  JACK BARRETT: PEOPLE WATCHING
Come see vibrant canvases and sculptures inspired from Jack Barrett's collection of sketchbooks, filled to the brim with drawings of people he observed.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

Nov 12 - Dec 31  THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENTS: 2016 HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE
Annual members show with a buy-local retail focus for the holidays. Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  www.MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 19 - MAR 20  THE FAR NORTH: INUIT PRINTS & SCULPTURE
Reflecting their traditional ways of life and the contemporary world, Inuit artists in the 20th century developed a distinctive visual art utilizing modern materials and techniques, continuing their vital story telling traditions.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

NOV 19  SHOPAPALOOZA PART I
NOV 26  SHOPAPALOOZA PART II

Our biggest event of the year brings together over 120 locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, & community organizations offering great shopping discounts!  South Straub Park. 10am-7pm.  727-637-5586   www.ShopapaloozaFestival.com

NOV 19  BERT SMITH CHILLOUNGE NIGHT PRESENTING CIRQUE DU CHILL
Get comfortable as acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, jugglers, daredevils, and hand balancers impress you with acts of strength, balance & agility. You won't want to miss the party of a lifetime.  North Straub Park.  6-11pm, Fireworks 10:45pm.  941-448-0995  www.chilloungenight.com

DEC 1-4  39TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG POWER & SAILBOAT SHOW
The largest boat show on the Gulf Coast featuring the very best of both the power boating & sailing worlds - with a large selection of gear for both!  Albert Whitted Park & South Yacht Basin.  Thu-Fri  10am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  www.spfestival.com

DEC 19-27  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Bring the whole family to celebrate the holiday season with this heartwarming classic, It's Wonderful Life presented as a 1940's radio show with sound effects performed live on stage.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  www.AmericanStage.org

DEC 11   "CHRISTMAS DOUBLE FEATURE"
Come & enjoy How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966 & Gremlins, 1984. Music & Trivia by DJ Fresh.   5pm.  255 Beach Dr NE.   Museum of Fine Arts Lawn.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

DEC 15  FLORIDA CATTLE RANCHING: FIVE CENTURIES OF TRADITION
Bob Stone's multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation's oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century.  St Petersburg Museum of History.  727-894-1052   www.SPMOH.com

DEC 17-18  ST PETERSBURG HOLIDAY OF THE ARTS
View the artwork of local, regional & national artisans, from painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking & more. South Straub Park.  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  941-487-80612  www.paragonartevents.com

DEC 17 - APR 17  FRIDA KAHLO AT THE DALÍ
More than 60 pieces are on display, including 15 paintings, 7 drawings and numerous personal photographs from the celebrated female artist. The exhibition extends outdoors, with a special collection of flowers and plants representative of those in Kahlo's own garden.  Dalí Museum.  1pm.  727-823-3767 www.TheDalí.org

NOV 25  HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
See Mayor Kriseman kick off this joyous season when he turns on the holiday Christmas Tree and lights. Enjoy on-stage entertainment & interactive games.  North Straub Park.  5-7pm.  727-893-7441  www.stpeteparksrec.org

NOV 25-DEC 31  WATERFRONT LIGHTS & DISPLAY
See thousands of holiday lights and decorations including the unique snowflake lights. North Straub, South Straub & Vinoy Parks.  727-893-7441  www.stpeteparksrec.org

DEC 3  90TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG SANTA PARADE
Family fun, bands, floats and much more will delight the spectators. Parade starts on Central Ave and 5th St, travels east to Bayshore Dr then turns north ending at 5th Ave N.  10am.  727-893-7441  www.stpeteparksrec.org

DEC 3  SNOWFEST - A REAL SNOW EVENT
Sixty-five tons of snow are expected at this annual holiday celebration. Activities include a big and kiddie toboggan slide, art tent, karaoke, moonwalks, reindeer races, giant slide, "glice" ice skating, and a Kiddyland.  North Straub Park.  10:30am-3pm.  727-893-7441  www.stpeteparksrec.org

