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

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

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

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!
9-10am.  Sundial Courtyard.  SundialStPete.com

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

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

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.  StPeteIndieMarket.com

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

MAY MOVIES IN THE PARK
Every Thursday in May, 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  StPetePreservation.org










Special Events

THRU MAR 17  FLORIDA'S GOT THE BLUES
From Ray Charles to Buster Cooper...a history of Florida's Blues. Take a musical journey from the Panhandle to Miami.  St Petersburg Museum of History.  727-894-1052  HistoryStPete.org

THRU 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

JAN 24 - FEB 18  A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking family drama. In pursuit of the American Dream, the dynamic Younger family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

FEB 3 - MAY 20  MOON MUSEUM: ART AND OUTER SPACE
Examine how artists have responded to the history of space travel. Conceptual artist and sculptor Forrest Myers had an ambition to leave a work of contemporary art on the moon's surface. With contributions from leading contemporary artists of the time the drawings by these artists were printed onto a small ceramic tile, and left on the moon's surface after the Apollo 12 spacecraft returned to Earth. Forty copies of the tile were made, and one is on load from a private collection in Ft Myers. Also featured is Lowell Nesbitt's Moon Shot (1969), a portfolio of 6 prints based on the moon's surface.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.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

FEB 10 - MAR 24  LIGHTHEADED: NEW DIRECTIONS IN FINE-CRAFT LIGHTING
A renewed look at fine-craft lighting using new materials paired with lighting. Showing current trends using LED lights, and pushing the audience to consider amping up the art in their own home lighting.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

FEB 10 - MAY 27  GREGG PERKINS: SUNSHINE CITY
Driven by historical research, Gregg Perkins uses the mediums of film, video, and photography to explore the fluidity of cultural narratives. This exhibition allows visitors to engage with unknown histories of St Petersburg, and to reflect upon the rapid development inherent to urban growth.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

FEB 17 & 24  SUNCOAST INVITATIONAL DOUBLE HEADERS
Major League Soccer matches Philadelphia Union vs DC United & Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Montreal Impact on Feb 17. Then Montreal Impact vs New York City FC & Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Philadelphia Union go head to head on Feb 24.  Al Lang Stadium.  5pm & 7pm.  727-222-2000  RowdiesSoccer.com

FEB 21-25  2018 ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL
Five days of rythm with a lineup includes original compositions by the Tal Cohen trio, Jeff Rupert Quintet with Veronica Swift, B3 Fury with the Shawn Brown Quintet, The Helios Jazz Orchestra with singers Whitney James & Chuck Wansley and Latin Jazz with the Gabriel Hernandez Trio.  Palladium Theater.  727-822-3590  StPeteJazzFest.com

FEB 24  ST PETERSBURG WALKATHON
Two and four-legged friends are invited to join and enjoy a waterfront 3K walk, music, local vendors, Southeastern Guide Dogs Gift Shop, and family-friendly fun!  Vinoy Park.  8:30am-Noon.  941-729-5665  GuideDogsWalkathon.org

FEB 24-25  5TH ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG FINE ART FESTIVAL
Showcase of original artwork by more than 120 artisans from across Florida and around the United States. Artisans weave a tapestry of 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.  941-487-8061  ParagonArtEvents.com

MAR 3  COCKTAILS ON THE COURTS
Forget your black tie, dress in your finest Shuffleboard Chic for an evening of dancing under the stars, Florida cuisine, unlimited libations, and of course, shuffleboard. This annual fundraising event for the St. Petersburg Museum of History, highlights the city's tourism-rich past including special appearances by Webb's City live mermaid and the one and only two-headed calf.  St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club.  6-10pm.  727-894-1052  SPMoH.com

MAR 3  TASTE OF PRIDE
This isn't your standard Taste event, try a unique culinary experience that offers something for the foodie, the beer connoisseur and the art enthusiast. Enjoy live entertainment and get groovy on the dance floor.  The Coliseum.  7-10pm.  StPetePride.com

MAR 3-4  2ND ANNUAL ST PETERSBURG SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL
A unique blending of the finest in seafood creations by the top restaurants in St Petersburg with the finest musical talents performing live onstage.  Vinoy Park.  11am-7pm.  941-487-8061  ParagonArtEvents.com

DEC 9  AWAKENING INTO THE SUN
A Celebration of Health, Wellness & Spiritual Connection through meditation, yoga and workshops. Enjoy Live music and Holistic Practitioners.  South Straub Park.  Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm.  727-565-2214  AwakeningIntoTheSun.org

