St. Petersburg Festivals & Shows

St. Petersburg Festivals & ShowsThe art of creating the perfect celebration is something that the people of St. Petersburg truly enjoy. From spotlighting the work of area artists, enjoying some great music or recognizing the various cultural influences that have made the area so unique, the schedule for area festivals and annual shows proves to get busier year after year. So make sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events in St. Petersburg that you surely won't want to miss!

The Floridiana Festival and Highwaymen Artist Show is a yearly favorite of locals and visitors alike. This truly unique event features the largest collection of vintage Florida souvenirs, kitsch and tropical décor as well as a chance to see and meet the legendary Florida Highwaymen artists. Find all kinds of unique items that have a connection to the Sunshine State. These include books, postcards, table linens, scarves, playing cards, jewelry, games, home furnishings and lots more. Held every fall, make sure to not miss this memorable event that celebrates Florida in a truly unique way.

Address: Hula Hula Productions, St. Petersburg, FL 33747
Phone: (727) 421-0441
Web: www.hulahula.biz

Don't miss the chance to see some of the greatest theatrical stage performances come to life at the American Stage in the Park. St. Petersburg's American Stage Theatre Company has won a stream of excellent notices as the area's best professional theater and stages a special outdoor production every year. These not-to-be-missed performances run from mid-April to early May in Demens Landing Park in downtown St. Petersburg.

Address: Demens Landing Park, 100 1st Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 823-7529
Web: www.americanstage.org

If you feel the need for speed, then make a beeline to the Festival of Speed that is held every February in St. Petersburg. This revved-up three-day festival presents the finest in jets, planes, helicopters, yachts, motorcycles and cars that are all designed to raise adrenaline levels. In addition to these luxurious exhibitions, gourmet foods and premium cocktails add an even higher level of distinctive flavor to the fast-paced proceedings.

Address: St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (352) 385-9450
Web: festivalsofspeed.com

Fans of Indy Car action look forward to the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg held every late March or early April. In addition to the Indy Car race, there is also an Indy Pro race and an American Le Mans Series race, all held on a waterfront track in downtown St. Petersburg. In addition to the races, there's also great live music to enjoy as well as family entertainment and other attractions.

Address: 1st Street SE and 5th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 824-7223
Web: www.gpstpete.com

Pirates of every shape, size and color descend on St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park every November for the Florida Pirate Festival. This event showcases various forms of interactive theater that celebrate the legendary Caribbean pirate tradition. The park becomes overrun with all things pirate, but also manages to include music, rides, comedy, cannons, storytelling, artisan crafts, nighttime fire shows and great food as well as a plethora of pirates!

Address: Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive & 7th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 644-6028