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.thedali.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.thedali.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

JASS 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

EDGE DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET
Every third Thursday, enjoy fresh, locally-grown and hand-made food and craft goods from local vendors and businesses in the EDGE.
Around Central Ave & 11th St N.  4-9pm.  www.edgedistrictmarket.com

MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK
Every Thursday in May, bring a blanket and join the outdoor fun. Indulge in music, food & drink while viewing a moonlight movie. North Straub Park.  Live music at 6pm, movies begin at dusk.  727-824-7802  www.stpetepreservation.org

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.thedali.org










Special Events

Jan 20 - Feb 21 JITNEY
Awarded Best new play! Written by August Wilson and set in 1977 Pittsburgh Hill District. A story of five gypsy cab drivers struggling to survive, while clinging to the thoughts of their nostalgic past.  American Stage Theatre.  727-823-7529  www.americanstage.org

Jan 9 - Feb 20 ROLE MODELS
A ceramic exhibition that highlights the history of mentoring relationships and strong ceramic traditions. Featuring 17 selected artist and one chosen artist that has mentored them and one whom they have mentored each showing one piece.  Florida CraftArt.  5-9pm.  727-821-7391  www.floridacraftart.org

Jan 9 - Feb 28 ROLE MODELS + MOREAN INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT EXHIBITIONS
To coincide with the annual Florida Heat Symposium, this year’s exhibition focuses on the Florida-centric mentor/mentee aspect of the ceramic studio practice. Teachers and student’s work will be displayed side-by-side.  Morean Arts Center.  5-8pm.  727-822-7872  www.moreanartscenter.org

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.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3736  www.thedali.org

Feb 12 CUPID’S UNDIE RUN
Strap on your running shoes and slip on your launderette! Come join hundreds of people in their bare necessities to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation in downtown.  Yard of Ale.  12pm.  727-822-2027  www.yardofale.com

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

Feb 13 TANGO - THE POWER OF LOVE
Spice up your Valentines Day this year! No partner needed. Free Tango lessons. Performances by the bay areas best. Wine tasting, prizes and more.  Sundial.  2-6pm.  800-349-0885  www.stpetetango.com

Feb 13 - May 29 THE ART OF THE CLASSICAL GUITAR
This exhibition pays tribute to acoustic guitars from around 1890 to the present that have touched all of our lives and many have played. These guitars can be admired for their craftsmanship and elegance alone, and several will actually be played in concerts during the run of the exhibition.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667
www.fine-arts.org

Feb 13 - May 29 CONTEMPLATING CHARACTER: PORTRAIT DRAWINGS AND OIL SKETCHES FROM JACQUES LOUIS DAVID TO LUCIAN FREUD
150 works illustrate the evolution of portraits. From the late eighteenth century to the contemporary, including portraits of other artists, family members, friends, and famous people capturing the deeper personality of the subjects.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667   www.fine-arts.org

Feb 14 MOVIES ON THE LAWN AT THE MFA: SAY ANYTHING
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars at this free, family & dog friendly monthly event. Enjoy music and short films by local independents 1 hour before showtime. Food trucks on site for your convenience.  MFA North Wall / North Straub Park.  Music starts at 6pm, Movie after Sunset.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Feb 17 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SUNCOAST INVITATIONAL
Feel the heat! DC United vs Philadelphia Union at 4pm and New York City FC vs Montreal Impact at 7pm.   Al Lang Stadium.  727-222-2000.  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Feb 18 TO LIFE: TO THE ARTS
Celebrate the inspiring work of Samuel Bak, followed by a stunning performance by Violinist and composer Ittai Shapira.  The Mahaffey Theater.  6pm.  727-820-0100 ext. 274  www.TheFHM.org

Feb 18 A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY: BY LUCAS HNATH
Lucas Hnath brings to you this hilariously dark comic play, depicting Walt Disney in his last hours as he describes the city he is going to build, his beloved fans, and how sad they he thinks they will be when he is gone.  Dalí Museum.  7-8:30pm.  www.thedali.org