MAR 7 - APR 1  MARJORIE PRIME
This captivating sci-fi drama explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits - if any - of what technology can replace. It's the age of artificial intelligence and 86-year-old Marjorie is worried that her memory is fading. But when a mysterious and charming young visitor appears to help Marjorie uncover the intricacies of her past, questions emerge about the limits of technology and the possibility that memory might be a purely human invention.  American Stage.  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

MAR 9-11  2018 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG
World-class championship racing returns for the 14th edition run on a 1.8-mile, 12-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 Waterfront.  877-725-8849  GPStPete.com

MAR 14  9TH 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 16-18  REGGAE RISE UP MUSIC FESTIVAL
Three days of positive vibes, amazing people, and some of the best Reggae artists like Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, Rebelution, Soja and more.  Vinoy Park.  Fri 1-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm & Sun 1-10pm.  ReggaeRiseUpFlorida.com

MAR 24  GLUTEN FREE FOR LIFE EXPO
Exhibitors, food, education and fun!  The Coliseum.  11am-4pm.  glutenfreeforlifeexpo1.blogspot.com

MAR 25  14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SPEED
A showcase of luxury lifestyle displaying vintage & contemporary vehicles, the world's most exotic supercars, custom motorcycles, watercraft, aircraft and luxury products. Enjoy cafes, smooth jazz, cigar lounge, fine wine & spirit tasting, fashion shows and more.  10am-4pm.  Vinoy Park.  FestivalsOfSpeed.com

TAMPA BAY ROWDIES HOME OPENER
Come Dressed Rowdie-Ready and show your team spirit as the Rowdies battle Bethlehem Steel FC in the 2018 opening game!  Al Lang Stadium.  727-222-2000  RowdiesSoccer.com

TAMPA BAY RAYS HOME OPENING GAME
Take yourself out to the ball game for the first pitch of the 2018 season as the Rays take on the Red Sox.  Tropicana Field.  4pm.  1-888-FAN-RAYS  RaysBaseball.com

APR 6-8  2018 TAMPA BAY BLUES FEST
One of the world's finest blues music events! Enjoy the rhythms of Robert Cray, Beth Hart, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, Quinn Sullivan, Delbert McClinton, Sugar Rayford, and more.  Vinoy Park.  Fri-Sat Noon-10pm, Sun 1-10pm.  727-895-6153  TampaBayBluesFest.com

APR 6 - MAY 26  DIA DE LOS MUERTOS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Artists explore remembrance through and celebration of those who have left us through a variety of fine-craft media including 100 skull-shaped wood plaques.  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

APR 12  THE LONGEST TABLE 2018
The 5th Annual epicurean experience showcasing prix fixed 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  Florida CraftArt.  727-821-7391  WUSF.org/LongestTable

APR 18 - MAY 13  33RD ANNUAL AMERICAN STAGE IN THE PARK: THE PRODUCERS
The Gulf Coast's favorite theatre event, held under the stars every spring. Modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy, THE PRODUCERS! Broadway producer, Max Bialystock (Matthew McGee), and his mild-mannered accountant, Leo Bloom come up with a scheme, bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry... The Producers takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!" Winner of a record 12 Tony Awards including 'Best Musical.'  Demens Landing Park  727-823-PLAY  AmericanStage.org

APR 20-22  37TH ANNUAL FLORIDA ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
Lectures & author book signings. 115 national & international dealers, rare & out of print books.  The Coliseum.  Fri 5-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm.  FloridaBookSellers.com

APR 21-22  43RD ANNUAL MAINSAIL ART FESTIVAL
The best fine arts and fine crafts exhibited by artists from around the country. Mainsail combines visual & preforming arts, music, children's art activities, and delectable food from local restaurateurs.  Vinoy Park.  Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.  MainSailArts.org

APR 26-29  13TH 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

APR 27-29  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. Straub Park.  Fri Noon-7pm, Sat 6:30am-7pm, Sun 6:30am-1pm.  727-825-1521  SATriathlon.com

MAY 12  16TH ANNUAL PUPPY LOVE STAYIN' ALIVE" A DISCO PARTY
Petpal Animal Shelter's largest fundraiser of the Year! It is vital to the day-to-day operation of their facility, providing much needed funds for the care and recuperation of our animals.  The Coliseum.  6-10pm.  PetPalAnimalShelter.com