Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

ART WALK ON THE 2nd 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. www.artwalkstpete.com (Event Info)

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. www.firstfridaystpete.com

ST PETE SHUFFLE
Every Friday play under the stars in this hip twist to an old game. All equipment is provided. St Pete Shuffle Board Club. 7-11pm. 727-822-2083 www.stpeteshuffle.com

FOOD TRUCKS AROUND TOWN
Pick up dinner to take home or enjoy Spa Beach Park with gourmet food trucks, food market booths, live entertainment, family friendly activities and more! Third Friday Monthly. Beach Drive Parking Lot. 6-9pm. 727-667-7001

SATURDAY MORNING MARKET
Every Saturday 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. www.saturdaymorningmarket.com

DILLY DALLY WITH DALÍ
Children can discover the creative world of Dalí through games, puzzles, arts and crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. The Dalí Museum. Every Saturday 11:45am-4:30pm. 727-823-3767 www.thedali.org (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 www.moreanartscenter.org (Event Info)

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. www.grandcentraldistrict.org

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. www.stpeteindiemarket.com

YOGA + DALÍ
Dali'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 www.thedali.org (Event Info)

COMEDY IMPROV- HAWK & WAYNE'S "THIS IS A COMEDY SHOW"
Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne weave together a hilarious, totally improvised one-act play based on audience suggestions. American Stage. First Sun Monthly. 6-8pm. 727-823-PLAY www.americanstage.org (Event Info)

JAZZ JAM - AL DOWNING JAZZ
Get your jazz hands ready, because Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association hosts the ever-growing Jazz Jam! The 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. Every First Monday Monthly. 8-10pm www.aldowningjazz.com

EDGE DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET
Looking for a mid-week market? Vendors shut down the street to sell organic produce, handmade foods, and handmade crafts & jewelry. Every First and Third Thursdays on the 1100 block of Central Ave. 3-8pm. www.stpetemarkets.com

SECOND THURSDAY ON THE PLAZA
Spend one glorious evening each month under the stars, with beautiful Tampa Bay as your backdrop. These free monthly concerts take place on the scenic plaza that links The Mahaffey with the Dalí Museum. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 6:30pm. 727-892-5798 www.themahaffey.com

UNCHartED RANDOM ACTS OF CULTURE
Explore the Museum galleries every Third Thursday at "5 after 5"! To get your art fix or pick up a creative craft along with a random dose of the unexpected while enjoying a cash bar and delectable bites. 5-8pm. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 www.fine-arts.org (Event Info)

Special Events

Jan 17 - May 3  AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE AND FAMILY
In the late 1880s, both black and white photographers recorded images of black Americans seeking new lives, new identities, new prospects, and new jobs after the end of slavery.... Photographs made during this period transformed the visual representation of black America, both within the public realm of popular culture and within the private space of the family album. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 www.fine-arts.org (Event Info)

Jan 10 - MAR 17  IN/7 OUT: FLORIDA CERAMICS
A showcase of the work of 14 artists - 7 of whom currently live and work in Florida, and 7 artists who got their start in clay in the Sunshine State and now live elsewhere. To coincide with the Florida Heat Firing Symposium: SURFACE. Morean Arts Center - Hough Gallery. 727-822-7872 www.moreanartscenter.org

Jan 10 - Mar 1  INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ACRYLIC PAINTERS FLORIDA: ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Founded in 2006 by a group of acrylic painters in the Tampa Bay area, ISAP-FL seeks to educate the public about the importance of this medium and to encourage artists in the field. 40 paintings by Florida artists were culled for this annual exhibition. Morean Arts Center - Everett & Stanley Galleries. 727-822-7872 www.moreanartscenter.org

Jan 23 - Apr 19  ITALIAN TRADITIONS
Renowned glass artists showcase the influence of traditional Muranese techniques, originated in Murano, Italy, on contemporary works. Exhibition includes artist lectures, hands-on experiences, and artists demonstrations. Chihuly Collection. 727-896-4527 www.moreanartscenter.org (Event Info)

Feb 7 - May 31  MONET TO MATISSE - ON THE FRENCH COAST
Drawn from public and private collections in North America and Europe, this exciting exhibit explores and compares, Impressionist and Modernist visions of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts of France. Including Boudin, Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Signac and Picasso. This would be the first time most of these works will have been seen in Florida and the Southeast United States. Museum of Fine Arts. 727-896-2667 www.fine-arts.org (Event Info)

