Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

ON-GOING EVENTS


FRIDAYS


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.  FirstFridayStPete.com

FRIDAY NIGHT CLAY
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 Arts Center.  6-9pm.
727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

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
StPeteShuffle.com

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT - 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Drop off your kiddos (ages 4-10) for a night of play, while you take some time for yourself. Includes pizza, museum play, a science show, and a movie! Spots are limited!  Must Pre-register before 9am. 6-10pm  Great Explorations Children's Museum

SATURDAYS


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. Plus don't forget about 9am Yoga and Story Time for the kids every other Saturday.  Al Lang Field parking lot.  9am-2pm.  SaturdayMorningMarket.com

SUNDIAL SATURDAY YOGA
On Saturday Mornings, get a head start, or headstand, on your fitness goals by participating in a FREE yoga session. All levels are welcome!
Sundial Courtyard.  9-10am.  SundialStPete.com


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  MoreanArtsCenter.org


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

MURAL TOURS BY BIKE
Take a tour of the endless mural art that bring St. Pete to life by bike! Every first Saturday of the month from 9:00-11:30am. Open to anyone 18 years and older.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

INDIE MARKET
On the First Saturday of each month over 80 different pop-up shops take over Green Bench Brewery! With handmade & vintage items, plants, art, food trucks and of course all the Craft Beer you can drink!  11am-4pm.

KIDDING AROUND YOGA
On the First & Third Saturday of each month, utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more. Designed for kids ages 3 and older - Families Welcome. Bring a towel or yoga mat.  10-11am.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

MAKE & TAKE SATURDAYS
On the First & Third Saturday of each month. Create your own masterpiece inspired by works in the collection and special exhibitions. Supplies are included.  11am-2pm.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.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

3RD SATURDAY ETCHING CLASS
Etch your own plate, wineglass, beer stein, lanterns and more... with fun images and shapes. This is a fun way to spend creative time with friends, colleagues, and family! Great for children and adults alike, this event brings instant gratification and a smile to all who try it!  Duncan McClellan Gallery  10am-2pm.  DMGlass.com

3RD SATURDAY GLASS BLOWING EXPERIENCE
This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of glass making in a small group setting with a qualified instructor with years of experience to guide you. Groups of 2 to 4 people at $200 per student.  Duncan McClellan Gallery  10am-2pm.  DMGlass.com

SUNDAYS


YOGA + DALÍ
Join Inspire Yoga every Sunday at The Dalí - a remarkable environment where Dalís energy infuses the physical, mental and spiritual inspiration of yoga. Classes are held in the Raymond James Community Room or Avant-Garden, both with incredible views of the waterfront. Classes are vinyasa/ashtanga-based incorporating pranayama (breath work), asana (posture work), meditation and relaxation. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Practice as gentle or advanced as desired. Please arrive early on a light stomach, bring a mat and towel, and come ready to be inspired. Don't have a mat? We have several on hand to lend.  $10-15 Admission.  10:30am-12pm.  The Dalí Museum.  TheDalí.org

MIMOSAS & MASTERPIECES: BRUNCH AT THE DALÍ
Cafe Gala invites you to start your week with an artistic take on Sunday Fundays. Enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, raise a glass to surreal Sundays, then visit the galleries & stroll the grounds.  The Dalí Museum.  11am-2pm.   727-823-3767  TheDali.org

MONDAYS


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.  AlDowningJazz.com

TUESDAYS


SWING DANCING IN THE SUNDIAL COURTYARD!
FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. Join us for a free 30-minute beginner swing dance lesson, followed by an hour of social dancing to all of your favorite jazz!  Sundial Courtyard.   7-8:30pm.  SundialStPete.com

FREE ROOFTOP YOGA
EVERY FIRST TUESDAY Come join us on the rooftop rain or shine for a free rooftop yoga class sponsored by Fresh Kitchen! We look forward to sharing a great view with an open sky & an awesome instructor with you! Mark your calendars.  Station House, Downtown.

