From North Pinellas and Tarpon Springs south to St. Pete, with Clearwater, Dunedin and so much more in between, March springs into action with a great line-up of fun Things to Do from great outdoor festivals to a line-up of exciting events, games, concerts, exhibitions, and shows.  March is a great time for local residents and Spring Break visitors to enjoy a variety of cool things to do, awesome weather and great outdoor fun.  Here's a quick guide to fun things to do in March throughout the St. Petersburg - Clearwater Pinellas County area!

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Fun Things to Do in St. Pete and Clearwater this March | It's Spring Break

Frida Kahlo Coffee with the Curator March 1 - 31 at The Dali Museum ($10 Kids to $24 Adult)
Explore the extraordinary career and life of this acclaimed 20th-century artist, whose "dreamlike work suggests that love and suffering create a new sense of beauty". More than 60 Kahlo pieces will be displayed, including 15 paintings, seven drawings and numerous personal photographs. The exhibition extends outdoors, where a special collection of flowers and plants representative of those in Kahlo’s own garden at Casa Azul, her home in Mexico can be seen in the Dali's Avant-garden. “With her dreamlike images, Kahlo has stirred huge public interest beyond the traditional art audience. In a way, Kahlo created a persona that serves as a contemporary feminine ideal – both tender and fierce,” says Dali Museum Executive Director, Dr. Hank Hine. “Much like Dali, she constructed an eccentric identity through the iconography in her paintings and then dressed and carried herself as the personality she created in her art. Painting by painting, she becomes a heroic figure of struggle and perseverance.”

Greek Village in Tarpon Springs March 1 - 31st 
North County discover Tarpon Springs, a unique Greek community. Stroll the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, dine in an authentic Greek restaurant, and explore Tarpon's sponging industry, including sponging expeditions where you see first hand how for centuries this community thrived on natural sea sponges found in the waters surrounding this exceptional place. Walk the waterfront along the shopping district and buy varieties of the sponges, great souvenirs and gifts. Not far from the docks find the center of Greek-American life in Tarpon, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Designed after St. Sophia in Istanbul St. Nicholas features dozens of stunning stained glass windows and tons of gorgeous Greek marble. The weeping icon of Saint Nicholas is inside near the entrance!

Spring Training Baseball / Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies March 1st - 31st Dunedin and Clearwater (Times and prices vary)
With our great weather as a catalyst, Clearwater/Dunedin has been hosting Spring Training for decades. Featuring the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater and the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin click over to their websites to see what is the BEST day for the crack of the bat and a call of "Play Ball!".
Sunsets At Pier 60 March 1 - 31st Nightly (Free)
At days end head to Clearwater Beach for a spectacular sunset celebration. Most nights you'll experience jugglers, musicians and delicious food. Clearwater Beach, "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013 according to USA Today couldn't be more family friendly. Like to fish?  Bring your rod and tackle, you can cast your lines 24/7 from the Pier, the cost is only $1 to walk the Pier. Once the sun sets head to the Beach Walk where you can walk a tree-lined pedestrian friendly walkway winding it's way past ice cream stops, shops restaurants and more.

Shakespeare Festival - "Hamlet" March 2-5 at 7:30 pm USF Williams House Courtyard St. Petersburg (Pay what you can)
See Hamlet performed by USF's acclaimed Drama Department in the Courtyard! Metered street parking is available on surrounding streets or you can pay $5 to park in the USFSP parking garage, the pay station is inside the garage. (Do not park in USF lots without a parking decal.) Admission is pay what you can!

First Friday, March 3rd Downtown St Petersburg 5:30 pm to 10 pm (Free to attend) 
On the first Friday of each month in 2017 the heart of downtown St. Pete transforms into one of the biggest block parties on the West Coast. First Friday St. Pete showcases great bands, great drinks, and great food, don't miss it! Join the celebration on Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street at 5:30 pm, the party goes until 10. Admission is free, the music is live, and vendors and restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink.

Cupcake Race March 4th 8 am Pass-A-Grille, St Pete Beach (FREE for kids $27 for Adults)
Enjoy a beautiful 5k on the sand followed by CUPCAKES!  This 5K takes place on the sugar sand of Pass-a-Grille Beach and is hosted by St Pete Running Company This is a timed event and includes a FREE kid's 400-meter dash on the sand, this is a free event for Adults running the Cupcake race pay $27.  All registrants receive a technical running hat, finishers receive a medal and a cupcake upon completion of the race.
Valspar Championship March 6 -12  Innisbrook Golf Course and Country Club (Package prices vary)
The Valspar Championship is a premiere golf tournament presented by BB&T on Copperhead at Innisbrook.  This PGA TOUR event boasts PGA stars like Bubba Watson and more. Headlining entertainment this year following the tournament is the one and only Toby Keith, read more about his Valspar concert in Things To Do Tampa Bay | Toby Keith to Headline Valspar LIVE Kids 15 and Under are admitted FREE with a ticketed Adult. Tickets are available online and at participating Publix Supermarkets. Packages to one-day tickets range from $299 to $10.  