Feb 19  THE RAT PACK TOGETHER AGAIN!
The Rat Pack is back! Enjoy a tremendous night filled with songs, comedy and sketches, as these performers truly embody the original Legends as they were.  The Palladium Theater.  8pm.  727-822-3590  www.mypalladium.org

Feb 20 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SUNCOAST INVITATIONAL
Can you take it! DC United vs Montreal Impact at 4pm and Rowdies vs Philadelphia Union at 7pm.  Al Lang Stadium.  727-222-2000.  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Feb 20 DALÍ & BEYOND FILM SERIES: WALT DISNEY’S SILLY SYMPHONIES (PART 1)
A piece of the famed Walt Disney’s Cartoon history, dating between 1929 and 1939 shows the evolutionary steps of animation that helped shape the graphical world we know today.  Dalí Museum.  1-3pm.  727-823-3736  www.thedali.org

Feb 20 CHILLOUNGE NIGHT: CIRQUE DU CHILL
Chill to the sounds of smooth jazz as you enjoy fine wine & food under the stars. Brazilian samba parade, see the latest fashions, flamenco dancing & more. Must be 21 to attend.  North Straub Park.  6-11pm, Fireworks 10:45pm.  914-448-0995  www.chilloungenight.com

Feb 20 TAMPA BAY ROWDIE SUNCOAST INVITATIONAL
Can you take it! Major League Soccer teams DC United vs Montreal Impact at 4pm and Rowdies vs Philadelphia Union at 7pm.   Al Lang Stadium.  727-222-2000.  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Feb 20-21 ST PETERSBURG FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Over 100 artisans from all over the world bring to you a multitude of works ranging from photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture & more.  North Straub Park.  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  www.paragonartevents.com

Feb 20-21 IKEBANA IN THE GARDENS
Enjoy the beautiful garden paths and observe the art of Japanese flower arrangement, as Ikebana international members install beautiful works of living art.  Sunken Gardens.  Sat 11am-2pm, Sun 12-2pm.  727-551-3102

Feb 24-28 ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL
This exciting jazz festival with legendary musicians such as: Silvano Monasterios Trio, James Varnado Jazz/Funk Band and more.  Palladium Theater & multiple other venues.  www.stpetejazzfest.com

Feb 27 SOUTHEAST GUIDE DOGS ST PETERSBURG WALKTHON
Two and four-legged friends are invited to enjoy the 3k walk, with tasty food options, lively music, fabulous shopping, and fun for the entire family!  Vinoy Park.  9am.  941-729-6646  www.guidedogswalkathon.org

Feb 27 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SUNCOAST INVITATIONAL
Enjoy Major League Soccer action with Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union at 4pm and Rowdies vs Montreal Impact at 7pm.  Al Lang Stadium.  727-222-2000.  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Mar 4 - Apr 23 SLICES OF LIFE
Explore the intricacies of the “Cold Work” process on blown and cast glass. Taking its initial form to a whole other level. Curated by the award winning artist Duncan McClellan.  Florida CraftArt.  Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 12-5pm.  727-821-7391  www.floridacraftart.org

Mar 5-6 AWAKENING INTO THE SUN SPRING FESTIVAL
A Celebration of Health, Wellness and Spiritual Connection. Bringing communities together through Tai Chi, Yoga, Belly Dancing, Qigong Classes and workshops. Enjoy Live music & Holistic Practitioners.  South Straub Park.  Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm.  727-565-2214  www.awakeningintothesun.org

Mar 11 2016 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG 5K RUN BY MBA
Race fans have the opportunity to run the iconic Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg street course at night along St Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront to benefit All Children’s Hospital. The start to finish lines will be on Bayshore Dr next to North Straub Park.  Race begins at 7:15pm.  www.gpstpete.com

