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

MAYOR'S LUNCH TRUCK IT FOOD TRUCK RALLY
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)

BROCANTE VINTAGE MARKET - DEC 3-4, JAN 7-8, FEB 4-5
Make your holidays bright with vintage delights at this monthly market! Explore 15,000 sq feet of vendor-run vintage treasures at this monthly market in St. Pete!  Sat 9 am-7 pm, Sun 9am-5pm.  2200 2nd Ave S.  BrocanteMarket.com

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

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

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

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

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

FOOD TRUCKS AROUND DOWNTOWN
Each Third Friday, pick up dinner to take home or enjoy the sunset at Spa Beach Park. Food market booths too! Selling items like beef jerky, olive oils, bbq sauces.  Pier Approach.  6-9pm.  727-667-7001

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


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

DALÍ & BEYOND FILM SERIES
Every Saturday enjoy films focused on, by, or related to Salvador Dalí, Surrealism and art in general.  Dalí Museum.  1pm.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

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

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

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

YOGA ON TAP
JAN 3 - Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
JAN 14 - Yoga on Tap at Green Bench

Earn your beer!! You'll have a sweaty good time, accompanied by live acoustic music from local artists. Afterward, belly up with some of Florida's best-tasting craft brews with your fellow yogis. You'll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and recharged.  Every Sunday at 11am.  10:30am-12pm.  (Event Info)

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.










Special Events

OCT 18 - JAN 14  DALÍ AND SCHIAPARELLI
Step into the world of haute couture with the Dalí and Schiaparelli Paris as they collaborate for the first time, bringing an emerging style to the local community with a gala, runway show, brunch, gowns, jewelry, paintings and so much more!  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

OCT 21 - JAN 19  SIGNS OF OUR TIMES
A vintage journey of roadside art featuring iconic advertising road signs and historic brands from across the globe.  St Petersburg Museum of History.  727-894-1052  HistoryStPete.org

OCT 28 - JAN 31  ETHAN STERN: INSCRIBING SURFACES
Inspired heavily by the heritage of cut crystal, this body of work explores an array of patterns beveled into the surface whose angles refract light into and through the form.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 1 - DEC 31  SHIFT YOUR SHOPPING TO LOCAL
Join the movement!! Shift your shopping to support the local community during the busiest shopping season of the year! Together we can expand "small business Saturday" to everyday!  Craftsman House Gallery  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

NOV 3 - DEC 31  FLORIDA CRAFTART HOLIDAY GALLERY
Get in the holiday spirit as gallery extends its exhibition with holiday inspired art and handcrafted works from artists across Florida.  5:30-7:30pm.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

NOV 8 - DEC 10  WE THE PEOPLE - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
A festive play written by William Shakespeare is sure to pull your heartstrings, when a headstrong woman and a man just home from war face off in a hilarious battle of wits, reminding us that no one is immune to matters of the heart.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

NOV 11 - APR 1  STARWARS AND THE POWER OF COSTUME
FEEL THE POWER OF THE FORCE as you view 61 handcrafted Star Wars©™ costumes on loan from the archives of the "Lucas Museum of Narrative Art" founded by George Lucas himself. The costumes of Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett and MORE will all be on display!  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

NOV 11 - DEC 29  MERRY & BRIGHT: 2017 HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE
Come join the "buy-local" movement at this annual member show. Find unique items for everyone on your holiday list ranging from paintings, to functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and artsy stocking stuffers!  7-10pm.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 15-19  ET CULTURA FESTIVAL
You don't want to miss this interactive festival for anyone interested in music, film, and art! There will be art installations, makers and crafters and of course- incredible music!!  Multiple Downtown Venues.  ETCultura.com

NOV 18-19  CRAFTART FESTIVAL
Featuring some of the nation's most established and emerging fine craft artisans! Enjoy works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, paper and mixed media! Central Avenue between 4th and 6th street.  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

NOV 24  HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
See Mayor Kriseman kick off this joyous season when he turns on the holiday Christmas Tree and lights. Enjoy on-stage entertainment & interactive games.  North Straub Park.  5-7pm.  727-893-7441  StPeteParksRec.org

NOV 24 - JAN 1  WATERFRONT LIGHTS & DISPLAY
See thousands of holiday lights and decorations including the unique snowflake lights. North Straub, South Straub & Vinoy Parks.

NOV 25  SHOPAPALOOZA PART 2
Complete your holiday shopping list at the biggest shopping event of the year and come together with locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries and service providers at great discounts so you can give unique gifts to everyone on your list!  South Straub Park.  10am-5pm  ShopapaloozaFestival.com

NOV 30 - DEC 3  40TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG POWER & SAILBOAT SHOW
The largest boat show on the Gulf Coast featuring the very best of both the power boating & sailing worlds - with a large selection of sailboats & power boats & gear for both!  Albert Whitted Park & South Yacht Basin.  Thu-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  ShowManagement.com

DEC 2  SNOWFEST - A REAL SNOW EVENT
Local artists will create the 2017 fashion show runway during a live art presentation! Creative Courtyard, 2338 Emerson Ave.  6-9pm.  StPeteParksRec.org

DEC 2-3, 7-10 & 14-23  SANTA & ICE SKATING
Visit Santa in the Park and go "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink.  North Straub Park.  6-9pm.  727-893-7441