Feb 14  VALENTINE'S DAY 5K FOR CHARITY
On your mark, get set…runners choose your bib that says 'single', 'taken' or 'it's complicated'. Valentine photo ops will be on displayed throughout the park and check-in on social media at each stop, a secret admirer flower station, children's activities, Valentine's Day costume and Team T-shirt competitions. 7-10:30am. Straub Park. 727-539-7879 www.blossomschool.org/lp/valentines-day-5k

Feb 14  TFO POPS: THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK
Denzal Sinclaire and his satin-smooth voice celebrate the heart-winning ballads of the great Nat King Cole. 8pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Feb 20 - Aug 30  PSYCHED OUT: REINVENTED MYTHS
The Dali's Student Surrealist Art Exhibits 2015
Feb 20 - Mar 22 Hillsborough Students Exhibit
Mar 27 - Apr 26 Pinellas Students Exhibit
May 1 - Jun 7 Daliwood Film Exhibit & Competition
Jun 12 - Aug 30 Florida Statewide Students Exhibit
Students explore a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media. This year, the students are challenged to explore the mythic in their everyday world, to recast something familiar into the mythic or to create a new myth entirely. The Dalí Museum. 727-823-3767 www.thedali.org (Event Info)

Feb 20  MASTERS OF ILLUSION: BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE
See grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers all rolled up into a live show! 8pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Feb 21 TFO MASTERWORKS: BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 4
Wagner's overture offers a powerful distillation of music from Tannhauser. 8pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Feb 21-22  THE LUXURY LIVING AND LIFESTYLE EXPO
Submerge yourself in the luxurious world of yachts, airplanes, luxury automobiles and collectables. For those with a palette for the cutting edge of the arts, will be showcased the finest selection of classic and contemporary art, fashion and design, jewelry, wines, cigars, watches, and home decor. 10am-5pm. South Straub Park. www.luxlivingexpo.com

Special Events (Continued)

Feb 25 - Mar 1  2015 ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL
This exciting jazz festival features an 18-piece big band with legendary vocalist Kevin Mahogany, eclectic NYC modern jazz group The Claudia Quintet, killer B-3 grooves from the Shawn Brown Trio, funky New Orleans beats from the James Varnado Funk Band and a post-festival jazz session party. Multiple Venues: Manhattan Casino, ARTpool Gallery, Palladium Theater & SPC Music Center. www.stpetejazzfest.com

Mar 6 - Apr 18 GARDEN OF EARTHLY PLEASURES
An exhibition of Florida fine craft artists interpret the theme Garden of Earthly Pleasures in craft mediums of glass, clay, jewelry, paper, wood, metal, fiber, & mixed media. Florida CraftArt. 727 821-7391 www.floridacraftart.org (Event Info)

Mar 7-8  AWAKENING INTO THE SUN
A Celebration of Health, Wellness and Spiritual Connection. Bringing diverse communities together to share in the wondrous power of the human mind, body and spirit through Tai Chi, Yoga, Belly Dancing, and Qigong Classes and workshops. Enjoy live music & holistic practitioners. South Straub Park. www.awakeningintothesun.org

Mar 6  PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE
Multi-million dollar light show. Six brilliant musicians. Two hours of classic Floyd. One epic concert! 8pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Mar 7  TFO POPS: JOHN WILLIAMS: STAR WARS & MORE
It's a celebration of John Williams' extraordinary film music from Superman, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Hook, E.T. and Schindler's List...along with a cosmic hit parade of themes from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, A New Hope and The Phantom Menace. 8 pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Mar 8  11th ANNUAL FESTIVALS OF SPEED
Showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models, and the world's most exotic supercars, custom motorcycles, watercraft, and countless other unique and exciting vehicles. Enjoy cafes, smooth jazz, rare wine & spirit tastings, a cigar lounge, fashion shows and much more. 10am-4pm. Vinoy Park. www.festivalsofspeed.com

Mar 12-15  INAUGURAL ST PETERSBURG GLASS WEEKEND
An intimate, in depth experience of St. Petersburg's vibrant glass art scene, including exclusive lectures, glassblowing demonstrations by visiting guest artists, artists' receptions and guided tours of public and private collections. City wide event sponsored by the Chihuly Collection, Duncan McClellan Gallery and Morean Arts Center. www.moreanartscenter.org and www.dmglass.com (Event Info)

