Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events


THURSDAYS


YAPPY HOUR
On the second Thursday of every month, head down to the beautiful PAWTIO at Pinellas Ale Works! Your CBD Store of St. Pete will be there with samples and merch for humans and furbabies. $1 of every PAW beer and will be donated to our shelter, Pet Pal Animal Shelter.  Pinellas Ale Works.  6pm.  Facebook.com/PetPalAnimalShelter

FRIDAYS


FRIDAY NIGHT CLAY
From whimsical to functional hand building in clay has infinite possibilities. In this hands-on experience you will be guided by a clay artist in 2 hours of creative exploration and skill building. Pre-registration required.  Morean Arts Center.  7-9pm.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

SATURDAYS


WILLIAMS PARK SUMMER MARKET
Every Saturday thru Oct 31, the Saturday Morning Market moves under the shady trees of Williams Park. Enjoy live music and vendors with fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, drinks, crafts, art, and more!  Williams Park  9am-1pm.  SaturdayMorningMarket.com

SATURDAY MORNING MARKET
Every Saturday in Nov-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.  Al Lang Field parking lot.  9am-2pm.  For more information please visit SaturdayMorningMarket.com

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.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

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.
StPeteArtsAlliance.org/Artwalk

Special Events

NOV 21 - APR 11  VAN GOGH ALIVE
Experience Vincent van Gogh's works in an immersive 3,000 image art installation that opens a new window into the celebrated painter's artistic genius. From his famous "Starry Night" to his radiant "Sunflowers," Van Gogh's vibrant work invites viewers to revel in color, light and sound. Visitors will feel the sensation of walking right into Van Gogh's paintings - an experience that is both educational and inspiring. The exhibition features more than 3,000 Van Gogh images at enormous scale, viewed through high-definition projectors and synchronized to a powerful classical score. In addition to the iconic works featured, examine Van Gogh's inspiration via photographs and video displayed alongside them. The installation is powered by SENSORY4™, a unique system developed by Grande Experiences of Melbourne, Australia. The Dalí is the first North American venue to host this mesmerizing version of Van Gogh Alive. Advanced timed-tickets are required for all visitors, including members, for this exhibit. This exhibit is included in the price of your admission.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

OCT 13 - MAY 23  WORKING POINT - CONTEMPORARY GLASS FROM THE MFA COLLECTION
Working Point, featuring works from glass pioneer Dale Chihuly, is a wonderful opportunity to focus upon the Museum of Fine Arts' fine collection of contemporary glass-and to celebrate the way these artists manipulate this remarkably malleable, and yet fragile, material into extraordinary creations filled with light. (Made possible by Helen and Richard Minck Foundation).  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

OCT 24 - JUL 18  EXPLORE THE VAULTS: ABSTRACTION AND THE AMERICAN SCENE
Modern Art, sometimes indefinable, but always alluring. This exhibition features the vastness of the American landscape as captured in the photographs of Ansel Adams, in contrast to prints by Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton that celebrate the pastoral beauties of the Mid-West produced predominately between 1900 and 1950.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

NOV 7 - APR 4  FROM CHAOS TO ORDER - GREEK GEOMETRIC ART FROM THE SOL RABIN COLLECTION
The first exhibition to focus on the aesthetics of Greek Geometric art. From 900-700 BC, Greek art was reborn after a two-centuries-long Dark Age. A period that witnessed the invention of the Greek alphabet, the rise of the pan Hellenic sanctuaries (e.g. Olympia and Delphi), and the development of the organizational structure of the Greek city-state (polis).  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

DEC 19 - MAR 14  COLOR RIOT! HOW COLOR CHANGES NAVAJO TEXTILES
This exhibition celebrates the individualism and flair for experimentation in Navajo textiles from the last quarter of the 19th century. Featuring over 80 dazzling works, these textiles reflect ideas and events the Navajo people experienced between 1863 and 1868, the hard years of their imprisonment in the Bosque Redondo, and their subsequent return to a reservation.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

JAN 8 - MAR 12  BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN THINGS: ART OF FRANCINE BAUER
Join local, and well-known artist Francine Bauer in her show, Beautifully Broken Things. Francine is a local self-taught artist who experiments in many different media such as encaustic cold wax, sculpting, oil on canvas, and more. Francine's imagination influences her work which also includes found objects to tempt the viewer into the variety of her artistic world.  Pinellas Ale Works.  813-231-2579  VisitTampaBay.com

