Festivals create fun for families
1 Creative Clay Folkfest 2008: Contemporary folk art and music street festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, on Central Avenue from 11th to 13th streets in St. Petersburg. Features folk, outsider (a form of primitive art) and intuitive artists, performance acts and musicians from around the country. Also dance stage, children's and community arts workshops, family activities and food vendors. Sponsored by Creative Clay. Free. Call 825-0515 or go to www.creativeclay.org.
2 Bluegrass Strings and Crafty Things: Two days of family fun, art and bluegrass music on two stages in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Friday features Southern Star and the Foothill Bluegrass plus children's activities, food and trains from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday the music continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad. The Crafty Things arts and crafts show and green market is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with handmade art, crafts and fashions, fresh organic foods, recyclable and green-themed items, plus family activities and food vendors. Free. Call 587-6740, ext. 5014.
3 Pumpkin Palooza Family Fall Festival: Features children's games and crafts, food, drinks and treats, arts, crafts and vendors, live performances and a pumpkin patch, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, St. Petersburg Woman's Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE. Proceeds benefit charitable projects. Free. www.spjwc.org.