Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

TAMPA BAY RAYS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Watch the Rays hit them out of the park at Tropicana Field through Sep 28th. 1-888-FAN-RAYS  www.raysbaseball.com

TAMPA BAY ROWDIES
The North American Soccer League returns to Downtown St Petersburg for the 2014 Season.  Al Lange Field through Nov 1st.  877-769-3437  www.rowdiessoccer.com

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
Play under the stars in this hip twist to an old game. All equipment is provided.  St Pete Shuffle Board Club. 7-11pm.  727-822-2083  www.stpeteshuffle.com

EVERY FRIDAY FRIENDS & FUN
Have a "wheel" throwing experience for the ages! All you need to bring is your favorite bottled beverage, a towel and your sense of humor and learn how to throw a pot. The Morean Center for Clay.  6-9pm  www.moreanartscenter.org

DILLY DALLY WITH DALÍ EVERY SATURDAY
Children can discover the creative world of Dalí through games, puzzles and arts and crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. The Dalí Museum. 11:45am-4:30pm  www.thedali.org

ART WALK ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF
EACH MONTH

Studios & galleries all over St Pete swing open their doors in a fun evening of activities. 5-8:30pm.  www.stpetearts.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

COMEDY IMPROV - HAWK & WAYNE'S "IT'S A LIVING"
The First Sunday of the month, enjoy non-stop laughs and join the fun in a night of improv inspired by audience members' descriptions of the places they work.  American Stage. 6-8pm  727-823-7529  www.americanstage.org

MOVIES IN THE PARK EVERY THURSDAY
IN MAY

Bring your blanket and join in the outdoor fun! Indulge in music, food & drink while viewing a moonlight movie. North Straub Park. Live music begins at 7pm.  Movie begins at dusk.
727-824-7802   www.stpetepreservation.com

Special Events

Jan 18 - Sep 1  CHANGE IS STRANGE: STUDENT SURREALIST
ART EXHIBITS

A metamorphosis of art from local middle and high school students. Including drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography, mixed media and film, this is one art exhibit you don't want to miss.
The Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  www.thedali.org

Mar 18 - Jul 13  THE AMERICAN SOLDIER
A dramatic exhibition of photographs that captures the essence of American soldiering over more than 150 years from the Civil War to the War in Iraq. The St Petersburg Museum of History.  727-894-1052  www.spmoh.org

May 9-10  TASTE OF PINELLAS 2014
Put on your boogie shoes - taste the combination of local food, phenomenal music and family fun. Guests include Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Bruce Hornsby, Loverboy, Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi, and KC & the Sunshine Band. Albert Whitted Park.  www.tasteofpinellas.com

May 10 - Jun 30  8th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TEAPOT SHOW
Experience a wide variety of functional, ceramic teapots by select group of artists from across the US. Teapots will be on display & available for purchase.  Craftsman House.  727-323-2787  www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

May 17  97X BBQ
Rock out at a full day of live music, beer, great BBQ, and fun! This year's line-up includes: Bastille, the 1975, Sleeper Agent, Bad Suns, and many more!  Vinoy Park.  11am-9pm   www.97xonline.com for free ticket outlets.

May 21 - Jun 15  STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Shelby's wedding day nears, so the beauty shop ladies of Chinquapin Parrish, Louisiana - delicate as magnolias but tough as steel - have a lot to talk about. Alternately hilarious and touching, sure to be the feel-good hit of the season! The American Stage.  727-823-7529   www.americanstage.org

Special Events (Continued)
May 23 - Jul 5  The Magic of Making: Adornment
The materials vary from gold and silver to wool felt, from wood to polymer clay. Some of the artist are inspired by ancient materials while others by the latest in 3D printing. All share the common thread being made by hand. Florida Craftsmen.  727-821-7391  www.floridacraftsmen.net

May 24  A STARS AND STRIPES HIT PARADE
The Florida Orchestra performs their most patriotic show yet, full of marches and Americana favorites. The Mahaffey Theater.  8-10pm.
727-893-7832   www.themahaffey.com

May 29  EDIBLE ART TRIVIA NIGHT
Enjoy art-related trivia from pop culture, current events, and the Museum collection. Delectable bites and cash bar available.
The Museum of Fine Arts.  5-8pm.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

May 30 - Jun 1  2014 AVP Tour
Grab your friends for a "glowing" good time at this Run/Walk experience combined with an "adventure race" type scavenger hunt. The night will be lit with glowing runners along a glowing colorful course for 3.1 miles. Race begins at Ferg's 1320 Central Ave.  7-11pm.  www.glowbash.com

Jun 7 - Sep 27  My Generation:
Young Chinese Artists

A new generation of artists have emerged in mainland China. Mixed-media works by 27 artists with the overriding themes of politics and the environment. All the artists represented were born after 1976, the end of the Cultural Revolution.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Jun 12-14  The Beer Project
Experience St Pete's growing craft beer culture in the first ever Beer Project. Participate in creating wearable jewelry, a unique bird house and fishing tackle out of re-purposed cans, bottle caps and labels. Taste beers inspired by the Museum of Fine Arts' Special Exhibitions including a special brew that has been created just for this event. Sample competitors' brews and vote for your favorite. Awards & Demonstrations.  Museum of Fine Arts & Green Bench Brewery.  727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Jun 14  INTERNATIONAL YOUNG EAGLES DAY
Come and experience the thrill of flying! Free flights for kids ages 8-17! You will have the chance to actually fly in an airplane and view the world below you, so come, take the skies and become a Young Eagle!  Albert Whitted Airport.  10am-2pm.  727-822-1532  www.awaps.org

Jun 27-29  ST PETE PRIDE WEEKEND 3 DAY CELEBRATION
Florida's largest Pride celebration just got even BIGGER! Now a three-day event, celebrating our community's unique diversity like never before!
FRI JUN 27  27/82, THE BENEFIT CONCERT
Featuring local and national performers and bands. State Theater. 7pm.
SAT JUN 28  PRIDE LIGHTED PARADE
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.
SUN JUN 29  WALK THE STREET COLOR FEST
Family Zone featuring rides and games, a Health & Wellness Zone, live music and marches. Central Ave from 22nd to 27th St.  11am-6pm.
727-342-0084   www.stpetepride.com

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

Jul 4  FIREWORKS AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Experience the city's fabulous fireworks display in style with a gourmet barbecue, champagne, and live entertainment in an air-conditioned waterfront view.  Museum of Fine Arts.  6pm.  Fireworks begin at 9pm.  727-896-2667   www.fine-arts.org

Jul 12  ONCE-A-YEAR STUDIO SALE
A once a year event where the potters of Craftsman House sell their seconds at amazing prices. These pots could have slight imperfections that clay connoisseurs enjoy. Work is stored in the studio all year in anticipation of this sale.  Craftsman House.  10am-8pm  727-323-2787   www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Jul 18 - Aug 10  God of carnage
When two 11-year-old boys have a playground fight, their parents come together for cocktails, hoping to discuss the situation civilly. But as the veneer of polite society quickly falls away, the evening deteriorates into a laugh-out-loud train wreck of finger-pointing, tantrums, and tears. And that's before they break out the rum!   The American Stage.
727-823-7529   www.americanstage.org