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

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.  Al Lang Field parking lot.  9am-2pm.  SaturdayMorningMarket.com

WILLIAMS PARK SUMMER MARKET
Every Saturday in Jun-Aug, the Saturday Morning Market moves under the shady trees of Williams Park. Enjoy live music and vendors with fresh produce, ready-to-eat foods, drinks, crafts, art, and more!  Williams Park  9am-1pm.  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.  VisitStPeteClearwater.com

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

EXPLORE MORE! FAMILY DAYS
Join MFA on the Third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, scavenger hunts, and other special programming. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and again!  Museum of Fine Arts.  11am-2pm.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

3RD SATURDAY ETCHING CLASS
Etch your own plate, wine glass, 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

MUSEUM MINIS
On the First Wednesday and Fourth Saturday of every month the MFA invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Reservation required.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10-11am.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

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.  Dalí Museum.  10:30am-12pm.  727-823-3767  TheDali.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 Hangar 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

TASTING TUESDAYS
Come down to the Flute & Dram every other Tuesday for a free tasting on whiskeys, champagnes, and sparkling wines.  Flute & Dram.  6pm.  FluteNDram.com

WEDNESDAYS


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

MUSEUM MINIS
On the First Wednesday and Fourth Saturday of every month the MFA invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Reservation required.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10-11am.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

COFFEE TALKS
Every 2nd Wednesday enjoy refreshments and an interactive performance inspired by the museum collection, themes and special exhibitions.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10-11am.  727-896-2667  MFAStPete.org

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

THURSDAYS


ROYAL PALM NIGHT MARKET
Every Thursday Evening come shop the best selection of vintage, hand-made and local goods! Not to mention enjoy live music, delectable food & drink and amazing people.  Central Ave & 11th St  6-10pm.  TheRoyalPalmMarket.com

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.  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

OCTOBER MOVIES IN THE PARK
Every Thursday in October, 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


SPECIAL EVENTS

NOV 1 - MAR 30  JENNY POHLMAN AND SABRINA KNOWLES: IN THE LIGHT OF WINTER
Inspired by women in remote tribes they met in both their travels. This exhibition reflects a multitude of glass techniques in a tapestry of wintery elements, that represent indigenous cultures that practice egalitarianism, reverence for the planet and an appreciation of the vastness of the night sky.  Chihuly Collection.  727-896-4527  MoreanArtsCenter.org

NOV 9 - APR 5  ANCIENT THEATER AND THE CINEMA
For the first time, ancient images of the Greek theater are combined with movie stills inspired by Greek plays and mythology. Nearly two and a half millennia later, the influence and legacy remain strong.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

NOV 23 - APR 9  MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: SURREALISM AT THE CROSSROADS, 1929
Stroll through the streets of Paris by examining the works, friendships and clashes, with a focus on the paintings, photographs, sculptures and personalities of iconic Surrealist artists of that time.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

DEC 21 - MAR 1  SPIRIT LINES: HELEN HARDIN ETCHINGS
The colorful copper plate etchings celebrate her Native heritage as well as modern interpretations and techniques. Known for her strong sense of individualism and a modern, linear style, Hardin helped break boundaries in Native art, moving away from traditional "flat style" figurative scenes while influencing a generation of artists.  The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art.  727-892-4200  TheJamesMuseum.org

JAN 11 - FEB 28  I AM
A group exhibition that proposes a new way to further overcome the relative uselessness or ineffectiveness of prejudgment. Reveal through the lens of photographers, images that transcend boundaries and belief systems.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 11 - FEB 28  PERRI NERI: PAST TENSE; PRESENT.
Perri Neri creates expressive large-scale figurative paintings. In her latest body of work, she is finding ways of thinking about what it means to exist without progress. It starts with a moment, a laugh, a scream, an election...and using the whole of art history as the proverbial cliff, I jump, trying to make relevant my present state of being, before the final thud.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 11 - FEB 28  KIRK KE WANG: LANDSCAPE OF HUMAN SKINS
Chinese-American artist Wang creates large-scale paintings and interactive sculpture using materials collected from immigrants and various social groups.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JAN 11 - MAR 8  STUDENT SURREALIST ART EXHIBIT 2020: PINELLAS COUNTY AND STATEWIDE
Initiated in 1985, this annual art exhibit presents work by middle and high school students whom we invite to explore ideas and visions similar to those explored by Salvador Dalí and the surrealists. This year, the theme is "Irrational Technology."  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

