Saturday Morning Market Moves to Williams Park March 3; Closes For Grand Prix March 10
St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market goes on the road this Saturday, March 3, temporarily relocating to Williams Park, 350 2nd Ave. N., as the city finalizes preparations for the March 9-11 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Williams Park is only four blocks from the Market’s regular location in the parking lot of Al Lang Stadium. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Favorite Market vendors offering delicious food, fresh and organic produce, colorful crafts, and more will set up in Williams Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 3, accompanied by lively swing music from Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings.
The Market will close the following Saturday, March 10, for the Grand Prix, reopening at 9 a.m. March 17 in its regular Al Lang Stadium parking lot location at 230 1st St. SE.
The Market is held weekly on Saturdays from October through May from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Now in its 15th season, the Saturday Morning Market has experienced extraordinary success, becoming the largest in the southeast US. Approximately 10,000 customers visit weekly, shopping from 130 vendors offering fresh seafood, meats, and cheeses, gourmet prepared foods, fresh and organic produce, flowers and plants, unique jewelry and clothing, crafts, home décor and more. Customers regularly attend from as far away as New Port Richey, Lakeland, and Venice.
The Market has been blessed with numerous awards including:
- four-time recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence;
- eight-time winner of ‘Best Farmers Market’ in Creative Loafing’s ‘Best of the Bay’ reader poll;
- Winner of ‘Best Hangout & Hotspot’ in the St Pete Chamber’s ‘Good Burger’ contest;
- Two-time winner of ‘Best Event’ in the St Pete Downtown Neighborhood Association’s ‘Sunshine Awards’.
Visitors to the March 3 Market may find directions and parking or view general Market information at www.saturdaymorningmarket.com or by contacting Gail Eggeman, Market Manager, 727-455-4921, or firstname.lastname@example.org.