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RadioStPete/HMBRadio @ Localtopia 2016

  • Williams Park 350 2nd Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701 United States (map)

HMBradio's Will Kuncz is hosting Localtopia 2016 @ William's Park in Downtown St. Petersburg.

Keep Saint Petersburg Local is proud to bring back Localtopia to Williams Park for its 3rd year! This FREE* family-friendly "Community Celebration of All Things Local" also commemorates KSPL's 4-Year Anniversary! * $5 Suggested (Minimum) Donation *

*** Mazzaro's Italian Market returns *for the 3rd year in a row* as the Presenting Sponsor
*** C1 Bank returns *for the 2nd year in a row* as the Platinum Sponsor
*** NEW Silver Sponsors: Kahwa Coffee | Tampa Bay Rowdies | Station House St. Pete

We're honored that I Love the Burg St. Pete declared LOCALTOPIA, "The Event of the Year," and that our Mayor's Chief of Staff referred to it as the "most St. Pete-esque event a resident or visitor can attend." It means so much to us that many have called it *the* best event ever in St. Pete!

Every year we try to make LOCALTOPIA even better than the previous year. For 2016, we are closing down 3rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues and adding a second stage. This will allow us to continue to grow the event at/around Williams Park + include more vendors and performers. Food vendors will be placed on the street so there is less crowding on the paths in the park.
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☛☛☛ PLEASE NOTE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING (and we thank you for your understanding!): ☚☚☚

• As much as we love our city's doggies, the event can no longer remain pet-friendly. We had nearly 20,000 people attend this year. As more are expected next year, it becomes a safety issue.

• 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 local at all levels, we cannot request/receive sponsorship from national companies/larger entities. We also don't /won't charge our vendors high fees for participation.

*** PLEASE CONSIDER A (MINIMUM) $5 DONATION UPON ARRIVAL. "DONATION POINTS" WILL BE LOCATED AT ALL ENTRANCES. ***

• Open spaces in the park are for attendees to use to spread out. We will not allow for individuals/groups to simply turn up to perform, host an activity and/or attempt to vend/distribute materials if they are not a vendor/participant. If anyone is found doing this, they will be asked to leave the event.
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EVENT FEATURES:

• Nearly 200 vendors/participants from St. Pete's favorite independent businesses & community organizations (arts & culture, shopping, eating & drinking, health & wellness, service providers and non-profits)

:::::::::: VILLAGES: ::::::::::

• ARTS VILLAGE with engaging experiences & the “Wishes for Williams Park” Tree

• FAMILY VILLAGE with the Tampa Bay Rowdies + special arts & crafts activities, bounce houses and rest area (rest area sponsored by Thank You Mama)

• St. Pete Indie Market VILLAGE

• SKATE VILLAGE with skate ramp (tricks contest & demos) sponsored by School of Skatin (http://www.schoolofskatin.com/) + ping pong tables

:::::::::: EAT & DRINK LOCAL ON 3RD STREET: ::::::::::
☛ 3rd Street will be closed between 1st & 2nd Avenues ☚

• "Drink Like A Local" draft beer truck featuring beer from our local breweries
• Soon-to-open breweries pouring their new brews
• Local restaurants & food trucks serving up some of St. Pete’s tastiest eats
• Sweet treats & beverages vendors + new “thirst stations” (selling water, beer & wine) dotted around the Park

:::::::::: LIVE LOCAL MUSIC ON WILLIAMS PARK BANDSTAND
+ NEW SECOND STAGE ::::::::::
***Stage Sponsor: The Hideaway Cafe***
MC: Will Kuncz of the Homemade Broadcast | HMBradio | Radio St. Pete

• Live screen printing of Keep Saint Petersburg Local / Localtopia commemorative T-shirts by Extra Medium Shirts
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• Raffle prizes, photo ops and more surprises! (Chalk art sponsor: Monkey Chalk)
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Williams Park was our city's first park and we want to help bring it back to what it used to be! Put 2.6.16 down as an UN-MISSABLE day in St. Pete!

*** Localtopia is a City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA co-sponsored event

*** MEDIA SPONSORS:
97X | Creative Loafing Tampa | I Love the Burg St. Pete | tbt* Newspaper | WMNF Community radio ***
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☛☛ ☛ CLOSEST PARKING LOT: Sundial St. Pete Garage *Entrance to Parking Garage is at 117 2nd Street North, 33701 ☚ ☚ ☚


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