JAN 22 - FEB 23  SKELETON CREW
It's 2008, and one of the last auto plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. The remaining factory workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck and now each of the workers must navigate the possibility of foreclosure. As power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred. With moments of heartbreak and humor, SKELETON CREW is a beautiful homage to the American blue-collar worker.  American Stage Theatre Company.   727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

JAN 24 - MAR 7  INSIDE THE WORLD OF PUBLIC ART
Discover the exuberant spirit and creative diversity of public art that enhances the cultural life of our community. In this exhibit, eight artist are profiled from their monumental public artwork to their smaller fine craft studio work.  Florida CraftArt.   727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

JAN 25 - MAY 10  ART OF THE STAGE: PICASSO TO HOCKNEY
Featuring over 100 studies for scene, costume, curtain, and program designs, as well as maquettes and costumes by noted artists from the nineteenth century to the present day. From the sumptuous productions of the Ballets Russes, to the riotous spectacle of avant-garde theatre, to Robert Indiana's Pop vision for an American opera, seductively reflecting the grand history of Western art from the vantage point of the stage.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

FEB 14-20  SHEN YUN
Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!  Mahaffey Theater.  727-300-2000  TheMahaffey.com

FEB 22  SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS ST PETERSBURG WALKATHON
Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your dogs to the largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds help breed, raise, train, and match the amazing Southeastern Guide Dogs. This family-friendly event includes a 3K walk and a Waggin' Tails Festival with live music, food, vendors, and an exciting raffle drawing.  Vinoy Park.  9am-2pm.   GuideDogsWalkathon.org

FEB 22-23  7TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVAL
Showcasing original artwork by more than 100 artisans from throughout Florida and across the United States. Together these artisans create an outdoor gallery of stunning, original and handmade art from works in painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, mixed-media, fiber art, metalwork and much more.  South Straub Park.  10am-5pm.   ParagonArtEvents.com

FEB 22  7TH 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. (Rain Date Feb 29)   Localtopia.KeepSaintPetersburgLocal.org

FEB 12 - MAR 1  12TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL
Experience five evenings of intimate listening for true jazz lovers. With Brazilian jazz group O Som Do Jazz, an amazing jazz/funk fusion group, steel pan artist Leon Foster Thomas with Tal Cohen, vocalist Alexis Cole and the 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra and a tribute to the innovative trumpeter and composer Booker Little.  The Palladium.  8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

MAR 6 - 21   RING IT ON
Come see over 400 rings created by 15 different American artists. From sterling silver to 14k gold and mixed metals to semi-precious stones, these one-of-a-kind pieces are as rare as they come!  Shapiro's Gallery.  727-894-2111.  ShapirosGallery.com

MAR 6  FOOD, BEER, ART "FRIEND"RAISER
Join the cause of preserving and restoring old Florida old habitat with craft beer, food from Ybor City's historic Columbia Restaurant, and live interactive painting with Kelly of the Wild!  Flying Boat Brewing Company.  7-9pm.  FlyingBoatBrewing.com

MAR 7-8  8TH ANNUAL AWAKENING INTO THE SUN WELLNESS FESTIVAL
A celebration of health, wellness & spiritual connection through meditation, yoga and workshops. Enjoy live music and meet holistic practitioners.  North Straub Park.  Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.   727-295-5147  AwakeningIntoTheSun.org

MAR 11 - APR 5  THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS
Miles, an aging funeral home custodian lives with his middle-aged daughter Mabel, who spends her days writing letters to prison inmates. When a court-appointed guardian threatens to take away their home, Miles sets out to set Mabel up with Todd, an inept mortician. It is a father's fierce determination not to accept his daughter's fate that ignites an endearing human comedy about love, loss, loneliness, and the healing power of laughter.  American Stage Theatre Company.  727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

