Check out the top events happening this week in the St. Pete/Clearwater area below!
1 Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
April 13 - 22, 2018
Who's up for 10 days of beachy fun? The Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival stands out as one of the best sand sculpture festivals in Florida, with world-renown sand artists entered to win the best in show with their crazy-cool sand creations. Head to Clearwater Beach and get your ticket to peruse the expansive 21,000-square foot tent, and gaze at the artists at work creating their amazing sand sculptures. With free live music, fireworks, and kid's play zones, there's more fun to have during the festival than grains of sand on Clearwater Beach.
Celebrate West St. Pete's local flavor at WestFest! This free, family-friendly, and pet-friendly festival features 40+ vendors, including some of West St. Pete's favorite businesses, night Maker's Market with local artisans, beer from Mastry's Brewing Co. and a special "WestFest Punch" created by the Reading Room, DJ SugarBear, kids activities, and more surprises! Check out the Facebook Event for more information.
Bacon, BBQ, and Beer. Can you think of a better combo?! Rally to St. Pete to enjoy awesome food, great beer, and live music during the 2nd annual St. Pete Pig and Swig Festival! Over 20 food trucks will be serving up specialty bacon and BBQ dishes alongside their traditional cuisines. This food truck rally is going down at Albert Whitted Park from 6 pm – 11 pm.
5 Island Earth Days at Honeymoon Island State Park
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018
What better way to celebrate our earth than with beaches, wildlife, and endless fun in the sun?! Honeymoon Island State Park will be hosting Island Earth Days on April 21 – 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy live music on both days, kids crafts and activities, live animals and birds of prey presentations, food and drinks, and so much more! Click here to learn more.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Saturday, October 6, 2018
Head to the world famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks for a night full of greek dancing, outdoor dining and live music! The fun goes down from 6-11 pm with live music from a Greek three piece band. Don't miss the free dance lessons from 6-7 pm to get the night off on the right foot! Reserve a table to enjoy authentic Greek food at Costa's, Hellas, Mama's or Mykonos.
You won't be surprised to learn that St. Pete/Clearwater – with all of its artsy, waterfront allure – hosts one of the nation's most magnetic art festivals. Mainsail Arts Festival, held annually over two days in April, routinely draws 100,000 attendees to downtown St. Pete's Vinoy Park, where 200-plus visual artists and craftspeople display their work against sparkling Tampa Bay. Better yet: Admission to the festival is FREE.