Is there a map of the venue?
Yes! Click here to view map.
Is there a cost?
The Family Faith Fest will be completely FREE!
While are welcome to shop with our food concessions and vendors selling items, there will be no charge for admission to the Family Faith Fest, and all the concerts and activities are free thanks to the generous support of sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and benefactors.
If you would like to support this great community-building event, we would appreciate having you as one of our benefactors. Click here to provide financial support for this special day in our diocesan history.
What kind of food will there be?
There will be vendors at the Fest selling delicious food such as crab cakes, grilled cheese, BBQ chicken, lobster mac n cheese, Greek Salad, arepas (gluten-free), brick oven pizzas, gourmet crepes, spring rolls and of course, funnel cakes!
However, you are welcome to bring your own picnic supplies and food. The choice is yours!
Will there be parking for the disabled?
Yes. Vehicles with disabled parking permits will have access. Click here for directions to the Florida State Fairgrounds. There will be free parking! Enter parking lot through Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Once you enter the Fairgrounds there will be Parking Attendants and signage to direct you to Gate three.
What is the parking situation?
Click here for directions to the Florida State Fairgrounds. There will be free parking! Enter parking lot through Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Once you enter the Fairgrounds there will be Parking Attendants and signage to direct you to Gate three.
Who can attend?
All people are welcome! This is an opportunity to gather together as one community and share our love for God and for each other. Everyone is welcome!
How should I dress?
The FEST is an outdoor event. Dress for the weather. Remember, if you arrive in the afternoon, it frequently becomes cooler in the evening. Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
What should I bring? (Watch the video!)
- Excitement, laughter & friendly attitude!
- Hat & sunglasses
- Blanket and/or chairs to picnic
- Picnic lunch or snacks and drinks, or money for the Village Eatery concession area
- Handheld umbrellas or shade tents under 4 feet tall (can be used in all areas except audience zones at each stage)
- Comfortable walking shoes
What should I *not* bring?
- Large items you need assistance carrying
- pets – for the safety of all attendees
How will security be managed at the Family Faith Fest?
The Diocese of St. Petersburg is dedicated to providing a safe and family-friendly environment at the Family Faith Fest and has arranged for law enforcement and emergency medical personnel services to be present on site.
We are partnering with a private security firm to monitor the activity of guests throughout the venue.
Of course, it’s always good to remind attendees that they are expected to follow all laws and personal safety practices and to supervise children at all times. No alcohol is permitted at this event.
In case of a medical emergency, what type of medical assistance will be available at the Family Faith Fest?
There will be a First Aid tent available at the Family Faith Fest that will be staffed by EMS professionals who are trained in providing urgent medical treatment and are able to provide transportation to the nearest medical facility.
How will weather impact the Family Faith Fest?
The festival will take place rain or shine, excluding life-threatening weather and flooding rains. Please keep up-to-date on local weather reports to prepare accordingly. Also, by registering for tickets, we can alert you via email or text should weather impact the event. https://familyfaithfest.org/tickets/
How can I help?
First of all, by attending and bringing as many people with you as possible! You can also help through your prayers, financial support, and volunteering. Also, please spread the word to others about this faith and family-friendly event in our community.
Will there be bus parking?
Bus parking is available. Click here for directions to the Florida State Fairgrounds. There will be free parking! Enter parking lot through Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Once you enter the Fairgrounds there will be Parking Attendants and signage to direct you.
Can I bring bicycles, electric scooters, and skateboards to the festival?
The Fest does not allow skateboards or recreational scooters on the Festival site. No personal motorized transport is allowed unless it is needed for mobility assistance.
Why is this event on Oct. 27?
The Diocese of St. Peterburg has a patron saint that watches over us in a special way. St. Jude is our patron and his feast day is Oct. 28. In order to honor this saint and the role he has in guiding the lost to find hope in Jesus, our Family Faith Fest is on the weekend of his feast day!