JAN 9 - MAR 25  'LINEAGE' THE WHIPPLE FAMILY EXHIBITION
Join local, and well-known artist Francine Bauer in her show, Beautifully Broken Things. Francine is a local self-taught artist who experiments in many different media such as encaustic cold wax, sculpting, oil on canvas, and more. Francine's imagination influences her work which also includes found objects to tempt the viewer into the variety of her artistic world.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 9 - MAR 25  'FODDER & SONS: PAUL, JACK & PETER MASSING' EXHIBITION
A Painter, a printer and a performer, this exhibition explores the points of convergence and conflict in the work of a father and 2 sons, all artists, who arrived at very different creative expressions.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 9 - FEB 27  SUPER BOWLS
Considered functional art - connecting fine arts and the everyday, Super Bowls displays one-of-a-kind clay bowls handcrafted by studio members, students, and artist-in-residence. Hunger in the community is at an all-time high, and Super Bowls highlights the need for food security in St Pete. Non-perishable food donations are also accepted throughout the event.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 29 - MAR 20  FLORIDA CRAFTART MEMBERS' SHOW: CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AT ITS FINEST
Considered functional art - connecting fine arts and the everyday, Super Bowls displays one-of-a-kind clay bowls handcrafted by studio members, students, and artist-in-residence. Hunger in the community is at an all-time high, and Super Bowls highlights the need for food security in St Pete. Non-perishable food donations are also accepted throughout the event.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

FEB 7 - JAN 16, 2022  PETER BREMERS
Dutch-born artist, Peter Bremers, is known for his monumental cast glass sculptures, which are inspired by his worldwide travels and his interactions with nature's most extreme landscapes. Throughout his career, Bremers has forever changed and developed his approach to glass as a vessel of light, color, form, movement, rhythm, volume and direction.  Imagine Museum.  727-300-1700  ImagineMuseum.com

FEB 19  THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL
The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston brings to life the legacy of Houston in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as "mind-blowingly spot on." Belinda Davids takes you on a nostalgic, wonderful journey through Houston's greatest hits accompanied by a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 19  THE DAMON FOWLER GROUP
Over years of national touring with his own band and as a member of the all-star ensemble, Fowler brings his trio, Justin Headley, drums and Chuck Riley, bass, along with keyboardist Dan Signor, and harmonica star TC Carr. This Palladium Live concert features lots of Fowler's original tunes, his take on classic blues, and some of his always-surprising covers.  Virtual Event.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

FEB 19-28  SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF BY TERRY TEACHOUT
A one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters, and taking place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him.  Virtual Experience.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

FEB 20  8TH 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.  (Rain Date FEB 27)  KeepSaintPetersburgLocal.org

FEB 21  17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SPEED
A showcase of luxury lifestyle displaying vintage & contemporary vehicles, the world's most exotic supercars, custom motorcycles, watercraft, aircraft and luxury products. Enjoy cafés, smooth jazz, cigar lounge, fine wine & spirit tasting, fashion shows and more.  Vinoy Park.  10am-4pm.  FestivalsOfSpeed.com

FEB 24  ABBA MANIA
ABBA's timeless songs were written to be enjoyed live and ABBA MANIA gives you exactly that. Two hours of ABBA's most popular uplifting, dance inducing, and sometimes heart-breaking songs. If you're looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained, take a chance on ABBA MANIA! You won't be disappointed!  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 26  BROTHERS AGAIN: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS
The seven talented members of Brothers Again collectively approach this project with a mutual passion for the music. Audiences can expect an authentically produced stage show featuring all the top hits from the extensive catalog of 'The Allman Brothers Band'.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 27-28  8TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVAL
Showcasing more than 100 artisans from Florida and across the United States. Original and handmade art from painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, metalwork and much more.  South Straub Park.  10am-5pm.  ParagonArtEvents.com

FEB 28  CELTIC WOMAN SUNDAY
Feel the embrace of breath-taking music that transports you from your seat straight to Ireland bringing together favorite songs from their journey so far. This fully staged Celebration tour features a stunning band, two pipers, two drummers, traditional step-dancers, and four fantastic Celtic Woman soloists.  Mahaffey Theater.  7pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

MAR 2021  THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS BY NATALIE SYMONS
In Buffalo, NY, aging funeral home custodian Miles lives with his middle-aged daughter Mabel, who spends her days writing letters to prison inmates. It is a father's fierce determination not to accept his daughter's fate that ignites an endearing human comedy about love, loss, loneliness and the healing power of laughter.  Virtual Experience.  727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

MAR 5  LA LUCHA WITH JAMES SUGGS AND KEN PEPLOWSKI
Joined by clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, and trumpeter James Suggs, The Florida based Jazz trio La Lucha performs a variety of standards, reimagined pop arrangements and original compositions. An exciting performance with selections from From Jobim to the Beatles, comes on the heels of their critically acclaimed Arbors Records debut "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," which spent 14 weeks on the JazzWeek Top 30.  Virtual Event.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

MAR 6  PROUD TINA
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this glorious, energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina one of the 20th century's biggest names in music!  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

