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

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. 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

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

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

DRUMMING @ THE MFA
On the Second & Fourth Saturday each month, explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10:30-11:30am.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

TAKE 5 WITH THE DIRECTOR
Each Second Saturday of the month Director Kent Lydecker brings expansive knowledge of art, history, and culture to his exploration of five favorite works in the collection.  Museum of Fine Arts.  Noon-1pm.
727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

YOGA + DALÍ
Dalí’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  TheDalí.org

DEUCES LIVE SATURDAY MARKET
A market featuring live entertainment and a unique array of vendors offering home baked goods, fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants, seafood and meats, arts and fine crafts, gifts, baskets, and more. Rain or shine every Sunday.  22nd St S & 9th Ave.  1-5pm.  727-433-8237

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

PADDLE BOARD SOCIAL
Join us each Tuesday and enjoy paddling into a full sun and a setting sun. A great time to get to know future paddling buddies, introduce new paddlers to the sport, or just have a healthy night out with friends.
North Shore Park Beach.  6pm.  727-510-1921

UNCHARTED RANDOM ACTS OF CULTURE
Enjoy the Museum galleries every Thursday for “5 after 5!" The galleries are open until 8pm, and admission is only $5 after 5pm. Come gather with fellow movers, makers and forward thinkers to get an offbeat art fix or to pick up a creative craft.  Museum of Fine Arts.
10:30-11:30am.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

SECOND THURSDAY ON THE PLAZA
Spend one glorious evening each month under the stars, with beautiful Tampa Bay as your backdrop. Free monthly concerts on the scenic plaza that links The Mahaffey with the Dalí Museum.  6:30pm.
727-892-5798  TheMahaffey.com

OUR TOWN: CONVERSATIONS WITH ST PETE MYTHMAKERS
On the last Thursday monthly, Dr. Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, will converse with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments, and contributions to shaping the identity of our town.  The Dalí Museum.  6:30-7:45pm.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

SUNDIAL SATURDAY YOGA
Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and towel for free yoga in the SUNDIAL courtyard. Every Third Saturday. Registration 7:30am, yoga 8am.  SundialStPete.com

MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK
Bring family and friends to enjoy FREE film classics and music each Thursday evening in May on St Petersburg's beautiful downtown waterfront.  North Straub Park.  7pm Music, Movies at Dark.  727-824-7802  StPetePreservation.org
May 18 - Footloose (1984) rated PG - With Kevin Bacon & Lori Swinger.
May 25 - Top Gun (1986) rated PG - With Tom Cruise.

TAMPA BAY ROWDIES
The Rowdies continue to top the standings in the USL 2017 season.  Al Lang Field through Oct 4th.  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 Sep.
1-888-FAN-RAYS  RaysBaseball.com

HAWK & WAYNE'S ANYWHERE USA
Now in their 8th season, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through "Small Town America." Totally funny and 100% improvised, bringing to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.  1st Sunday of Every Month.  American Stage.  6pm.  AmericanStage.org










Special Events

FEB 9 - JUN 4   THE OPEN ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
Explore the photographic road trip as a genre. This exhibition traces the rise of road culture in America from the mid-1950's to present day with renowned work from Ed Ruchcha, Inge Morath, Joel Sternfeld, Stephen Shore & Alec Soth.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667    MFASPete.org

MAR 22 - JUN 10   SEMINOLE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA: SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS
This exhibit provides a glimpse into Seminole history, culture, and artistic traditions from the mid-1850s to the present, and showcasing some of the rich material culture that the Seminoles created and sustained. The artifacts include patches, newspapers, postcards, a patchwork jacket, a palmetto fiber doll, a sweetgrass basket, gorgets, beads, and fingerwoven beaded garters.
St Petersburg Museum of History.  727-894-1052  SPMOH.org

APR 28 - JUN 17  CONTEMPORARY FIBER IN FLORIDA 2017
Original artwork representing contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Featuring Wall Works, Sculptural Works, Vessel Forms/Basketry, & Art to Wear.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

APR 29 - SEP 4  DOROTHY HEIGHT’S HATS
Civil rights icon Dorothy Irene Height was known for her courage, intelligence, leadership, standing straight - and hats. The 42 hats in the exhibition display many of her favorites. A number are full of history.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

MAY 13 - JUN 25  100 YEARS/100 ARTISTS
For 100 years, the Morean and the Art Club have been a place for art lovers to gather and exhibit, create, and learn about contemporary art. This exhibition tells the Morean’s story through its mission, and specifically, through the individual artists who shaped our organization and made it what it is today.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

MAY 13 - JUN 25  11TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL TEAPOT SHOW
A variety of handmade teapots by a select group of top ceramic artisans, on display and available for purchase.  Craftsman House.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

MAY 13 - SEP 24  MEMORY, MIND, MATTER: THE SCULPTURE OF EDUARDO CHILLIDA
Discover world-renowned Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida's works in paper, alabaster, steel and stone with more than 60 works including 16 sculptures, a large-scale wall mural, numerous drawings and 'gravitations', the artist's unique approach to paper collage.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDalí.org

