Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events


THURSDAYS


YAPPY HOUR
On the second Thursday of every month, head down to the beautiful PAWTIO at Pinellas Ale Works! Your CBD Store of St. Pete will be there with samples and merch for humans and furbabies. $1 of every PAW beer and will be donated to our shelter, Pet Pal Animal Shelter.  Pinellas Ale Works.  6pm.  Facebook.com/PetPalAnimalShelter

HAPPY HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN
On the 2nd Thursday of the month enjoy an Evening of Wine, Words, and Wisdom. A "conversation" series with guest speakers sharing unique stories of St Petersburg and Florida history.  727-894-1025  SPMOH.com

LIVE MUSIC AT GRAND CENTRAL BREWHOUSE
Every Thursday through Sunday, enjoy free live music in the beer garden. Expansive outdoor seating welcomes friends, families, and dogs to sit back and enjoy while savoring a fresh craft brew.  GrandCentralBrew.com

FRIDAYS


FRIDAY NIGHT CLAY
From whimsical to functional hand building in clay has infinite possibilities. In this hands-on experience you will be guided by a clay artist in 2 hours of creative exploration and skill building. Pre-registration required.  Morean Arts Center.  7-9pm.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

SATURDAYS


WILLIAMS PARK SUMMER MARKET
Every Saturday thru Oct 31, 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

SATURDAY MORNING MARKET
Every Saturday in Nov-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.  For more information please visit SaturdayMorningMarket.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

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

Special Events

APR 24 - SEP 26  FROM MARGINS TO MAINSTAYS, HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
This photography exhibition will feature masterworks from the collection curated by artists whose careers and personal lives were sidelined, ignored, or impacted by their gender, race, sexuality, or nationality. Includes works by Berenice Abbott, Lotte Jacobi, Carrie Mae Weems, Lee Miller, Cornelius Marion Battey, James Van Der Zee, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

MAY 9 - JUN 27  16TH ANNUAL CRAFTSMAN HOUSE TEAPOT SHOW
Top ceramic artists from across the US participate in this year's show featuring a wide variety of functional teapots. Teapots will be on display & available for purchase.  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

MAY 14 - JUNE 26  BEAUTIFUL BOUNTIFUL BOWLS EXHIBITION OF FINE CRAFT
A juried exhibition of handmade bowls by outstanding contemporary fine craft artists. From around the state, 33 artists created 100 pieces in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood.  Florida CraftArt Gallery.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

MAY 15 - AUG 22  STUDENT SURREALIST ART EXHIBIT 2021: STATEWIDE
Initiated in 1992, 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. For 2021, the theme is "Delusions, Desires and Delicacies," a theme that encourages students to explore these dream-like ideas inspired by our subconscious wants and fears.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

MAY 22 - AUG 22  SKYWAY 20/21 A CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATION
This exhibit features the works of fifteen Tampa Bay artists celebrating, and investigating, and honoring Florida's natural environment, where hurricanes, flooding, and erosion are very real threats.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

JUN 5 - OCT 17  FROM HEATH TO HEDGEROW: DOULTON LAMBETH WARE AND THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE
A Collection of uniquely British sturdy, yet beautiful pieces of Doulton Lambeth stoneware on loan from the collection of the Davidov Family. Like the long artistic tradition of the British landscape, rural genre scenes, and sporting imagery, Doulton Lambeth ware's designs are tied to the countryside. Decorated in subtle earth-toned glazes of blue, brown, tan, and green, the line imitated nature.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

JUN 12 - JUL 3  15TH ANNUAL CLAY PRIDE SHOW
Featuring a collection of colorful ceramics (and glass) by clay artists who are openly embracing the clay lifestyle.  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

JUN 13, 15, 18, 20  ST PETE OPERA: PAGLIACCI
Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal revolving around a married couple in a comedy troupe. This 80-minute, two act performance doesn't have an intermission. Face masks are required, and limited seating is socially distanced.  The Palladium.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

JUN 19  ARTS + QULTURE
Stroll the grounds of The Factory, a new 8-acre, mixed-use space in the Warehouse Arts District. Soak in music, art and dance around every corner. From main stage performances to wandering musicians and dancers.  The Factory.  StPetePride.org