St. Pete Grand Prix March 10-12 Downtown St. Pete/Waterfront ($50 -$135)
Known as the "World's Fastest Spring Break Party," this race takes place on a street circuit along St. Petersburg's stunning waterfront. Reaching speeds of 170 mph and higher nothing beats the spectacle afforded by this one-of-a-kind event! Family friendly you will experience celebrity athletes, live entertainment and a multitude of interactive events within this two-day racing extravaganza!.Check out this Verizon IndyCar Series race while enjoying the accompanying concerts, airshows, drifting exhibitions, kiddie rides, and more! Looking for the PERFECT place to stay? Look at The Vinoy Renaissance - St. Petersburg.
Spring Break Waterfront Festival & Carnival Mar 16-19th Madeira Beach Recreation Complex & ROC Park 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach (FREE)
The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club in partnership with City of Madeira Beach plays host once again at the Annual Spring Break Waterfront Festival. This Spring Break fest begins Thursday, March 16 and runs through Sunday, March 19, 2017. This 4-day, fun-filled event will offer a collection of carnival rides, live entertainment, delicious food and craft vendors. ADMISSION IS FREE thanks to The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club who donated over $50,000 to local charities last year. This signature event is their largest fundraiser of theyear and benefits local charities and other non-profit organizations. 

  • Thursday: 3-11pm
  • Friday and Saturday: Noon – 11pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 9pm

Okeefe's St. Patrick's Day Tent Party March 17th Noon to Midnight at Okeefe's (Free Thursday $5 for adults Friday)
Enjoy the best Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Beer, Bagpipes, Irish Dancers and more this year at O'Keefe's! You can get a head start on the celebration Thursday, March 16th when the Tent opens at 4 pm.  There is NO COVER  and the parking is FREE at Morton Plant (Jeffords and Pinellas St. Parking Lots).  On the 16th enjoy the Irish Buskers at 4 pm and the Greg Billings Band at 9 pm. Come back Friday, St Patty's Day, when the tent reopens at noon. There is a $5 cover for adults after 3 pm and a parking shuttle after 4 pm. You will see Arts and Craft Vendors from 12-4pm, Face Painting 12-8pm and can take part in Beer Tastings while enjoying Drink Specials. An Irish cupcake decorating and meet and greet with Tinker Belle and Michaelangelo is scheduled at 5 pm. Spots are $8 and include the cupcake and decorations along with the character meet and greet and a photo opportunity. Nothing beats an O'Keefes St. Patrick's Day Party!

Once at Ruth Eckerd Hall March 18th 2 & 8 pm (Packages vary)
This Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL is an experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the story of a street musician from Dublin who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful girl takes a sudden interest in his music. As their relationship grows, he begins to find fame... but their love turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets you go. If you enjoy stories about going for your dreams, not fearing success and the power of music to connect, ONCE is for you!

Clearwater Comic Con 2017 March 18th, 11-6 pm (Free and family-friendly)
This FREE and family-friendly Comic Con event is in its 4th year.  Continually growing they have already signed up many favorite vendors and some new ones too! Don't miss this chance to allow your alter-ego breathe!

Dunedin Seafood Festival March 24th - 25th 3 pm to Mar 25 at 10 pm Olde Bay Café & Dunedin Fish Market 51 Main St, Dunedin, Florida 34698
Friday, March 24 & Saturday, March 25 seafood lover will gather with an eclectic collection of Dunedin locals in a picturesque waterfront park to celebrate Dunedin's nature and beauty with loads of fresh seafood! This event is free to attend, vendors charge for food and drink. Vendors include local businesses, restaurants, artists, craft breweries.  Enjoy Live entertainment at this family and pet-friendly outdoor event. I grew up in Dunedin if you have never been, not much has changed since I was a kid racing about on my bike, This event is great!

Rasta Run March 25th 8 am to?  Beast Athletics ($22 to $150)
Founded in 2014 the Rasta Run is known as...wait for it...ONE LOVE - ONE RACE! Had to be, right! This March 25 plan to run a 5k in beautiful Clearwater.  You can also enjoy Yoga in Dub, Reggaerobics and the sounds of the Badda Skat Band along with a unique vendor market! The 5k begins at Beast Athletics and winds through the Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail. Best: A portion of the proceeds from this fun run is donated to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.

Corey Avenue Crafts Festival March 25th & 26th 26 10 AM to 5 PM
Love hand-crafted jewelry, home goods, and local artwork? This long-time craft fest hosted by the mother-daughter team at Suncoast Gems is one not to miss. Wear your bathing suit and hit the sugary sands of St. Pete beach when you are done, or check out one of the great restaurants in the area for a cold drink, oysters and other local faves!

Hot Concerts

Reggae Rise-Up 2017  March 4th & 5th Vinoy Park St Pete ($45-$150)
Reggae Rise Up Florida 2017  will feature Slightly Stoopid, Iration, The Hip Abduction, Protoje, Fortunate Youth, Passafire, The Movement, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Leilani Wolfgramm, The Expanders, Law, Jungle Man Sam, Summer Survivors and more over a two-day event. Doors open at 12:00 PM each day and tickets run from $45 - $150

Dwight Yoakum March 5th 7 - 10 pm Mahaffey Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Arts, St Petersburg ($100 - $124)
Country music fans are buying up seats fast for this concert by musician/actor Dwight Yoakum.  Only a few seats remain, buy yours today! 

Buzz Fest at Gators Cafe and Saloon  March 5th 2 -10 pm
Enjoy favorite local bands and musicians at Buzz fest where you will also find drink specials, vendors, a kid's table, raffles and more. family friendly the cost is $10 advance and $15 at the door.  Proceeds support a local music magazine called The Buzz!

Norah Jones Tue, March 7th, 8:00 pm Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL (Tickets $142 - $179)
This nine-time GRAMMY Award winner is on tour with a new album titled Day Breaks. This, her sixth solo album, brings Norah back to her breakout album 'Come Away With Me' as she returns to the piano and her roots. This is a "Don't Miss" event! 

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