And Why Saturday Morning Market in Azalea Park is the answer.
We’ve all been enjoying Saturday Morning market in Downtown St Pete for a decade now. It is a vibrant weekly event featuring dozens of produce and dining vendors, local artists and musicians. It is probably one of the best places to hang out with friends, try some new cuisine, buy a piece of local art and watch people, all this to a sound of a local music artist.
But if you live in west St Petersburg it might take you a little while to get to Downtown. So if you are looking for something closer you may want to check out recently opened Saturday Market at Azalea Park, which is right off 16nd Ave N and 74th St. Though fairly small and started just a few weeks ago, there are already dozens of vendors. Several are offering food including BBQ, some are arts and crafts vendors and others sell different household items. The nice part is there’s plenty of shade as most tents are set up under big oak trees. There are several vendor tables inside the Azalea Rec Center, where I bought some new BBQ spices and my daughter picked a nice smelling bar of handmade soap. Watch my short video below.
Local K-9 police officer was demonstrating the skills of his dog which is still a puppy. The crowd loved the interaction. Some dance enthusiasts were showing off their moves and others simply watched sipping on some iced lemonade. I enjoyed some casserole and mint ice-tea and was simply happy to spend the morning with my family, this time not in the midst of busy downtown market but on my side of town, west St Pete. Come check it out, Azalea Fresh Market is growing, open every Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Go like their Facebook page and visit the website. What a great new place and did I mention the BBQ?
Azalea is a family friendly area in west side of St Petersburg. If you are looking for homes in this area, feel free to check out these current listings we’ve pulled together just for you.