Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (11.29-01.19)

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A two-day shopping festival featuring 200+ local vendors, a street faire in the Old Northeast, the St. Pete Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Parade and more happening this weekend in the Sunshine City!

Our weekend events guide is posted every Friday morning and covers the best events over a three day period. If you’re looking for more events, visit the I Love the Burg calendar. For a $5 fee, businesses/artists/organizers can also list events here. The small fee helps this website continue to do what it does best, that’s celebrating the Sunshine City!

Planning for your concert future? Visit The Mahaffey Theater’s website for a full list of concerts coming to one of the Burg’s premier entertainment venues.

Need more local and indie music in your life? Visit No Clubs’ concert calendar for a look at shows popping up across Tampa Bay.

Want your event featured on I Love The Burg’s website? Click HERE for all the details on how to submit your event.


Coming Soon: 

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I Love the Burg and Salty Sisters present Pelican Tracks Popcorn!

Taste the most delicious new flavor in the Sunshine City. We’re launching a brand new Pelican Tracks Popcorn with the amazing and Best of the Bay Winning Salty Sisters! It’s caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate and mixed with peanut butter cups. YUM! Visit Salty Sisters at 107 107th Avenue, Treasure Island.

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NYE at The Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete

Get ready for the ultimate New Year’s Eve party in St. Pete. Enjoy a dinner, an open bar, music, and stellar views of the fireworks on the waterfront. Join the museum for a special dinner beginning at 7pm, or just hit up the party that runs from 9pm-1am. Click HERE to reserve your tickets. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

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Winter WhiskeyFest at American Freedom Distillery! 

Join I Love the Burg for the 3rd Annual Winter Whiskeyfest in partnership with American Freedom Distillery! Choose from over a dozen different whiskeys to taste, enjoy light bites, and mingle with other like-minded whiskey lovers at American Freedom Distillery on a Saturday evening. American Freedom Distillery showcases its stunning new space and benefits a great community cause. Tickets are limited, with room for only 250 of our closest friends and fans. A portion of the proceeds benefit METRO Inclusive Health. General Admission tickets are $75 in advance, and $85 at the door. VIP tickets are $100. VIP tickets include early entry to American Freedom Distillery from 5pm–6pm; an EXCLUSIVE Distillery Tour (Time Slots: 5pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm); 6 Whiskey Tasting stubs, 2 stubs can be combined for a full pour; and a commemorative whiskey tasting glass. Click HERE to reserve tickets today. American Freedom Distillery, 2232 5th Avenue South.

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December 8 — Hideaway Holiday Market 

Save the date for a very special Holiday Market! This time the Hideaway is teaming up with their neighbors Avid Brew Company, Lolita’s Wine Market and the Burg Bar & Grill! Sponsored by Your Neighborhood Realty Associates, Inc. Live music, craft beer & wine, and tons of local makers. This is a family friendly event. There will be a kid’s station where they can paint their own holiday ornaments. The event takes place on Saturday, December 8. 11am-5pm. The Hideaway, 1756 Central Avenue.


Events happening this weekend:

Friday, November 29

I Love the Burg Sponsor — Early Bird Breakfast at 2nd & Second
2nd & Second was voted the best diner in Tampa Bay in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Awards. To celebrate, the diner is now offering a special discounted breakfast Monday-Friday. Enjoy two eggs your way, hash brown, choice of toast, and your choice of breakfast meat for just $6.99. Available from 6-8am. 2nd & Second, 201 2nd Avenue North.

Enchant St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field (All Weekend)
The largest Christmas Light Maze in the world officially opens at Tropicana Field. Millions of lights will illuminate a skating rink, a Christmas Village, a holiday shopping market and food/drink vendors. Grab a hot chocolate and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Click HERE to reserve your ticket and entrance time. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.

Black FURday 2019 at Humane Society of Pinellas
The Humane Society of Pinellas will offer a one day, fee-waived adoption event! Catalina Marketing is generously sponsoring all adoptions in an effort to give all of HSP’s furry residents a chance at a new FURever home! Puppies and kittens under 6 months old are not included in this special. 11am-6pm. Humane Society of Pinellas, 3040 State Road 590.

Record Store Day Black Friday at Daddy Kool
Get exclusive Record Store Day releases. Daddy Kool is offering their first sampling of DK x BCC coffee collaboration to the first guests from 9:30-11am thanks to Black Crow Coffee Co Grand Central Dist. Open until 8pm. Daddy Kool Records, 2430 Terminal Drive South.

Snow at Sundial St. Pete (All Weekend)
Get out and enjoy the holiday season at Sundial St. Pete. The shopping/dining plaza will have snow falling in the courtyard nightly. Snow falls from 6:30-9pm. Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Avenue North.

