Spring Events and Festivals

Spring's arrival in St. Pete/Clearwater brings milder temperatures along with a diverse lineup of events, from high-speed to low-key. There are art festivals, cultural celebrations, sporting events and a sprinkling of major festivals devoted to art, music and food. Here's a look at just some of the most anticipated annual happenings in St. Pete/Clearwater in Spring.

1 Spring Training

February 2021 – March 2021

Baseball fans get double the pleasure during Spring Training when they visit St. Pete/Clearwater, because not one but two teams have southern homes in the area. The Toronto Blue Jays prepare for the long season at Dunedin Stadium, and the Philadelphia Phillies practice at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater. Check out all the 2021 spring training games!

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2 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Firestone Grand Prix
April 23-25 2021

In April, downtown St. Pete is transformed into an IndyCar racetrack for a few adrenaline-pumping days when the Firestone Grand Prix comes to town. Come watch drivers race at speeds in excess of 170 mph on a 14-turn course through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, circling the Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, the stunning Dali Museum and then onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport, all overlooking the picturesque city waterfront.

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3 PGA Golf Valspar Championship

copperhead golf st pete clearwater
April 26 - May 2 2021

Whether you're an occasional hacker with a wicked slice or a weekend warrior with a low handicap, there's nothing more exciting than watching the pros play. You have that opportunity each Spring as the PGA TOUR's Tampa Bay Championship comes to the St. Pete/Clearwater area. The tournament takes place at the renowned Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor. According to a recent Golf Digest survey, the Copperhead Course was ranked as the highest course in Florida. This full-fledged FedEx Cup event always promises an exciting field. The tournament includes 144 PGA TOUR golfers and benefits many local area charities.

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4 Spring King of the Beach Fishing Tournament

Thursday, April 29, 2021 – Saturday, May 1, 2021

The oldest and richest Kingfish tournament in the United States comes to Madeira Beach twice every year in the Spring & Fall when the Kings are running on Florida's west coast. If you fish for Smoker Kings, you should be fishing the 28th Annual Old Salt SPRING King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament. 

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