Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

SATURDAY MORNING MARKET
Live music fills the air at this fantastic outdoor market. Delight in local produce, an array of food trucks & eateries, plus tons of arts & crafts. Al Lang Field parking lot. 9am-2pm every Saturday. www.saturdaymorningmarket.com

FIRST FRIDAY - GET DOWNTOWN
Join in the fun at St Petersburg's dancing-in-the-streets block party featuring great live music, food & drink vendors, and wonderful restaurants! Central Ave between 2nd & 3rd St S. 5:30-10pm. www.firstfridaystpete.com

ART WALK
On the second Saturday of each month studios & galleries all over St Pete swing open their doors in a fun evening of activities. The Central Avenue Shuttle is available for only 50 cents. 5-8:30pm. www.stpetearts.org

SATURDAYS @ THE MOREAN
Each 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"
For non-stop laughs join the fun in a night of improv inspired by audience members' descriptions of their place of employment. First Sunday of the month at 6pm. American Stage. 727-823-PLAY www.americanstage.org

EDGE DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET
Looking for a mid-week market? Find organic produce, fresh-made foods, and handmade crafts & jewelry. Parking lot of 900-1000 Central Ave. 4-8pm every Wednesday. 727-507-1740 www.edgefarmersmarket.wordpress.com

SUPER SPECIAL SATURDAYS
Enjoy family events with your children, from treasure hunts to arts & crafts. Introduce your children to art and have a blast doing it. Museum of Fine Arts. Third Saturday of the month. 11am-2pm. 727-896-2667 www.fine-arts.org

YOGA + DALÍ
Dalí's energy infuses the physical, mental and spiritual inspiration of yoga. Beginners and experienced yogis welcome. The Dalí Museum. Every Sunday from Noon-1:30pm. 727-823-3767 www.thedali.org

Special Events

Thru Apr 27  WARHOL: ART, FAME, MORTALITY
The largest selection of Andy Warhol art ever exhibited in west central Florida. On loan from the Warhol Museum, includes paintings plus drawings, prints, photographs, video and film. The Dalí Museum. 727-823-3767  www.thedali.org

Thru Mar 1  EARTHWORKS
Seven award winning artists bring very different interpretations of nature which, when combined, create a binding thread of heart and spirit. Florida Craftsmen. 727-821-7391  www.floridacraftsmen.net

Thru May 11  NEW MEXICO AND THE ART OF ENCHANTMENT
View the work of artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, John Sloan, Diego Romero, and others who gave voice to the deep-rooted traditions through color, form and subject. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Feb 22  GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT CHILI COOKOFF
Spice up your day at this 9th annual event. Chili competition, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, and other vendors. Grand Central District. 11am-4pm. 727-828-7006.  www.grandcentraldistrict.org

Feb 23  MASTERS OF ILLUSION LIVE
Witness eye-popping illusionists, escapologists, beautiful dancers, quick change artists, exotic animals, and perhaps even be called on stage to participate in the fun. The Mahaffey Theater. 7-9pm. 727-893-7832 www.themahaffey.com

Mar 8-11  ART IN BLOOM
Spring is bustin' out all over at one of the Museum of Fine Arts' most popular traditions. More than 50 professional florists and talented hobbyists will interpret works in the collection. Museum of Fine Arts.
727-896-2667  www.fine-arts.org

Mar 9-15  ST PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL
St Petersburg celebrates the 100th anniversary of spring training baseball. A six game series featuring Baseball Canada's Junior National Team playing spring training squads from the Braves, Tigers, Phillies and Orioles, the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Team and St Pete College. Al Lang Stadium. 727-551-3000  www.stpeteinternationalbaseball.com

Special Events (Continued)
Mar 21 - Apr 13  Around the World in 80 Days
Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show. Five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's new adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time! American Stage.
727-823-PLAY  www.americanstage.org

Mar 27  HARVEY'S 5K RUN & 1K RUN/WALK
Join this annual twilight run along the Illuminated Night Parade route and St Petersburg's beautiful waterfront. The start and finish lines will be on Beach Drive at North Straub Park. 1 mile fun-run 6:10pm. 5K run 6:30pm.
727-821-9888  www.suncoasters-stpete.com

Mar 27  ILLUMINATED NIGHT PARADE
Celebrate the official start of the Grand Prix Race Weekend at this St Petersburg tradition. Floats, krewes, marching bands, neighborhood associations, dance troupes and, of course, the Grand Prix drivers in their show cars, will wind through downtown. 7:30pm. 727-821-9888 www.suncoasters-stpete.com

Mar 28-30   FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX
OF ST PETERSBURG

Fire up your engines for the 10th edition of this first-class festival that is run on a 1.8 mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit through downtown's 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. 8am-6pm. 727-898-INDY  www.gpstpete.com

Mar 29  GLOWBASH 5K SCAVENGER HUNT
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

Mar 31  TAMPA BAY RAYS HOME OPENING GAME
Take yourself out to the ball game for the first pitch of the 2014 season as the Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. 4:10pm.
1-888-FAN-RAYS  www.tampabayrays.com

Apr 6  FESTIVAL OF SPEED
The premier automotive and luxury lifestyle showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. Attendees will enjoy on-site cafes serving the finest culinary offerings, VIP Cafes, smooth jazz, wine tastings, cigar smokes, luxury lifestyle displays, fashion shows and more. Vinoy Park. 10am-4pm. 352-385-9450 www.festivalsofspeed.com

Apr 9 - May 4  29TH ANNUAL AMERICAN STAGE IN THE PARK PRESENTS "THE WIZ"
Ease on down the road to this dazzling Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about Dorothy and the Land of Oz... A dazzling multi-cultural journey that will take you to the most fantastical places. This cool, almost 30 year tradition, is the perfect night for families and theatregoers to see American Stage under the stars. American Stage @ Demens Landing. 727-823-PLAY  www.americanstage.org

Apr 11-13  TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
A spectacular showcase of American Blues music on the shores of Tampa Bay. Enjoy tasty food and arts & crafts. Vinoy Park. 12:30-10pm. www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Apr 12  TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOME OPENING MATCH
Don't miss the kick-off of the 2014 season as the Rowdies take on the FC Edmonton at Al Lang Stadium. 7:30pm. 813-287-1539 www.rowdiessoccer.com

Apr 19-20  39th ANNUAL MAINSAIL ARTS FESTIVAL
The best fine arts and fine crafts exhibited by artists from around the country. Mainsail combines visual & performing arts, music, children's art activities, and delectable food from local restaurateurs. Vinoy Park. Sat 9am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm.  www.mainsailart.org

Apr 25-27  ST ANTHONY'S TRIATHALON WEEKEND
On your marks, get set, go! to the premier multi-sport event known for its scenic course along the downtown St Petersburg waterfront. Enjoy Sports & Fitness Expos, clinics, live music & the Meek & Mighty Triathlon. Fri Noon-7pm, Sat 6:30am-7pm & Sun 4:45am-1pm. Straub Park. 727-825-1521  www.satriathlon.com

May 1-4  SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL
Experience the world of Indie films at the 9th annual festival celebrating the creation, production & exhibition of film in Florida. See great works in all genres; attend workshops, parties and more. Muvico 20 at The Shops at St Pete and other St Petersburg venues. 727-259-8417 www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com