Check out the top events happening in St. Pete/Clearwater this month below!
1 Outback Bowl
Monday, January 2, 2017
It's official! The Florida Gators from the SEC Conference will go head-to-head with the Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten Conference on January 2nd, 2017. Kick-off time is 1 p.m. ET. Purchase your tickets now: http://www.outbackbowl.com/ticket-information
A story of faith, family and football. The story of the Coach Bobby Bowden hits the big screen in a feature-length film to be screened for the first time ever at The Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete. On the eve of the College Football Playoff National Championship game hosted in Tampa Bay, fans will enjoy a movie that goes beyond football. The film presentation begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
3 College Football Playoff: Championship Beach Bash
Sunday, January 8, 2017
College football's best teams are heading to America's #1 Beach for a day of fun in the sun! Alabama and Clemson fans are invited to Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach for a free, family-friendly event with a pep rally-type atmosphere complete with a celebrity flag football competition, a "Kids Zone," games, inflatables, live music and more. Plus, enjoy special appearances by both championship team bands and cheerleaders.
4 Treasure Island Kite Festival & Sport Kite Competition
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Sunday, January 15, 2017
Come be amazed by talented kite flyers from all over the U.S. on Treasure Island Beach. Representatives from Revolution Kites and Prism Kites will be giving flying demonstrations and allowing people a chance to learn how to fly. The free event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days behind the Thunderbird Beach Resort.
St. Pete is taking two great things and bringing them together for one amazing event in downtown's Vinoy Park! Two stages along the waterfront will feature Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Bruce Hornsby and more for a full day of amazing music starting at noon.
The nation's longest running college all-star game (92nd annual) takes over Tropicana Field in St. Pete. In addition to the football action, the game is organized to help support and promote the Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is headquarted in Tampa. For a complete list of participating players and to buy tickets, visit ShrineGame.com. The game is also televised on NFL Network.