This is a free event. The Festival is open from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. This is one of the premier cultural events in St. Petersburg with over 100,000 visitors from near and far coming to enjoy and purchase quality art and enjoy top name entertainment. Exhibiting artists are competing for $50,000 in prize money. For children, volunteers from the Junior League of St. Petersburg offer future artists the chance to unleash creativity with free activities: fish prints, magical star wands, watercolor butterflies, marble artistry, and to celebrate Earth Day, plant your own bean stalk. Come and enjoy the music. There will be free live music during the entire weekend. Pets and outside coolers are not allowed. But there will be food and drinks for sale. Here is a map of the Festival. There is paid parking at the following lots: the Pier Parking Lots (Take 2nd Ave. N.E. heading towards The Pier), Baywalk Parking Garage (Enter from 2nd St. N. between 1st & 2nd Avenues North) and Southcore Parking Garage (Enter from 1st Ave South between 1st & 2nd Streets South). The other parking options are Paid parking available at the Pier’s Pelican or Dolphin Lots, Baywalk & South Core garages, or Free Event Shuttle Vehicles run from First St. and Central Ave. & from the Pier’s Dolphin Lot to Vinoy Park. St. Pete is just across the bay from MacDill AFB and so it is about a 30 minute drive. St. Pete is wonderful place to live at if you’re just moving to the Tampa area. With housing options from single family homes to condos to the numerous museums and restaurants, St. Pete should be place that you check out!
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