St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local” showcasing over 200 of your favorite independent businesses and community organizations

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LOCALTOPIA IS PRESENTED BY KEEP SAINT PETERSBURG LOCAL, ST. PETE’S INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ALLIANCE. THE FESTIVAL, FOUNDED IN 2014, COLLECTIVELY CELEBRATES ALL THAT MAKES OUR CITY GREAT VIA ITS ARTS, MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS AND CULTURE.

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WHEN

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017 | 10 AM – 5 PM

RAIN DATE: FEBRUARY 25TH

 

WHERE

WILLIAMS PARK | 330 2ND AVE N, 33701

 

PARKING

A LIMITED AMOUNT OF ON-STREET PARKING IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE PARKING GARAGES:

SUNDIAL ST. PETE GARAGE *ENTRANCE TO PARKING GARAGE IS AT 117 2ND STREET NORTH, 33701

NEW MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT GARAGE – 350 3RD STREET NORTH, 33701

*** NEWLY ADDED PARKING LOCATION:

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH | 212 3RD STREET NORTH, 33701 (ACROSS FROM WILLIAMS PARK) – THEIR PARKING LOT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT $10/CAR (CHURCH FUNDRAISER)

FAQs

WHAT IS LOCALTOPIA?

LOCALTOPIA is St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local.” The festival showcases over 200 of our city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations. The event features:

  • MAKERS & MERCHANTS Selling Art & Artisanal Goods including: Bath & Body, Boating, Clothing & Accessories, Gifts, Home, Pet, Plants, Vinyl & Much More!
  • VILLAGES: Arts Village | Family Village | Health & Wellness Village | Skate Village
  • EAT & DRINK LOCAL: Food Truck Rally Alley on 4th Street with 12+ Trucks | Restaurant Row + Local Breweries Pouring Their Own Brews on 2nd Avenue
  • LIVE LOCAL MUSIC on the Williams Park Bandstand
  • 3RD STREET: Vendors on Wheels + New “Neighbors & Nomads” + Street Fun (Bus Painting, Free Books, Sports)
  • ENGAGING ACTIVITIES for All Ages including 3D Art Maze, Free Demos, Raffle Prizes, Live Screen Printing and More Surprises!

LOCALTOPIA is organized by Keep Saint Petersburg Local (KSPL), a non-profit organization, affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance, working to build a thriving local economy and a unique community.  KSPL does this by nurturing connections for and acting as the voice of locally-owned, independent businesses and by raising awareness of the importance of buying local.

KSPL was founded on November 19, 2011 and was officially launched on January 31, 2012. The first LOCALTOPIA took place on February 1, 2014. LOCALTOPIA is also KSPL’s annual anniversary celebration. Learn more about KSPL and the Alliance’s members HERE.

WHEN AND WHERE?

 February 4, 2017 (Rain Date: February 25, 2017)

Williams Park
330 2nd Avenue North + Park’s Surrounding Streets

IS LOCALTOPIA FREE TO ATTEND?

Yes, and we’d like for it to remain a free community event. However, it costs a lot to put on the largest festival celebrating all things local! Please consider a (minimum) $5 donation upon arrival to spread the local love. Donation points can be found at all entrances.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT AT LOCALTOPIA?

Thanks for asking! This grassroots, volunteer-powered festival would not be possible without our awesome volunteers! Click HERE to sign up as a volunteer.

HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?

The largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local” in St. Pete is community funded and would not be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors! Please contact KSPL on (813) 500-7708 or email us at keepsaintpetersburglocal@gmail.com to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Our new “Community Sponsor” Level ($500) offers the following benefits to existing KSPL members:

  • Name/logo as part of the continuous video loop playing during the festival on the Williams Park bandstand’s screens
  • Two sponsor announcements by festival MC (one in the morning, one in the afternoon)
  • Name/logo on Localtopia website + the Localtopia Facebook event (business’ Facebook page will be tagged)
  • Included in a sponsors shout-out on main KSPL Facebook page and on the Localtopia Facebook event
  • Name/logo included at the end of the festival recap video
  • $100 worth of KSPL merchandise or 20 beer tickets (pre-arranged collection prior to festival)

WHO IS PLAYING AT LOCALTOPIA 2017?

Check out our fantastic local lineup HERE

WHAT VENDORS ARE PARTICIPATING AT LOCALTOPIA 2017?

We are so incredibly proud to showcase over 200 of our city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations! Have fun perusing the amazing list of vendors HERE. Be sure to support them the day of the festival (and beyond) because our community matters!

P.S. Most of them are participating in the “Biggest Local Raffle”. Don’t miss out on winning lots of local goodness! Buy your raffle tickets at the Welcome Center/Local Thirst Stations and make your way around to as many vendors as you can to check out their prizes!

WHAT IS THERE TO EAT & DRINK AT LOCALTOPIA 2017?

