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  www.raysbaseball.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. Central Ave between 2nd & 3rd St.  5:30-10pm.  www.firstfridaystpete.com

ART WALK ON THE 2nd SATURDAY EACH MONTH
Studios & galleries all over St Pete swing open their doors in a fun evening of art and activities.  5-9pm.  www.artsspete.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

DRUMMING @ THE MFA
Explore the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Drum out rhythms to bring art alive!  Museum of Fine Arts. Second and Fourth Saturdays Monthly.  10am-11am.  727-896-2667
www.fine-arts.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

Our Town: Conversations with St Pete Mythmakers
Enjoy on the last Thursday monthly, conversations with a notable
St Pete mythmaker. Host Dr. Carol Mickett converses with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments, and contributions to shaping our town's identity.  The Dalí Museum.  6:30-7:45pm.  727-823-3767  www.thedali.org

OCTOBER MOVIES IN THE PARK
Every Thursday in October, 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

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  www.aldowningjazz.com

Special Events

Thru 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 artists represented were born after 1976, the end of the Cultural Revolution.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667
www.fine-arts.org

Aug 23  4th Annual Liquid Desires Craft Beer Party
Celebrate your passion for craft beer among some of the most famous paintings in the world with samplings of craft beers, local eateries, and dancing.  The Dalí Museum.  8-11pm.  727-623-4730  www.thedali.org

Sep 3-28  THE CHOSEN
It's 1944 Brooklyn, and two Jewish boys grow up five blocks and a world apart. As their unique friendship grows, they learn important lessons about their fathers, their community, and themselves  American Stage.  727-823-7529  www.americanstage.org.

Sep 15-20  ST PETE ART & FASHION WEEK
Experience St Pete's most stylish Festival of The Arts at this annual fashion for charity extravaganza. Workshops, boutique shows, art shows, live music, and a fashion & art gala. Various downtown locations.  www.stpeteartandfashionweek.com

Sep 16 - Mar 2015  LA FLORIDA
Explore 500 years of Florida history beginning with the landing of Juan Ponce de León on Florida's shore in 1513. This milestone event marked the beginning of European influence and presence in Florida and in the United States.  The St Petersburg Museum of History.
727-894-1052  www.spmoh.com

Sep 20  3rd Annual Eat Rich, Play Dirty
An experience that will ignite all of your senses through art, food and drink! Enjoy decadent food, rockin' live music and hands-on creative fun!  Morean Center for Clay.  7-10pm.  727-822-7872  www.moreanartscenter.org

Sep 20  10th ANNUAL POT ROAST-CHARITY POTTERY RAFFLE
Local potters donate work to fill the kiln for the "Best Charitable Event in the U.S." Buy a bowl or a tumbler and have it filled up with some yummy complimentary pot roast, veggie stew, an icy cold beer or ice tea.  Craftsman House Gallery.  4pm.  727-323-2787  www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Special Events (Continued)
Sep 27  ARTSALIVE FREE MUSEUM DAY
Celebrate the vibrant arts & cultural community in St Petersburg at this annual event. Admission is free to several museums and attractions for a special day of creative spirit.  10am-3pm.  www.stpete.org/artsalive.

Oct 4  SATURDAY MORNING MARKET RESUMES
Browse vendors offering fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, plants and flowers, featuring local artists, live music, organic growers and green products.  Al Lang Field parking lot.  9am-2pm every Saturday.  www.saturdaymorningmarket.com

Oct 17-26  NUREYEV'S EYES
An inside story about two masters - an American painter and a Russian ballet dancer - and how they created a now famous set of paintings.  American Stage.  727-823-7529  www.americanstage.org

Oct 18  MARINE QUEST 2014
You're invited! This award-winning open house is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and the exciting research at the Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI).  10am-4pm.
727-896-8626  www.myfwc.com/marinequest

Oct 25-26  FOLKFEST ST PETE
Enjoy the 8th annual street fair and music festival with proceeds to benefit Creative Clay. Vendors featuring folk art, fine art, food and beer.  Creative Clay.  Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 727-825-0515  www.folkfeststpete.org

Oct 25  Clay Games VIII
Potters from around the world gather to compete in a decathlon of fun clay events to determine who will be the "Clay Champion of the World!"  Craftsman House Gallery. Noon.  727-323-2787  www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Oct 25  FESTIVAL OF READING
Book lovers unite at the 22nd annual celebration of the written word. Meet nationally known authors; attend workshops, book signings, book markets, plus a variety of vendors offering tasty treats.  USF Bayboro Harbor.  10am-4pm.  727-892-2358  www.festivalofreading.com

Nov 1 - Dec 31  Ocean Show
- Go Fish

Top American fine craft artists have been invited to make works featuring fish & ocean themes. Clay, blown glass, wood, metal, paintings and silk.  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  www.craftsmanhousegallery.com

Nov 1-2  40th ANNUAL SPIFFS
This is your chance to travel the world in a day with St Pete's International Folk Fair Society. Take part in the magic, in a festival of song, dance, costumes, and food from cultures around the globe!  Vinoy Park.  Sat 10am-9pm. Sun 12-6pm.  727-552-1896  www.spiffs.org

Nov 2  HISTORIC KENWOODS 16th ANNUAL BUNGALOWFEST
This annual home tour and art festival is a special occasion when the Historic Kenwood neighborhood opens its homes and showcase its many talented artists. Tour charming restored homes of many different styles.  10am-4pm  www.historickenwood.org

Nov 3-9  BLUE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
An entertaining 7-day festival showcasing the world's finest ocean films, award winning marine photography along with a filmmaker's marketplace, science & conservation seminars. Various locations throughout Downtown.  727-388-6682  www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org

Nov 8 - Feb 15  Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso
Dozens of rarely loaned works from international art museums and private collections pairing works of these leading artists of our era - focusing on paintings, and also featuring drawings, prints & sculpture.  The Dalí Museum.
727-823-3767  www.thedali.org

Nov 9 PIECES Art Show for a Cause

Join local artist Carrie Jadus, SPENT, Angus Shafer, Richard Seidel, and Scott Hillis, to help support YOU ARE VALUED's efforts to create positive change one heart at a time. There will be original PIECES of art sold via live auction, live music, drinks, and snacks for your enjoyment. The Studio @ 620. 5:30-8pm 727-433-1311 www.thestudioat620.org (Event Info)

Nov 14-16  RIBFEST
A lip smacking 3-day fundraiser, featuring the best BBQ ribbers in the world. Nationally famous bands playing southern rock such as Daughtry, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Thomas Rhett. Shows and family fun activities.  Vinoy Park.  Gates open at 11am daily.  www.ribfest.org

Nov 15  CREATIVE LOAFING'S CRAFTS & DRAFTS
Bring your family and your pet to this new and exciting event! Local artisans and makers of homemade goods will be showcasing their best creations while you enjoy delicious craft beer and food; take your family to the kiddie craft zone, tie-dye a commemorative t-shirt and even play a bit of shuffleboard.  St Petersburg Shuffle Board Club.  10am-5pm.
727-822-2083  www.stpeteshuffle.com

Nov 22  Shopapalooza 2014
Witness the savings, as over 120 locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries, service providers, and community organizations come together to offer great shopping discounts! This free family-friendly event features: Giveaways & raffles, Retail and Art Vendors, Community Organizations, a Children's Area, and Food & Entertainment.  South Straub Park. 10am-7pm.  www.localshops1.com