JUN 21-27  TASTE OF PRIDEFEST, PRESENTED BY DOORDASH
Restaurants all over St Pete will be participating with food and drink specials. Purchase your tickets to enter drawings and vote on the best bites.  StPetePride.org

THRU JUN 24  FRESH SQUEEZED 5: CELEBRATING EMERGING ARTISTS IN FLORIDA
Fresh Squeezed 5 is an annual art exhibition hosted at the Morean Arts Center that seeks to elevate, empower and embolden nascent talents and emerging voices of artists who live in Florida. By design this is an exhibition that gives flight to diverse voices, explorations of many mediums, and sharing of creative perspectives.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JUN 25-27  PRIDE IN GRAND CENTRAL
In the birthplace of St Pete Pride, the Grand Central District hosts a series of Pride events. A block party, live performances, drag shows, music, and vendor markets, just to name a few. Plan to stop by as our small businesses join forces to entertain and welcome all.  Grand Central District.  GrandCentralDistrict.org

JUN 26  PRIDE PICNIC
PrideFest's final event invites visitors to spend an evening along the beautiful bayside waterfront, enjoying picnics, musical performances, and a fireworks display that will cap off PrideFest in dramatic fashion. Food and drinks will be available from onsite providers such as food trucks and microbrewery tasting stations, and visitors may also enjoy boxed 'Pride Picnic' meals offered by participating restaurants.  North Straub Park, South Straub Park.  2pm-9pm.  Fireworks 9pm.  StPetePride.org

JUL 1  AT HOME WITH DALÍ
At Home with Dalí features a diverse group of 40 images dating from the 1950s and early 1960s, provide an intimate view of Dalí in his home environment in Spain. These rarely exhibited photos offer a glimpse into Dalí’s personal life. The artist is seen climbing on the rocks of Costa Brava with his wife Gala, relaxing in his Port Lligat home, working on paintings in his studio and much more.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

JUL 3 - JAN 2, 2022  THE WOMAN WHO BROKE BOUNDARIES: PHOTOGRAPHER LEE MILLER
Sweeping in scope and intimate in focus, this exhibition surveys the work of photographer Lee Miller (1907-1977), who is known for her fascinating personal life and remarkably incisive portraiture and photojournalism. On view exclusively at the Dalí, the exhibition features more than 130 images by the groundbreaking photographer, an eyewitness to some of the most extraordinary moments of the 20th century, and confidante of many influential artists.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

THRU JUL 18  EXPLORE THE VAULTS: ABSTRACTION AND THE AMERICAN SCENE
Modern Art, sometimes indefinable, but always alluring. This exhibition features the vastness of the American landscape as captured in the photographs of Ansel Adams, in contrast to prints by Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton that celebrate the pastoral beauties of the Mid-West produced predominately between 1900 and 1950.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.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.  Fireworks begin at 9pm.  727-893-7441

JUL 9 - AUG 28  OH, THE PLACES WE CAN GO!
Fine craft artists' creations inspired by places they've been or would like to visit on exhibit.  Florida CraftArt Gallery.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

JUL 10  CHRIS DUNCAN: POURING COLOR
Winner of the 2020 Annual Members Show Best in Show Award Watercolor artist Chris Duncan lets the movement of her medium guide her creations. She starts each piece with water and primary colors then blends it all to remarkable images that capture the energy and movement of light.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JULY 10 - AUG 8  ONCE-A-YEAR STUDIO SALE
A once a year event where the potters of Craftsman House sell their seconds at amazing prices. These pots could have slight imperfections that clay connoisseurs enjoy. Work is stored in the studio all year in anticipation of this sale.  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

JUL 10 - AUG 16  LANDMARK: 2021 MEMBERS SHOW
This Annual Exhibition is an opportunity for Morean members to create work that reflects this seminal moment in history, to reflect on the challenges of the recent past, explore foundations that led us to this point in our journey. Through the lens of architects and real estate developers, Landmarks are creations of man rising up as symbols of prosperity, aspirations and hopes. Landmarks might be functional or iconic. Preserved natural outcroppings, wide expanses of untouched vegetation, or blocks of rubble and decay. Some Landmarks are abstractions, a moment in time, a mood, a moment. All are material and inspiration for our local artists.  Morean Arts Center.  727-822-7872  MoreanArtsCenter.org

