Food Festivals

Put on your flip-flops and head to where food tastes best--at a festival in the sunshine!

A laid-back atmosphere + Gulf breezes + all the food you ever wanted to savor: yep, no one does food festivals like St. Pete/Clearwater. From the family-friendly John's Pass Village and Boardwalk to the glittering Clearwater Beach, you can try everything from 5-star dishes to plates of down-home BBQ. Check out these top annual food festivals worth planning a trip around.

1 John's Pass Seafood Festival

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017

Enjoy fresh gulf seafood, live music and more at this four day celebration in historic John's Pass Village on Madiera 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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2 RibFest

Friday, November 10, 2017 — Sunday, November 12, 2017

This three-day charity fundraiser features award-winning barbecue “ribbers” from around the country and the world, some from as far away as Australia. It's not all about food though. Classic rock, southern and country musicians jam out on two stages all weekend long.

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3 Clearwater Beach Uncorked

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Sunday, December 3, 2017

At this popular 2-day event, foodies and wine lovers flock together to enjoy a gastronomic adventure against the backdrop of award-winning Clearwater Beach. Featuring some of the area's top chefs, winemakers and culinary experts, Clearwater Beach Uncorked is a great getaway idea for food and wine fans.

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4 Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week

Friday, September 14, 2018 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

As the spring weather warms up, make your way to Clearwater Beach to enjoy tasting events and special prix fixe prices at top local restaurants during Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week. Each May, locals and visitors flock to beautiful Clearwater Beach to taste the best of the area's food and drink, from casual cuisine to fine dining, top wines to craft beers.

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