MAR 13-15  FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG
World-class championship racing returns for the 15th edition run on a 1.8-mile, 12-turn downtown, waterfront circuit. 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 Waterfront.  877-725-8849  GPStPete.com

MAR 13 - MAY 2  CONTEMPORARY FIBER IN FLORIDA 2020
A juried exhibition of artists working in all creative disciplines are incorporating fiber into their work, stretching the boundaries of traditional fiber materials and methods, exploring unique and powerful ways to create exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms.  Florida CraftArt.   727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

MAR 14  12th ANNUAL PI DAY CELEBRATION
Pie and PI! What could be better? On this day of circumference share some famous strawberry rhubarb pie while you contemplate your next circular conclusion in this beautiful gallery.   Craftsman House.  727-323-ARTS  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

MAR 20-22  REGGAE RISE UP
Take in the endless good vibes over the course of three full days of music, food, merch, and art on the downtown St Petersburg waterfront. This year's lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Matisyaho, Iration and Damian Marley.  Vinoy Park.  ReggaeRiseUpFlorida.com

MAR 21  TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOME OPENER
Come dressed Rowdie-Ready and show your team spirit as the Rowdies battle North Carolina FC in the 2020 opening game!  Al Lang Stadium.   7:30pm.   727-222-2000  RowdiesSoccer.com

MAR 26  2020 TAMPA BAY RAYS HOME OPENING GAME
Take yourself out to the ball game for the first pitch of the 2020 season as the Rays take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Tropicana Field.  4:10pm.  1-888-FAN-RAYS  RaysBaseball.com

MAR 28 - JUN 28  BLAKE LITTLE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE GAY RODEO
Experience the grit, determination, and pride of North America's gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little's black-and-white photographs tell the story of a lesser-known part of American Western culture, capturing scenes of camaraderie, identity, and sport in an expansive redefinition of what a cowboy can be.  The Palladium.  727-822-3590  TheJamesMuseum.org

APR 3-5  2020 TAMPA BAY BLUES FEST
One of the world's finest blues music events! Enjoy the rhythms of Aaron Neville, Larkin Poe, Ronnie Earl, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, The Proven Ones and more.  Vinoy Park.  8am-10pm.  727-895-6153  TampaBayBluesFest.com

APR 15 - MAY 17  34TH ANNUAL AMERICAN STAGE IN THE PARK: FOOTLOOSE
Kick off your Sunday shoes as this high-energy pop musical dances into Demens Landing to tell the story of Ren, a big-city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed.  Demens Landing Park.  727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

APR 16  THE LONGEST TABLE 2020
The 5th Annual epicurean experience showcasing prix fixe menus from the area's finest restaurants right down the middle of Bayshore Drive from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Vinoy.  5:30pm.  800-661-0823  WUSFLongestTable.org

APR 18-19  45th ANNUAL MAINSAIL ART 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.  MainsailArt.org

APR 24-26  ST ANTHONY'S TRIATHLON WEEKEND
Experience the premier multi-sport event known for its scenic course along the downtown St Petersburg waterfront. Enjoy Fitness Expos, live music & The Meek & Mighty Triathlon.  Vinoy Park.  Fri Noon-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 7am-3pm.  727-825-1521  SATriathlon.com

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

APR 30 - MAY 3  15th ANNUAL SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL
Voted one of the "25 coolest Film Fests" in the country - MovieMaker Magazine. Enjoy independent films and take part in workshops and educational programming.  Multiple Downtown Venues.  SunScreenFilmFestival.com

MAY 11 - DEC 31  DALÍ LIVES
ABBA's timeless melodies and catchy hooks live on with ABBA Mania. Hear your favorite tracks from the Swedish 'Supergroup' the way they were intended; LIVE! ABBA Mania is for all ABBA fans, new and old, and features hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Take A Chance on Me," "Fernando" and many more! If you're looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained, take a chance on ABBA Mania!  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org