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 Thrusday 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










Special Events

Jan 23 - Jun 12  DISNEY AND DALÍ:  ARCHITECTS OF THE IMAGINATION
Immerse yourself in this unique multi-media exhibit that delves into the friendship and history of these two iconic artists and imagine for yourself the meaning behind such profound artistry.  The Dalí Museum.  727-823-3736  www.TheDalí.org

Jan 20 - Aug 28   STUDENT SURREALIST ART EXHIBIT: “BETWEEN DREAM AND REALITY”
In honor of teachers and the role they take to nurture the creativity of their students. This exhibit brings together the rational and the fantastical as two worlds collide to bring you this spectacle of the imagination.  The Dalí Museum.  727-823-3736  www.TheDalí.org

Feb 12 - Jul 11  JOHN KILEY: LUMINOSITY
An exhibition that features a variety of glass works with rich, but translucent hues that generate a sense of drama that permeates through all of the sculptures. These powerful artworks engage the space that surrounds them playing with both light and negative space.  Chihuly Collection.  727-896-4527  www.MoreanArtsCenter.org

Apr 20 - Jul 10  VANESSA DIAZ BEGINNING AT THE CORNICE, NOT THE FOUNDATION
Come witness what this artist has brought to life! Focusing on interior domestic spaces and the distortion of the most common settings in day to day life.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

May 5  MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK - THREE AMIGOS
Bring a blanket or low chair & enjoy free music & movies on the beautiful downtown waterfront, in North Straub Park.  Live music starts at 7pm, followed by a movie at dark. Food & drink available.  www.StPetePreservation.org

May 6 - Jun 11  TOP SHELF: A FLORIDA CRAFTART MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
Join in for this year's members' exhibition, featuring some of the finest contemporary glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, ceramics, metals and mixed media the area has to offer!  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  www.FloridaCraftArt.org

May 7 - Jun 26  10TH ANNUAL CRAFTSMAN HOUSE INVITATIONAL TEAPOT SHOW
A variety of handmade teapots by a select group of national artisans, on display and available for purchase.  Craftsman House Gallery & Cafe.  10am - 6pm.  727-323-2787  www.CraftsManHouseGallery.com

May 7 - Jul 31  HAROLD EDGERTON WHAT THE EYE CAN'T SEE
The moment where science meets the art of photography is truly an astonishing sight! Witness for yourself the moment a balloon bursts, a bullet standing still, or a single raindrop frozen in time.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

May 12  MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK: RADIO
Bring a blanket or low chair & enjoy free music & movies on the beautiful downtown waterfront, in North Straub Park.  Live music starts at 7pm, followed by a movie at dark. Food & drink available. www.StPetePreservation.org

May 14  TROUBLE SPOT SOLUTIONS
Love your yard! Meet an experienced landscape designer to learn about building your own low maintenance oasis with friendly and native Florida plants.  Sunken Gardens.  10:30am.  727-551-3102  www.StPete.org/Sunken

May 18  ST PETE MAIN STREET SHOP HOP
Featuring specials at more than two-dozen unique & eclectic shops Main Street Gift Baskets and three Grand Prize drawings.  St Pete's three historic Main Street districts.  3-7pm.  www.DeucesLive.org  www.EdgeStPete.org  www.GrandCentralDistrict.org

May 19  MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK: SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
Bring a blanket or low chair & enjoy free music & movies on the beautiful downtown waterfront, in North Straub Park.  Live music starts at 7pm, followed by a movie at dark. Food & drink available.  www.StPetePreservation.org

May 21  GRAND CENTRAL CINEMA DEBUT
Join in a great night of food, drink and friends as Weekend at Bernie’s is played outside on the Big Screen for all enjoy. Urban Provisions.
727-201-8157  www.GrandCentralDistrict.org

May 21  FRUIT TREES & EDIBLES FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA
From perennial favorites to the unusual and delicious discover edibles best suited for your yard.  Tropical fruit guru, Leslie Waters, provides valuable tips and even some samples for you to take home.  Sunken Gardens.  10:30am.  727-551-3102  www.StPete.org/Sunken

May 24  DREAM CHILD: THE TRIAL OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Experience Alice like never before! Take a trip forward in time as you journey with her into a new story of untold excitement waiting around every corner.  The Dalí Museum.  6-9pm.  727-823-3767  www.TheDalí.org

May 26  MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK: LABYRINTH
Bring a blanket or low chair & enjoy free music & movies on the beautiful downtown waterfront, in North Straub Park.  Live music starts at 7pm, followed by a movie at dark. Food & drink available.  www.StPetePreservation.org

May 28  97X BBQ
Rock out at a full day of live music, beer, great BBQ, and fun! This year’s line-up includes: Young The Giant, The Strumbellas, Bear Hands, Joywave and many more!  Vinoy Park.  Gates open at 11am.  www.97xOnline.com for free ticket outlets.

Jun 1-26  A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Adapted from Charles Dickens, by Everett Quinton. This comedy is a fresh spin on the classic social parallels of life story! Take part in this night of coexistence and the hilarity that ensues.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  www.AmericanStage.org

Jun 1-30  TYLER HOUSTON: RESIDENCY EXIT SHOW
Tyler's handcrafted ceramic works combines functionality with beauty inspired by the environment for which he is living. Done in terra sigillata form,these pots take on a classic & ancient style.  Morean Art Center for Clay.  727-821-7162  www.MoreanArtsCenter.org

Jun 3  WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - THE MANDATORY TOUR
Known for his 15 years of parody music, such as: Like a Surgeon, Ebay & Eat It! Weird Al graces the stage for a night of laugh out loud comedy that is sure to send you home smiling!  The Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-893-7832  www.TheMahaffey.com

Jun 3, 5 & 7  ST PETE OPERA: LA BOHEME
This love story has withstood the test of time, and with good reason. True love isn't measured in money and is quite hard to come by. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.  The Palladium Theater.  727-823-2040  www.MyPalladium.org

Jun 6 - 12  MUSIC ON MAIN STREETS
This is a one-week celebration of daily live music at more than two dozen venues in St Pete's three historic Main Street districts featuring bands such as: Florida Cajun Zydeco, Jazz Pulse and Henry Ashwood!  Deuces Live, EDGE, and Grand Central.

