Events

In addition to award winning beaches, outstanding cuisine and superb accommodations, the City of Clearwater boasts a full and exciting calendar of events to entice travelers of all ages and interests. Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training is always a yearly highlight as are the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week and the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship and Festival, among many others.

  • Daily

    Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival

    Location: Pier 60
    Time: begins 2 hours before sunset – ends 2 hours after sunset
    contact: www.sunsetsatpier60.com or   727-449-1036
    Description: Nightly sunset celebration that begins 2 hours before sunset and lasts until 2 hours after sunset, weather permitting. Featuring artisans, crafters, street performers and live musical and entertainment. Free to the public.

  • Weekly

    Downtown Clearwater Farmer's Market

    Location: 500 - 600 blocks of Cleveland Street
    Time: 9:00am – 02:00pm
    Contact: www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com or   727-461-7674 
    Description: Every Wednesday the colorful tents and booths of the Downtown Clearwater Farmer's Market are filled with farm fresh produce, delicious cheeses, fresh baked goods, glorious cut flowers, plants and much, much more.

  • Monthly

    Blast Friday Clearwater

    Location: Osceola to Ft. Harrison on Cleveland Street
    Time: Last Friday of every month from 5:30 - 10:00pm
    Contact: www.blastfridayclearwater.com
    Description: Come party downtown at Blast Friday. Entertainment to be announced - beer, wine, food and merchandise available for sale.

  • Special Events
    • Clearwater's Dolphin Trail

      All year round
      Location: Various locations
      Contact: ​www.visitclearwaterflorida.com/dolphintrail
      Description: ​Clearwater's Dolphins Trail is a unique artistic initiative featuring a growing pod of more than 101 6-foot tall fiberglass dolphins, each individually designed by a local artist and sponsored by an area business. Follow the trail at your leisure, with the map provided here.

    • 2014 Rs:X Youth & U17 World Windsurfing Championships

      Oct 18 - 25, 2014
      Location: Clearwater Community Sailing Center
      Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      Contact: www.rsxclass.com/youthworlds2014/
      Description: ​The City of Clearwater with its partners Tampa Bay Charities, Clearwater Community Sailing Center, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission and the Clearwater Yacht Club are pleased to host the 2014 Rs:X Youth & U17 World Windsurfing Championships at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach - the first time this event will take place in the United States.

    • Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival

      October 24-26, 2014
      Location: Beach Walk, Clearwater Beach
      Contact: www.clearwaterbeachchalkwalk.com
      Description: The Festival takes place over three days and focuses on the creating of chalk artworks and designs along the sidewalk and promenades of Clearwater Beach. Artists begin work on Friday afternoon and work through the weekend on their compositions; judging and awards take place on Sunday afternoon.

    • Christmas Under the Oaks

      November 9, 2014
      Location: Coachman Park
      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Contact: gfwcnpwc.org/christmas-under-the-oaks.html
      Description: The GFWC North Pinellas Women’s Club presents the 38th annual Christmas Under the Oaks Arts & Crafts Show at beautiful, waterfront Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater. Show proceeds benefit community scholarships, grants, and projects. $2 donation and kids under 12 are free. No pets please.

    • 30th Anniversary Festival of Trees, Tampa Bay "Candyland Christmas"

      November 21 - 23, 2014
      Location: The Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd.
      Contact: uparcfoundation.org/ or (727) 797-8712
      Description: ​Festival of Trees, presented by AmeriLife®, has become renowned in the Tampa Bay area as a holiday festival in a family-centered fantasyland, and a signature event supporting UPARC. Discover more than 125 exquisitely decorated Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths and countless decorations created by local artists, businesses and community leaders, all perfect for holiday giving or keeping! Enjoy holiday music and songs, live entertainment and visits with Santa while strolling around the Candyland streets. Get creative in Santa’s Children’s Village where little ones can create holiday crafts and special memories to take home.

    • Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot Kick-Off Party

      November 26, 2014
      Location: Clearwater High School Stadium, 540 S. Hercules Ave.
      Time: 05:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
      Contact: tampabay.com/turkeytrot or (727) 562-4700
      Description: This is the last opportunity to pre-register and pick up t-shirts before race day. Live music and food will help kick-off this annual event. Official merchandise will be for sale. Attendance is free.

    • Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

      November 27, 2014
      Location: Clearwater High School Stadium, 540 S. Hercules Ave.
      Time: 07:00 a.m.
      Contact: ​tampabay.com/turkeytrot or (727) 562-4700
      Description: The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot is the largest running event in the Tampa Bay area. More than 17,000 runners participate. There’s a race for every skill level, including one for competitive runners, one for recreational runners, and one for walkers. Fee includes an event t-shirt. Top finisher for the competitive races will receive a trophy. Proceeds benefit local charities. Canned goods and non-perishable food will be collected in the stadium on race day and will be donated to the food pantry at Religious Community Services Inc.

    • Outback Bowl Beach Day

      December 30, 2014
      Location: Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave.
      Time: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
      Contact: outbackbowl.com
      Description: ​Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60. This fun day includes live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war and other contests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After Beach Day, stick around for Sunsets at Pier 60 featuring artisans, music and more while you watch the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. The event is free.

    • Light It Up Clearwater

      December 31, 2014
      Location: Clearwater Beach
      Time: 12 a.m.
      Contact: www.lightitupclearwater.com
      Description: Ring in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks display at midnight on Clearwater Beach! Come on down to the beach and enjoy New Year's Eve Fireworks at midnight compliments of the Beach Chamber of Commerce and their sponsors.

    • Sugar Sand Festival

      April 17 - 26, 2015
      Location: Clearwater Beach
      Contact: www.SugarSandFestival.com or (727) 449-1036
      Description: Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival and the City of Clearwater announce the 3rd Annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival to be April 17-26, 2015. The event is held on Clearwater Beach, south of Pier 60, and is a featured event of Fun ‘n Sun Clearwater. Stay tuned for more information!