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Mainsail 2024

Mainsail 2024 in St. Petersburg.

Apr 20, 2024 → Apr 21, 2024

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Your Ultimate Guide to Mainsail 2024

Embarking on a Memorable Journey to Mainsail 2024

Venture down to St. Petersburg, Florida, this April for the 49th Annual Mainsail Art Festival. This event is not just another entry in your calendar; it’s a doorway to experiencing art in its most vibrant form, under the sunny skies of Vinoy Park. Let's dive into the world of Mainsail 2024, unfolding over the 20th and 21st of April, where art, music, and culinary delights converge.

Historical and General Insights: Mainsail and St. Petersburg

Mainsail 2024, held in the heart of St. Petersburg, is an annual event that brings together fine art enthusiasts from all corners of the United States. The Mainsail Art Festival, as it's known, is a two-day celebration of mixed media, oil, acrylic, and other forms of art. It's a chance for art lovers to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and inspiration. The festival is one of the premier cultural events on St. Petersburg's outdoor calendar.

Saint Petersburg, FL, often referred to as the Sunshine City, is not just a host but a vibrant participant in this festival. With its rich cultural history and stunning architecture, the city itself is a living canvas that complements the artistic atmosphere of Mainsail 2024.

Why the Mainsail Art Festival 2024 is Worthwhile 

Mainsail 2024 is not just an art festival; it's an experience. It's a chance to witness the city's transformation into a vibrant art hub. The event takes place at Vinoy Park, a beautiful waterfront park that offers stunning views of Tampa Bay. Mainsail Art Festival is ranked one of the Top 14 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, America’s premier art show and festival guide.

Events and Schedule

Mainsail 2024 promises a spectacle of talent across two days. The festival kicks off bright and early at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 20, and wraps up at 6:00 pm, only to resume on Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

With over 250 of the most accomplished artists showcasing their masterpieces, the festival is a treasure trove for art lovers. From the smooth textures of ceramics to the digital art frontier, every aisle you wander into opens up a new world of creativity. When it comes to the top juried art shows, not to mention, the $60,000 prize money pool, including a whopping $10,000 for the Best of Show, it adds an exciting competitive edge to the serene park atmosphere.


Beyond the visual feast of art, Mainsail is synonymous with entertainment. The festival’s performing arts schedule is a mixtape of genres, featuring everything from the bluesy tunes of the Doug South Band to the rock vibes of Push Button Rocket. The performances are strategically scheduled to ensure that your experience is constantly refreshed with new sounds as you explore the art exhibits.

Kids Create Art Activity Tent

For the little artists in your crew, the Kids Create art activity tent is a world of imagination. It’s a space where kids can dive into crafts, getting their hands dirty and their creativity flowing, all under the watchful eyes of encouraging instructors.

Cuisine & More

The festival is a hotspot for foodies, with the Culinary Arts food court offering everything from quick snacks to full meals. Whether you're in the mood for some gourmet burgers, vegan delights, or local seafood, there's something for everyone. Remember, the event is cashless for beverages and promotional merchandise, so keep your cards handy.

Festival Atmosphere

Vinoy Park, with its waterfront charm, provides the perfect backdrop for Mainsail. The festival thrives on the energy of over 100,000 attendees, creating a bustling yet intimate community vibe. Many savvy art collectors look forward to this festival. The blend of visual art, live music, and the scent of various cuisines in the air crafts an immersive cultural experience.

What to Wear

The Mainsail Art Festival embraces the casual, outdoor vibe of St. Petersburg. Comfortable and breezy is the way to go. A pair of comfy shoes will be your best friend as you navigate the park’s expanse, and don’t forget your sunglasses and hat to ward off the Florida sun. Layering is key, as evenings can bring a cool breeze off the water.

Bag Policy

Mainsail encourages its attendees to travel light. Small bags are welcome, but they're subject to search at the entrance for everyone's safety. It’s about keeping the vibe relaxed and secure, so pack just what you need for the day.

Bounce Luggage Storage: Your Convenient Companion at Mainsail 2024 

As you immerse yourself in the artistic atmosphere of Mainsail 2024, the last thing you want to worry about is your luggage. That's where Bounce comes in. As the largest luggage storage platform, Bounce offers convenient and secure storage locations across St. Petersburg. 

Making the Most of Your Visit with Bounce 

With Bounce, you can drop off your bags for a few hours or a few days at a low, affordable daily rate. Each item stored comes with $10,000 in BounceShield™ Protection, ensuring your belongings are safe. Bounce partners with local businesses, creating secure storage areas in souvenir shops, hotels, restaurants, and cafes. 

With Bounce's easy-to-use app and website, you can find a storage location near you in a matter of minutes. And with 24/7 customer support, help is always just a call away. So, drop off your luggage with Bounce and enjoy Mainsail 2024 worry-free.

Exploring St. Petersburg: The City of Sunshine 

St. Petersburg is a city that's bursting with culture and history. Visit the Salvador Dali Museum, home to the largest collection of Dali's work outside Europe. Explore the Sunken Gardens, a 100-year-old botanical paradise. Or take a stroll along the St. Petersburg Pier, a new attraction that offers stunning views of the city and the bay. 

See you in St. Petersburg?

As you prepare for your journey to Mainsail 2024, remember that the city of St. Petersburg is not just a destination, but an experience. From the vibrant art scene to the rich cultural history, there's something for everyone in this sunshine city. And with Bounce by your side, you can explore the city and enjoy the festival without a worry in the world. See you in St. Petersburg!

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All you need to know

  • When is the Mainsail Art Festival 2024?

    The Mainsail Art Festival 2024 is scheduled for the weekend of April 20 and 21, 2024, taking place in Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Are pets allowed at the Mainsail Art Festival?

    Pets are not recommended at the Mainsail Art Festival for the safety of your pet and other festival patrons. It's suggested to let your dog stay at home during the event. However, service animals are welcome to accompany their owners.

  • Is the Mainsail Art Festival free?

    Yes, admission to the Mainsail Art Festival is free.

  • Where is the 2024 Mainsail Art Festival?

    The 2024 Mainsail Art Festival is held in Vinoy Park, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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