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Photos: A visit to the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday

The annual St. Petersburg event celebrates everything about collard greens.
A West African drum and dance group performs during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
A West African drum and dance group performs during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in St. Petersburg. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Published Feb. 19|Updated Feb. 19

The Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, with fresh produce and information on everything from plant cultivation to cooking methods, as well as live music and other entertainment, is today until 5 p.m. at The Woodson African American Museum and surrounding streets in St. Petersburg. More information can be found at tbcgf.org.

People purchase collared greens of all different styles from pork to vegan during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. Crowds of people turned out Saturday at the fifth annual Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival for an all day block party with live music performances, vendors, food trucks, education and cooking demonstrations.
People purchase collared greens of all different styles from pork to vegan during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. Crowds of people turned out Saturday at the fifth annual Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival for an all day block party with live music performances, vendors, food trucks, education and cooking demonstrations. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
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Fresh collard greens lay in a truck during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
Fresh collard greens lay in a truck during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Miracle Rivera,18, a senior at Osceola High School serves her contest-winning collard green deviled eggs during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
Miracle Rivera,18, a senior at Osceola High School serves her contest-winning collard green deviled eggs during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
People participate in a Pathfinder community climb during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. The local nonprofit sets up recreational tree climbs and hosts outdoor education events.
People participate in a Pathfinder community climb during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. The local nonprofit sets up recreational tree climbs and hosts outdoor education events. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Collard Greens are seen during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. Crowds of people turned out Saturday for the fifth annual Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival for an all day block party with live music performances, vendors, food trucks, education and cooking demonstrations.
Collard Greens are seen during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. Crowds of people turned out Saturday for the fifth annual Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival for an all day block party with live music performances, vendors, food trucks, education and cooking demonstrations. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Allene Gammage-Ahmed, of St. Petersburg, smiles with St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, who kicked off the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
Allene Gammage-Ahmed, of St. Petersburg, smiles with St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, who kicked off the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in St. Petersburg. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
St. Pete Police Officer Bryan Santiago joins the West African Drum and Dance groups performance during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday.
St. Pete Police Officer Bryan Santiago joins the West African Drum and Dance groups performance during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
Pinellas School Board member Caprice Edmond and her son Jair Edmond, 8, both of St. Petersburg, climb up a tree during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday.
Pinellas School Board member Caprice Edmond and her son Jair Edmond, 8, both of St. Petersburg, climb up a tree during the 2022 Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]
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