You’ll be eating and drinking locally to your heart’s content at LOCALTOPIA! Head over to 4th Street for the “Food Truck Rally Alley,” 2nd Avenue for Restaurant Row, or snack your way around Williams Park as vendors entice you with their sweet treats as you stroll. Our local breweries will be pouring their own brews on 2nd Avenue. You’ll also find “Local Thirst Stations” dotted around the park, where you can buy canned local beer, draft beer tickets, wine, water and KSPL merchandise. Non-alcoholic beverage vendors (coffee, juice and more) are located within the park. Full list of your Eat & Drink options HERE.

IS LOCALTOPIA FAMILY-FRIENDLY?

Absolutely! There’s a whole Family Village for our local families to enjoy (sponsored by the NOMAD Art Bus)! Our arts and culture organizations will be providing engaging activities for all ages (bus painting, crafts, sports, hooping, music and more!) all around the park. You can also watch pros perform tricks on the skate ramp that’s been especially built for the festival. We know it takes a village to raise a child. LOCALTOPIA has several villages! Check them all out HERE.

IS LOCALTOPIA PET-FRIENDLY?

Because we love our 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!

IS THE FESTIVAL ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES?

Yes, but please note that large crowds are expected. Please contact us at keepsaintpetersburglocal@gmail.com for assistance.

WILL THERE BE ATMS AT THE FESTIVAL?

Yes. There will be several ATMs within the festival’s footprint. Alcohol, water and merchandise purchases at KSPL’s “Local Thirst Stations” and Welcome Center will be CASH ONLY. Most vendors will be able to take cards.

WHERE DO I PARK?

A limited amount of on-street parking is available throughout downtown.

Wheelchair Accessible Parking Garages:

Sundial St. Pete Garage *Entrance to Parking Garage is at 117 2nd Street North, 33701

NEW Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Garage – 350 3rd Street North, 33701

*** NEWLY ADDED PARKING LOCATION:

First United Methodist Church | 212 3rd Street North 33701 (across from Williams Park) – Their parking lot will be available at $10/car (Church Fundraiser)

WHAT IF I COME BY BIKE?

The very lovely folks at Two Wheel Valet will be providing free and secure bike valet so you can Keep it Local and Green (Sponsored by Walk Bike Tampa & Coppertail Brewing Co)! We’re also excited that Coast Bike Share will have its St. Pete Community Kickoff at Localtopia. They’ll have their bikes available at their booth on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street North. You can drop off one of their bikes you rode in on or pedal away on one you picked up at the fest.

WHERE DO I ENTER/WHAT STREETS WILL BE CLOSED?

All entrances to Williams Park will be open. Streets closed for LOCALTOPIA:

  • 2nd Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets North
  • 3rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues North (1st Ave N heading west will be open, but parking spaces next to the park will not be available)
  • The old bus lane on 4th Street North will also be closed (4th St N heading south will still be open)

WHERE CAN I FIND THE FESTIVAL MAP?

Click HERE for the LOCALTOPIA map.  Copies of the map listing participating vendors will be distributed at the entrances, along with Keep Saint Petersburg Local’s “Local Guide to St. Pete.”

WILL THERE BE SEATING?

There will be a few seating areas within the park and on the streets. You may bring blankets to sit on the grass, but no chairs.

WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED?

Please leave the following items at home:

  • Business cards/flyers/promotional materials if you are not an authorized vendor – no distribution of aforementioned material or solicitation is allowed
  • Chairs
  • Pets
  • Weapons, illicit drugs and other contraband
  • Balls, frisbees, missiles, and any other types of throwing objects or projectiles

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL POLICIES?

No unauthorized vending. LOCALTOPIA reserves the right to remove anyone from the festival who is in violation of these policies.

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MAP

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01 | Arts Village

02 | FOOD TRUCK RALLY ALLEY

03 | BIKE VALET

04 | RESTAURANT ROW + BREWERIES

05 | WELCOME CENTER

06 | INDIE MARKET VILLAGE

07 | NEIGHBORS & NOMADS

08 | FAMILY VILLAGE

09 | HEALTH & WELLNESS VILLAGE

10 | SKATE VILLAGE

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WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING DAY OF CELEBRATION!

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NEWS

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February 2, 2017

Please Leave Pets at Home!

Because we love our 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…
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December 8, 2016

The Heart in Localtopia

You may have noticed the heart hovering over the “i” in our Localtopia logo and wondered why it was there. Since its inception Keep Saint Petersburg Local (KSPL) has promoted the idea of *local…
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December 8, 2016

Biggest Local Raffle

Did you know that THE biggest *local* raffle takes place at LOCALTOPIA? Buy your raffle tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) at the Welcome Center/"Local Thirst Stations," then visit…
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December 8, 2016

Donations at Entrances

This is a free community event and we'd like it to remain a free event! However, it costs us a lot to put on LOCALTOPIA. Because of our commitment to…
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