Jun 11 - JUL 3  8TH ANNUAL CLAY PRIDE
Featuring a collection of colorful ceramics by clay artists who are openly embracing the clay lifestyle.  Craftsman House Gallery & Cafe.  10am - 6pm.  727-323-2787  www.CraftsManHouseGallery.com

Jun 10-11  BEER PROJECT: PUBLIC HOME BREW TASTING & AWARDS
Sample some of the finest home brews our community has to offer! As you drink to the creativity and ingenuity that these artisans have presented you with, don’t forget which one you like best, because you are going to get the chance to vote on it.  Museum of Fine Arts.
Fri 7-10pm,  Sat 1-4pm.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

Jun 24-26  2016 ST PETE PRIDE WEEKEND
Florida’s largest Pride celebration, celebrating our community’s unique diversity.
Jun 24  SP2 CCONCERT
A mixture of various bands and local singers will warm up the crowd as you cool down with your favorite choice of beverage! Grand Central District.  Fri  6-11pm.
Jun 25  LGBT PRIDE PARADE & BLOCK PARTY
More than 150 parade entries will roll down Central Ave in the only nighttime Pride Parade in Florida. Beginning at sunset in the Grand Central District.
Sat  5-11pm.
Jun 26  PRIDE FESTIVAL
With more than 350 exhibitors and multiple stages, this Festival has something for everyone.  Central Ave from 22nd to 28th St.
Sun  11am - 6pm.  727-342-0084  www.StPetePride.com

Jun 24 - AUG 13  A WELL CRAFTED TALE-CALL TO ARTISTS
Let your imagination soar as childhood memories are triggered by colors, shapes & textures on exhibit! This visual form of storytelling captures family histories, fantasy adventures & documents cultures.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  www.FloridaCraftArt.org

Jul 1  VANS WARPED TOUR 2016
This all day music event is one that is sure to rock your socks off! With 7 stages and an incredible line up of bands that include: BallyHoo, Reel Big Fish, Falling In Reverse, Roam, Set It Off & so many more!  Vinoy Park.  11am - 9pm.  www.VansWarpedTour.com

Jul 2 - Sep 6  HORST: PHOTOGRAPHY - FASHION AND SURREALISM
A giant of the fashion industry, known for his mastery of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion! Experience the elegance of 180 works on display.  The Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  www.TheDalí.org

Jul 4  CITY OF ST PETERSBURG FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
Get your lawn chairs ready and come watch the spectacular fireworks display as we celebrate independence day. Downtown’s Waterfront.  Spa Beach.  Fireworks begin at 9pm.  727-893-7441  www.StPete.org

Jul 9 - Aug 21  98TH ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION + SOLO EXHIBIT BY ALAN JOHNSON
Annual non-juried member’s exhibition held in conjunction with a series of events celebrating member-artists, including workshops, critiques and works for sale. Along with the 2015 Best of Show award winner, Alan Johnson’s solo exhibit.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  www.MoreanArtsCenter.org

Jun 12  DTSP SUMMER CINEMA: FOOTLOOSE
Bring your blanket and join in the outdoor fun! Indulge in music, food & drink while viewing a moonlight movie.  Museum of Fine Arts.  Music at 7pm, Movie starts at Dark.  www.CinemaSquatch.com

Jun 18 - Oct 9  SHANA MOULTON JOURNEYS OUT OF THE BODY
Humorous yet deep explorations of New Age approaches to self-improvement, the ongoing series of “the Whispering Pines” portrays the artist grappling with various maladies, and seeking out remedies from some of the most likely and unlikely sources.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

Jul (TBA)  SUNRISE SALE
In July, join the fun at “St Petersburg’s biggest pajama party” and support downtown businesses who are offering shoppers the best price of the year! The 43nd annual Sunrise Sale, which is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, is not to be missed. Wear your pajamas for special discounts. Enjoy blow out prices from participating retailers and deals from downtown restaurants.  Date & Time to be announced, visit www.StPeteDownTownBiz.com

Jul 23  DREW THOMAS MAGIC
America’s Got Talent finalist hits the stage with his magical montage! Experience for yourself what has been referred to as the most unique approach to magic in 50 years.  The Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-893-7832  www.TheMahaffey.com

Jul 25-29  SUMMER CAMP AT THE MFA: REGISTER BY JULY 8TH
Led by an incredibly gifted marine scientist and certified children’s yoga teacher, this summer camp sure to exercise your child’s body and mind at the same time!  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.MFAstpete.org

Jul 31  DTSP SUMMER CINEMA: BEST IN SHOW
Bring your blanket and join in the outdoor fun! Indulge in music, food & drink while viewing a moonlight movie.  Museum of Fine Arts.  Music at 7pm, Movie starts at Dark.  www.CinemaSquatch.com

Aug 1-31  5TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BURGER
A delicious competition between Grand Central District restaurants to see who serves the best burger! Try them all throughout the month and vote for your favorite at www.GrandCentralDistrict.org.

Sep 11  DTSP SUMMER CINEMA: PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
Bring your blanket and join in the outdoor fun! Indulge in music, food & drink while viewing a moonlight movie.  Museum of Fine Arts.  Music at 7pm, Movie starts at Dark.  www.CinemaSquatch.com