Breweries interested in participating in Battle of the Breweries are encouraged to email support(at)saturdayshoppes.com as limited spots remain.
The next big festival from our favorite local event hosts is coming with a new twist. Saturday Shoppes is hosting the inaugural Battle of the Breweries and Seafood Day Party this Saturday, June 3, from 12-5 pm in Lot 4 of the Tropicana Field parking lot.
The sprawling celebration is free to attend as some of the area’s best breweries vie for the title of fan favorite. Additionally, some of the Bay’s best crab pots and seafood chefs will be in attendance dishing out hot plates of fresh goodness, alongside tons of St. Pete’s favorite food trucks. Plus, some of the area’s best bands and performers will be taking the stage throughout the day.
In addition to the food, there will be a sprawling market full of local artists, makers, boutiques and more. Attendance is free and parking in open spots in the parking lot is also free, subject to availability. The festival will also feature line dancing, a teen market, bounce houses, and even a kids area. There will be interactive arts and crafts stations, as well. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy the free entertainment while they eat, drink and browse.
The entire festival is family-friendly, and attendees 21+ will be able to vote for their favorite brewery, with the winner receiving a medal following the festivities. Breweries interested in participating are encouraged to email support(at)saturdayshoppes.com as limited spots remain.
Limited vendor spots remain for the weekend, and those interested in this event or future Saturday Shoppes can learn more here.
Saturday Shoppes provides opportunity for emerging small businesses
Renee Edwards is the brains behind the Saturday Shoppes operation. The goal of the event has always been to create economic development opportunities for emerging businesses through these fast growing monthly markets. Edwards has also founded the Saturday Morning Shoppe Academy to provide business coaching, business etiquette, resources, marketing, and licensure that would allow hobby vendors to grow their business and income.
Using her knowledge and platform, Edwards is able to assist nearly 150 businesses every month by connecting incredible makers and owners to the community they serve.
Upcoming Saturday Shoppes events after this weekend’s include the Blue Crab Cookoff on June 10, Juneteenth Freedom Fest on June 17, and the Coachman park grand opening on June 29.
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