Mar 11-13 2016 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG
World-class championship racing returns for the 12th edition run on a 1.8-mile, 12-turn waterfront circuit through downtown streets. All ages will enjoy the fastest racing series on the planet, driver autograph sessions, interactive games & exhibits, IndyCar Fan Village, beer gardens and live music.  Downtown.  877-283-5385  www.gpstpete.com

Mar 11-13 TAMPA BAY BOAT SHOW
Experience the latest and greatest for your boating and fishing needs.  Tropicana Field.  Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  www.tampabayboatshows.com

Mar 12 - May 13 EXQUSITE PORCH
A spin on the surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, this exhibit focuses on the ground-dwelling wildlife of Florida by referencing things that go bump in the night.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  www.moreanartscenter.org

Mar 13 MOVIES ON THE LAWN AT THE MFA: DAYS OF THUNDER
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars at this free, family & dog friendly monthly event. Enjoy music and short films by local independents 1 hour before showtime. Food trucks on site for your convenience.  MFA North Wall / North Straub Park.  Music starts at 6pm, Movie after Sunset.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Mar 14 PI DAY CELEBRATION
Pie and PI! What could be better? On this day of circumference share some famous strawberry rhubarb pie while you contemplate your next circular conclusion in this beautiful gallery.  Craftsman House.  10am-6pm.  727-323-ARTS  www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Mar 16 - Apr 10 4000 MILES
A night you are sure not to forget.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  www.americanstage.org

Mar 17 FRANK SINATRA JR: SINATRA SINGS SINATRA, THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Take part in this unique experience as Frank Sinarta Jr shares his memories of his father; The Sultan of Swoon himself, Sinarta Sr through song, video and a genuine Big Band back up.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-893-7832  www.themahaffey.com

Mar 20 ORCHID FESTIVAL
One of the areas largest orchid festivals! Sit in on lectures about this favored flower, hang around for a nice selection of beer or wine and take home one or more of the thousands of orchids that are for sale.  Sunken Gardens.  10am-4pm.  727-551-3102

Mar 20 FHM PASS THE PLATE PASSOVER COOK-OFF
The 2nd annual Pass the Plate Cook-off remembers all those who pass these recipes down. Share good eats, memories and stories about food and family.  Florida Holocaust Museum.  2pm.  727-820-0100  www.flholocaustmuseum.org

Mar 25 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SEASON KICK OFF PARTY
Fans are invited to celebrate the kickoff of the 2016 season of professional soccer! Meet the team and wish the Rowdies luck while you get your party on!  Mahaffey Theater.  6pm.  727-222-2000.  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Apr 2  2016 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOME OPENER
Come Dressed Rowdie-Ready and show your team spirit as the Rowdies battle Indy Eleven in the 2016 opening game!  Al Lang Stadium.  7:30pm.  727-222-2000  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Apr 2 PINOT IN THE PARK
Wine at its finest! A lavish evening with some of the highest quality Pinot Noir from all over the world for your tasting pleasure.  Seminole Park in Historic Kenwood.  6-9pm.  www.pinotinthepark.org

Apr 3 13TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SPEED
A showcase of vintage & contemporary vehicles, the world’s most exotic supercars, custom motorcycles, watercraft, and countless other unique and exciting vehicles. Enjoy cafes, smooth jazz, rare wine & spirit tasting, cigar lounge, fashion shows and more.  10am-4pm.  Vinoy Park.  www.festivalsofspeed.com

Apr 3 2016 TAMPA BAY RAYS HOME OPENING GAME
Take yourself out to the ball game for the first pitch of the 2016 season as the Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays.  Tropicana Field.  4:05pm.  1-888-FAN-RAYS  www.raysbaseball.com

Apr 7-10 ART IN BLOOM
The Galleries and gardens come alive with the most imaginative floral designers on the west coast of Florida.  Museum of Fine Arts.  www.fine-arts.org

