Forget the crazed shoppers, the long lines.
Forget about getting trampled at the checkout lane, or getting lost trying to find your car.
Shopapalooza is the Local Alternative to Black Friday, with food, music, entertainment, prizes, surprises, and more than 100 awesome businesses and organizations, all locally owned and operated.
It all takes place from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday (Nov. 17) at beautiful South Straub Park in downtown St. Pete.
In addition to the sales, swag and raffles, there will be a kids area complete with a free bouncy house and free crafts station, music and live entertainment throughout the day, a hot sauce competition, and surprises!
Admission is FREE. Registration is not required, but it does get you free raffle ticket!! Sign up here:
LocalShops1's Shopapalooza is presented by the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Chamber.
Sponsors include American Stage Theatre Co., Tampa Bay Newswire, Grand Kitchen and Bath, Illuminated Publishing, Bell Contracting and Design, Moorman Photographics, Good to Go Catering and Yelp!
Here is a sampling of what you'll find!
Art and Jewelry:
- Morean Arts Center: 70% off most items.
- The Mosaic Mermaid: 25% discount to all shoppers, plus free mosaic class to first 10 customers with any purchase ($125 value).
- Graphi-ko Gallery: $10 off for ever $50 you spend.
- Artist Katherine Koufas-Eisbacher: $10 necklace to the first customer.
- Origami Owl Living Lockets Choose One: Buy 4 charms get 1 Free; 30% off a 2nd locket when you spend $75 on locket and charms; Free Dangle with $100 purchase (Promos cannot be combined).
- Silpada Jewelry: 15 percent discount off the retail price, plus enter drawing to win $100 shopping spree.
- Grass Roots Creations: Buy get one free.
- Also deals, raffles and swag from The Mahaffey Theater, Carly Neel, Silvia Tamira Powell, Uniquely Original Arts, Jonathan Schork, Caroline's Gems & Jewels, Stella & Dot, The Artists Loft, Inspired Art Works, Keane Kreations and more!
Clothing & Accessories:
- Night Sight Apparel: All items discounted a minimum of 20% and at least one item discounted at 50 percent off or more.
- St. Pete Bag Lady: Drawing for a free designer-inspired purse and special sale table.
- Uniquely Yours Boutique: 15 percent discount on shopping at the store for that weekend. Special price for silk painting class and free silk painting demonstrations.
- Mash Apparel: 100% made in the USA shirts depicting scenes around St. Pete. All of the shirts will be $28.
- Also great deals, raffles and swag from Bo-tiki, Miche Bags/Classy Gal, Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique, Thirty-One Gifts, Silvia Tamira Powell and more!
Food and Desserts:
- Hot 'N Candy: Raffles! All proceeds from the day's event will go to the MS Walk.
- The Purple Onion Deli: Buy a $100 Gift Certificate and receive a free $15 certificate. Buy a $50 Gift Certificate and receive a free $5 one.
- Intensity Academy Gourmet & Hot Sauces: Free Bottle of Hot Squared with any Saucy Box Set purchase. ($22 for a 4 pack)
- Finishing Touch Gourmet Salts: All customers who make a purchase will be entered into a drawing for a Connoisseur's Sea Salt Gift Set valued at $32.50.
- Also great deals, raffles and swag from Savory Spice Shop, The Cupcakes Spot, Creative Catering, Catering to Go, Mama Micieli's, Pipo's Cuban Cafe, Mama Maui, Island Flavors And Tings, St. Pete Concessions, America's Disaster Relief Fund Mobile Kitchen, Neci's Unique Boutique, Paulie O's Italian, Hot 'n Candy and others!
Health, Beauty and Wellness:
- St. Pete Community Acupuncture: Free acupuncture treatments on-site if conditions allow. Also, Gift certificates good for One Acupuncture Treatment will be available all day for $10.
- Baby Bootcamp & Karna Fitness: 12-class pass for $50! (Regularly $120) Can be used for Baby Boot Camp (fitness classes for new moms and their little ones) or Karna Fitness (small group training for women).
- 2031 Massage: Certificates for a 60 min Warm Bamboo Massage $45, regularly a $75 value.
- Simply Caprine: 15 percent off all inventory, plus a raffle for gift sets, with all money going to a local charity.
- Tampa Bay Massage Therapy & Wellness Center: The first person, at the top of each hour, to purchase a gift certificate for a 1hr/or more massage of any kind will receive 40% off regular price.
- ViSalus "90 Day Challenge:" Free 90-Day Challenge "Balance Kit" for six attendees (Retail $61). Must register for drawing but does not need to be present to win.
- The Foundation for Wellness Professionals: Free 10-minute chair massages and free half-hour massage gift certificates.
- The Peaceful Warrior Massage: Gift Certificates on sale! $45/hourlong & $65/90 minutes.
Mobile Day Spa Creations:
- Free Sea Salt Hand Spa to every person who visits my tent.
- 10% Discount on all items for the first 10 purchases.
- Raffle for basket valued at $100. All money to go to Women Helping Others Charity.
Shea Sensations: Bring an old bottle of lotion and trade it free for one of my Shea Butter Body Lotions or No Alcohol Body Sprays. *Only the first 5 people or until 10:30 am.
Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies: Massages available on site all day for $1 per minute, Drawings throughout the day for $10% off services, Gift certificates on sale
Also great deals, raffles and swag from Lola Health, Forbes Riley SpinGym, Lizard Juice, Arbonne, Jordan Essentials and more!
Home and Garden:
PalmScapes: Free on-site estimate for all landscaping projects: landscape designs + installation, stone pavers, curbing, ponds + waterfalls, custom fencing + pergolas.
Scentsy Wickless Candles: 10 percent off the first five orders placed.
Pink Zebra: 10% off the first 10 customers.
Also great deals, raffles and swag from Being, Clever Containers, Blind and Shutter Gallery, PartyLite, Grand Kitchen And Bath, Bell Contracting, Thai Orchids & Leis and more!
Growing Up: $10 off $50 purchase to first 10 customers and $10 in gift certificates for every $100 of gift certificates purchased.
Barefoot Books: 15 percent discount during the first hour, 10 percent discount final hour. All customers will be entered into a drawing for a prize worth more than $30. Schedule a home party and receive two entries. Sign up for newsletter and receive one entry.
Also great deals, raffles and swag from Baby Bootcamp, I Choose/Illuminated Publishing and more! Plus free crafts area, bouncy house hula hoop demonstrations, dance performances and some special surprises.
Fred's Finest Pet Treats: All treats rolled back to 2010 prices.
Wilson's Book World & Barefoot Books
Webster University: Free give-a-ways with our logo and information on our graduate programs.
Chart 411: Raffles, swag and more
Also great deals, raffles and swag from Westminster Palms, Morean Arts Center, PARC, Noetic Sciences, Foundation for Wellness Professionals and more!
The Yellow House Event Venue/Accessoreez Studio: $35 off three-hour venue rental (Regular rates are $75/hour)
Also great deals from Sea Breeze Family Magazine, Edward Jones, Moorman Photographics, American Stage Theatre Co. and more!
The City of St. Pete
St. Petersburg Chamber
American Stage Theatre Co.
I Choose/Illuminated Publishing
Grand Kitchen And Bath
Bell Contracting & Design
Tampa Bay Newswire
Sunset Appliance Service