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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

People at a festival
Photo courtesy 13 Ugly Men

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.

Catch a Tampa Bay Rays Game
📍Tropicana Field • Various Dates
Catch a baseball game at The Trop! While you’re there don’t miss all the local food vendors, team store, Stingray touch tank, and on select games – epic promo items like bobbleheads, hats, and more.

Biggest and Best Events Coming Soon

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in the Park
📍Demens Landing Park • April 3 – May 5
One of the most highly anticipated events every spring is American Stage’s incredible outdoor performance series, which they year’s brings Beauty and the Beast to the beautiful waterfront park.

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
📍Clearwater Beach • Through April 14
The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is one of the world’s best and biggest sand sculpture exhibits, and this year’s theme is “Sands of Time” in honor of their 10th anniversary.

Tampa Bay Blues Fest
📍Vinoy Park • April 12-14
One of America’s premier musical events is a St. Pete favorite, as the Tampa Bay Blues Festival takes over Vinoy Park for three straight days of headliner performances, food, drink, and much more.

Mainsail Art Festival
📍Vinoy Park • April 20-21
The sprawling annual arts festival fills downtown St. Pete with hundreds of local, national, and international artists, plus food trucks, live music, refreshments, and interactive exhibits.

31st Annual Spring King of the Beach
📍Madeira Beach • April 25-27
This long-running fishing tournament is a hit every spring as sportsmen from all over descend on the area for a weekend of fishing mackerel and celebrating with music, food, drink, and more.

St. Anthony’s Triathlon
📍Downtown St. Pete • April 26-28
Race in paradise as you kick off race season with the beloved annual triathlon along St. Pete’s lovely and historic downtown waterfront.

Green Thumb Festival
📍Walter Fuller Park • April 27-28
The Green Thumb Festival is a plant lovers’ paradise with two days of plants, workshops, exhibitions, and fun, featuring more than 120 garden, plant, and flower vendors and exhibitors, plus a flower show and a garden wagon parade.

Derby at The Pier
📍St. Pete Pier • May 4
As part of a huge charity fundraiser, “Derby at The Pier” is a gigantic, waterside celebration of the Kentucky Derby, as guests don their best outfits for a day of high-end bourbon, specialty craft cocktails, and cigars.

St. Pete Tacos & Tequila Festival
📍Vinoy Park • May 11-12
The city’s marquee taco fest showcases two days full of incredible live music, dozens of the area’s best taco trucks and chefs, and some of the city and state’s best distilleries and breweries.

St. Pete Pride Month
🏳️‍🌈Various Locations • All June
St. Pete is home to one of the biggest LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations in the country, as the full month is packed full of big events, culminating in the huge St. Pete Pride Parade at the end of the month.

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