WEDNESDAYS


3RD WEDNESDAY MAYOR'S DOWNTOWN FOOD TRUCK-IT
Every Third Weds bring your sunnies and hungry tummies to Williams Park every third Wednesday for lunch! Enjoy a variety of choices from your favorite participating food trucks presented by The Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association.  11am-2pm.  WiIliams Park.  813-810-0216.  (Event Info)

COFFEE WITH A CURATOR
On the First Wednesday of the month, enjoy a focused, theme-oriented presentation on a variety of Dali-related topics. The talk is presented by one of The Dali Museum's Curatorial/Education team or an invited speaker.  Dalí Museum.  10:30-11:30am.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

COFFEE TALKS
Every 2nd Wednesday enjoy refreshments at 10am and an interactive performance inspired by the museum collection, themes and special exhibitions at 10:30am.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

THURSDAYS


COCKTAILS & COLLECTIONS
Every third Thursday of the month, join us for music, cocktails, and light bites inspired by one of our galleries or special exhibitions. $10 plus museum admission, which is discounted on Thursday evenings for not-yet-members.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

OPERA AT THE DALÍ
Experience Opera as The Dali introduces audiences to emerging opera artists through a dynamic 30-minute performances on the Third Thursday each month. Opera is performed from the Spiral Staircase of the  Dalí Museum. 6-6:30pm.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

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  PreserveTheBurg.org

OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Queen's Head adds live music by local musicians to the menu every Thursday at 7:30 in the Grand Central District.  727-498-8584  TheQueensHeadBar.com


SEASONAL EVENTS

TAMPA BAY ROWDIES
The Rowdies continue to top the standings in the USL 2018 Season. Al Lang Field through October 12th.  727-222-2000  RowdiesSoccer.com


TAMPA BAY RAYS
Watch the Rays hit them out of the park! Downtown St Petersburg has major League Baseball at Tropicana Field through September.
1-888-FAN-RAYS  RaysBaseball.com


SPECIAL EVENTS

MAR 18 - MAY 31  PERSPECTIVES IN GLASS: A SCIENCE IN OPTICS
Explore various approaches to glass as an artistic medium from a survey of artists from around the country. Objects range from blown glass work, cast glass and even lit installation. Artists include Peter Houk and Lisabeth Sterling.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org/Chihuly

MAR 23 - JUL 28  A FEAST FOR THE EYES - EUROPEAN MASTERPIECES FROM THE GRASSET COLLECTION
Feast yourself on 40 paintings by Old Masters from 17th and 18th century Italy, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. From grand banquets to day-to-day life of the time, this is only the SECOND public showing of this delectable collection. Don't be late to this feast!  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

APR 26 - JUN 1  FLORIDA CRAFTART MEMBERS' SHOW
This national, juried, call-to-artists exhibition of original fine craft artwork showcases the best of handcrafted work by members.  Florida CraftArt.   727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

APR 13 - JUN 2  THEO WUJCIK: CANTOS
Celebrate the work of Theo Wujcik, a painter, master printer, and Ybor City art scene fixture with newly accessioned works. This exhibition focuses on the literary references found in the artist's work. Discover this artist today!  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

MAY 11 - JUN 28  FRESH SQUEEZED 3 EXHIBITION
Support budding artists as they exhibit their work for the first time! From across the state, these seven artists are part of a new generation of artists working in mediums ranging from photography to ceramics to mixed media.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

MAY 11 - JUN 25  13TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TEAPOT SHOW
Over 40 unique handmade teapots by a top ceramic artisans from across the US, on display and available for purchase.  Craftsman House.  727-323-ARTS  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

MAY 29 - JUN 30  LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Unravel the secrets of the Tyrone family over the course of an ordinary summer day turned into a foggy, drink-laced fight for love itself. With raw performances depicting the impact of addiction, this production is a stunning highlight of the season.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

MAY 29  TYLER HENRY - THE HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM
Look beyond the veil during this exclusive show with the "Psychic to the Stars" Tyler Henry as he discusses his unique gift and how it influences his everyday life.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JUN 1  THE EVOLUTION OF DRAG: DRAG THROUGH THE DECADES
Watch, laugh, and learn from one of drag's top performers today: Daphne Ferraro. Just in time for St Pete Pride, Daphne is joined by 10 of Florida's top female impersonators in this multi-media extravaganza.  The Palladium.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

JUN 7 - AUG 10  WOOF, MEOW, CHIRP AND SLITHER
In Participation with St Petersburg's initiative "Better City for Pets", this exhibition is artworks of all things pets. Including 3D portraits, artful storytelling, and functional items for pets and their humans. With artists' demos, workshops, pet meet-and-greets, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations and businesses.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

JUN 7-9  INKMANIA TATTOO & ART EXPO
This years event includes seminars, Dj Battle, special performances & entertainment, an art fusion wall, a graffiti wall, tattoo contests and awards, special guests, and more! Whether you're getting your first tattoo or looking to get a cover up tattoo or a piercing this is the place to be.  The Coliseum.  Fri 2-11pm, Sat Noon-11pm, Sun Noon-9pm.  InkManiaExpo.com

