Localtopia, a giant celebration of St. Pete makers, returns to Williams Park in 2023

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 18.

click to enlarge Photo was taken at Localtopia 2018. - LOCALTOPIA/ FACEBOOK
LOCALTOPIA/ FACEBOOK
Photo was taken at Localtopia 2018.
It's already pretty hard to find parking in downtown St. Pete these days, but the one day a year that Localtopia returns to Williams Park,  it's nearly impossible.

Get your rideshare, bike or walking shoes ready, because 2023's Localtopia—a massive, yet hyper-local makers festival—heads to downtown St. Pete on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Localtopia is always free to attend, but you'll definitely want to make sure to have enough money to browse through its 300-plus local vendors, businesses and artists packed into Williams Park, located at 350 2nd Ave. N.

According to the festival's website, 2023's installation of Localtopia is set to be the biggest one yet.
Although the full vendor list hasn't been released yet, a few popular businesses we can expect to return to Localtopia include Made Coffee, Fox & Crow, The Hive, Recycled Earth Pottery and AfterBurnt. The festival prides itself on accepting strictly St. Pete-based makers,  steering clear of franchises and multi-level marketing businesses.

In addition to its wide spread of local makers and artisans, Localtopia also offers an incredibly stacked lineup of Tampa Bay-based food trucks, including popular spots like Anju, Funnel Vision, Latin Lunch Box, Pop Goes the Waffle, The Twisted Indian and Maggie on the Move.

For more information on  2023's Localtopia and its vendor lineup and festival map, head to localtopia.keepsaintpetersburglocal.org or follow its popular Facebook page.

And if you're interested in volunteering at next year's Localtopia festival, make sure to visit
signupgenius.com.

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