Category Archives: Events


Shopapalooza Festival 2021 Features Four Food Halls, 300+ Local Businesses

LocalShops1’s holiday extravaganza expected to be largest Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) event in the nation! After a year hiatus because of, well, #2020, Shopapalooza Festival is back and better than ever. Foodies, you’ll be happy to know that this year’s Shopapalooza features not one, not two, not three .. but FOUR outdoor food halls […]

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Chowder Challenge 2019 Winners

This past Sunday, November 10, 2019 was the 6th Annual Chowder Challenge, presented by The Pass-A-Grille Woman’s Club. It’s a fundraising event for and by the Pass-a-Grille Woman’s Club and other local charities. The event was held at Horan Park right on the St. Pete Beach Intracoastal. Not only is Horan Park a beautiful location, […]

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Shopapalooza Moves To Vinoy Park and is Bigger and Better Than Ever

All photos courtesy of unless otherwise specified. Too soon to be thinking of holiday shopping? Never! Shopapalooza Festival (, the biggest shopping event in St. Pete is coming back, and bigger than ever. In fact, the festival this year is expected to be the biggest Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) event in the nation. […]

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SAVOR ST PETE to Replace Clearwater Beach Uncorked as a Premier Downtown Event


Previously promoted as Clearwater Beach Uncorked for the past seven years, this premier event enters its eighth year as SAVOR ST. PETE, bringing its signature two-day food, wine and craft beer festival to the idyllic waterfront setting of North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The festival will run November 2nd and 3rd and tickets […]

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#GETSLOPPY Bartending Competition at Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach

Sloppy Joe's Get Sloppy Bartending Competition

We got sloppy at the Sloppy Joe’s #GetSloppy event, and it was SO fun! This was their first bartending competition but you wouldn’t be able to guess that. The drinks were delicious and they seemed to be never-ending, the music was poppin’ and everyone was having a great time. With 5 professional bartenders, a full […]

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8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience
Mahaffey Theater August 10th

Local Craft Brew Fest Features 150+ Samples and New Releases The 8th Annual 97X Craft Beer Experience will feature over 150 samples of craft beers, ciders, meads, and wines. The experience will be hosted by the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, August 10th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. This year, […]

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Seltzer Fest at 3 Daughters Brewing Mixes Up Some Treats to Beat the Summer Heat

Are you aware that 3 Daughters Brewing offers their own Florida Hard Seltzers as an option? Well, if not, it is time you found out. July 20th, 2019 from 4pm – 7pm will be an afternoon dedicated to their delicious Florida Hard Seltzer. Along with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, St Petersburg Foodies and […]

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Are You Ready To Rumble? “The Midnight Chef Fight” Series Begins This Saturday Night, May 4th

A take down in the ‘Burg…Spinning a take on the Esquire Network series, Knife Fight, IL Ritorno is bringing some Saturday night fun into our downtown culinary scene with their newest concept the “Midnight Chef Fight” series which will pit two Tampa Bay chefs against each other in an hour long, “after hours” cook-off to create […]

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Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails to Host Third-Annual Derby Formal May 4th

Downtown St. Pete’s largest Kentucky Derby Party is returning to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails on Saturday, May 4, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a live projection of the race at Churchill Downs, a mint julep bar in addition to the full-service bar, and a raw bar featuring oysters from Modern Brine. […]

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Sea Dog Brew Pub to Host First Annual Locals’ Fest in Treasure Island

Local Bands Seranation, SOWFLO, DJ Badda Skat, DJ Rollin to Perform Sea Dog Brew Pub in Treasure Island is hosting a community-centered event coined “Locals’ Fest”. The event is an effort to highlight the neighborhoods by the gulf beaches as well as to raise funds for coastal clean-up; a portion of ticket sales will benefit […]

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Simmer & Sift with Chef David Benstock of IL Ritorno at the Museum of Fine Arts

Simmer & Sift Cover

Back by popular demand…Simmer & Sift brings to life culinary masterpieces by the area’s hottest chefs. Chef David Benstock will be cooking at the last installment of the third annual Simmer & Sift event of 2018 hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, September 26 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Chef David’s […]

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Fun Cooking Parties Sizzle in Downtown St. Pete

Laugh & Learn While Cooking & Imbibing There’s a new fun foodie activity in St. Pete, and it’s called The Chef’s Hat. Is it a cooking class, or is it a party? Yes. Both. UPDATED FOR JUNE 2023 EVENTS: Hailing from Chicago, The Chef’s Hat is now open for business in downtown St. Petersburg. Lori […]

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IL Ritorno Launches Spirit Pairing Series Starting with Tequila

Lunazul Tequila

IL Ritorno will host a dinner once a month with a five-course tasting menu created to pair with the designated spirit. (The series runs from February to May.) February’s dinner pairs with Lunazul Tequila. Lunazul means “Blue Moon”, and this tequila has a 250-year history. Joining Chef David is Lunazul’s master distiller, Francisco Quijano. He’ll […]

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Sip & Savor Holiday Cocktails from the Uncorked Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai)

Toasting friends and family just get tastier with these amazing cocktail recipes from the upcoming sixth anniversary celebration of Clearwater Beach Uncorked, December 2-3, in a new location directly on Clearwater Beach (Right next to the official host hotel, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach), just south of Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. From bubbly to vodka, hot […]

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St Petersburg Foodies and Tryst Fall Event October 2017

Frank, Isabel, Kevin & Amy - Tryst Event

October 10th, 2017, we held an event for St Petersburg Foodies at Tryst on Beach Dr featuring a tasting preview of some of the items that they are working on for their upcoming new Fall menu. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Fun was had by all! Scroll on down for some St Petersburg Foodies’ […]

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