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
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.
American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship
May 19 - 24, 2015
Location: Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Road, Clearwater
The American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship will be hosted at Bright House Field in Clearwater. The members of the American Athletic Conference in 2015 are UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa.
Art in the Parks
Every third Saturday of the Month
Location: Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland Street
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the arts in downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District this summer starting this month when the Clearwater Center for the Arts presents Art in the Park - a monthly event that will feature art, live music and artisan food every third Saturday through September. The June 20th Art in the Park event is the first in this year’s series. Future dates include July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bright House Clearwater Celebrates America
July 4, 2015
Location: Coachman Park
Time: 4p.m. onwards
A yearly celebration of Independence Day with music and entertainment, followed by the Bright House Blast fireworks at 9:30p.m. An array of foods are available from a variety of concessionaires. Exhibitor and sponsor booths will be open for browsing, with activities for children from 5 - 9p.m. Admission is free.
Bright House 2015 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival
September 25 - September 27, 2015
Location: Downtown Clearwater, Coachman Park and Clearwater Beach
Time: Various activities over the three days, racing on Sunday
www.clearwatersuperboat.com or (727) 593-5536
This offshore powerboat race will feature some of the fastest powerboats in the world competing for the title of National Champion. The boats will race from Pier 60 north for about a half mile and back, doing laps around the loop. The race is free and open to the public.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday
October 15 - 18, 2015
Location: Coachman Park
Time: Afternoons and evenings
www.ClearwaterJazz.com or (727) 461-5200
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday features national and local performing acts. There will be food and drink concessions, exhibitors and Clearwater Jazz Holiday merchandise on sale. Coolers, food, drinks, pets, fireworks, tents, and canopies are not permitted.
Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival
October 23-25, 2015
Location: Beach Walk, Clearwater Beach
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.