Downtown St Petersburg Florida Events

On-Going Events

TAMPA BAY ROWDIES
The Rowdies continue to top the standings in the USL 2019 Season. Al Lang Field through October 12th.  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 September.
1-888-FAN-RAYS  RaysBaseball.com


MONDAYS


MOTOWN MONDAY
A night styled with soul, jazz, rhythm, and blues featuring A.J. Hall.  Every last Monday of the month.  Floridian Social Club.  7pm.  727-322-4600  TheFloridianSocial.com


TUESDAYS


ARTIST LECTURE
An intimate artist lecture with working artists in the field complete with a Q&A session at the end. Every first Tuesday of the month.  5-8pm.  Imagine Museum  5-8pm.  ImagineMuseum.com

LIVE COMEDY NIGHT
Prepare to LOL with some of the best comedians in the Tampa Bay; enjoy snacks and refreshments. Every second Tuesday of the month.  5-8pm.  Imagine Museum  5-8pm.  ImagineMuseum.com

RHYTHMIC EXHIBITS MUSIC NIGHT
The perfect blend of two captivating art forms, an unforgettable evening of stunning glass art, and soulful jazz music. Every last Tuesday of the month.  5-8pm.  Imagine Museum  5-8pm.  ImagineMuseum.com


WEDNESDAYS


TOP OF THE FIRE ESCAPE
Floridian's speakeasy night featuring live music and a cozy ambiance, hidden behind the venue, near the shark mural.  Every first Wednesday of the month.  Floridian Social Club.  7pm.  727-322-4600  TheFloridianSocial.com


THURSDAYS


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.  St Petersburg Museum of 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


SUNSET MARKETS
Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month step into a vibrant world of creativity and culture as art comes alive featuring live glassblowing, food trucks, live music & live art demos from local artists. 5-10pm  Imagine Museum.  727-300-1700  ImagineMuseum.com

SATURDAYS


WILLIAMS PARK SUMMER MARKET
The summer market is in full swing under the shade trees. Browse vendors offering fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, plants & flowers.  Williams Park. Every Saturday from 9am-1pm.  For more information please visit SaturdayMorningMarket.com

WALKING TOURS AT FLORIDA CRAFTART
Experience a wonderful morning learning about murals in the downtown area. Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling or emailing [email protected]. Must book online by 4 pm prior day.  Every Saturday.  10-11:30am  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

MAACM FAMILY DAYS
The first Saturday of each month is dedicated to families at MAACM. Join us for art making in the Education Studio, family-friendly guided tours, and special performances.  Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.  727-440-4859  MuseuMAACM.org

SENSORY SATURDAYS
The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment.  Museum of Fine Arts.  10am-12pm.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

Special Events

May 18 - Sep 15  LIZZI BOUGATSOS & LONNIE HOLLEY: NEVER THE SAME SONG
An exhibition dedicated to Lizzi Bougatsos and Lonnie Holley, two artists whose visual practices defy categorization and whose works are dedicated to the transformative potential of found materials. The title, Never the Same Song, references the artists' shared musical backgrounds, as well as the role of improvisation, crucial to their work.  Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

May 18 - Oct 20   REIMAGINING NATURE: DALÍ'S FLORAL FANTASIES
Salvador Dalí's best-loved botanical prints sourced from The Dalí's collection. This exhibition features three rarely displayed botanical prints made by Dalí, highlighting some of the most treasured works in the Museum's permanent collection. On display for the first time in two decades, these astonishing works transform fruits and flowers, reimagining them as surreal creations at the height of the Pop era.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

Jun 6  2024 STONEWALL RECEPTION
The annual Stonewall Reception is your opportunity to show your support for St Pete Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community in and around St. Petersburg. With guest speakers, open bar, and some other special treats, this is an evening you won't want to miss..  The James Museum.  727-892-4200  StPetePride.org

Jun 7 - 9  INKMANIA 2024
Join this event for a celebration of all things tattoo! Seminars, DJ Battles, special performances, an art fusion wall, a graffiti wall, tattoo contests and awards, special guests, and more. Whether you're getting your first tattoo, or looking to get a cover up tattoo or a piercing, this is the place to be.  The Coliseum.  InkManiaExpo.com

Jun 7-11  ST. PETE OPERA: DONIZETTI'S LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Despite their clans' age-old feud, Lucia and Edgardo fall in love and vow to marry. Lucia's brother, Enrico, has promised her hand in marriage to a wealthy nobleman to save the family's fortune. Desperate to ensure Lucia goes through with the wedding, Enrico tricks her into believing Edgardo betrayed her, leading to devastation that ultimately drives Lucia to madness.  The Palladium.  727-823-2040  MyPalladium.org

