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Top upcoming events in-and-around St. Pete you won’t want to miss

Top upcoming events in-and-around St. Pete you won’t want to miss

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There’s no shortage of events happening at any given time in St. Pete, but some are bigger than others. Here’s a full list of the biggest events you need to check out.

Top Recurring Events in St. Pete

Tropicana Field Market by Saturday Shoppes
📍Tropicana Field Parking Lot • 1st Sat. Every Month
Who’s to say all the action has to be inside the stadium? Saturday Shoppes transforms the grounds outside The Trop into a sprawling and boisterous festival.

Saturday Morning Market
📍Al Lang Stadium • every Saturday 9am-2pm
The longest-running farmers market in St. Pete is also the biggest one of its kind in the southeast, a must-visit every Saturday in downtown.

Indie Flea St. Pete
📍The Factory St. Pete • 2/4, 3/3, 4/7
Every month, 200+ independent and local vendors take over the town for this beloved seasonal market showcasing the best of the region.

Biggest and Best Events Coming Soon

Sunshine Comedy Fest
📍Various Locations • January 11-14
Some of the country’s funniest and most well-known comedians are descending on the city for a full four-day, two-city weekend of huge laughs.

St. Pete Bacon & BBQ Festival
📍Vinoy Park • January 13 & 14
One of the tastiest annual events in St. Pete showcases an incredible array of pitmasters from across the country, with delicious eats and great beer and spirits.

MLK Dream Big Celebration
📍Downotwn St. Pete • January 15
Every January, St. Pete hosts a full weekend of events dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including one of the nation’s biggest MLK Day parades.

Festivals of Speed
📍Vinoy Park • January 21
The 20th annual waterfront car show will showcase more than 250 exotic, classic, and muscle cars, as well as motorcycles and luxury brands.

WWE Royal Rumble
📍Tropicana Field • January 27
One of the most highly-anticipated Royal Rumbles in years is taking over St. Pete, filling Tropicana Field with tens of thousands of rowdy fans.

📍Williams Park • February 24
Taking place once annually, it’s the biggest single market of the year in St. Pete, an amazing showcase of local shops, food trucks, artists, and more.

Embracing Our Differences
📍Poynter Park • March 2-31
This larger-than-life art show is a juried exhibit from 50 youth artists whose pieces showcase what it means to embrace our differences and be inclusive of all.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
📍Downtown St. Pete • March 8-10
One of the city’s biggest events – sporting or otherwise – transforms downtown into a race track and brings a gigantic festival to the beautiful waterfront.

Reggae Rise Up
📍Vinoy Park • March 14-17
St. Pete’s biggest music festival brings four days of incredible headliners to Vinoy Park looking over the waters of Tampa Bay.

Paddy Fest at Williams Park
📍Williams Park • March 16-17
Williams Park will be St. Pete’s home for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, featuring two days of free and family- friendly festival fun.

Rays Opening Weekend
📍Tropicana Field • March 28-31
One of the MLB’s best teams over the last five years returns to action this spring as the Tampa Bay Rays and their all-star filled roster return to Tropicana Field.

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