The City of Clearwater, Fla. Announces Packed 2016 Event Calendar

April 06, 2016

New York, NY – Apr. 6, 2016 – The City of Clearwater, Fla. announces a colorful 2016 event calendar which appeals to a variety of different tastes and interests. Families will enjoy the famed Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, while foodies will be drawn to the gourmet treats at the Clearwater Beach Taste Fest. Thrill seekers will enjoy the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Seafood Festival while cultural enthusiasts can take part in the lively Hispanic Heritage Festival. Audiences will be captivated by the magical sounds of jazz at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday presented by HCI Group Inc. while the vibrant Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival is a must see for all. 

The City of Clearwater, Fla., will be home to the 4th Annual Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, a 10-day celebration of Clearwater’s award-winning beaches. The theme of “All Out Music!” will come out to play as

1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach’s world famous sugar white sand will be creatively carved to feature a musical journey through the decades in the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. The event will take place on Clearwater Beach from April 15–24, 2016 and is sponsored by Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater’s daily celebration of picture perfect sunsets for the past 20 years. For more information, go to www.sugarsandfestival.com.

Gastronomy lovers will enjoy Clearwater Beach’s Taste Fest, taking place on May 6th, 2016. The fest serves as a celebration party that introduces visitors to more than 30 restaurants during Clearwater’s Beach Restaurant Week. Guests can enjoy food samples, wine & craft beer and live entertainment. There will also be an array of raffles for those looking to trade in some luck for fortune, and fireworks will bring the event to a close. To purchase tickets online: www.clearwaterbeachrestaurantweek.com

The Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Seafood Festival will welcome visitors to three full days of family fun activities and some of the world’s fastest and largest powerboats. The championship, taking place from Sept. 30-Oct.2, 2016 features a 2.5-mile race course located just off-shore from Clearwater’s award-winning beaches. Spectators can view the exciting action from the beach, Pier 60, various VIP viewing parties or from a boat viewing area in the middle of the track. Further details and ticketing information can be found at www.clearwatersuperboat.com

The Hispanic Heritage Festival in early October celebrates what makes Clearwater unique and offers some of the best live public performances by internationally recognized Latin artists. This festival, celebrating its 11th anniversary, will feature food and drink concessions, special exhibitors and a family activity area. To purchase tickets online go to: http://925maxima.com.  A haven for music lovers, Clearwater continues to encourage live performance with the evolution of the Jazz Holiday event.

This year’s Clearwater Jazz Holiday will take place in 20-acre Coachman Park from Oct. 13-16, 2016. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday brings a diverse lineup of headline acts and culinary experiences, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors during the third weekend of October every year. The event presented by HCI Group Inc. has featured musical greats such as Tony Bennett, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, and Natalie Cole. For more information: www.clearwaterjazz.com

The Clearwater Beach Chalk Festival will take place over three days, Oct. 21-23, 2016. The festival is a free, family-friendly community event that centers on chalk artwork designs along the sidewalk and promenades of Clearwater Beach. Participating local and regional artists, students, and artist groups will begin their work on Friday afternoon, working through the weekend to create chalk art masterpieces. Awards are presented Sunday afternoon after all of the compositions have been judged. For more information on the Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Beach festival: www.clearwaterbeachchalkwalk.com

About Clearwater
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

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