The Factory first look event will feature a Keep St. Pete Local market in the Word Garden

Construction and installation of palm trees in new art garden
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The Factory, a sprawling immersive arts, entertainment, food + drink concept, will provide a first look at its creative space on December 11 and 12, and the festivities will include a market curated by Keep St. Pete Local in the Keep St. Pete Lit Word Garden. It’s the most St. Pete event of 2020.

Like we said before, if you’re not following The Factory on Facebook and Instagram, you should change that ASAP.

This two-day outdoor event will take place on The Factory’s spacious 6.5 acre property in The Warehouse Arts District of South St. Pete.

A local market with food trucks

Friday, December 11 will proudly showcase all things literary. Limited tickets for socially distanced seating packages can be purchased in advance for The Factory First Look.

Here’s the lineup:
Tysonious Mink (Vinyl DJ)
Live Poetry (Dennis Amadeus, Saint, The Poet Anomelie Mona B)
Shakespeare & Shots (Improv Comedy Theater Curated by Bob Devin Jones)
Alec Burnright ft. Heyeyella (Hip-Hop Lyricists)
Gallerie 909 Pop-Up Exhibit (Specializing in Fashion & Arts from the African Diaspora)
Packaged food and beverage available for purchase at this event.

Outdoor seating will be positioned to accommodate social distancing. Masks must be worn when you are not seated in your circle, and may not be suitable for all ages.

Doors open at 6pm on Friday, December 11. Click HERE for event details.

Celebrate with live music in the Sunshine City

The Factory First Look day 2 kicks off Saturday morning in celebration of Keep St. Pete LIT Word Garden. They’ll be hosting a ribbon cutting with Mayor Rick Kriseman and have a child-focused story time and music every half hour.

Keep St. Pete Local’s Holiday Maker’s Market will run from 11am to 5pm and feature Music on the Main Stage. 40+ local vendors will be at the market, in addition to food trucks, and beer and wine vendors (alcohol sales benefit Keep St. Pete LIT).

NOTE: The Factory is not messing around with COVID-19, so wear a mask and wash your hands.

Doors open at 11am on Saturday, December 12. The market will be open until 5pm, and live music will take place until 11pm.

The Factory, 2622 Fairfield Avenue South.

The Factory will also include a Daddy Kool Records, and play home to Fairgrounds St. Pete.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.