01 Feb Set Course for Localtopia
Mark your calendars because Saturday, February 3, 2018 will be the Fifth Annual Localtopia Festival. Starting at 10 a.m. in Williams Park (just around the corner from The Galley), the city will come together once again to “celebrate all things local.”
So what does that exactly entail?Remember in elementary school when you had “show and tell”? Well it’s kind of like that…but a whole lot cooler. Every year, there are about 200 booths set up to represent the many artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and organizations that St. Pete has to offer. It’s pretty much the de-facto celebration of what makes our corner of the Sunshine State unlike any other.
Stop by to support your friends and favorite business, or even discover things that you might have not yet known about. Pick up a piece that you just have to have on your wall, grab a bite to eat, or even participate in a demo. After all, you can’t just know everything from browsing the internet. So get out there, soak up up some sun (unless we switch to the rain date of 2/24/18), and join in one of the many great celebrations this city holds.
Also, throughout the day there will be live performances by our home-town musicians. What’s not to love about that?
Before you go, here are some pointers
The event is FREE – You don’t have to pay anything to join in the fun of Localtopia, but if you can, a $5 donation is always appreciated. Talk about breaking the bank, right?
Consider Keeping Your Dog at Home – Although we all love our dogs, and St. Pete has been ranked as the top pet friendly city in the country, it might be a good call to leave your pet at home. Last year at Localtopia, there were about +20,000 people moving in and out of Williams Park.
Although the event is not the most “dog friendly,” you can still pick up a souvenir for your pooch!
Localtopia Parking and Transportation – If you thought parking downtown was a bit of a hassle on a regular weekend, think about finding it during a festival, but don’t fret.
Ride-sharing is probably the easiest way to get to get there. Also, if pedaling on two wheels is more or so your style, there will be a bicycle valet available at the park!
Handicapped parking will be available at:
- The Sundial St. Pete Garage @ 117 2nd Street North, 33701
- New Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement @ 350 3rd Street North, 33701
- First United Methodist Church @ 212 3rd Street North, 33701 (*requires a $10 donation as part of a church fundraiser, but it’s across the street from the festival)
And yes, we will be open and yes, we’ll will have a boothIf you’re looking for a place to sit down and take a break, stop by The Galley. We’ll be running as usual with drinks, food, and good times to be had. Also be sure to even drop by our own booth at the festival!
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