American Craft Endeavors is continuing an annual tradition with the St. Pete Beach Corey Ave. Area Craft Festival. The festival brings contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented craft artisans to this free community event. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display. An expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic flora, handmade soaps, gourmet spices and freshly popped kettle corn further compliments the weekend, blending nature with nurture. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on the western edge of the Tampa Bay area, St. Pete Beach is only 45 minutes from Busch Gardens in Tampa and 90 minutes from Disney World, Epcot and Universal Studios in Orlando. (LEFT-Cory Ave. Craft Festival jewelry by Clark.)
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Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay you’ll find the Corey Area Shopping District…a shoppers paradise! Come and visit our unique boutiques and specialty shops, art, craft, and jewelry galleries, clothing stores, and imaginative gift shops. Pamper yourself with a ‘spa day’ – or pamper your pet at the groomer’s. Furnish your home. Bead your own jewelry. Find the ‘perfect something’ for that ‘special someone’! Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants offering casual fare to fine dining and entertainment. (Many of our restaurants offer outdoor ‘pet friendly’ dining!) Check out a matinee or evening show at the ‘always hip’, Deco style historic Beach Theatre. Spend an hour, an afternoon, or make a day of it. It’s all happening on Corey Avenue!
For over six decades, Corey Ave. has thrived at the heart of St. Pete Beach. Visitors come to Corey Avenue from every part of the world, and return year after year for the friendly service, great sales, and fun atmosphere. The Corey Avenue Business Association sponsors lots of fun events year round including parades, wine tastings, arts and crafts festivals, and a seasonal (October through May) Sunday Morning Market supporting up to 80 vendors and featuring fresh food, organic produce, hand crafts and live music.
Plan ahead for your trip to Corey Avenue by checking out our local Corey Ave merchants and businesses. If you’re interested in learning more about the colorful and fascinating history of the Corey Avenue shopping district, and the role that historic Corey Avenue has played in St. Pete Beach and Pinellas County, please visit our Corey Avenue History Page. With plenty of parking, wide sidewalks, lively shopping, great entertainment, and special events, you’ll be glad that you discovered Corey Avenue!
Content created from event organizers and the Cory Ave. Business District. Artwork noted by artist all rights reserved. Other photos taken of Cory Ave. by Sherree Johnson for Destination Tampa Bay™ (Feature image of Artist Buford). You may also be interested in five art districts-one art destination about St. Pete here.
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