Fall Events and Festivals

Every time of year is special in St. Pete/Clearwater but the fall season brings its own brand of magic with spectacular weather that simply makes you want to hang out with others and celebrate the best of what the area has to offer.

Fortunately, there's no shortage of occasions to do just that. Renowned music festivals, like the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, give you cause to tune out the hubbub of daily life and lend an ear to some of the world's most renowned musicians. And area villages, such as John's Pass, put their very best foot forward with to-drool-for festivals that remind you just how delicious the food and arts are here. Events like these add memorable highlights to what's sure to be an already unique vacation.

1 GeckoFest

Gulfport Gecko Fest
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Explore the quirkiness of Gulfport at the annual Geckofest over Labor Day Weekend. Browse great art, listen to live music and check out some street performers along Beach Blvd.

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2 Clearwater Super Boat Races

Clearwater Super Boat Races
Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30, 2018 

Get ready for 180 mph of fun! Head down to Clearwater Beach for a speed-tastic view of this year's Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival! Click here for the full lineup of events. 

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3 Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Thursday, October 18 - Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bring your chairs and blankets and relax to the soothing sounds of jazz from world-class musicians complimented by beautiful waterfront settings. Past performers have included blues legend Buddy Guy, Americana favorites like Sheryl Crow and The Avett Brothers, classic soul performer Gladys Knight and more! Click "More Info" for this year's lineup. 

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4 Oldsmar Oktoberfest

Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest
Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Walk through the doors of the Oktoberfest Village and be transported to a world of family fun, good times and good cheer! Authentic German food and beer will be served by friendly staff wearing traditional German attire!

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5 Clearwater Chalk Art Festival

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival
Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Watch beautiful art come to live at the Clearwater Chalk Art Festival on Clearwater Beach! A kid zone, arts & crafts vendors and more will be on site over the three days. Bring the whole family for some fun in the sun!

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6 SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival

SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

This year's annual festival will showcase vibrant events and inspiring murals by artists from around the world, including Los Angeles, Ukraine and Miami. The new pieces will further enrich the city's public outdoor gallery, adding new styles-from colorful geometric patterns to delicately-rendered realism-all expertly painted on large walls and unexpected locations. 

 

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7 John's Pass Seafood & Music Festival

Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Saturday, October 28, 2018

Enjoy fresh gulf seafood, live music and more at this four day celebration in historic John's Pass Village on Madeira Beach. Festival highlights also include a Halloween Block Party with costume contests on Friday, the Battle of the Gulf Fishing Tournament on Saturday, and the World's Largest Bloody Mary Toast on Sunday morning. 

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8 Clearwater Beach Uncorked

Clearwater Beach Uncorked
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018

Every year foodies flock to Clearwater Beach for two deliciously decadent days for Uncorked. The food and wine festival hosted right on the famous white sands of Clearwater Beach is one of the area's most popular culinary events. Indulge yourself with a truly unique gastronomic experience on Saturday or Sunday on beautiful Clearwater Beach from 1 - 4 p.m.

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9 Fall KING of the BEACH Fishing Tournament

Fall KING of the BEACH Fishing Tournament
Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Saturday, November 10, 2018

Reel in the big one at the largest Kingfish tournament and festival in the country! There are over $225,000 in cash prizes in this highly anticipated annual event. Register now at oldsaltfishing.org. Supporters are welcome to join the fun at this three day festival hosted at Madeira Beach Recreation Park featuring marine and art vendors, a food festival with local flavor, live music, boat displays and a kids zone. 

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10 Ribfest

Ribs at Ribfest
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Head to Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete for this three-day festival where you'll enjoy live music from nationally touring bands, family-friendly activities, and the best barbeque ribs in the world. 

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11 Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup

Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Sunday, November 18, 2018

All it takes is a pile of sand, some buckets of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece. Ten master sculptors from throughout North America, Europe and Asia will return to Treasure Island for the 10th Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup Competition. Live music, food, a craft market, and a children's area featuring sand sculpting lessons will be available. The event is free to the public. 

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GeckoFest

City: Gulfport

Address
3129 Beach Blvd. S
FL

Phone: 727-322-5217

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Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest

City: Oldsmar

Address
11225 Race Track Rd
FL

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Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival

City: Clearwater Beach

Address
333 S. Gulfview Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-447-7600

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SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival

City: St. Petersburg

Address
Downtown St Pete
FL

Phone: 727-821-7391

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Clearwater Beach Uncorked

City: Clearwater Beach

Address
100 Coronado Dr
FL

Phone: 727-280-9500

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