Favorite Festivals & Events
In St. Pete/Clearwater, we know how to celebrate, and it shows in our multitude of events and festivals. From the food fests to music making on the water, from the wacky to the whimsical, there’s always something going on around here.
In the fall, major events include the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship in September, the massive Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival in October, and John’s Pass Seafood Festival, also in October.
Winter events are unique in St. Petersburg; the only “white Christmas” you’ll get is on the powdery white sands of our Florida beaches! Check out any number of lighted boat parades along the coast, a truly Floridian way to celebrate the holidays. In January, everyone heads to the Epiphany Celebration in the Greek community of Tarpon Springs.
Spring brings fantastic weather for sporting events such as the Firestone Grand Prix and the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, both in March. In April, you can’t miss the Tampa Bay Blues Festival or St. Pete’s Mainsail Arts Festival, two of our biggest annual events.
With the heat of June comes St. Pete’s Pride Fest, the state’s largest LGBT celebration. And on the Saturday of each Labor Day, head to the totally wild and much-loved GeckoFest in Gulfport to celebrate the end of summer.