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Posted By LocalShops1, Friday, October 12, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012
10-4 Saturday Nov. 17
South Straub Park, St. Pete

Crazy deals * entertainment * kids' area * food * surprises!




Still time to get in?

Business vendors: No, sorry! We're completely booked. Want alerts about future vendor opportunities? Email us:

Shoppers: Of course! Just show up -- it's free admission! For more chances to win swag, though, you need to register. That's free, too:



What will you find at Shopapalooza Nov 17?

Check out some of the awesome deals, up to 70 percent off,  you'll find at this year's Shopapalooza!! We have 100 local businesses and organizations participating, with everything: children's clothing, soaps, handcrafted jewelry, home decor, T-shirts, art, spices and hot sauces, books, candles, plants and orchids, home renovations, health gifts and a ton more.

What else can you expect? Music, dancing, raffles, prizes and more! We also have an awesome kids area, complete with a free crafts area and a bouncy house! 

The Day's Schedule!
Shopping and Dining all day long, of course, and we have a great lineup to keep you entertained while you do so.
10-11:30      Band!!
11:30-noon  Entertainment Revue children's troupe!!
12-1            Raffles!!
1-1:30         Lolly Lick-a-Thon competition!!
1:30-2         Entertainment Revue children's troupe!!
2-2:30         Surprise!!
2:30--4        Band!!
4                 Raffles!!!


How do I get there? Where do I park?

South Straub Park is along St. Petersburg's beautiful waterfront, along Beach Drive and Bayshore Boulevard, nestled between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Yacht Club.You can get directions here.

There's plenty of metered parking along Beach Drive and Bayshore Boulevard, and there are two parking lots just a couple of blocks away, along 2nd Ave NE on the approach to the Pier.


Info for Vendors

Download your info packet here.
Check-in time is between 6 and 8:30 am. Event officially starts at 10, but there likely will be lots of pedestrians around before that, so we encourage you to be set up and ready to go as soon as possible. You will be able to quickly unload and then park in one of the metered spots or parking lots (see above section). Drop by one of the LocalShops1 booths for a copy of the map and your spot assignment.


Let's get the CROWDS there!

We have 90,000 fliers going out in the mail, along with the St. Pete city utility bills. We're also advertising in Tampa Bay Good Living, Creative Loafing, Facebook and Yelp!

We have thousands of Shopapalooza cards being distributed all over town, and our posters are plastered in downtown St. Pete storefronts. But what works best, as we all know, is word of mouth. And here is where you come in: Please let all your friends, coworkers and acquaintances know about the event.

On Facebook,
we have an event listing ( and a Shopapalooza page ( Please direct everyone there.

On Twitter,
please use hashtag #shopapalooza to build up the buzz.

On our website
, we have this blog dedicated to all-things Shopapalooza, Look through the posts and you'll find info on sponsors and vendors, as well as banners, fliers and other information that you can print and post, or email to friends. Shoppers are also encouraged to register online for opportunity to win swag! (Registration is not required to attend.)

Our Awesome Sponsors!

LocalShops1's Shopapalooza is presented by the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Chamber.

Sponsors include American Stage Theatre Co., Tampa Bay Newswire, Grand Kitchen and Bath, Illuminated Publishing, Bell Contracting and Design, Moorman Photographics, Good to Go Catering and Yelp!

Special thanks to American Stage Theatre Co. for hosting our VIP Party!!


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