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 Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Canceled for 2020... check back in 2021!

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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2 DTSP Songwriters Festival

DTSP Songwriters Festival
Friday, November 1, 2019 – Friday, August 7, 2020

The Downtown St. Petersburg Songwriters Festival is a three-day celebration of live music over the weekend of November 1-3rd in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, FL.  Over 35 eclectic and diverse songwriters will perform over 100 free acoustic events while sharing the stories behind their biggest songs.  

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3 Savor St. Pete

Saturday, November 6, 2021 – Sunday, November 7, 2021

Canceled for 2020... check back in 2021!

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4 Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup

Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – Sunday, November 22, 2020

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 12th 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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5 Bert's St. Pete Beach BikeFest

Bert's St. Pete Beach BikeFest
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – Sunday, November 21, 2021

Cancelled for 2020, will return November 17 - 21, 2021. Visit the website for more information on how you can lock in early bird pricing for next year. 

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DTSP Songwriters Festival

City: St. Petersburg

Address
200 1st Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Savor St. Pete

City: St. Petersburg

Address
400 Bayshore Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup

City: Treasure Island

Address
10650 Gulf Blvd
Treasure Island, FL 33706

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Bert's St. Pete Beach BikeFest

City: St. Pete Beach

Address
5500 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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