Porchfest and Tour of Homes brings art, live music and more to Historic Roser Park

Porchfest and Tour of Homes brings art, live music and more to Historic Roser Park

a small bridge over a creek

Historic Roser Park will host Porchfest on March 19, and will feature live music, community sponsors, and a fun walking tour of one of the ‘Burg’s most stunning neighborhoods.

Porchfest is a community-based music festival staged in neighborhoods all across the country. The HRPNA is bringing the event to St. Pete. This exclusive annual event combines St. Pete’s musicians, local businesses, and a neighborhood community all rolled into one. Guests will stroll the winding, enchanted streets of Historic Roser Park, as local musicians play from the front porches and yards of various homes.

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Roser Park tour of Homes and Porchfest combine

Here’s the announcement from the neighborhood association:

“For the first time, the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association is combining our beloved Tour of Homes event with our newest event, Porchfest! In the morning, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the inside of a selection of St. Petersburg’s most historic homes with architectural styles ranging from Spanish Revival to Craftsman to Dutch Colonial for a ticketed price. In the afternoon, several homes will host a diverse mix of artists performing simultaneously, as neighbors and friends gather under the oak trees, porches become center stage, and concert lawn takes on a new meaning. Vendors, craftsmen, and food trucks will be available. This community-focused event supports local musicians and the Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association.”

Local musicians performing in Roser Park

This year’s musician line-up includes The Cheaters, Hot Tonic, Kerry Courtney Band, Kristopher James,  Rebekah Pulley, Greg Roy, Deb Hunseder from Halcyon, LCNV, and more. This year’s presenting sponsor,  Cregan & Co., is Tampa Bay’s bookkeeping and accounting services expert. Additional sponsors include ACE  Handyman Services, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, DVC 360 Signage + Print, First Home Bank, Luna, Marketing & Consulting, Power Design, Watts Dental, Window Gang, and Wove Print Co.

In addition to Tour of Homes & Porchfest, twenty vendors, craftsmen and multiple food trucks will be onsite.  For the safety of our community, social distancing will be encouraged to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  

Reserve your spot for this unique event

Tickets can be purchased for $15 at historicroserpark.org in advance, or for $20 on the day of the tour, when  tickets will be sold by the Booker Creek footbridge across from the intersection of Prospect Court South and  Roser Park Drive S. Free parking is available at the west Bayfront garage (726 7th Ave. S., St. Petersburg). Golf  cart service and maps will be provided, making it convenient either to ride or walk to tour stops. 

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Learn more, and reserve your tickets for the special event online.

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