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