ARTS VILLAGE (Nearest 4th St N – Map Location: 01)
This year’s Arts Village champions local female artists working in a variety of media—from painting and paper craft, to weaving, pottery, and yarn spinning. The Bluebird Books Bus, in collaboration with the St. Pete Women’s Collective, will guide visitors through hands-on zine making at the SWAP station, and more interactive art is planned! Come join us to celebrate these St. Pete artists in our cozy craft sanctuary.
The Arts Village features 20+ vendors including artists, makers, arts & community organizations (click here to view Vendors List)
*NEW* ECO VILLAGE (Nearest 4th St N – Map Location: 10)
Our Sustainability Partner, the St. Pete Eco Village, will have several demonstrations. They’ve facilitated the set-up of a vermiculture (“composting”) machine on site (corner of 4th Street and 1st Avenue North – in the Food Truck Rally Alley) and will be instructing attendees on its use, as well as how to compost at home. *** KSPL is not only committing to eliminating single-use plastics and Styrofoam at the event, we have gone one step further by doing a bulk-buy of compostable items for vendors to use, so that festival-goers can compost on site. *** SPEV will also be demoing solar technology, aquaponics, and more. They’ll have kids activities and craft projects focused on eco-friendly concepts and outdoor education + giveaways. You’ll find two of their Tiny Houses on display on 2nd Avenue North, which you can tour – one at the corner of 3rd Street and one at the corner of 4th Street. SPEV organizaed St. Pete’s 1st Tiny Home Festival and aims to become the 1st Tiny Home Community in the city. Our partner, the Suncoast Surfrider Foundation, will also be present to educate our community on how to “Rise above Plastics” and become more ocean-friendly. The newly-launched, Tampa Bay Water Keeper, will be sharing information about how to protect and improve our watershed. The Eco Village also features vendors with repurposed, upcycled, eco-friendly items. The Eco Village is located next to the expanded Health & Wellness Village. You’ll find more eco-friendly vendors all around the festival (click here to view Vendors List)
FAMILY VILLAGE (Nearest 3rd St N – Map Location: 08)
On 3rd Street: NOMAD Art Bus will once again be joining us at Localtopia! Their mission is to bring art to all. Have fun painting the bus on 3rd Street! On the grass in Williams Park: Look for the giant bouncy castle/slide/maze! Have a “Kick in the Grass” with our Tampa Bay Rowdies (Gold Sponsor) + giveaways and more at their booth! makeme studio will have a heart/Valentine-inspired craft for kids The Morean Arts Center will have “Flower Sprouting Clay Creatures” for kids to make things out of clay and then cover them in wildflower seeds. Music & Me will have mini music classes, so come sing along with them! PLAY Performing Arts Project will have students performing in their tent all day. Thank You Mama will provide a “Family Rest Area” with rocking chair, baby changing station, lounging carpets and more. The Family Village also features nearly a dozen vendors offering products and services for our local families, including two children’s books vendors! (click here to view Vendors List) On 2nd Avenue North: Both the St. Pete Tide and the Tampa Bay Rays will be on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 3rd Street with a basketball hoop, inflatable games, prizes and more! This is also where the St. Pete Eco Village will have two of their Tiny Houses on display, which you can tour – one at the corner of 3rd Street and one at the corner of 4th Street.
*EXPANDED* HEALTH & WELLNESS VILLAGE (Opposite Family Village – Map Location: 09)
We’ve expanded our Health & Wellness Village as we want to help grow a Healthy St. Pete! We’re really excited about the Outdoor Spin Rides that Central Cycling is offering all-day (by the Veterans Memorial, where the Skate Village used to be – see info below for NEW Skate Village on 2nd Avenue North)! Vendors will be offering FREE massages, FREE acupuncture, FREE demos (yoga, martial arts) and more! (click here to view Vendors List)
*NEW* SKATE VILLAGE (On 2nd Ave N – Map Location: 04)
*** On the same street where our local breweries are pouring their own brews + you can tour two Tiny Houses + both the St. Pete Tide and the Tampa Bay Rays will be on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 3rd Street with a basketball hoop, inflatable games, prizes and more! ***
Get ready for the *new* Skate Village at Localtopia in honor of St. Pete soon having the largest skate park in Florida! We’re thrilled to have Tommy Wray as our “Skate Coordinator” and a larger skate ramp created by Jay Turner of School of Skatin with demos & tricks by St. Pete’s best! It’s too much awesomeness to limit to the Village’s usual area in the park, so it’s taking over part of a street – 2nd Avenue North, behind the Bandstand! You’ll also find a half-dozen skate-related vendors, including Local Longboard Company‘s new mobile full-service skate truck, the Deadly Rival Roller Derby ladies and the St. Pete Skatepark Alliance (click here to view Vendors List). Come watch who wins the Best Trick Contest (cash purse & prizes)!