LocalShops1's fifth annual Shopapalooza Festival is fun-packed event featuring more than 130 local businesses and a ton of entertainment all day long!! Admission is free and there's something for EVERYONE! The event takes place 10 am to 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 22, at South Straub Park in downtown St. Pete.
Shopapalooza vendors include longtime favorites as well as newcomers, many making their vendor debut! Shopapalooza also features an Etsy Village with more than a dozen local artists and crafters; plus booths showcasing the area's top cultural organizations, including the Dali Museum, Chihuly Collection & Morean Arts Center, the Mahaffey and American Stage Theatre Co. For a complete list of our 130+ vendors and links to all the 'Palooza fun, check out our blog, Shopapalooza 411.
Whether you drop in for an hour or two, or plan to spend the day, we guarantee you will be glad you did! (If you come early, drop by the LocalShops1 Welcome Booth. The first 200 get free Shop Small tote bags!)
Here's a quick wrap-up on the activities and entertainment front:
Center Stage, in the middle of the park
10 am-4 pm: DJ rocks the park
1:30 pm: Performances by Dance Central
3 pm: Pepper-palooza by Intensity Academy
4-7 pm Trop Rock Junkies
Ciara Carinici's theatrical troupe, all day long!
Great Explorations Kids Zone, north end of the park
All day: Children's activities and crafts, including giant spin art wheel
1-4 pm: Santa Mike, Kids Zone
EZBZ Tent, south end of the park
All day: body-mind yoga consultations
11:30 am and 2 pm: belly-dancing lessons
1 pm: face-painting tips
Noon and 4 pm: dance performances
LocalShops1's fifth annual Shopapalooza Festival is made possible with the support of our nonprofit partner, Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Sunset and our awesome event sponsors: Moorman Photographics, American Stage Theatre Co., TBO.com/ St. Petersburg Tribune, Great Explorations Children's Museum, Bright House Networks Business Solutions, BeachLife Entertainment Guide and the City of St. Petersburg.
The event takes place 10 am to 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 22, at South Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Admission is free. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and for updates on Shopapalooza and our other events spotlighting local businesses, sign up online through our events calendar.