JUN 15 - NOV 2  11TH ANNUAL CLAY PRIDE SHOW
Explore this collection of colorful ceramics and glass by clay artists who are openly embracing the clay lifestyle.  Craftsman House.  727-323-ARTS  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

JUN 15 - NOV 2  BEFORE DALÍ - GOYA: VISIONS & INVENTIONS
Two of the most celebrated surrealist that opened minds to an alternative view of the world, brought together in one extraordinary exhibition.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

JUN 15 - NOV 2  VISUAL MAGIC: DALÍ'S MASTERWORKS IN AUGMENTED REALITY & INVENTIONS
Experience the Masterworks of Salvador Dalílike never before through the lens of Augmented Reality (AR).  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

JUN 21 - 30  ST PETERSBURG OPERA: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Witness a love that transcends all boundaries during one of the world's great tragic operas. Prepare to be moved to the depths of your soul. Art directed by Mark Sforzini.  The Palladium.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

JUN 21 - 23  2019 ST PETE PRIDE WEEKEND
Florida's largest Pride celebration, celebrating our communities unique diversity.  727-342-0084  StPetePride.com

JUN 21  DRAG QUEEN DOCENT TOUR
Join Bak Lava for a colorful and unique look at the stunning, permanent collection of artwork by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly.  Chihuly Collection.  4pm.

JUN 21  SP2 CONCERT
A mixture of various bands and local singers will warm up the crowd as you cool down with your favorite choice of beverage.  North Straub Park.  7-10pm.

JUN 21  2ND ANNUAL STREET FOOD AND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
A fun foodie filled evening with over 25 savory & sweet Food Trucks, live music by local favorite TL Jentgens.  Albert Whitted Park.  6-11pm.

JUN 22 - SEP 29  ABOVE THE FOLD NEW EXPRESSIONS IN ORIGAMI
Unfold the mysteries of the traditional and ceremonial craft of Origami in this exhibition that demonstrates the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami through the redefining work of global origami artists.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

JUN 22  2019 ST PETE PRIDE PARADE & PARTY
A dazzling array of sequins, beads, leathers, and feathers to celebrate the power of beauty and diversity with more than 200,000 people cheering them on. North Straub Park and Downtown Waterfront.  2-11pm.  Parade kicks off at 7:15pm and proceeds along Bayshore Drive to Dalí Blvd.  2-11pm.

JUN 22  2019 ST PETE PRIDE TRANSPRIDE MARCH
Inspire and be inspired by the trans and gender non-conforming community during this part of St Pete Pride.  6:30-7pm.

JUN 22  AFTER PARADE CONCERT: RITA ORA
Let loose after the parade with the high energy and glorious voice of the British-Albanian pop star who is a well known supporter and advocate of the LGBTQ community.  North Straub Park.  9-11pm.  StPetePride.com

JUN 23  PRIDE'S GRAND CENTRAL STREET FESTIVAL
A day of live entertainment, booths, art, food vendors, as well as surprise events!  Grand Central District.  11am-5pm.

JUN 30  TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND: WHEELS OF SOUL TOUR
Bring the YEE and the HAW to the Wheels of Soul tour as it heads back on the road and makes a stop in the good ole 'Burg. Featuring special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope.  Mahaffey Theater.  6:30pm.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

JUL 4  CITY OF ST PETERSBURG FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
Get your lawn chairs ready and come watch the spectacular fireworks display as we celebrate Independence Day.  Downtown's Waterfront.  Fireworks begin at 9pm.  727-893-7441.  StPete.org

JUL 13 - AUG  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.
727-323-ARTS  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

JUL 13-24  31ST COOL ART SHOW
Over 75 outstanding artisans exhibit a remarkable collection of visual and functional creations in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, fiber, mixed media, and jewelry.  The Coliseum.  10am-5pm.  Pava-Artists.org

JUL 17 - AUG 18  FUN HOME
Find out what it's like to see your parents through grown-up eyes. This intimate and cathartic musical explores Alison at three different ages as she unravels the mysteries of her childhood.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

JUL 18-21   DRILLED
Trudge along the lonely life Larry the Laborer, a blue-collar celebrity, has brought upon himself. Jobless, loveless, and with a toothache, this is a political satire that skewers both parties, the health care system, and dentists.  The Palladium.  Times vary.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org