Aside from making new years resolutions, everyone is making plans for family outings, trips, and other entertainment to create new memories. Fewer events have more energy and offer more in one place than festivals, so we've made a list of festivals coming to St. Petersburg and Clearwater in 2019 that you definitely won't want to miss.
Foodies and beer lovers will thoroughly enjoy the Food & Brews Festival February 23 and 24 in Pinellas Park. Food and desserts will be plentiful, and the local craft brews will be flowing. Go for a guranteed good time by gathering a group of friends to listen to music or check out the comedy headliners. Artists and retail shops will be joining this fun weekend, too.
Kick off the spring season March 1-3 brings at the St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival. Here, you'll be delighted by the variety of seafood entrees and vegetarian dishes with the option of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. While you're savoring your meal, enjoy musical sounds from the local and regional circuit.
Get your dancing shoes on! The Reggae Rise Up Florida Music Festival takes over Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg during the weekend of March 15-17. This year, you can catch up to 25 reggae bands plus many more artists such as the famous Ziggy Marley, Method Man, and Nattali Rize jamming to the tropical beats. Whether you hang out in their VIP lounges or on the lawn, all sorts of food vendors will be at your disposal. General admission tickets start at $55.
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Blues sounds are not a thing of sadness since the Tampa Bay Blues Festival began in 1995. Returning to St. Petersburg on Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 19, this festival will be held at Vinoy Park, and the stage will be filled with powerful beats by renowned blues music artists.
There will be local eats, treats, and vendors at this St. Petersburg festival, and, Friday and Saturday you'll want to dance the night away at the after shows at Ringside Cafe and The Ale and the Witch. Tickets are start at $30.
The following weekend, hit up this fun festival at the Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach running from April 12 to April 28. Every year, hundreds of families and visitors come from surrounding cities and even states to get a glimpse of impressive white sand sculptures in a 21,000 square-foot walking tour.
Street performers, live entertainment, fireworks, and a children's play area all part of this beach adventure awaiting you, which makes the Pier60 Sugar Sand Festival a great excuse to plan a weekend getaway.
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Experience the culture of the city at the Mainsail Art Festival April 20 and April 21 in Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. As one of the nation's most alluring art festivals, it typically draws 100,000 spectators who come to see 200-plus visual creations by artisans as well as sculpted displays by craftsmen.
Take the afternoon to enjoy the live music, and a variety of food vendors will also be available at the park to curb your cravings. Admission is free, so you can add this fantastic festival to your hit list. After you've seen all there is to see, visit Sundial St. Pete for great fashion finds or fine dining pleasures.
If you're looking for fun things to do this spring, look no further than these popular festivals coming to St. Petersburg and Clearwater in 2019.
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