Shopapalooza in Downtown St Pete At Vinoy Park

By Published On: November 20th, 2022

Shopapalooza in Downtown St Pete – Vinoy Park

Published on 11/20/22: Shopapalooza in Downtown St Pete is approaching! Since LovingStPete is all about supporting local small businesses, this is certainly an event I’m going to call out. This is the largest ‘small business’ festival in our area and it happens next weekend! This is a family event with music, kid’s activities, food & drink, plus much more. It’s about community!

Before I get into the details, consider this a nudge to shop local, supporting these small business owners who keep our Tampa Bay Area unique. For our area to thrive, we need them to thrive. If you’re a small business participating or you know a business participating, support them with a tag in the comments below!

November 26 and 27 (this coming Saturday and Sunday)

Alright, so next Saturday and Sunday (Nov 26-27) is the 12th annual “Shopapalooza”, hosted along the waterfront in Vinoy Park (Downtown St Pete). This shopping festival features “over 350 local shops, artists, musicians, food vendors and service providers.” They’re providing free entertainment, a large “kids zone”, free raffles and more.

Kids Zone at Shopapalooza

Kids Zone offers a Santa Station (pictures with the big man), plus activities and crafts by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, face-painting, free coloring books, and other activities to keep the kids busy! As a dad, big thanks to @greatexkidsmuseum and @Imagineorthostudio for making the Kids Zone possible through their sponsorship!

Shopapalooza General Info

Date: Nov 26-27, 2022

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE

Admission Cost: FREE

Seating: The organizers will have plenty of seating, however feel free to bring a picnic blanket to setup while you listen to music and eat.

Dogs: Leashed dogs are okay, simply clean up after. 🦮


Raffle: To enter the raffle for prizes, including a $500 shopping spree, register here: Then, simply check-in at the LocalShops1 Booth once you arrive to see if you won a prize!

Shopapalooza is a production of @localshops1com and co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg (@stpetefl)

Here’s a full list of the sponsors who help make this event possible:

Post brought to you by the Loving St Pete Team and HB Realty.

Email or call me for details on how you can receive up to $10,000 back in gift cards to local businesses, just by using the LovingStPete Team to buy or sell a property! As a local Tampa Bay Area Realtor, with over 25K people following my LovingStPete Guide on Social Media, I know our area well! While I may tend to focus on waterfront and beach real estate, I can certainly help with any residential property! I’m a Florida native and St. Pete resident with a past that includes developing a vacation rental advertising business, ran for more than a decade and then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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