MAR 6-7  8TH ANNUAL AWAKENING INTO THE SUN WELLNESS FESTIVAL
A celebration of health, wellness & spiritual connection through meditation, yoga and workshops. Enjoy live music and meet holistic practitioners.  North Straub Park.  Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.  727-295-5147  AwakeningIntoTheSun.org

MAR 9  DANIELA SOLEDADE AND NATE NAJAR
Singing in both English and Portuguese, Soledade and her band share some classic samba, bossa nova, samba jazz and American standards. The band features longtime musical director Nate Najar on acoustic guitar, multi-instrumentalist Patrick Bettison, Joe Porter on bass, Jean Bolduc on drums, and Alvon Griffin on percussion, with very special guest, cellist Yves Dharamraj.  Virtual Event.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

MAR 13-23  ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT OF NATURE IN ART
This annual juried exhibition features 60 works of art celebrating nature and spotlighting conservation opportunities. Paintings and sculptures tell stories of natural diversity that is being lost and human factors affecting it. Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists dedicated to supporting the environment.  The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art.  727-892-4200  JamesMuseum.org

MAR 18-21  REGGAE RISE UP
Take in the endless good vibes over the course of three full days of music, food, merch, and art on the downtown St Petersburg waterfront. This year’s lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Iration and Damian Marley.  Vinoy Park.  ReggaeRiseUpFlorida.com

MAR 29  PINK MARTINI WITH CHINA FORBES
Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

APR/MAY 2021  "FOOTLOOSE - THE MUSICAL"
The much anticipated return of American Stage in the Park is planned for the Spring of 2021. After postponing this Tampa Bay tradition earlier this year, American Stage has rescheduled the high-energy pop musical FOOTLOOSE to bring the community back together under the stars at Demens Landing.  727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

APR 9  TAMPA BAY RAYS HOME OPENING GAME
Take yourself out to the ball game for the first pitch of the 2021 season as the Rays take on the New York Yankees.  Tropicana Field.  1-888-FAN-RAYS  RaysBaseball.com

APR 9  PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR
There's no better way to celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd than with this multi-media laser and light extravaganza. The first half, viewed through 3-D glasses, features Dark Side of the Moon. While the second half, viewed through prism glasses, rocks to Pink Floyd's "The Wall," using imagery from the 1982 film.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

APR 9-11  2021 TAMPA BAY BLUES FEST
It's an All-Star line up with JJ Grey & Mofro, Larkin Poe, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Danielle Nicole, Ronnie Earl, Mindi Abair, The Proven Ones, and much more. Get ready for three fun days of Blues By The Bay!  Vinoy Park.  8am-10pm.  727-895-6153  TampaBayBluesFest.com

APR 9 - MAY 2  16TH 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.  Multiple Downtown Venues.  SunScreenFilmFestival.com

APR 10 - AUG 22  ANTIOCH RECLAIMED: ANCIENT MOSAICS AT THE MFA
Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at the MFA will feature these recently cleaned and conserved mosaics, which date from the 2nd to the 5th centuries AD. This story will be illustrated with historic photographs, excavation logs, and dig notebooks, as well as with rare film footage of the actual excavations.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

APR 23  1964 THE TRIBUTE
For over 30 years, "1964" has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. Presenting songs released prior to the Sgt. Pepper era, "1964" The Tribute remarkably recreates an early '60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

APR 23-25  2021 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX
World-class championship racing returns for the 17th edition run on a 1.8-mile, 12-turn downtown, waterfront circuit. 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 Waterfront.  877-725-8849  GPStPete.com

APR 23-25  38TH 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 & Straub Park.  Fri Noon-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 7am-3pm.  727-825-1521  SATriathlon.com

MAY 2  BENISE - 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR
It's one hot night as Benise, "The Prince of Spanish Guitar," and his Emmy Award-winning production come to town. The Emmy Award-winning composer along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour celebrating the Best of Benise.  Mahaffey Theater.  7pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

MAY 7  GOOD FOLKS FOLLIES VARIETY SHOW
The Follies Variety Show's aim is to provide accessible, inclusive entertainment during this challenging time in our society. In addition to music, the show will feature special talents like juggling, acrobatics, magic, dancing, and more.  Virtual.  7-8pm.  727-825-0515  CreativeClay.org

MAY 9  ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Gary Mullen & the Works re-create a complete Queen concert with all the pomp, power and classic rock staples we know and love. They'll rock your socks off with their performances of "We are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and many more!  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

MAY 22 - AUG 8  SKYWAY 20/21 A CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATION
Skyway 20/21 is the second iteration of the exhibition celebrating the diversity and talent of artists in the Tampa Bay area. Working across varied media, these chosen artists celebrate, investigate, and honor the natural world. Taken together, this exhibition not only highlights the talents of local artists, but also examines one of the most pressing issues of our time, the care of our natural environment.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org