SPFestival is a month-long celebration of St. Petersburg’s artistic creators and creations. Consisting of over 57 events at over 149 venues by over 102 organizations and/or performers during the entire month of September.


Celebrate The Arts!

Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg will again present the SPFestival (formerly SPF 15) a celebration of the arts throughout September.

SPFestival features events and activities produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the City’s unique arts districts.  Last year some 50 arts and cultural events were spotlighted over the month.

SPFestival will again kick off with the St. Petersburg SHINE Mural Festival, followed by weekly spotlights on all the arts, including fine arts, performing arts, and a family arts festival in conjunction with the Central Ave Solstice Festival.  

St. Pete Festival 2016

 “We celebrate the arts and we encourage the business community to embrace SPFestival and engage the arts in their day-to-day businesses.”

-- Scott Brainard, Co-Chair of the Suncoaster’s Festival Committee 

 “This is an opportunity for the entire city’s arts and cultural scene to shine for residents, tourists and the travel industry as a whole.  It is a great way to bring new visitors to the city and a great way to highlight our artists and arts organizations to prospective visitors, media and residents.” 

-- Wayne Atherholt, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs


The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organization. A copy of the official registration #CH13255 and financial information may be obtained by calling toll-free within the state: 800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

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The City of St. Petersburg, Office of Cultural Affairs & Chamber of Commerce

The City’s Office of Cultural Affairs curates the success of St. Petersburg's cultural institutions and local artists, who contribute significantly to St. Petersburg's overall economy and are a driving force behind the cultural fabric and creative nature of the city, its residents and its visitors. Partnering with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and various cultural stakeholders, the Office of Cultural Affairs endeavors to advance St. Petersburg as a major southeastern cultural center.  Visit stpete.org/city_departments/cultural_affairs for more information,

Suncoasters of St. Petersburg

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Suncoasters of St. Petersburg

The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg, Inc. is a non-profit civic organization of volunteer business leaders who donate their time and money to produce events that honor the City of St. Petersburg and to raise funds to provide scholarships and financial support for Pinellas County youth education in arts and music.  Visit www.suncoasters-stpete.com for more information.

Suncoasters of St. Petersburg

Produced By

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving the arts and cultural community: advocating for the arts; facilitating the growth of the arts community; and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg.  In addition to SPFESTIVAL, The Arts Alliance supports arts education in school, afterschool, and professional continuing education for creatives.   We produce ArtWalk, the ArtBeat newsletter, the SHINE Mural Festival, the Sunlit Festival, and grants to artists. Visit stpeteartsalliance.org for more information.

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

Sponsored By

SPFestival is made possible by the donations and participation of our sponsors. 

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Help Make SPFestival Possible

If you would like to become a sponsor, there are many sponsorship opportunities for businesses of all sizes. From naming rights to performance venues, SPFESTIVAL offers a wide range of marketing exposure.

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Handicap Access Provided at St. Petersburg FestivalAccess provided for people with disabilities. Please call (727) 518-5142 or email info@stpeteartsalliance.org for specific requests.