MAY 19  ST PETE STREET FOOD FESTIVAL & NIGHT MARKET
Enjoy the first ever St. Pete Street Food Festival. Shop vendors while enjoying some of the best food truck fare around at the future home of the Marine Discovery Center. Live music, waterfront seating, and tour the Sir Winston cruise ship at the Port.  Port St Pete.  6-10pm.  727-893-7678  PortStPete.com

MAY 21  TOUR DE SHINE BIKE TOURS
Join SHINE MURAL, the official Bike Tour of the SHINE Mural Festival, for a lively, two-wheeled tour of St. Pete's murals! Meet at Bike Co-Op 9:30am.  ShineOnStPete.com

MAY 21  WORLD CULTURAL DIVERSITY DAY
Celebrate with a multi-cultural festival. Enjoy ethnic food, entertainment, Crafters and vendors are invited. St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club.  1-6pm.  SPIFFS.org

MAY 27  97X BBQ
Rock out at a full day of live music, beer, great BBQ, and fun! This year's line-up includes: Group Love, K Flay, Milky Chance and many more!  Vinoy Park.  Gates open at 11am.  www.97xOnline.com for free ticket outlets.

FEB 24-25  THE INVISIBLE HAND
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller asks "What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?"  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

JUN 9  BEER PROJECT: BEER+ART LOUNGE
Two and four-legged friends are invited to enjoy the 3k walk, with tasty food options, lively music, fabulous shopping, and fun for the entire family!  Vinoy Park.  8:30am-Noon  Museum of Fine Arts.  7-10pm.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

JUN 10  INTERNATIONAL YOUNG EAGLES DAY
Come and experience the thrill of flying! Free flights for kids ages 8-17! You will have the chance to actually fly in an airplane and view the world below you, so come, take the skies and become a Young Eagle!  Albert Whitted Airport.  10am-1pm.  727-822-1532  AWAPS.org

JUN 10 - JUL 1  9TH ANNUAL CLAY PRIDE
Featuring a collection of colorful ceramics by clay artists who are openly embracing the clay lifestyle.  Craftsman House.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

JUN 16  ST PETE GROUPER GRUNGE FESTIVAL
Enjoy some of the best food truck fare around at the future home of the Marine Discovery Center. Craft beers, live music, waterfront seating, and tour the Sir Winston cruise ship at the Port.  Port St Pete.  6-10pm.  727-893-7678  PortStPete.com

JUN 23-25  2017 ST PETE PRIDE WEEKEND
Florida's largest Pride celebration, celebrating our community's unique diversity.  727-342-0084  StPetePride.com
JUN 23 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 24 LGBT PRIDE PARADE & PARTY - The 15th St Pete Pride Parade promises a dazzling array of sequins, beads, leathers and feathers. Downtown Waterfront.  2-10pm.  The parade kicks off at Albert Whitted Park at 6:30pm and proceeds along Bayshore Drive to Vinoy Park.
JUN 25 ST PETE PRIDE FESTIVAL - A day of live entertainment, community booths, art, food vendors as well as a surpise events! Grand Central District.  9am - 4pm.

JUL 1  VANS WARPED TOUR 2017
This all day music event is one that is sure to rock your socks off! Over 90 bands preform on multiple stages throughout the day that include: Memphis May Fire, Silverstein, Doll Skin, GWAR, CKY & so many more!  Vinoy Park.  11am-9pm.  VansWarpedTour.com

JUL 1-8  INDEPENDENTS WEEK
Craftsman House & Keep St. Pete Local join others across the country in celebrating the annual Independents Week. Support your local, independent retailers who help preserve the uniqueness of our community.  727-323-2787  Craftsman House.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

JUL 1 - OCT 15  LET'S CREATE! SUMMER CAMP EXHIBITION
This exhibition features work from students in the Morean's 10-week summer camp program in a variety of media from digital to photography to clay to painting to collage.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

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.  Spa Beach.  Fireworks begin at 9pm.  727-893-7441  StPete.org

JUL 12 - AUG 06  SEX WITH STRANGERS
When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

JUL 14-16  TAMPA BAY HOME SHOW
Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring, to windows and home protection.  Tropicana Field.  Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  TampaBayHomeShows.com

JUL 15  AMERICA II EXTREME MUD WARS
Come get dirty with Tampa Bay Club Sport at the America II Extreme Mud Wars! Teams of 6-10 will compete in 8 events filled with MUD & WATER, for the highest overall score.  Spa Beach Park.  10am-4pm.  ExtremeMudWars.com

AUG 5  THE GREAT BRAIN WASH
(FORMERLY WIG OUT AGAINST BRAIN CANCER)

Join the Brain Tumor Alliance and run a 5k throughout the amazing downtown St Pete waterfront tackling fun inflatable water obstacles.  North Straub Park.  8am.  BrainTumorAlliance.org