Shopapalooza, a two-day shopping event with 200+ St. Pete vendors, takes over Vinoy Park

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Vinoy Park will be home to one of the biggest Small Business Saturday shopping events in the nation courtesy of Local Shops 1. The organization, founded by Ester Venouziou, hosts its 10th Annual Shopapalooza event at the beautiful Vinoy Park. The event was traditionally held in Straub Park, but the new Vinoy location makes room for more vendors and even more stunning views.

Shopapalooza takes place on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1. The event, co-sponsored by the City of St. Pete, is about more than just shopping. Shopapalooza will feature 10 activity sections that offer fun for the entire family — including one from WannaGo.

Gift-wrapping Station and Christmas Tree Display

The event will feature a massive CONA Christmas Tree Display. Visitors will also be treated to live painting from Creative Clay.

Get ready to dine in the Sunshine as Shopapalooza will also feature its own local food hall. If you’re like us, gift-wrapping is the hardest part of the holiday season. The Sunshine Senior Center will be in attendance providing gift-wrapping services for those who need it.

Even in the winter, it gets hot in the Sunshine City. So if you need to unwind, you can lounge at the 1,000 sf seating area by Treehouse Gallery. For the kids, Great Explorations will have its own fun zone.

Rock Climbing, Acro-Yoga and more

There will be a rock climbing station with Fearless Mobile Climbing, belly dancing classes, aero-yoga classes with The Movement Sanctuary, You Are The Hamster will be there! It’s a human-powered frozen-beverage machine – earn that treat, St. Pete!

Want to enjoy a $500 shopping spree at the event? Enter the LocalShops1.com contest online here.

There 200 businesses and counting participating in the two-day extravaganza. You can see a full rundown of who will be there by visiting the Shopapalooza Event Page.

200+ vendors at the two-day event

The event runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1. Shopapalooza is FREE and open to the public at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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