We’re thrilled to return to Localtopia again this year with our Happier Place pop-up shop! Once we know our exact location, we will add that information here…
This will probably be our last market event for a long time, if not ever. So don’t miss it.
LOCALTOPIA is St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local” showcasing *OVER* 300 of our city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations.
Voted “BEST FESTIVAL” two years in a row in the Tampa Bay Times’ “Best of the Best” Awards and nominated for “BEST FESTIVAL” by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater! We’re honored that LOCALTOPIA has also been declared “The Event of the Year,” has been referred to as “the most St. Pete-esque event a resident or visitor can attend,” and many have called it *THE* best event ever in St. Pete!
This FREE family-friendly festival also commemorates KSPL’s 11-Year Anniversary. Please consider throwing something into the tip jars at the “Local Thirst Stations” to support LOCALTOPIA!
LOCALTOPIA has NOT been a pet-friendly event since 2016 due to large crowds. Please DO NOT bring your furry friends! We want to ensure that they (and our human friends) stay safe, so we request that you *PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME.* Thanks for your cooperation!
The 2022 Winter in the ‘Wood is the inaugural one-day winter festival in Seminole Park at the heart of the Historic Kenwood artist enclave and neighborhood.
On December 18th, join us at our inaugural “Winter In The ‘Wood” – a delightful winter festival with exhibits and performances by enclave artists, activities for children and adults, a visit by Santa (3 – 4:30 pm), delicious food, live music, acrobats, poets and so much more. Find unique and handmade gifts during this last-minute holiday shopping opportunity from 30 hyper-local arts & crafts vendors. And bringing together old and new Historic Kenwood holiday traditions, we will be announcing the Holiday Decorating Contest Winners live on stage!
Bring your lawn chairs, or blankets, and plan to spend a festive day in our Kenwood neighborhood park celebrating the season with your neighbors, family, and friends! If you can’t be there all day, Radio St. Pete will be broadcasting a portion of the performances live.
Following the festivities in Seminole Park, it’s time to enjoy all the lights and decorations adorning our neighborhood homes, including this year’s winners.
Find us in spot 14 on the map below.
For an event schedule and event map, check out the website: https://kenwoodartistenclave.org/winter-in-the-wood/
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