Featured Events

Explore some of the signature events of St. Pete/Clearwater

There's no better backdrop for an event than America's Best Beaches. Whether it's golf, football, softball or even bowling, some of the top national events are held right here in sunny St. Pete/Clearwater. Check our some of the featured events that return to the destination year after year:


The Valspar Championship

The Valspar Championship, the most colorful tournament in the world, is part of the 2023 PGA TOUR season at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa resort in Florida.

A golfer right after hitting the ball. A large crowd can be seen at a distance.

Each year, the PGA TOUR Valspar Championship comes to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor.


Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

One of the premier events in St. Pete/Clearwater, the Firestone Grand Prix races through the streets of downtown St. Pete as IndyCar's season opening event. The inaugural Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was held in 2005 and won by the late Dan Wheldon, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion and local resident.

Grand Prix in front of Dali

Taking place on the waterfront street course in downtown St. Petersburg, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is among the most respected motorsports events in North America.


TaxAct Clearwater Invitational

The TaxAct Clearwater Invitational is a preseason college softball tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Florida. More than 35 collegiate games are played over the course of four days.

Elite Invite USF

Join the top 16 collegiate softball teams as they start the season at the 2023 TaxAct Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield Softball Tournament.


ReliaQuest Bowl

The ReliaQuest Bowl is a college football game that is typically played on New Year's Day featuring teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference or ACC. Before the teams face each other, fans can enjoy a week filled with events including a beach day at Clearwater Beach.

ReliaQuest Beach Day

Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60.


Clearwater Offshore Nationals

The Clearwater Offshore Nationals is Sept. 22 - 24, 2023. Start Friday with the Baystar Race VIP Party and enjoy a weekend full of speed and celebrations, capped with the largest post race beach party at Shephard's Beach Resort Sunday Night.

A boat races through the water at the Clearwater Offshore Nationals

For the past decade fans on the beach and offshore have witnessed great offshore racing at the Clearwater Offshore Nationals.


The PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open

The Professional Women's Bowling Association St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open returns to Seminole Lanes for a weekend of competition among some of the best international female athletes in the sport. The Open features a pro-am tournament, two qualifying rounds, round-robin match play and group stepladder finals.

PWBA at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

PWBA at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.