DEC 9  ANNUAL ILLUMINATED BOAT PARADE
Enjoy one of the city's most beautiful holiday traditions as boats festively decorated with thousands of twinkling lights sail along Bayshore Dr on the downtown waterfront.  5:00pm.  StPeteBoatParade.org

DEC 9  50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT FEATURING STING
The Florida Orchestra will feature a performance by world-renowned musician Sting at its gala concert. All proceeds will benefit the orchestra's robust community and education programs as well as TFO's artistic initiatives.  7pm.  Mahaffey Theater.  MahaffeyTheater.com

DEC 12  BOLEY CENTERS'S 35TH ANNUAL JINGLE BELL RUN
The waterfront course twinkles with hundreds of luminaries and the sound of thousands of jingle bells that fill the night air. Start and Finish line at North Shore Park.  7:30pm.  727-821-4819  BoleyCenters.org

DEC 15  HOLIDAY ART & CRAFTS BAZAAR AT THE DALÍ
Join the talented, artistic staff and volunteers of The Dalí Museum for a holiday bazaar featuring their original art and crafts for sale. Browse original pieces including pottery, jewelry, photography and more. Shop while listening to holiday music and enjoying complimentary sweet treats. The Museum Store will also feature melting clock and mustache ornaments.  12-2pm.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

DEC 16  HOLIZAAR HANDMADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR!
Join us for the annual holiday hand made art and fine craft event featuring the most fun and funky gifts you could wish for!  11am-5pm.  Studio@620.  TheStudioat620.org

DEC 16-17  ST PETERSBURG HOLIDAY OF THE ARTS
View the artwork of local, regional & national artisans, from painting, photography, sculpture to metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking & more.  South Straub Park.  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.  941-487-8061  ParagonArtEvents.com

DEC 16-24  IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Bring the whole family to celebrate the holiday season with this heartwarming classic. Presented as a 1940's radio show with sound effects performed live on stage, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play brings George Bailey's timeless story to life.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

DEC 17  OUTDOOR CHRISTKINDL MARKT
Experience St Petersburg's first-ever German-style Christkindlmarkt! Get the full magical German Christmas experience at this outdoor market featuring gluhwein, currywurst, potato pancakes, brats, mushrooms with herb cream, baked good and crafts! Family and dog friendly!  4-8pm.  Hofbrauhaus.  727-823-PLAY  HofbrauhausStPetersburg.com

DEC 17  SNOW-GA
Get a head start, or headstand, on your New Year's fitness goals by participating in a FREE Saturday morning yoga session in the courtyard at Sundial St. Pete! All levels are welcome to celebrate this holiday season with fellow yogis!  9-10am.  Sundial.  SundialStPete.com

DEC 21  2017 GASPARILLA BOWL & FAN TAKEOVER
Formerly the St Pete Bowl. In it's 10th year, The American Athletic Conference will face Conference USA. Plus enjoy the ultimate tailgate experience with live music, food, drink, interactive games and more at the Fan Takeover on Central Ave.  Tropicana Field.  Kick-off 8pm.  GasparillaBowl.com

DEC 26-27  MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
It's the quintessential holiday fantasy as it was meant to be experience - on a grand scale! You won't want to miss the Moscow Ballet's fanciful, beautiful interpretation of the timeless tale of a little girl and her Christmas Eve dreams, with the iconic musical score by Tchaikovsky. Tue 3 & 7pm, Wed 7pm.  Mahaffey Theater.  MahaffeyTheater.com

DEC 31  FIRST NIGHT 2018
Usher in the New Year together with your family downtown as the streets fill with music, lights, dance, creative fun and fireworks at 8pm & Midnight! Downtown St Petersburg. 4pm-Midnight.  727-823-8906  FirstNightStPete.com

JAN 7-21  THE FLORIDA CUP
The first international soccer tournament to be held in St Petersburg. Two international teams, Vfl Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga and Atletico River Plate in Argentina's Primera Division, will join the Rowdies for training and at least 3 matches.  Al Lang Stadium.  FloridaCup.com

JAN 7-21  ST PETERSBURG SUNSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL
You'll be singing the blues with this world class line up of musicians. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mike Gordon, Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic, and Foundation of Funk just to name a few.  Vinoy Park.  11:30am.  SunshineMusicFestival.com

JAN 15  MLK NATIONAL PARADE & FAMILY FUN DAY
Celebrate the holiday with marching bands from across the country, floats, civic organizations & lots of music. Parade begins at 11am. Then enjoy a Family Fun Day at Tropicana Field featuring a kids zone, entertainment and more.  2:30-8pm.  727-893-7134  (Event Info)

JAN 20  93RD 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 & a priceless benefit event for Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Tropicana Field.  Kick off 3pm.  ShrineGame.com

FEB 3  5TH ANNUAL LOCALTOPIA
Enjoy the largest "Community Celebration of All Things Local" featuring over 200 vendors from St. Pete's favorite local businesses. Arts, shopping, food & drink & live local music.  Williams Park.  10am-5pm.  KeepSaintPetersburgLocal.org

FEB 10 - MAY 27  DALÍ / DUCHAMP
Examine the relationship between Salvador Dalí and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. The first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists. Explore the common ground, both personal and aesthetic, shared by these two modern icons in this exhibition of 60 works, including some of the less familiar: photographs by Dalí, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org