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

* We are committed to putting on a safe event during this pandemic, following CDC guidelines. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE! Please review our COVID-19 Plan * HERE *(also found under “FAQS” & “NEWS” tabs). This will still be the biggest display of Local Love in St. Pete! * 

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MUSIC

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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 20TH, 2021 | 10 AM – 5 PM

RAIN DATE: FEBRUARY 27TH

 

WHERE

WILLIAMS PARK | 330 2ND AVE N, 33701

+ THE PARK’S SURROUNDING STREETS ARE CLOSED FOR LOCALTOPIA (SEE MAP)

 

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PARKING

*** Please consider alternative transportation ***

 –> Bike Valet will be available at Williams 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

FAQs

WHAT IS LOCALTOPIA?

LOCALTOPIA is St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local.” The 2021 festival will showcase *nearly 200* of our city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations. The event features:

  • MAKERS & MERCHANTS: Selling Art & Handcrafted Goods, Artisanal & Plant-Based Food & Beverages, Body/Self-Care, Books, Clothing & Accessories, Home Decor, Jewelry, Pet, Plants & Plant-Based Products, Vintage, Vinyl & Much More!
  • VILLAGES: Arts Village | Family Village | Health & Wellness Village | #AllThingsPlants Village
  • EAT & DRINK LOCAL: 4th Street: Food Truck Rally Alley | 2nd Avenue: More Food Trucks + Restaurants + Food & Drink Vendors + “Local Thirst Stations
  • 3RD STREET: DJ | Boutiques & Shops | Literary Corner | Street Fun & More
  • NEW FOR 2021: Street Art Experiences & Performers | CARMADA Art Cars, including live painting of one on 2nd Ave N + Artists + DJ
  • LIVE LOCAL MUSIC on the Williams Park Bandstand
  • 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 20, 2021 (Rain Date: February 27, 2021)

Williams Park | 330 2nd Avenue North + Park’s Surrounding Streets (4th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues North – old bus lane + 2nd Avenue between 2nd & 4th Streets North)

WHERE CAN I LEARN ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 PLAN?

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE! We are committed to putting on a safe event during this pandemic, following CDC guidelines. In order for us to be able to put on LOCALTOPIA 2021 for your enjoyment, and for the benefit of the participating vendors that have experienced the toughest year we have all had to face, we ask that you adhere to all of the measures we will have in place. Please review our COVID-19 Plan * HERE * for further details. If you are planning on attending the festival, we ask that you be prepared to cooperate with ALL that is contained within our COVID-19 Plan. Thank you!

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 throwing something into the tip jars at the “Local Thirst Stations” to spread the local love. 

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! Please note that volunteers must wear a mask at all times (we will supply masks, or you can wear one of your own choosing, and we will also supply face shields to those who wish to wear one over their mask). Volunteers must be prepared to follow ALL other measures in our COVID-19 Plan (review the Plan HERE). 

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP:  -> CLICK HERE <-

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/locally-owned, independent businesses in St. Pete/local non-profits:

  • 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
  • $60 worth of KSPL merchandise or 10 beer tickets (pre-arranged collection prior to festival)

WHO IS PLAYING AT LOCALTOPIA 2021?

Check out our fantastic 2021 local lineup HERE

WHAT VENDORS ARE PARTICIPATING AT LOCALTOPIA 2021?

We are so incredibly proud to showcase *nearly 200* of our city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations! Check out the amazing list of 2021’s participating vendors HERE. Be sure to support them the day of the festival (and beyond) because our community matters! 

WHAT IS THERE TO EAT & DRINK AT LOCALTOPIA 2021?

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,” and on 2nd  Avenue is where you’ll find more food trucks + restaurants + food & drink vendors + the “Local Thirst Stations” selling canned local beer, canned wine & water. Sweet Treats & non-alcoholic beverage vendors (coffee, juice and more) will also be located on 2nd Avenue.

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! Alas, because of the pandemic some of the wonderful, engaging experiences that are usually at Localtopia will not be possible for 2021. However, we will have some exciting, new safely-distanced street art experiences, and performers for all ages to enjoy.

We know it takes a village to raise a child. LOCALTOPIA has several villages! Check them all out HERE

IS LOCALTOPIA PET-FRIENDLY?

PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME! Pets present issues with social distancing (e.g. petting brings attendees closer than the recommended safe distance, leashes get tangled and bring attendees closer than the recommended safe distance, etc.). We want everyone to stay safe (both our furry friends, and our human friends)! Thank you for your cooperation!

IS LOCALTOPIA ECO-FRIENDLY?

Every year we try to make our festival as sustainable as possible! As of our 2018 festival. we’ve eliminated single-use plastics & Styrofoam at the event! Not only are vendors committed to eliminating plastic, we’ve also gone one step further. KSPL does a bulk-buy of compostable items for vendors to use.

Our partnership with the City of St. Petersburg’s Sustainability & Resiliency Manager and the Suncoast Surfrider Foundation, allows us to incorporate more sustainable resources & initiatives.

We don’t just work to help Keep Saint Petersburg Local; we want to help keep it as green as possible too! As KSPL organizes one of our city’s largest events, we believe it’s our duty to lead by example. Localtopia has always included sustainability components, such as the Free Bike Valet, recycling bins on-site, vendors with eco-friendly/repurposed products. We want to continue to take steps forward to ensure a greener and more sustainable city, especially on the day when we host the largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local.”
 

IS THE FESTIVAL ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES?

Yes, but please note that the event is always well-attended. 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

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!

WHERE DO I ENTER/WHAT STREETS WILL BE CLOSED?

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

  • 2nd Avenue between 2nd  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

WILL THERE BE SEATING?

Alas, because of the pandemic we will be unable to provide seating for the 2021 festival. There will be safely spaced high top (standing) tables located in the Methodist Church’s parking lot area nearest 2nd Avenue North. You may bring blankets to sit on the grass (with your own group – safely distanced from others), 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. We ask that other festival/market organizers please respect our vendors by not soliciting them at our festival for their own events. LOCALTOPIA reserves the right to remove anyone from the festival who is in violation of these policies.

PLEASE REVIEW OUR COVID-19 PLAN HERE

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MAP

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01 | Arts Village
02 | Food Truck Rally Alley
03 | Bike Valet
04 | Restaurants + More Food & Drink Vendors
05 | Welcome Center + Bandstand
06 | Boutiques + DJ + Literary Corner + Street Fun
07 | Family Village
08 | Health & Wellness Village
09 | #AllThingsPlants Village
10 | Street Art Experiences + Artists & More

Get Involved

WANT TO HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? BECOME A COMMUNITY SPONSOR

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

JOIN THE CONVERSATION BY HASHTAGGING #LOCALTOPIA

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NEWS

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December 18, 2020

COVID-19 Plan

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE! We are committed to putting on a safe event during this pandemic, following CDC, as well as City and County guidelines. In order for us…
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Uncategorized
December 18, 2020

Please Leave Pets at Home!

Please leave pets at home! Pets present issues with social distancing (petting brings attendees closer than the recommended safe distance, leashes get tangled and bring attendees closer than the recommended…
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SPONSORS

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COMMUNITY SPONSORS (Many thanks to our 2020 Sponsors below! Please contact us if you’d like to become a 2021 Sponsor. More info HERE)