Area Events

Artwalk – Gulfport

The first Friday and third Saturday of every month. Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Live entertainment at this artsy, waterfront community from 6 pm to 10 pm rain or shine.

Drum Circle – Treasure Island Beach

Community drum circle on the beaches. Everyone is welcome to watch and participate in the drumming and dancing to the sunset. Every Sunday starting several hours before sunset and ending at 10 pm.

Second Saturday Gallery Walk – Downtown St. Petersburg

The second Saturday of every month, galleries are open for extended hours, many have special openings of new works and artists. Free of charge.

Dali Fun Saturdays – Downtown St. Petersburg

August thru January. Join us every Saturday for fun games, puzzles and craft activities for the entire family. DalĂ­ Family Guides available so families can explore on their own. Cost is FREE with museum admission. From 11:45 am to 4:30 pm.

Gasparilla Pirate Festival- Tampa

This annual celebration includes the invasion on a 165′ pirate ship, parade, brunch, Pirate Fest, children’s parade and the outbound voyage. Don’t miss this annual event that dates back to 1904!

Florida State Fair – Tampa

This annual event salutes the state’s best in the agriculture and the equestrian industry. Shows, music, rides, food and shopping. Plenty of free entertainment included with admission.

Strawberry Festival – Plant City

A great time to discover the charm of Plant City, and the perfect time to enjoy eating ripe, luscious strawberries! Enjoy agriculture exhibits, livestock, fine arts, contest, parades, crafts, horticulture, the midway, and top-name entertainment!

Honda Grand Prix – St. Petersburg

International teams race in the streets of downtown St. Petersburg during this three day long event. Get up close to the cars with a paddock pass and enjoy the beautiful downtown waterfront while race cars fly by and full throttle.

Kingfish Tournament – Madeira Beach

John’s Pass Monster King Fish Tournament is fun for the whole family with live music, raffles and 50/50 drawings.

Corey Avenue Craft Festival – St. Pete Beach

This open-air craft fair features handmade jewelry, ceramics, pottery and much more. An expansive Green Market lends plants, exotic flora and homemade soaps.

Mainsail Arts Festival – Downtown St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg downtown waterfront provides a picturesque setting for this art festival. A premier event on the outdoor calendar to come and enjoy art and entertainment.

The Beach Goes Pop – Pass-A-Grill

Enjoy the free concerts with music, food and beverages on the beautiful and historic Pass-A-Grille Beach in St. Pete Beach until 10 pm.

John Levique Pirate Days – John’s Pass

Second weekend in June. Honoring the pioneer who discovered John’s Pass after the hurricane of 1848. Pirate ships battle then invade the Pass with special events: Pirate Ball, Boat Parade and Invasion, Kid’s Costume Contest, Live Music, Live Reenactments, Food Court and Arts and Crafts Show.

Gulf Coast Stand-up Paddle-board Championship – Madeira Beach

Paddlers from as far away as Hawaii will join area paddlers a circuit race around Treasure Island. Competitors will navigate the nine mile course through John’s Pass, the Intracostal Waterway, Boca Ciega Bay, Blind Pass and the Gulf of Mexico.

Kids Fishing Tournament – John’s Pass

Held annually before Memorial Day. Ages old enough to hold a pole to 15 years of age. Tournament held at Hubbard’s Marina on the water with LOTS of great Prizes!

Bands on the Sand – Treasure Island

Treasure Island’s FREE Memorial Day Weekend Beach Concert featuring southern rock, blues, alt-country, reggae, 80’s rock, and classic music, food, drink, arts, crafts, kids playground and fireworks.

Corey Avenue Craft Festival – St. Pete Beach

This open-air craft fair features handmade jewelry, ceramics, pottery and much more. An expansive Green Market lends plants, exotic flora and homemade soaps.

Skim Board Camp – Madeira Beach

Come refine your skimboarding skills. All levels and ages 6-17 are welcome to attend.

Taste of Pinellas – Vinoy Park, Downtown St. Petersburg

A Taste of Pinellas is an annual food and music festival for the family. Featuring tastes from top local restaurants, live music , a Kids’ Zone and more! Proceeds from A Taste of Pinellas go to the All Children’s Hospital Telethon.

4th of July Celebrations

Fireworks on most beaches and downtown St. Petersburg.

Geckofest – Gulfport

Family festival and walking parade celebrates the End of Summer and Labor Day weekend with color, whimsy, extraordinary entertainment and a street dance on Saturday.

Beach Day Tampa Bay

Madiera Bay Resort guests receive 10% off Tropical Island Getaway’s Egmont Key Cruise. Reservations are required please call (727)345-4500.

Tangerine Blues Fest – Gulfport

Enjoy the Tangerine Blues Fest from 4 pm to 10 pm. Featuring a great line-up of blues bands, food and drinks, antique car show and children’s fun area.

John’s Pass Seafood Festival – John’s Pass

John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk host the annual Seafood Festival. Dedicated to Fishermen Lost at Sea, this event includes fresh local seafood, live music, a street dance in the village, a fishing expo, a children’s area and an Art & Craft Show, Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free.

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival

The Join the people on boats lined and on the beaches of the 2.5 mile long race course or watch from your hotels, restaurants or condos along the beach.

Kingfish Tournament – Madeira Beach

John’s Pass Monster King Fish Tournament is fun for the whole family with live music, raffles and 50/50 drawings.

Veteran’s Day Boat Parade – John’s Pass

Have a great day honoring our veterans. The parade travels from Madeira Beach Causeway through John’s Pass and onto the Treasure Island Bridge. John’s Pass is a great place to see all of the decorated boats.

Ribfest – Vinoy Park, Downtown St. Petersburg

Featuring the best barbecue ribbers in the world, band playing classic and southern rock and country, a Family Fun Zone, classic car and truck show and motorcycle show. Proceeds go to help the community with many youth-oriented causes.

Sand Sculpting Competition & Music Festival – Treasure Island

Master sand sculptors in competition, three days of live musician the beach, arts, crafts, food, drink and kid’s activities.

Lighted Boast Parades

Each beach community has a boat parade on different weekend nights to celebrate the holidays.

Christmas in the Village – John’s Pass

The Village transforms into a Christmas scene for a month-long celebration with tree lighting, craft show and two lighted boat parades. Join us to celebrate the holiday festivities