JUL 22 - AUG 1  ROMEO & JULIET IN AMERICA (THE ONE WITH THE HAPPY ENDING) BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND ADAPTED BY AMERICAN STAGE
Performed In Williams Park, this bold and modern retelling of Shakespeare's most romantic tragedy imagines how two young lovers, caught in the middle of their feuding families, might meet a different fate. Through party crashing, street fights and clandestine encounters, the plot twists and turns toward a stunning new conclusion where love may just conquer all.  American Stage Theatre Company  727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

JUL 24-25  32ND ANNUAL COOL ART SHOW
An indoor art festival featuring over 58 professional artists from throughout Florida in a cool indoor setting. Admission to the show and parking are free. Food and beverage concessions, including beer and wine.  St Petersburg Coliseum.  Pava-Artists.org

JUL 31 - FEB 27, 2022  EXPLORE THE VAULTS: BLACK PORTRAITS
Explore the Vaults: Black Portraits spans two very different approaches to the portrait tradition: contemporary works on paper, and historical vernacular photographs. Taken together, this exhibition presents varied approaches to visualizing Black identity and experiences.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

AUG 26  THE MAHAFFEY THEATER: ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Gary Mullen & the Works re-create a complete Queen concert with all the pomp, power and classic rock staples we know and love. Since May of 2002, 'Gary Mullen & The Works' have performed around the globe to sold-out audiences and have been received with rave reviews. Gary Mullen embodies the spirit of the unforgettable showman Freddie Mercury the passion of Queen to a new generation. They will certainly rock you with their performances of "Killer Queen," "We are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and many more! 8pm. Available for purchase Online Only.  Mahaffey Theater.  7:30pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

AUG 28  WORLDWIDE "PLAY MUSIC ON THE PORCH DAY"
Musicians, stop by the Craftsman House porch to play. Plug in or play acoustic. Music lovers stop by for a listen.  10am-6pm  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

SEP 8-11  ST PETE ART & FASHION WEEK (10TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS)
Fashion has arrived and with it a whole week full of events, starting with a VIP Opening Night Soiree and ending with the big Runway Fashion Show. Various Downtown locations.  StPeteArtandFashionWeek.com

SEP 10 - OCT 23  FLORIDA CRAFTART PRESENTS THE "ENVIRONMENTALLY ENGAGED"
An exhibition and programming where artists express ideas about the environment, the impending effects of climate change, and human being's relationship with the natural world.  Florida CraftArt Gallery.  727-821-7391  FloridaCraftArt.org

SEP 18 - JAN 23  PIECED AND PATTERNED AMERICAN QUILTS, C. 1830-1930
This exhibition features more than thirty extraordinary quilts whose design, materials, and craft reflect the complexity and richness of American life from the brash first decades of the republic through the trauma of the Great Depression. Pieced and Patterned is drawn from both public and private collections. It includes superb examples of this quintessentially American art form, ranging from early appliqued textiles to boldly graphic bedcoverings of the early modern era.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

OCT 1 - 10  AMERICAN CRAFT WEEK
Craftsman House Celebrates American Craft Week, recognizing the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy. Proud to be in St Petersburg, voted "The #1 Craft Lovers Town in the US."  10am-6pm  Craftsman House Gallery.  727-323-2787  CraftsmanHouseGallery.com

OCT 3  38TH ST ANTHONY'S TRIATHLON
St. Anthony's Triathlon offers a safe and scenic waterfront course and high-caliber competition. There are three USA Triathlon-sanctioned races during the weekend: St. Anthony's Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, or the Meek & Mighty Triathlon. Over the years, St. Anthony's Triathlon has been named "Race of the Year" by USA Triathlon and has served as a qualifier for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Athletes from 44 states, six U.S. territories and 17 countries have participated in recent years.  SATriathlon.com