Apr 8-10 TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL 2016
One of the best jams of the year! Enjoy the rhythms of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, J J Grey, Walter Trout and more.  Vinoy Park.  Fri-Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12:30-10pm.  727-895-6153  www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Apr 9 ART FOR THE EARTH
In conjunction with 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk, this show features art made from recycled & reused materials, or artists that are incorporating environmental themes into their art.  Craftsman House.  5-9pm.  727-323-2787  www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Apr 10 MOVIES ON THE LAWN AT THE MFA: THE SANDLOT
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars at this free, family & dog friendly monthly event. Enjoy music and short films by local independents 1 hour before showtime. Food trucks on site for your convenience.  MFA North Wall / North Straub Park.  Music starts at 6pm, Movie after Sunset.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Apr 10 AN EVENING WITH NAJEE AT THE PALLADIUM THEATER
Spend an evening with one of the pioneers of contemporary jazz, Grammy award winning Saxophonist and flautist Najee! Treat your ears to the musical styling of this renowned artist.  The Palladium Theater.  7pm.  727-893-7832  www.themahaffey.com

Apr 10 LOS VINOS DE DALÍ
Enjoy some of the finest boutique wines and a tapas tasting sure to tickle your taste buds. This annual event is hosted by The Guild withall proceeds benefiting the Museums Educational Endowment fund.  Dalí Museum.  4-7pm.  727-823-3736  www.thedali.org

Apr 13 - May 8 31st ANNUAL AMERICAN STAGE IN THE PARK: MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
The Legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table...Well kind of! This is an exciting night of killer rabbits, the Knights who say Ni and a bevy of beautiful barmaids in this wickedly funny rendition of the Award winning hit: Spamalot!  Demens Landing.  8-10pm.  727-823-7529  www.americanstage.org

Apr 16 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES VS. FC EDMONTON
Al Lang Stadium.  7:30pm.  727-222-2000  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Apr 16-17 41st ANNUAL MAINSAIL ART FESTIVAL
The best fine arts and fine crafts exhibited by artists from around the country. Mainsail combines visual & preforming arts, music, children’s art activities, and delectable food from local restaurateurs.  Vinoy Park.  Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  www.mainsailarts.org

Apr 22-24 ST ANTHONY’S TRIATHLON WEEKEND
Experience the premier multi-sport event known for its scenic course along the downtown St Petersburg waterfront. Enjoy Fitness Expos, live music & The Meek & Mighty Triathlon.  Straub Park.  Fri Noon-7pm, Sat 6:30am-7pm, Sun 4:45am-1pm.  727-825-1521  www.satriathlon.com

Apr 22 A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
The events that made the woman. The woman who made the music. The music that changed history. Experience this brilliant portrayal of Janis Joplin’s legacy as it unfolds in this unforgettable musical.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-893-7832  www.themahaffey.com

Apr 23 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES VS. CAROLINA RAILHAWKS
Al Lang Stadium.  7:30pm.  727-222-2000  www.rowdiessoccer.com

Apr 28 - May 1 11th ANNUAL SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL
Voted one of the “25 coolest Film Fests” in the country - MovieMaker Magazine Enjoy independent films and take part in workshops and educational programming.  Palladium Theater, Museum of Fine Arts, American Stage, Muvico & other venues.  www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com

May 4 NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
In conjunction with National Bike Month, Bike to School Day is celebrated across the country to promote year-round safe routes to school. So hop on your bike and get to pedaling on this fun day!  www.walkbiketoschool.org

May 8 MOVIES ON THE LAWN AT THE MFA: STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars at this free, family & dog friendly monthly event. Enjoy music and short films by local independents 1 hour before showtime. Food trucks on site for your convenience.  MFA North Wall / North Straub Park.  Music starts at 6pm, Movie after Sunset.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

May 14 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES VS. RAYO OKC
Al Lang Stadium.  7:30pm.  727-222-2000  www.rowdiessoccer.com