Artisan “Craftsman Market at WTR” Debuts on Old Tampa Bay on December 12th

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Artisan “Craftsman Market at WTR” Debuts on Old Tampa Bay on December 12th
Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Launches Outdoor Market Series for a Cause: Local Artisans, Live Bands, Instagram Booths, Spiked Hot Cocoa Bar, Fresh Eats, and Family Fun Benefiting Metropolitan Ministries

TAMPA BAY, FLA (November 30th, 2020) – The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas announces plans to launch “Craftsman Market at WTR”, a local artisan market held on the waterfront monthly through February. The first market kicks off with a holiday theme on Saturday, December 12th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. The outdoor market will feature a steel drum band, 20+ local artisans, a spiked hot cocoa bar, an Instagram photo booth, stand up paddle board, sunset yoga, boat charters, craft beers, prizes, and so much more.

What: “Craftsman Market at WTR”, Holiday Edition
When: Saturday, December 12th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Free Admission
Where: Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa, 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607

20+ LOCAL ARTISANS – Shop for the perfect locally-made gift at any of the artisans including bath + body, home, custom art, jewelry, spa, holiday gifts, and more by The Pawcuterie Shop, Nauti Coconut, Rebecca’s Bees, Splash Drip Clothing, K and J Jewels, and Sharon Marie Design Co.
To reserve a vendor space: Georgie Cyman georgie.cyman | (813) 281-8900.

ON STAGE: LIGHTING JACK TRIO – Popular steel drum cover band performing top hits by Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Sublime, Rolling Stones, Santana, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, John Mayer, and more. The band consists of guitar, steel pan drums, and vocals.

FOOD + DRINK – Market goers will be able to enjoy craft beers including Elysian Brewing’s “Space Dust” IPA in partnership with Pepin Distributing and enjoy spirits available at WTR (21+). Diverse Chef curated menu of handhelds & seafoods: burgers, sushi, brats, and more.

HOT COCOA BAR – Virgin or spiked, the hot cocoa bar will have all the fixins.

INSTAGRAM WALL + PHOTO OPS – A waterfront cabana will be decked out in holiday theming for the perfect holiday photo for the ‘gram.

PRIZES + RAFFLES – Enter to win: 1night hotel stay at Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas, dinner for two at WTR Grill, a private boat charter experience, and more.

SUNSET YOGA – Namaste at sunset while overlooking Old Tampa Bay. Hosted by PURE Strength & Movement for $15 pp.

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD & SUNSET BOAT CHARTERS – Explore the Bay with stand-up paddleboard and boat charters. Limited vessels. Reservations required. info or visit

To ensure safety of guests and staff, masks are required for entry.

Metropolitan Ministries is a local, grassroots, donor and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit that provides practical solutions for poor and homeless families and individuals throughout Tampa Bay. The organization offers services designed to help homeless and at-risk children and families including food, housing, education, and life skills.

Pepin Distributing Company sells and markets a diverse portfolio of products. Beer remains the core product line for Pepin, handling fresh beer from only federally-sanctioned brewers and importers such as Anheuser-Busch-Inbev, Modelo – Crown Imports, US Beverage and several craft and specialty brewers.

Make it a staycation and save with the Florida Resident rate available at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas. Book online now at

GODFREY HOTEL & CABANAS: The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa’s resort-style property is nestled among the lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay and is conveniently located in close proximity to Tampa International Airport, the Westshore office market, and downtown Tampa. The expansive property boasts a heated outdoor pool, 3200 sq. ft. pier with stunning sunset views and private event space, fitness center, and 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. The 276-room hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, 42’’ flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-refrigerators and an expansive space to relax. Every guest room also comes with a private balcony offering sweeping views of Tampa’s skyline and breathtaking sunset views.

WTR POOL & GRILL: Offering Tampa Bay’s utmost majestic waterfront views, WTR Pool & Grill is a 20,000 square foot indoor & outdoor bayside/poolside multi-use venue; a new, contemporary and casual setting serving the freshest local seafood and classic American dishes. The restaurant, WTR Grill, serves breakfast, lunch, sunset dinners and late-night bites.

EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

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