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.



Sunsets at Pier 60
Clearwater – 727.449.1036


(October – May)
Wednesday Downtown
Farmer’s Market
Clearwater – 727.461.7674

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


Friday and Saturday
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60 Park
Clearwater – 727.449.1036


Blast Fridays
Clearwater – 866.550.3472

1st Friday Get Downtown Concerts
St. Petersburg – 727.393.3597

3rd Friday Music Series
Safety Harbor – 727.724.1572

St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk
St. Petersburg – 727.518.5142 


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

Tampa Bay Downs
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Tampa – 813.855.4401

Spring Training Philadelphia Phillies
Clearwater – 727.467.4457

New York Yankees
Tampa – 813.875.7753

Toronto Blue Jays
Dunedin – 727.733.9302

A p r i l – J u l y
Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football
Tampa – 813.276.7300

A p r i l – A u g u s t
Clearwater Threshers Baseball
Clearwater – 727.441.8638

A p r i l – S e p t e m b e r
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
St. Petersburg – 727.825.3137

A u g u s t – J a n u a r y
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football
Tampa – 813.870.2700

O c t o b e r – A p r i l
Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
Tampa – 813.301.6600

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


Dunedin Fine Arts Festival
Dunedin 727.298.3198

Epiphany Celebration
Tarpon Springs 727.937.3540

Florida Gulf Beaches Halfathon
Clearwater 888.548.2786

MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade
St. Petersburg 727.327.0085

Outback Bowl Football
Tampa 813.874.2695

Pinellas Folk Festival
Largo 727.582.2123

Seminole Hard Rock
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Tampa 813.251.8844

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Tampa 888.224.1733


African-American Heritage Celebration
Largo 727.582.2123

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Tampa 813.983.0111

Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Festival
Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Seafood & Blues Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4700

 Florida State Fair
Tampa 813.621.7821

Mardi Gras Celebration
Dunedin 727.538.4394

San Gennaro Festa
Safety Harbor 727.785.4413


Festival of States Parade
St. Petersburg 727.821.9888

Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City 813.752.9194

Highland Games Military Tattoo
Dunedin 727.733.3197

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg 727.824.7223

MacDill AFB Airfest
Tampa 813.828.SHOW

O’Keefe’s St. Patrick Day Celebration
Clearwater 727.442.9034

PGA Tour Transitions Championship
For Healthy Sight
Palm Harbor 727.942.5566

Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training
Clearwater 727.467.4457


Aflac Iron Girl Race
Clearwater 813.868.5917

American Stage in the Park
St. Petersburg 727.823.7529

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
Clearwater 727-449-1036 

Fun ‘N Sun Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4804

Highland Scottish Games
Dunedin 727.733.3197

Mainsail Arts Festival
St. Petersburg 727.892.5885

St. Anthony’s Triathlon
St. Petersburg 727.825.1271

Smooth Jazz Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4700

Tampa Bay Blues Festival
St. Petersburg 727.502.5000

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim
St. Petersburg 727.531.7999


Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
Clearwater Beach 727.447.7600

Fun ‘N Sun Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4804

Clearwater 727.562.4700

Toyota Country Concert
Clearwater 727.562.4700


Dunedin Beach Spring Triathlon
Dunedin 727.642.3929

John Levique Pirate Days
Madeira Beach 727.394.0756

St. Petersburg 727.498.8610

Morton Plant Mease Triathlon
Clearwater 727.820.7791

St. Pete Pride Festival & Parade
St. Petersburg 727.388.9435

Taste of Pinellas
St. Petersburg 727.767.2001


Clearwater Celebrates America
Clearwater 727.562.4700

Vans Warped Tour
St. Petersburg 813.380.0400


Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival
Clearwater 888.202.4614

Sculpture 360 Installation
Clearwater 727.562.4700

Taste of Clearwater
Clearwater 727.461.0011


Book & Wine Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4044

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Tampa 888.800.5447

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival
Clearwater 727-674-4121

Clearwater Greek Festival
Clearwater 727.799.4605

Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Clearwater 727.461.5200

Cooters Crab Fest
Clearwater 727.462.2668

Country Jubilee
Largo 727.582.2123

Florida Birding Festival
St. Petersburg 727.464.7200

Frenchy’s Stone Crab Festival
Clearwater 727.449.2729

Ybor City 813.248.3712

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Clearwater 727.562.4804

John’s Pass Seafood Festival
Madeira Beach 727.394.0756

SPIFFS International Folk Fair
St. Petersburg 727.552.1896

Times Festival of Reading
St. Petersburg 727.893.8523


Art Harvest
Dunedin 727.738.5523

Christmas Under the Oaks Arts & Crafts
Clearwater 727.725.1414 

Festival of Trees
Clearwater 727.797.8712

St. Petersburg 727.528.3828

Strictly Sail St. Petersburg Boat Show
St. Petersburg 800.817.7245

Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic
Clearwater 727.536.0064

Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival
Tampa 813.247.1434

Times Turkey Trot
Clearwater 727.562.4700


Christmas in the Village
Madeira Beach 727.397.8764

Downtown Holiday Light Up
Clearwater 727.562.4804

First Night
St. Petersburg 727.823.8906

Lighted Boat Parade
Clearwater 727.462.6954

Miracle on Cleveland Street
Clearwater 727.562.4804

Outback Bowl Beach Day
Clearwater 813.874.2695

Beef O’Brady Bowl
St. Petersburg 727.290.9865

Trees and Traditions
Largo 727.582.2123

Victorian Christmas Stroll
Tampa 813.258.7302



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