Featured Events

Explore some of St. Pete-Clearwater's signature events

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 PGA TOUR tournament in the world, takes place at the stunning and challenging Copperhead Course every spring. 


The Valspar Championship tees off each year at the 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.

Firestone Grand Prix car races in front of the Dali Museum

The St. Petersburg Grand Prix transforms the downtown waterfront into a world-class racing destination every spring.


Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational

The Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational is a nationally televised preseason college softball tournament held annually at Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater. More than 35 collegiate games are played over the course of four days and are broadcasted on ESPN channels.

Shriners Children's Clearwater Invitational

Featuring the top college softball teams across the country, this event solidifies Clearwater as a premier softball destination. 


Skyway 10K

Every first Sunday in March, runners and walkers of all levels cross over the span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Pete. Covering three Florida counties, the bridge serves as the breathtaking setting and 6.2-mile course for a once-in-a-lifetime race. Each year, 100% of all proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation to support our military and their families.

Thousands of runners race in the Skyway 10K each year

Bucket-List Views

One of the most popular endurance events in Florida, the Skyway 10k takes runners nearly 200 feet above the bay via the Sunshine Skyway – talk about unparalleled vistas!


Clearwater Offshore Nationals

The Clearwater Offshore Nationals is held in September in the beautiful emerald waters off of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy a weekend full of speed and celebrations, capped with the largest post race beach party at Shephard's Beach Resort.

A boat races through the water at the Clearwater Offshore Nationals

The Fastest in the World

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



Each year, The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican brings the greatest female professional golfers in the world to Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. With the largest purse of any LPGA event outside of the majors and the CME Group Tour Championship, The ANNIKA is one of the most exciting events in women's professional golf.

Pelican LPGA

The ANNIKA invites patrons to experience the excitement of women's professional golf and celebrate the diversity of the sport.