Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

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

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.  saturdaymorningmarket.com

Dalí & BEYOND FILM SERIES
Bring the popcorn! Every Saturday The Dalí will host a film focused on, by, or related to Salvador Dalí Surrealism, and art in general.  The Dalí Museum.  Noon-1:30pm.  727-823-3767  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  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.  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.  stpeteindiemarket.com

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.  artwalkstpete.com

Special Events

Thru 2015  LA FLORIDA
Explore 500 years of Florida history beginning with the landing of Juan Ponce de Leon 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  spmoh.com  (Event Info)

Thru Dec 31  OCEAN SHOW - GO FISH
Top American fine craft artists have been invited to make works featuring fish & ocean themes of clay, blown glass, wood, metal, paintings and silk.  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  craftsmanhousegallery.com  (All Events Calendar)

Thru Feb 15  Picasso / Dalí , Dalí / Picasso
View 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 and sculpture.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  thedali.org  (Event Info)


Nov 19 - Dec 14  LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR

Inspired by Neil Simon's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman.  American Stage.  727-823-7529  americanstage.org  (Event Info)

Nov 22-23  CraftArt 2014 Festival
The nation's best contemporary craft artists & demonstrations, food trucks, craft beers and the best cultural venues on the west coast of Florida.  Central Ave between 4th and 6th St.  10am-5pm. 727-821-7391  floridacraftsmen.net

Nov 22  SHOPAPALOOZA
The local alternative to black Friday! Expect the best deals while strolling through the park, missing the crazy crowds and long lines. All whilst enjoying food, music, entertainment, prizes and surprises at awesome shops, all locally owned and operated.  North Straub Park.  10am-7pm.  shopapaloozafestival.com

Nov 22  7th ANNUAL CHILLOUNGE NIGHT
Enjoy an enchanting night under the stars as Straub Park transforms into a magnificent outdoor lounge. Cirque de Chill will feature entertainment, food, a fashion show, fireworks, as well as acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, jugglers, and more!  Straub Park.  6-11pm.  chilloungenight.com

Special Events (Continued)
Nov 28  Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Re-imagine your holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats you have to see to believe.  Mahaffey Theater.  727-892-5767  themahaffey.com

Dec 4-7  St Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show
Get set to sail at the largest boating show on the gulf coast.  Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin.  Thurs & Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  showmanagement.com

Dec 6  97X Next Big Thing
Downtown St Petersburg will be alive with rocking music at this all day festival featuring Fall Out Boy, Young The Giant, Alt J, Dirty Heads and more.  Vinoy Park.  Noon-11pm.  97xonline.com

Dec 20-21  The St Petersburg Holiday Festival of the Arts
A boutique event of 90 artists debuting a plethora of original art.  South Straub Park.  Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  paragonartevents.com/stpete

Dec 22-28  DAVID SEDARIS' SANTA LAND DIARIES
It's the highlight of the Christmas season. Don't miss the outrageously funny one-man show about the author's experiences as an unemployed actor/writer taking a job as an elf at Macy's department store in New York City.  American Stage.  727-823-7529  americanstage.org   (Event Info)

Dec 26  BITCOIN ST PETERSBURG BOWL
Watch the ACC and American Athletic Conference champs battle it out for the title.  Tropicana Field.  8pm.  stpetersburgbowl.com

Jan 17  EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME
The longest running all-star college football game, combining great football with a great cause. A showcase for the next generation of NFL greats and a priceless benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Tropicana Field.  Kickoff: 4pm.  shrinegame.com

Jan 17  SUNSHINE MUSIC & BLUES FESTIVAL
You'll be singing the blues with this world class line up of musicians: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Los Lobos, "The Both" Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, Rebirth Brass Band, Matt Schofield, and Sean Chambers.  Vinoy Park. Noon.  sunshinemusicandblues.com

Jan 18  30th Annual National MLK, Jr. Drum Major for
Justice, Battle of Bands & Drum Line Extravaganza

Witness marching bands from around the nation perform their exciting half-time shows.  Tropicana Field.  4pm.  mlknationalparade.org

Jan 20  MLK DRUM MAJOR FOR JUSTICE PARADE
Celebrate the holiday with marching bands from across the country, floats, civic organizations and lots of music.  Parade begins at 11am.  727-893-7134  mlknationalparade.org

Jan 31 - Feb 1  THE ST PETERSBURG FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Peruse tons of original artwork in all sorts of mediums including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Graphic & Printmaking, Jewelry, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood.  North Straub Park.  Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm.  paragonartevents.com/stpete

Feb 6-8  WINE WEEKEND: CHEERS TO 50 YEARS!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Fine Arts, the best of France and the world will be brought to you with great food, great wines, and an exciting live auction!  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  fine-arts.org  (Event Info)

Feb 7  LOCALTOPIA

For the second year, Keep Saint Petersburg Local sponsors this free and pet-friendly event that celebrates all things local! Over 100 vendors, plenty of arts and culture, shopping, eating and drinking.  Williams Park.  10am-7pm.  keepsaintpetersburglocal.org

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  fine-arts.org  (Event Info)