Jun 8  2024 ST PETE PRIDE YOUTH & FAMILY DAY
This joy-filled event will bring thousands of LGBTQIA+ youth, queer families and allies to North Straub Park for this one-of-a-kind Pride event. Guests will enjoy family-focused activities, vendors, and main stage performances.  North Straub Park.  10-2pm.  StPetePride.org

Jun 15  THE PWRTRC 2024 JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
This live outdoor concert, hosted by the Phillis Wheatley Rise to Read Campaign, will be in celebration and remembrance of Juneteenth! Relax and enjoy heartfelt jazz, R&B, soul, and "ancestral funk" performances from locally and internationally-known talents.  Albert Whitted Park.  4-9pm.  PWRTRC.org

Jun 22  6TH ANNUAL TRANS MARCH
The St Pete Pride Trans March envisions a world where all Trans and gender non-conforming people are safe, loved, and empowered. As the rights of the Trans community continue to be under attack, it's more important than ever to gather in support of all Trans and gender non-conforming people, providing an opportunity for increased visibility and presence at Pride.  Mole @ Vinoy Park.  5:30pm.  StPetePride.org

Jun 22  22ND ANNUAL ST PETE PRIDE PARADE FESTIVAL
Honor history and celebrate community with the largest LGBTQIA+ St Pete Pride Day festival to date. The festival will host a variety of local vendors and food trucks, Glamstand front row parade seating, beverage gardens, multiple stages, family area, and more!  North & South Straub Parks.  2-10pm.  StPetePride.org

Jun 23  2024 ST PETE PRIDE GRAND CENTRAL STREET FAIR
St Pete Pride's popular Sunday Street Fair is returning, bringing tens of thousands of all ages to the Grand Central District to enjoy block after block of entertainment, vendors, food, community partners, and a new Family Fun Zone. With street performers, inflatables, and hundreds of participating businesses and organizations, there will be something for everyone.  2000-3100 Blocks, Central Ave.  12-5pm.  StPetePride.org

Jun 27   PERFORMANCE: PIANO CONCERT AT THE DALÍ
In conjunction with our special exhibition, Reimagining Nature: Dalí's Floral Fantasies, join us for an evening of surreal creations, both musical and visual, with performances by some of the most gifted collegiate-level classical pianists in the world.  Dalí Museum.  727-823-3767  TheDali.org

Jun 28 - 30  GRAPHIC WORLDS:
EXPLORING COMIC AND ANIME ART

In partnership with Metrocon, Imagine Museum presents an exhibition aimed at exploring the art of visual storytelling through the lens of comic and anime art. Celebrate the history and evolution of comics and anime, and discover the fascinating juxtaposition of glass art pieces inspired by graphic themes.  Imagine Museum.  727-300-1700  ImagineMuseum.com

Jul 4  ST. PETE PIER RUN THE 4TH
Gather your friends and family, and kick off your 4th of July celebrations with the 4th Annual St. Pete Pier Run! The 4-mile run/walk showcases the beautiful St. Pete Pier, as well as St. Pete's scenic waterfront. Come and run/walk your FOUR ON THE FOURTH!  St. Pete Pier.  6:30am & 7:45am.  StPetePier.org

Jul 4  4TH ANNUAL THE FOURTH
AT THE ST PETE PIER

Celebrate America's birthday during "The Fourth" Independence Day Celebration at the St. Pete Pier. This event is filled with fun activities for all, including the annual St. Pete Pier Run, a craft beer garden, food trucks & vendors, live music and an amazing firework show!  St. Pete Pier.  4-9:30pm.  StPetePier.org

Jul 10 - Aug 4  THE FIGS
The king that rules the magical, ludicrous, kingdom of The Figs is quite addicted to figs, mah lord. His more publicly well-received daughter is in love with an inn-keeper in a sort of star-crossed lovers situation. A set of friends—human and swan—are on a journey thrown into existence by the royal family's insanity. All the while, our wily and multiple identity-sporting storyteller keeps us on a track that feels like the "Shrek" universe on an acid trip. But really, this is a story of kindness and what we'll sacrifice for love.  American Stage.  727-823-7529  AmericanStage.org