Chris Tucker at The Mahaffey Theater
Chris Tucker is bringing his the North American Tour 2019 to St. Petersburg. Show begins at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Miracle Pop Up Bar at Mezzo
This is basically the best booziest Christmas cocktail party you’ve ever been to. Enjoy festive spirits served in funky mugs, like SanTaRex! Miracle at Mezzo launches on Black Friday and will stay through the end of December. The launch party runs from 5pm-2am. Miracle at Mezzo, 1111 Central Avenue.


Saturday, November 30

Shopapalooza at Vinoy Park (Saturday & Sunday)
The biggest shopping event of the season is here! Celebrate the holidays in the Sunshine City with LocalShops1’s Shopapalooza. The two-day event features more than 200 local vendors. Enjoy music, food, kids games and more. Visit Shopapalooza’s website for all the details about vendors, parking and more. The event runs from 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium
The Saturday Morning Market features more than 100 local vendors selling plants, art, clothing, produce, delicious food, strong coffee, pastries, popcorn and more. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium, 501 Central Avenue.

Yoga Poolside at The Hollander with The Body Electric Yoga
Enjoy a yoga class poolside at the landmark Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Salute the sun with a rotating cast of characters, and then cool off in the Hollander’s beautiful pool. All levels are welcome for this slow flow class, led by Lindsay Dixon, Gracie Mayer, Allison Moonbeam Archer, and Amanda Riker. 8:30-9:30am. $5 BE Monthly and Annual Members / $10 Pre-Registered / $15 Door. Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Avenue North.

Preserve the ‘Burg Historic Walking Tour
This special walking tour will take you on a stroll along the interface between downtown and the Historic Old Northeast, an area undergoing  rapid change yet one that still retains significant historic buildings. One of those is the Burnside residence, located on 5th Ave. N. near the tour’s starting spot in front of Kahwa Coffee. The building has a remarkable history of being home to women who made a mark in our community and beyond. It is a threatened local landmark you will learn about on the tour. 10am-noon. The tour costs $10. Click HERE to register. Begins at Kahwa Coffee, 475 2nd Street North.

Indie Flea Street Faire
Shop local this weekend in the Sunshine City! The Indie Flea is partnering with Black Crow in the Old Northeast for this special street market. Indie Flea will be hosting 30 select vendors from their network to represent the thriving maker’s scene in St. Pete. There will be all your favorite local vendors like Astatula, Josh Comics, Dark Cycle, Knotted Roots to name just a few. They will be selling art, candles, clothing, vintage, ceramics, plants and so much more. 12-4pm. Small Business Saturday Pop Up, 722 2nd Street North.

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting in North Straub Park
Join the City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA and St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation for the illuminated Santa Parade & Tree Lighting on Saturday. Following the Santa Parade, Mayor Rick Kriseman lights up the downtown waterfront in North Straub Park for St. Petersburg’s annual Tree Lighting. 6-10pm. PARADE ROUTE: Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr. SE., and runs along Bayshore Dr. to Fifth Ave. NE. Tree Lighting takes place at North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

Bros & Brews at Green Bench Brewing
The Olson Project celebrates the end of November at Green Bench Brewing with a FREE shave from their friends at Billy’s Corner Barber Shop. This FREE event will bring awareness and raise funds for the Movember Foundation for men’s mental health and suicide prevention. 4-7pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Haunted Pub Tour with St. Peter’s Ghost
Join St. Peter’s Ghost for a spooky and educational tour of the ‘Burg’s pubs. The tour runs from 7-8:30pm. Click HEREfor details and to reserve your spot. Tour begins outside St. Pete Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue Northeast.


Sunday, December 1

Pop Up Market at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
Local vendors will be set up on the side patio selling handmade gifts, vinyl, vintage finds and more. 1-4pm. Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue.

CommuniTea! with Rachel Miller
Tea Ceremony is a path to the meditative mind. CommuniTea with Rachel Miller is for all ages and requires no previous meditation experience. 7-9pm. $33. Click HERE to register as spots fill up fast.

Museum Store Sunday at the MFA St. Pete
Join the MFA St. Pete this Sunday as museum stores around the globe celebrate Museum Store Sunday. Enjoy 25% off at The MFA Store while helping to support its mission. 12-4pm. Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Letterpress Holiday Card Workshop at PRINT St. Pete
‘Tis the season! Design & letterpress print holiday cards at this 3-hour workshop. Students will design a holiday card using Print St. Pete’s collection of type, and print a set of 10 cards to take home (10 envelopes included). 1-4pm. $45. Click here to pre-register. PRINT St. Pete, 4903 8th Avenue South.

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.