Mar 13-15  TAMPA BAY BOAT SHOW
Ahoy Mates! This is the boating sales event of the season showcasing area boat dealers and manufacturers, the latest in boating and fishing supplies...great accessories too. Fri-Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm. Tropicana Field. www.tampabayboatshow.com

Mar 13-16  ART IN BLOOM
The galleries and gardens come alive with the most imaginative floral designs you've ever seen created by the top professional and amateur designers on the west coast of Florida. Museum of Fine Arts. www.fine-arts.org (Event Info)

Mar 13 "1964" THE TRIBUTE
For more than 29 years, the group has successfully re-created the concert experience of The Beatles from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era - from wardrobe to hairstyles, Liverpool accents, singing nuances and vintage instruments. 8pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Mar 13 - Apr 5  GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers' audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. American Stage. 727-823-7529 www.americanstage.org (Event Info)

Mar 14  PI DAY CELEBRATION
The 6th annual celebration of 3.14. Mathematicians celebrate pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Stop in for Craftsman House's famous strawberry rhubarb, & other varieties of homemade pi. Eat it there a la mode, or take some home to your abode. Craftsman House. 10am-6pm. 727-323-2787 www.craftsmanhousegallery.com (All Events Calendar)

Mar 14  GLOWBASH 5K & ADVENTURE RACE
GLOW will light up the night with glowing runners along a glowing colorful course, solving clues and finding the next location. Then at the finish line celebrate at the post-race party. Ferg's Bar & Grill. 727-822-4562 www.glowbash.com

Mar 27-29  FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF
ST. PETERSBURG

World-class championship racing returns for the 11th edition run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit through downtown 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. 877-283-5385 www.gpstpete.com

Mar 27  FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG 5K RUN BY MBA
Race fans have the opportunity to run the iconic Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg street course at night along St Petersburg's beautiful waterfront to benefit All Children's Hospital. The start and finish lines will be at Vinoy Park. Race begins at 7:15pm. www.gpstpete.com

Apr 3-4  SHEN YUN
Journey to the lost land of the ancient Middle Kingdom and discover classical Chinese dance - one of the most rigorous and athletic, yet exquisitely beautiful art forms in the world. Be inspired by magical legends and heavenly realms.
Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

Apr 6 2015  TAMPA BAY RAYS HOME OPENING GAME
Take yourself out to the ball game for the first pitch of the 2015 season as the Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles. 3:10pm. Tropicana Field. 1-888-FAN-RAYS www.tampabayrays.com

Apr 10-12  TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL 2015
A spectacular showcase of American Blues music on the shores of Tampa Bay. Enjoy tasty food and arts & crafts. Vinoy Park. 12:30-10pm. 727-502-5000 www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Apr 11  TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOME OPENING MATCH
Don't miss the kick-off of the 2015 season as the Rowdies take on Minnesota United FC at Al Lang Stadium. 7:30pm. 813-287-1539 www.rowdiessoccer.com

Apr 11 - May 3  ART FOR THE EARTH
In conjunction with Earth Day, this show features art made from recycled & reused materials, or artists that are incorporating environmental themes into their art. Craftsman House. 727-323-2787 www.craftsmanhousegallery.com (All Events Calendar)

Apr 18-19  40th ANNUAL MAINSAIL 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 24-26  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

Apr 24 - May 17  30th ANNUAL AMERICAN STAGE IN THE PARK: IN THE HEIGHTS
Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. This exhilarating musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. Gates Open 6pm, Show 8pm. Demens Landing Park. 727-823-PLAY www.americanstage.org (Event Info)

Apr 26  THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE
Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone's favorite games like Plinkoâ„¢, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat. 7pm. Mahaffey Theater. 727-892-5767 www.themahaffey.com

May 1-4  10th ANNUAL 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 19 Sundial and other St Petersburg venues. 727-259-8417 www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com

May 7, 14, 21, 28  MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK
Each Thursday in May, St Petersburg Preservation presents Movies in the Park. Reccommend a movie by visiting www.stpetepreservation.com

May 10 - Jun 30  8th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TEAPOT SHOW
A select group of artists from across the US. have been invited to participate. This year's show features a wide variety of functional, ceramic teapots. Teapots will be on display & available for purchase. Craftsman House. 727-323-2787 www.craftsmanhousegallery.com (All Events Calendar)