LocalShops1's Shopapalooza 2013 takes place 10-4 Saturday, Nov. 23, at South Straub Park in downtown St. Pete! Our nonprofit partner this year is Chart 411 and the event is presented by TBO.com/ St. Petersburg Tribune and the City of St. Petersburg.
Admission is free and open to the public! For more event information, including how to become a vendor, please go to LocalShops1.com/Shopapalooza or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following is a press release you may customize and send out to your media contacts, customers and friends:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mo Venouziou, LocalShops1 Vice President
Nov. 5, 2012
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla --- (Your Business Name here) is happy to announce it is participating in LocalShops1’s Shopapalooza Festival 2013. The event takes place 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 23, at South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Admission is free and this family-friendly event is open to the public.
(Optional -- insert quote here saying why you are participating, what you will have for sale, etc; if you’re a returning vendor, feel free to include that, too. Keep it at 2-3 sentences at the most)
The annual event, known as Tampa Bay’s Local Alternative to Black Friday, features swag, sales and prizes from more than 100 independently owned businesses and artists in the Tampa Bay region. The event also features live entertainment, free bouncy house for kids and more. Also represented at Shopapalooza are some of the area’s top arts institutions, including the Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theater, American Stage Theater and the Morean Art Center.
This year Shopapalooza also features the first-ever Palooza Passport, sponsored by Chart 411, in which shoppers will have a free opportunity to win thousands of dollars in prizes. And back for another year is the popular Spicy Lick-a-Thon, sponsored by Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces.
"Shopapalooza is a way to celebrate and spotlight the great independent businesses that make Tampa Bay such an amazing place,” says Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. "It gives consumers the opportunity to kick off the holiday shopping season by shopping locally!”
Vendor spots in the main part of the park are sold out, but some spaces are still available in the overflow section, For more event information, including how to become a vendor, email email@example.com. For media, sponsorship and other inquiries, email Mo Venouziou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shopapalooza, now in its fourth year, is a production of LocalShops1. This year’s nonprofit partner is Chart 411 and presenting sponsor is TBO.com/ St. Petersburg Tribune. Other sponsors include the City of St. Petersburg, Eventing Tampa Bay, IPrintLocal.com, American Stage Theater Company, Bell Contracting & Design, Grand Kitchen and Bath, Moorman Photographics, St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Appliance Service and The G Spot Gourmet Tapas and Gelato.