Jul 13 - Nov 3  SKYWAY 2024: A CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATION
A celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region! This multi-venue exhibition from various local institutions offers context for the diversity of art produced in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Seven artists were invited to engage with the permanent collection galleries and the infrastructure of the MFA institution Museum of Fine Arts.  727-896-2667  MFASPete.org

Jul 19  COMEDIAN JIMMY SHUBERT
W/ SPECIAL GUEST DANNY BEVINS

One of Sam Kinison's original "Outlaws of Comedy" and an actor who has appeared in movies with Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt, Jimmy Shubert is one of America's funniest touring comedians.  The Palladium.   8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

Jul 20  ROAD TO NOWHERE
The premier Talking Heads tribute in the Southeast returns this summer! Founded in 2018 and featuring members of some of Tampa Bay's best bands, Road to Nowhere plays the hits and deep cuts from the entire Talking Heads repertoire. This event will have new and old Heads fans commenting that the show certainly wasn't "the same as it ever was."  The Palladium.   8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

Jul 20 - 21  THE 35TH ANNUAL
COOL ART SHOW

A juried fine art & craft show reaching 2500 local art patrons! Held in the air-conditioned St. Petersburg Coliseum, a delight for artists and purveyors alike.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum.  PAVA-Artists.org

Jul 21  3RD ANNUAL TAMPA BAY ICE CREAM FESTIVAL
Purchase ice cream from a wide range of unique and classic ice cream flavors from over 25 vendors, enjoy music, and participate in family-friendly activities. Participate and vote see who takes home the crown in the "Best Ice Cream" awards. A day of sweet treats and sun-soaked fun awaits!  St. Pete Pier.  11am-8pm.  StPetePier.org

Aug 2  EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW
Canada's vocal jazz jewel leads her stellar band through innovative arrangements of American Songbook treasures, rhythmic bossa novas, elegant ballads and French chansons. She continues to endear herself to critics, peers and audiences everywhere with her relaxed, polished demeanor, her charming humor, and a voice of unforgettable beauty.  The Palladium.   8pm.  727-822-3590  MyPalladium.org

Aug 3 - 4  PAW PATROL LIVE! HEROES UNITE
Calling all good citizens! The PAW Patrol is yelping for help as they face their greatest challenge yet. Mayor Humdinger has dognapped Robo Dog and cloned him, causing chaos all over the world. It's up to the pups to catch those clones, rescue Robo Dog and show that when the going gets "ruff," lending a paw makes you the ultimate TOP HERO!  Mahaffey Theater.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

Aug 24  13TH ANNUAL GREAT ST. PETE CUPCAKE CONTEST
This decadent fundraising event can't be missed! Sample a dozen different tasty treasures and vote on your favorite flavor. Pre-registered attendees will receive a 12-count box to fill with mini-cupcakes and will vote for their favorite flavor to win the People's Choice award.  Morean Arts Center.   12-3pm.   727-821-7162   MoreanArtsCenter.org

Aug 24 - Jan 19  ICONS & SYMBOLS OF THE BORDERLAND
Featuring art by members of the Juntos Art Association in El Paso, Texas, this exhibition explores the region's animal and plant ecosystems, food and religious culture and history. More than 90 works—including large paintings, collage, neon, photography and sculpture—will be on view.  The James Museum.  727-892-4200  TheJamesMuseum.org

Sep 15  HERBIE HANCOCK
Now in the seventh decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960's. See him in action and witness a legendary figure of the jazz movement.  Mahaffey Theater.  8pm.  727-308-5100  TheMahaffey.com

Sep 21  17TH ANNUAL SUPERHERO FUN WALK
Calling all superheroes! The Superhero Fun Walk is a SUPER fun walkathon that raises funds for the Bleeding Disorders Foundation of Florida. Don't forget to dress up as your favorite superhero.  Vinoy Park.  9-11:30am.  BleedingDisordersFL.org

Oct 4 - 5  3RD ANNUAL ODYSSEY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024
Get ready for the best EDM festival to hit the streets of St. Pete! 2 exciting days of music, art, fashion and more!   The Factory.  OMF20xx.com

Oct 5  SATURYDAY MORNING MARKET RESUMES
Browse vendors offering fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, plants & flowers. Featuring local artists, live music, organic growers and green products.   Al Lang Stadium parking lot.  SaturdayMorningMarket.com

Oct 11 - 20  SHINE 2024
Celebrating it's 10th year, St Pete's very own Mural Festival once again ignites the City of the Arts with new murals added to the art districts and surrounding Neighborhoods.  StPeteArtsAlliance.org