List of Special Events Happening in Clearwater

Clearwater's special events offer every visitor a special reason to come, whether to hear the best in jazz or to enjoy the spring at our Fun 'N Sun Festival or to experience African-American Heritage Day celebrating cultural and social experiences or to put on your running shoes at the Florida Gulf Beaches Marathon or to feel the streets roar as only a Grand Prix race can deliver.

With more than 105 parks managed by the City of Clearwater Parks & Recreation Department there are venues that are ideal for everything from music festivals to sporting events.

Coachman Park is the City of Clearwater’s premier outdoor venue. This 20-acre landscaped park is located directly on the waterfront in downtown and the preferred venue for the Bay Area’s favorite events.

It’s not uncommon for people to drive hundreds of miles to enjoy a city of Clearwater event. Those listed below are just a sampling of the fun to be had in Clearwater.

 

DAILY

Sunsets at Pier 60
Clearwater – 727.449.1036
www.sunsetsatpier60.com

WEEKLY

(October – May)
Wednesday Downtown
Farmer’s Market
Clearwater – 727.461.7674
www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com

(October - May)
Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market
Clearwater – 727-776-7932
www.myclearwatermarket.com

(October - May)
Saturday Morning Market
St. Petersburg – 727.455.4921
www.saturdaymorningmarket.com

YEAR ROUND

Friday and Saturday
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60 Park
Clearwater – 727.449.1036
www.sunsetsatpier60.com

MONTHLY

Blast Fridays
Clearwater – 866.550.3472
www.blastfridayclearwater.com

1st Friday Get Downtown Concerts
St. Petersburg – 727.393.3597
www.firstfridaystpete.com

3rd Friday Music Series
Safety Harbor – 727.724.1572
www.cityofsafetyharbor.com

2nd Saturday Gallery Walks
St. Petersburg – 727.821.6767
www.stpetearts.com

SEASONAL

J a n u a r y – M a y
Derby Lane Greyhound Racing
St. Petersburg – 727.812.3339
www.derbylane.com

Tampa Bay Downs
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Tampa – 813.855.4401
www.tampabaydowns.com

March
Spring Training Philadelphia Phillies
Clearwater – 727.467.4457
www.philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com

New York Yankees
Tampa – 813.875.7753
www.newyork.yankees.mlb.com

Toronto Blue Jays
Dunedin – 727.733.9302
www.toronto.bluejays.mlb.com

A p r i l – J u l y
Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football
Tampa – 813.276.7300
www.tampabaystorm.com

A p r i l – A u g u s t
Clearwater Threshers Baseball
Clearwater – 727.441.8638
www.threshersbaseball.com

A p r i l – S e p t e m b e r
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
St. Petersburg – 727.825.3137
www.tampabay.rays.mlb.com

A u g u s t – J a n u a r y
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football
Tampa – 813.870.2700
www.buccameers.nfl.com

O c t o b e r – A p r i l
Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
Tampa – 813.301.6600
www.lightning.nhl.com

N o v e m b e r – J a n u a r y
Gardens Seasonal Sensations
an Illuminated Garden
Largo – 727.582.2100

JANUARY

Dunedin Fine Arts Festival
Dunedin 727.298.3198
www.dunedingov.com

Epiphany Celebration
Tarpon Springs 727.937.3540
www.epiphanycity.org

Florida Gulf Beaches Halfathon
Clearwater 888.548.2786
www.ClearwaterHalfathon.com

MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade
St. Petersburg 727.327.0085
www.mlknationalparade.org

Outback Bowl Football
Tampa 813.874.2695
www.outbackbowl.com

Pinellas Folk Festival
Largo 727.582.2123
www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage

Seminole Hard Rock
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Tampa 813.251.8844
www.gasparillapiratefest.com

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Tampa 888.224.1733
www.tampablackheritage.org

FEBRUARY

African-American Heritage Celebration
Largo 727.582.2123
www.pinellascounty.org/faahc

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Tampa 813.983.0111
www.bayarearenaissancefest.com

Florida State Fair
Tampa 813.621.7821
www.floridastatefair.com

Knology Sea-Blues Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.clearwaterseablues.com

Mardi Gras Celebration
Dunedin 727.538.4394
www.delightfuldunedin.com/mardigras.php

San Gennaro Festa
Safety Harbor 727.785.4413
www.sangennarofesta.com

MARCH

Cleveland Street District Pet Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4044
www.myclearwater.com

Festival of States Parade
St. Petersburg 727.821.9888
www.festivalofstates.com

Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City 813.752.9194
www.flstrawberryfestival.com

Highland Games Military Tattoo
Dunedin 727.733.3197
www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg 727.824.7223
www.gpstpete.com

MacDill AFB Airfest
Tampa 813.828.SHOW
www.macdill-airfest.com

O’Keefe’s St. Patrick Day Celebration
Clearwater 727.442.9034
www.okeefestavernonline.com

PGA Tour Transitions Championship
For Healthy Sight
Palm Harbor 727.942.5566
www.transitionschampionship.com

Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training
Clearwater 727.467.4457
www.philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com

APRIL

Aflac Iron Girl Race
Clearwater 813.868.5917
www.irongirl.com

American Stage in the Park
St. Petersburg 727.823.7529
www.americanstage.org

Fun ‘N Sun Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4804
www.myclearwater.com/funnsun

Highland Scottish Games
Dunedin 727.733.3197
www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

Mainsail Arts Festival
St. Petersburg 727.892.5885
www.mainsailartsfestival.org

St. Anthony’s Triathlon
St. Petersburg 727.825.1271
www.satriathlon.com

Smooth Jazz Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.smooth987hd2.com

Tampa Bay Blues Festival
St. Petersburg 727.502.5000
www.tampabaybluesfest.com

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim
St. Petersburg 727.531.7999
www.distancematters.com

MAY

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
Clearwater Beach 727.447.7600
www.beachchamber.com

Fun ‘N Sun Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4804
www.myclearwater.com/funnsun

QFest
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.myq105.com

Toyota Country Concert
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.wqyk.com

JUNE

Dunedin Beach Spring Triathlon
Dunedin 727.642.3929
www.dunedinrotaryclub.com/dunedin-rotary-club-triathlon.htm

John Levique Pirate Days
Madeira Beach 727.394.0756
www.johnspassfestivals.com

Juneteenth
St. Petersburg 727.498.8610
www.juneteenth-stpete.com

Morton Plant Mease Triathlon
Clearwater 727.820.7791
www.mpmtriathlon.org

St. Pete Pride Festival & Parade
St. Petersburg 727.388.9435
www.stpetepride.com

Taste of Pinellas
St. Petersburg 727.767.2001
www.allkids.org

JULY

Clearwater Celebrates America
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.myclearwater.com

Vans Warped Tour
St. Petersburg 813.380.0400
www.warpedtour.com

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival
Clearwater 888.202.4614
www.myclearwater.com

Clearwater Film Festival
Clearwater 727.599.5137
www.clearwaterfilmmusicfestival.com

Sculpture 360 Installation
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.myclearwater.com

Taste of Clearwater
Clearwater 727.461.0011
www.clearwaterflorida.org

OCTOBER

Book & Wine Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4044
www.ClevelandStreetDistrict.com

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Tampa 888.800.5447
www.howl-o-scream.com

Clearwater Greek Festival
Clearwater 727.799.4605
www.holytrinityclwtr.org

Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Clearwater 727.461.5200
www.clearwaterjazz.com

Cooters Crab Fest
Clearwater 727.462.2668
www.cooters.com

Country Jubilee
Largo 727.582.2123
www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage/events_countryjubilee.htm

Florida Birding Festival
St. Petersburg 727.464.7200
www.baysoundings.com/sum04/birdfest.html

Frenchy’s Stone Crab Festival
Clearwater 727.449.2729
www.frenchysonline.com

Guavaween
Ybor City 813.248.3712
www.guavaween.com

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Clearwater 727.562.4804
www.myclearwater.com

John’s Pass Seafood Festival
Madeira Beach 727.394.0756
www.johnspassfestivals.com

Times Festival of Reading
St. Petersburg 727.893.8523
www.festivalofreading.com

NOVEMBER

Art Harvest
Dunedin 727.738.5523
www.dunedingov.com

Christmas Under the Oaks Arts & Crafts
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.ClearwaterJuniors.org

Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Festival
Clearwater Beach
www.clearwaterbeachuncorked.com

Festival of Trees
Clearwater 727.797.8712
www.uparcfoundation.org

Ironman’s 5150 Triathlon
Clearwater 813.868.5940
www.5150clearwater.com

Ribfest
St. Petersburg 727.528.3828
www.ribfest.org

Strictly Sail St. Petersburg Boat Show
St. Petersburg 800.817.7245
www.showmanagement.com

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic
Clearwater 727.536.0064
www.suncoastjazzclassic.com

SPIFFS International Folk Fair
St. Petersburg 727.552.1896
www.spiffs.org

Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival
Tampa 813.247.1434
www.cigarheritagefestival.com

Times Turkey Trot
Clearwater 727.562.4700
www.tampabay.com/turkeytrot

DECEMBER

Christmas in the Village
Madeira Beach 727.397.8764
www.johnspassfestivals.com

Downtown Holiday Light Up
Clearwater 727.562.4804
www.myclearwater.com

First Night
St. Petersburg 727.823.8906
www.firstnightstpete.com

Lighted Boat Parade
Clearwater 727.462.6954
www.myclearwater.com

Miracle on Cleveland Street
Clearwater 727.562.4804
www.myclearwater.com

Outback Bowl Beach Day
Clearwater 813.874.2695
www.outbackbowl.com

Beef O’Brady Bowl
St. Petersburg 727.290.9865
www.stpetersburgbowl.com

Trees and Traditions
Largo 727.582.2123
www.pinellascounty.org

Victorian Christmas Stroll
Tampa 813.258.7302
www.plantmuseum.com