It's about that time of year when the sweaters get put back into the closet to collect dust and get eaten by moths (where do they all come from? And why are they always so hungry?). The heat is ramping up in Florida, but that doesn't mean the fun is cooling off. Our list of things to do in Clearwater and St. Pete this weekend is hot as ever, and you're definitely going to want to pull on a pair of shorts, show off those un-tanned legs and get to partying! If festivals and food are on your list of A+ fun, boy oh boy do we have an awesome weekend for you. Although there's not enough time in the day to do it all, we promise you won't make a bad choice heading to any of these events. Just a word to the wise, bring an empty stomach. If there even is such a thing as too many food choices (doubtful), this weekend is an example of that. We've thrown in a few great date night ideas and included options for the kiddos to have some unique fun too. Let's get this party started! 


Food, beer and more food. How can you ever go wrong? These annual happenings are a guaranteed way to make the most of the weekend. Grab your buddies and enjoy yourselves around some of Clearwater and St. Pete's best food and fun.

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival 2019

Enjoy the 13th annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival! Head down to Coachman Park for two days of the finest seafood Clearwater has to offer while enjoying Blues music from international recording acts. 

301 Drew St., Clearwater, FL, 33755. Phone 727-562-4800

2019 Sunwest Crab & Shrimp Festival

The SunWest Park Crab & Shrimp Festival returns for its second year of tropical family fun. With extended hours, more bands and more seafood, this year is sure to be the best yet! 

Sun West Park 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL, 34667. Phone (727) 674-1464

Florida Food and Brews Festival 2019

Sample tons of great food and craft beer at this festival benefiting anti-violence programs in Tampa Bay. All comedy and music entertainment is free with general admission to the festival! 

5010 81st Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781.


Enjoy the food, music and culture of Greece in St. Pete! All the best homemade Greek foods will be in attendance, so bring a hungry crew. It's time to dine, drink and dance like the Greek do. Opa!

3600 76th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710. Phone (727) 345-8235

6th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival

The 6th Annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival showcases original artwork by more than 120 artisans from across Florida and around the United States. There will be a huge variety of art so something is sure to catch your eye! Admission is free, just bring your creative shopping eye (and maybe a few bucks). 

198 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701. Phone 727-893-7335

Date Night 

These things-to-do pair best with a pair of lovers. Grab a bite to eat at any of 727's awesome restaurants and finish the night off with some memories. 

Y2K Night at Crafty Squirrel

Let's party like it's the year 2000 at Crafty Squirrel! Y2K night will feature the best songs from the early 2000's, $15 Martini & Rossi Prosecco, prosecco pong games, and prizes. DJ 5 Day Forecast starts spinning beats at 9 p.m.! Wear your best throwback outfit and get ready to take a trip back to when Fergie was ruler of all. 

259 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701. Phone (727) 898-4888

Art Garfunkel

Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, author, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Art Garfunkel returns to the Capitol Theatre after his two sold-out concerts in 2017. Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. Don't miss the chance to see this legend in an intimate setting that you can only get at the Capitol Theatre. 

405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL, 33755. Phone 727-791-7400

National Margarita Day at Paul's Landing!

This Fri-YAY it's time to enjoy Volcan Marg specials all day at Paul's Landing. Why, you ask? It's National Margarita Day! Make sure you come out to the complimentary tasting, featuring Volcan Blanco from 8-10 p.m. Cheers!

501 5th Avenue NE, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701. Phone (727) 824-8007

Bring the Kids 

If you're looking for something other than festivals to entertain the tots, consider taking them to the theatre for a bit of cultured entertainment. These shows are sure to light up their life for a night they'll remember forever (or at least until you take them back to Disney World). 

Russian National Ballet presents Cinderella

The Russian National Ballet returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall to perform Cinderella! Relive the timeless fairytale live on stage performed by one of the top touring ballet companies in the world.

1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL, 33759. Phone 727-791-7400

Finding Neverland

The winner of’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine.

1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL, 33759. Phone 727-791-7400
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