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.
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.
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.
Blast Friday Clearwater
Location: Osceola to Ft. Harrison on Cleveland Street
Time: Last Friday of every month from 5:30 - 10:00pm
Description: Come party downtown at Blast Friday. Entertainment to be announced - beer, wine, food and merchandise available for sale.
Clearwater's Dolphin Trail
All year round
Location: Various locations
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.
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.
Outback Bowl Beach Day
December 30, 2014
Location: Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
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.
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!
Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
February 21 - 22, 2014
Location: Coachman Park, 301 Drew Street
Contact: www.ClearwaterSeaBlues.com or call 727-562-4700
The Ninth Annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Seafood and Blues Festival will take place February 21-22, 2015. This free event celebrates seafood and blues-inspired music. Headlining Saturday, February 21 is Amos Lee with his folk/soul/jazz/rock-infused style. On Saturday, blues artist Otis Taylor, known for his ability to play multiple instruments, will also be performing along with singer and songwriter, Jarekus Singleton, Sena Ehrhardt and The Flood Brothers. On Sunday, Robert Randolph and the Family Band will headline, known for their American funk and soul sound. Sunday’s artists include blues/jazz/rock guitarist Robben Ford, who has collaborated with Miles Davis among many others. Along with great blues music, festival-goers can feast on some of the region’s best seafood dishes throughout the weekend.