DEC 3-4, 8-11, 14-23  SANTA & ICE SKATING
Visit Santa in the Park and go "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink.  North Straub Park.  6-9pm.  727-893-7441  www.stpeteparksrec.org

DEC 10  30TH ANNUAL ILLUMINATED BOAT PARADE
Enjoy one of the city's most beautiful holiday traditions as boats festively decorated with thousands of twinkling lights sail along Bayshore Dr on the downtown waterfront.  6:30pm.  www.stpeteboatparade.org

DEC 10  STUFFED ANIMAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
See your favorite stuffed animal come to life! Drop off your stuffed animal the night before, and come morning you'll enjoy a hot buffet breakfast and see of all the adventures your friend had the night before. Topped off with fun activities, a visit from Santa and stories from Mrs. Claus.  9-11am.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.Fine-Arts.org

DEC 14  BOLEY CENTERS'S 34TH ANNUAL JINGLE BELL RUN
The waterfront course twinkles with hundreds of luminaries and the sound of thousands of jingle bells that fill the night air. Start and Finish line at North Shore Park.  7:30pm.  727-821-4819  www.boleycenters.org

DEC 26  2016 ST PETERSBURG BOWL
The American Athletic Conference will face Conference USA.  Tropicana Field.  Kick-off 11am.  www.stpetersburgbowl.com

DEC 31  FIRST NIGHT 2017
Usher in the New Year together with your family downtown as the streets fill with music, lights, dance, creative fun and fireworks at 8pm & Midnight!  Downtown St Petersburg.  4pm-Midnight.  727-823-8906  www.firstnightstpete.com

JAN 8  "GASPARILLA ON THE LAWN"
Come watch the movie Hook, 1991. Music & Trivia by DJ Fresh.   5pm.  255 Beach Dr NE.   Museum of Fine Arts Lawn.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

JAN 14  ST PETERSBURG SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
You'll be singing the blues with this world class line up of musicians. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dave Mason, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, Railroad Earth, Greyhounds, & North Mississippi Allstars are just to name a few.  Vinoy Park.  11:30 am.  www.sunshinemusicfestival.com

JAN 14 - FEB 26  MAJOR MUD REVISITED
6 artists from across the world share their latest works with our community. Though differing in style and studio practice, these artists all demonstrate how this ancient medium is still relevant, with connections to social media, podcasts, collaborations and more. Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  www.MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 16  MLK DRUM MAJOR FOR JUSTICE PARADE
Celebrate the holiday with marching bands from across the country, floats, civic organizations & lots of music. Parade begins at 11am.  727-893-7134  www.mlknationalparade.org

JAN 18 - FEB 19  JOE TURNER'S COME & GONE
One of the most spellbinding and emotionally rich plays, JOE TURNER shines a light on America's newly freed men and women determined to take their rightful place in a new world.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  www.AmericanStage.org

JAN 21  92ND EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME
The longest running all-star college football game, combining great football with a great cause. A showcase for the next generation of NFL greats & a priceless benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Tropicana Field.  Kick off 3pm.  www.shrinegame.com

FEB 4  4TH ANNUAL LOCALTOPIA
Enjoy the largest "Community Celebration of All Things Local" featuring over 200 vendors from St. Pete's favorite local businesses. Arts, shopping, food & drink & live local music.  Williams Park.  10am-5pm.  www.KeepSaintPetersburgLocal.org

FEB 12  "SHAKESPEARE ON THE LAWN"
Enjoy the movie Romeo & Juliet, 1996. Music & Trivia by DJ Fresh.   5pm.  255 Beach Dr NE.   Museum of Fine Arts Lawn.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

FEB 25-26  ST PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVAL
This 'boutique' fine arts festival transforms the park into an outdoor gallery showcasing original handmade artwork by America's top fine artisans and crafters.  North Straub Park.  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  www.paragonartevents.com