Events & Festivals
There’s always something amazing happening here in St. Pete/Clearwater. From major annual festivals to concerts by national touring acts, the action is nonstop.
The wide variety of annual events means there’s truly something for everyone. Listen to the biggest names in jazz at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, get your groove on at the Reggae Rise Up festival or get all bluesy at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival.
Families flock to the nightly Sunsets at Pier 60 celebration, Sanding Ovations sand-sculpting competition and, of course, all the fun holiday festivities.
The SHINE Mural Festival, Mainsail Art Festival and St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival are just three of the major art showcases.
Want to travel (briefly) to another country? Check out the Dunedin Highland Games & Festival for all things Scottish, or join the Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration in that Greek enclave.
And be sure not to miss St. Pete Pride in June – the biggest Pride celebration in all of Florida.
What are you waiting for? Read on for more info on what's happening!
Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
See Clearwater Beach’s famous white sand put to amazingly creative use during the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, April 7 to 23, 2023. In addition to showcasing scores of sand-sculpting masterpieces, the festival features live entertainment and sand-sculpting classes.learn more
Check Out Top Events
St. Pete/Clearwater has more than 20 unique communities each with their own iconic and signature events. Take for example Madeira Beach, which is home to the area’s biggest seafood event. Held at iconic John’s Pass Village, the John's Pass Seafood Festival brings top seafood restaurants and food trucks for a multi-day cook-off.See All Events
upcoming events & festivals
St. Pete/Clearwater has amazing events, exhibits and festivals all year round. Use the filtering features below to find an event that interests you! Looking to add your event to our calendar? Submit an event here.
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