Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

Tampa Bay Rays
Watch the Rays hit them out of the park! Downtown St Petersburg has Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field through Sep. 1-888-FAN-RAYS

Tampa Bay Rowdies
The Rowdies continue to top the standings in the NASL 2015 season. Al Lange Field through Nov 1st. 877-769-3437

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.

Friends & Fun
Every Friday bring a towel, your favorite beverage and your sense of humor as our clay teachers guide you through the very basics of wheel throwing and hand building in clay. Morean Center for Clay. 6-9pm. (Event Info)

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

Food Trucks Around Town
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.

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.

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. (Event Info)

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 (Event Info)

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

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.

Grand Central Flea
A monthly market with dealers and vendors selling antiques, collectables, handmade crafts, in addition to free onsite appraisals. First Sat of every month Nov - Apr. 2500 block of Central Avenue. 9am-4pm.

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

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

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 (Event Info)

Deuces Live Sunday 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.

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 (Event Info)

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

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.

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

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 (Event Info)

Special Events

Feb 7 - May 31 Monet to Matisse -
On the French Coast

This exciting exhibit explores & compares, Impressionist & Modernist visions of the Atlantic & Mediterranean Coasts of France. Including Boudin, Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Signac and Picasso. A first time most of these works will be seen in the Southeast United States. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 (Event Info)

Feb 20 - Aug 30 Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths
The Dalí’s Student Surrealist Art Exhibits 2015, where students explore a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media. Students are challenged to explore the mythic in their everyday world. The Dalí Museum. 727-823-3767 (Event Info)

Mar 8 - Jul 26 Dalí & da Vinci: Minds, Machines & Masterpieces
Featuring more than 75 works and reproductions, including reproductions of da Vinci diagrams , and reproductions of the invented objects both da Vinci and Dalí proposed in advance of their times. The Dalí Museum. 727-823-3767 (Event Info)

Mar 14 - Jun 10 Baseball on My Mind
A new exhibit featuring artist-altered baseballs & hand-made collectibles. Creative Clay. 727-825-0515

Mar 20 - Jun 18 Boundary Lines
Five artists explore the issue of personal space using sculpture, ceramics, installation and embroidery. From the social media landscape to more natural surroundings, these artists convey their quest for sanctuary and community. Florida CraftArt Gallery. 727-821-7391 (Event Info)

Apr - Early 2015 Collection Conversations: Childhood
The second in a series, this exhibition examines representations of children and childhood objects form 18th century until present. From Winslow Homer’s illustrations to Polixeni Papapetrou’s contemporary restaging of Lewis Carroll’s Victorian photographs of costumed children, exploring the role of children within society. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667

May 9 - Jun 28 9th Annual Invitational Teapot Show
Experience a variety of handmade teapots by a select group of national artisans, on display and available for purchase.  Craftsman House Gallery. 727-323-2787 (Main Events Calendar)

May 9 - Aug 16 Images of Floating World and Beyond: Japanese Woodblock Prints
This exhibition introduces a transient world through Japanese prints of the 18th to 19th centuries. Depicting hedonistic pleasures in ancient Japan - the world of geishas, kabuki actors, and sumo wrestlers. Also, exploring the Japanese fascination with ghosts and demons, a love of landscapes, and images of heroic deeds by Japanese warriors. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 (Event Info)

May 23 97X BBQ
Rock out at a full day of live music, beer, great BBQ, and fun! This year’s line-up includes: Panic! At The Disco, Vinyl Theater, Night Riots, In The Valley Below and much more! Vinoy Park. 11am-9pm for free ticket outlets.

May 29 - Jun 21 RED
Raw and provocative, RED is the inside story of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. American Stage. 727-823-7529 (Event Info)

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 CraftArt. 727-821-7391

Jun 12-14 The Beer Project
Experience St Pete’s growing craft beer culture in a two day event that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of home brewing. Taste beers inspired by the Museum’s collection in a themed lounge and enjoy food, music & art. Sample public competitors’ brews and vote for your favorite. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 (Event Info)

Jun 13 - Jul 5   7th Annual Clay Pride
Featuring a collection of colorful ceramics by clay artists who are openly embracing the clay lifestyle.  Craftsman House Gallery. 727-323-2787

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

Jun 20 - Oct 4 Five Decades of Photography
The Dandrew-Drapkin collection’s expansive survey of photography has grown to around 17,000 images from salt prints and daguerreotypes of the 1840s and 1850s to gelatin silver prints from the mid-twentieth century. with more than 150 on view in this exhibit, featuring the “Who’s Who in Photography”: Henry Fox Talbot, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Clarence John Laughlin, Richard Avedon, Jerry Uelsmann, and many more. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 (Event Info)

Florida’s largest Pride celebration, celebrating our community’s unique diversity.
Fri Jun 26 27/82, The Benefit Concert
Featuring local and national performers and bands. State Theater. 7pm.
Sat Jun 27 2015 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.
Sun Jun 28 2015 Pride Festival
With more than 300 exhibitors, multiple stages, and attendance of more than 20,000 people, the Festival has something for everyone. Central Ave from 22nd to 27th St. 11am-6pm. 727-342-0084

Jul 3 Vans Warped Tour ‘15
A rockin’ all day music experience with over thirty bands on three stages. Line up includes: Icon for Hire, Ascot Royals, BoyMeetsWorld, Metro Station, Memphis May Fire & much more! Vinoy Park. 11am-9pm.

Jul 4 City of St Pete 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

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

Jul 10 - Aug 2 One Slight Hitch
It's Courtney's wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect. American Stage 727-823-7529 Info)