Events This Week

Check out the top events happening this week in the St. Pete/Clearwater area below!

1 Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade

Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade
Friday, December 14, 2018

Like Las Vegas on the water! This year's dazzling nautical spectacle features boats of all kinds making it the biggest lighted boat parade in Tampa Bay.  Boats will depart from The Club at Treasure Island at 6:20 p.m., sail past the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge at 7 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. at John's Pass. 

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2 Boley Centers’ Annual Jingle Bell Run

Boley Centers’ 35th Annual Jingle Bell Run
Friday, December 14, 2018

Boley Centers' 36th Annual Jingle Bell Run will take place on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 PM along St. Pete's magnificent waterfront! This 3-mile fun run features 1,500 luminarias, 15 bands, three glow zones, snow, glow in the dark face paint, glow necklaces and thousands of merry runners, joggers, walkers and four-legged trotters! 

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3 Annual St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts

Annual St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday, December 16, 2018

This art festival transforms South Straub Park into an outdoor gallery of original and handmade art created by extraordinary artists in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, photography, digital art, mixed-media, metalwork, woodworking and more. Whether for yourself or as gifts for friends and loved ones, you will find something at all price points. This outdoor art show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation for the beautiful!

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4 Crafty Fest Local Handmade & Vintage Market

Crafty Fest Local Handmade & Vintage Market
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday, December 16, 2018

This monthly market celebrates all things local, handmade & vintage featuring the best artisans in Tampa Bay! Come enjoy the Fest and make a day out of your ARTpool adventure by shopping with vendors and checking out their funky shop & gallery too! All ages event & free to attend. Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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5 Florida Orchestra Pops: Holiday Pops

Florida Orchestra Pops: Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday, December 16, 2018

Share the orchestra's tradition with family and friends, and get into the spirit of the season with everyone's favorite Christmas carols, yuletide tunes, musical chestnuts and more. Catch this festive musical ensemble either on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m at the Mahaffey Theater or on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall. 

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6 Gulfport Holiday Art & Gallery Walk

Gulfport Holiday Art & Gallery Walk
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Feel the funky beat and shop for unique treasures during this bi-monthly event held in downtown Gulfport from 6-10 p.m. every first Friday and third Saturday. Over 35 locally owned boutiques and artists line the streets along with live musicians to keep you movin'. Don't miss the opportunity to dine at one of the area's delicious restaurants or belly up to the bar for a cocktail or two.

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7 Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Watch as Indian Rocks Beach lights up as decorated boats parade through the waterways! The boat parade will launch Saturday evening, Dec 15 at 7 pm. 

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8 Magritte and Dali

Magritte and Dali
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Magritte and Dali is a first-of-its-kind special exhibition dedicated to the world's two most celebrated surrealists, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. Viewers will be taken on a journey from the late 1920 to the early 1940s, the period when the two artists spent significant time together and displayed their works in the same Surrealist exhibitions. Premiering at the Dali Museum on December 15! 

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9 Largo's Annual Holiday Stroll: Let it Snow

Largo's Annual Holiday Stroll: Let it Snow
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Shop the holiday gift market, play in the snow or take a stroll around beautiful Largo Central Park to gaze at the holiday displays featuring over one million LED lights and lighted motorcycles. Enjoy a snow zone and a visit from Santa from 6:30-9 pm. This event is FREE. Largo Central Park is located at 101 Central Park Drive.

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10 Safety Harbor Holiday Parade

Safety Harbor Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Head over to Main Street in Safety Harbor for amazing floats, old fashioned cars & a visit from Santa himself! The free fun starts at 1 p.m.

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11 Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade

Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 15, 2018

This annual holiday parade weaves through downtown Tarpon Springs starting at 10 a.m. Parade route: starts at Manatee Plaza and goes north on E. Lemon Street, then south on Ring Ave and finishes its last leg on Tarpon Ave. all the way to Spring Bayou. 

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