ST. PETERSBURG, FL – LocalShops1, the driving force behind the vibrant small business community in Tampa Bay, is thrilled to announce “The Party of the Year” in celebration of its 15th anniversary. This exceptional event will pay tribute to the local makers and small businesses that make Tampa Bay such an incredible place to live, work, and play.
The party takes place Thursday, Aug 24, at The Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Avenue, downtown St. Petersburg. The party is open to the public, but advance registration is required.
“The Party of the Year” is a not-to-be-missed cocktail reception that promises an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Join us for an evening filled with live entertainment, delectable appetizers by Calamansi Co, mouthwatering desserts by JB’s Sweet Addiction, a cash bar featuring signature drinks, and engaging conversations with 300 of your closest friends!
We are honored to have Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice as our keynote speaker, sharing insights and inspiration with our guests; as well as LocalShops1 OG member Michele Northrup (aka The Saucy Queen), taking us down a trip in memory lane with “15 years of local.”
The event will feature live painting by esteemed local artists Alyssa Marie and JP DiCarlo, captivating performances by the talented Gloria West and Gents, and thrilling fiery and aerial shows that will leave you in awe.
As an added bonus, admission includes a chance to win a phenomenal prize package valued at $1,000+ (one lucky winner takes all!).
6:00 PM: Doors open for Sponsors + VIP
6:30-6:45 PM: Gloria West and Gents performance
6:45-7:00 PM: Fiery Show
7:00 PM: Doors open for General Admission
7:30 PM: Keynote by County Commissioner Charlie Justice
7:35-7:50 PM: Gloria West and Gents performance
7:50-7:55 PM: Michele Northrup, the Saucy Queen
7:55-8:10 PM: Aerial Show
8:45 PM: Raffle winner announcement
Please note that doors open at 6:00 PM for Sponsors + VIP guests, and at 7:00 PM for General Admission. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as we expect this event to be a sell-out success!
“The Party of the Year” will take place indoors, rain or shine, ensuring a delightful experience for all attendees. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, but if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to a friend to ensure they don’t miss out on the festivities!
This momentous occasion not only celebrates LocalShops1’s 15 years of unwavering support for local makers and small businesses, but also recognizes the vibrant and diverse community that has flourished in Tampa Bay because of these businesses.
“We are incredibly proud to mark our 15th anniversary with ‘The Party of the Year’,” said Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. “This event is a testament to the extraordinary local makers and small businesses that define Tampa Bay. We invite everyone to join us in honoring their remarkable contributions and celebrating the vibrant spirit of our community.”
Don’t miss out on this epic celebration! Purchase your tickets in advance to secure your spot at “The Party of the Year.” Tickets are available on Eventbrite at https://thepartyoftheyear.eventbrite.com/, and we strongly encourage early booking to avoid disappointment.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ester Venouziou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LocalShops1 is a dynamic organization dedicated to supporting and championing local makers and small businesses in Tampa Bay. For 15 years, LocalShops1 has been a driving force in fostering a thriving small business community, fueling economic growth, and creating vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more at LocalShops1.com.