This article is sponsored by the Saturday Morning Shoppe
The Saturday Morning Shoppe is one of the most celebrated events in the Tampa Bay region. This shopping extravaganza takes over Westshore Plaza (250 Westshore Plaza) on March 19 from 11am-4pm. This event is made possible by a host of sponsors, which includes Raymond James Bank, Michele Raynor for Congress, and Simply Care.
Renee Edwards is the brains behind the Saturday Morning Shoppe operation. The goal of the event has always been to create economic development opportunities for emerging businesses through these fast growing monthly markets. Edwards has also founded the Saturday Morning Shoppe Academy to provide business coaching, business etiquette, resources, marketing, and licensure that would allow hobby vendors to grow their business and income.
Saturday Morning Shoppe supports small businesses
Edwards has used her knowledge and platform to assist nearly 150 small businesses every month. Baseball fans, don’t sleep on the Saturday Morning Shoppe. They giveaway free Tampa Bay Rays tickets every month.
This event is totally family-friendly. In addition art and food vendors, the festivities will include face painting, bounce houses, live entertainment, and kid and teen vendors. Visitors will also get to enjoy the best slice of cheesecake in town.
Apply to be a vendor, and learn about upcoming events on Saturday Morning Shoppe’s website.
Many more events are on the horizon! Here’s a look at where you can catch the Saturday Morning Shoppe:
- March 12: March in Atlanta at Gwinnett Fair Grounds (2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville)
- March 26: March in Clearwater at Walter C Campbell Park (801 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater)
- April 2: April Shoppe at Tropicana Field (1 Tropicana Dr, St. Pete)
- April 16: April at Westshore Mall (250 Westshore Plaza)