Laser Tag Combat Games 12200 34th St. N. (us 19) Clearwater 813-775-5911
It's the Laser Tag! I used to love playing laser tag, before everything started to creek and go out now and then. Talk about getting the heart rate up and going! Join in on a mission or bring a group and battle it out. Games include Last Man Standing, Hunger Games, Enemy Among Us, etc
Call for reservations
41st Annual Christmas Under the Oaks Arts & Crafts Show
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Gates open 9:00am to 4:00pm
$3 donation; kids under 12 free
Certified Service Animals only
Christmas Under the Oaks is our traditional holiday season opener. This is a fundraising event and is held at the beautiful, waterfront Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater.
The show features over 150 artists, crafters, and food vendors. Shoppers find crafted items that will delight them and fit any budget, including handcrafted quilts, blown glass and keepsakes, country crafts, floral arrangements, ceramics, pottery, unique jewelry in sterling and crystal, holiday ornaments, and more!
Proceeds go to the Woman's Club community scholarships, grants, and community service projects.
Maps of vendor tables:
Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Saturday nights, 6:00-11:00 p.m. at the Sponge Docks (between Hope and Athens Street). Free dance lessons 6-7:00 p.m.
A celebration of Greek culture but you certainly don't have to be Greek to have a good time here. Every other month the Sponge Docks hosts a street party with dancing, food and fun!
To reserve a table for dinner, please contact participating restaurants Costa’s, Hellas, Mama’s, or Mykonos. You do not have to have a reservation to eat great Greek food. So yell OOPA and raise your glass of Retsina. Dress comfortable and be ready to party Mediterranean style!
2017 Event Dates:
March 25th 6pm - 11:00pm
May 6th 6pm - 11:00pm
July 15th 6pm - 11:00pm
August 5th 6pm - 11:00pm
September 9th 6pm - 11:00pm
October 7th 6pm - 11:00pm
First of all, YES there will be a lot of traffic and YES it's still a lot of fun. Secondly, do not bring alcohol to the beach. There will be police on feet disguised as tourists trying to bust you with your favorite libation. The bridge going to the beach will be closed during the fireworks.
They start at 9:30 and will go on for around 30 minutes. If you don't want to deal with beach holiday traffic you can get a great view of them at Coachman Park. There will be live music playing at Coachman Park food and drinks. Local vendors will be on hand and there is always some type of family friendly activities going on (yawn). The gates open at 7:30 This event is free.
Don't want to wait until the 4th? Florida Auto Exchange Stadium at 373 Douglas Ave Dunedin, just a few blocks from Sunset House will have fireworks after the game.
Nature's Food Patch
1225 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
I'm sure you are wondering why I have a grocery stores listed here. Aside from being a truly great organic/natural food store, this place has a lot going on! As well as selling groceries and homeopathic remedies it has a hot and cold take out bar, take out deli it has an internet cafe and meeting room.
This store always has an interesting class or event going on in the cafe. From cooking classes, open jams, children's story hour, song circles, wine tastings to informative lectures by prominent doctors, acupuncturists, master gardeners, chefs, dietitians and therapists. Stop in for dinner and learn something new!
25 Causeway Blvd. Slip #5 Clearwater, Florida 33767
Adults $25, Children 4-12 $15, 3 and under are free
This is an awesome 125 person, double decker catamaran that goes out on several lively tours daily. It does a dolphin exploration tour that guarantees you will see dolphin. I've lived in this area for many years and still, whenever I see a dolphin its always special.
The Tropics also does a sunset cruise. The staff is knowledgeable about the area and points out sites during the cruise. Champagne is served to toast the setting sun.
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April 14th-April 23, 2017
Clearwater Beach Pier 60
This year’s theme is FantaSea. I can't wait to see what the awesome sand artists have in store for us this year.
There will be many events going on through the 10 day event. Some are reoccurring like the giant sandbox and sand sculpting classes. On the weekends there will be live music, movies on the beach and fireworks.
Be patient and go early to get decent parking. This is a busy event and parking can be hard to come by if you arrive after 12:00 noon. Or park somewhere and trolley over to festival.
Concert and Street Party!
March 26th, 2017
12:00 noon until 5pm
What's not to love??? Antique cars, specialty food trucks and Tampa Bay Area's FAVORITE get down and boogie to local band "The Black Honkey's". Not to mention the glorious springtime weather we have been enjoying this week! This FREE, family friendly even is brought to you by Ruth Eckard Hall.
Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Awesome Beach, historic fort, picnicing, 7 miles of paved trails, bathroom facilities, kayaking, boat ramp, off leash dog beach, snack bar, bird and wild life viewing abd great for shelling. This place has it all!
Click below for park map and parking information
Ferry from Fort De Soto to Egmont Key
Accessible only by boat, Egmont Key is an island located in the mouth of Tampa Bay that is unique in many ways. It was formed from a river delta thousands of years ago it is home to gopher tortoises, sea turtles, nesting shore birds and migratory birds. Paddle board and segway rentals.
$20 round trip ride on the ferry boat
$10 for kids 11 and under
Snorkeling option extra fee
For information, call the main office at (727)398-6577
Daily Egmont Key Ferry from Fort DeSoto County Park
Gates open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 10 p.m.
303 N. Lemon Street, Plant City FL 33563 | 813-752-9194
Not heading to the beach then head out to Plant City for the 82nd annual Strawberry Festival! Eat some of the finest Strawberries around. A true Floridain will not eat a California berry. We wait until Plant City starts harvesting them. Picked locally, you get them ripe and sweet.
Aside from the strawberries you can catch Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Elle King on Friday. Saturday it's Maddie & Tae and Patty LaBelle and Sundays headliners are Joe Nichols and Rascal Flatts. Most of the food eating contests are over by now (thankfully!). The festival also features a midway, The Neighborhood Village (food and crafts), the Race Zone where Dale Earnhardt's race car and NASCAR memorabilia will be on display, a pioneer village and Robinson’s Racing Pigs!
Parking is $5
Entry tickets: Adults $10, kids $5, under 5 is free
Discount tickets can be purchased in advance at the Pulbix in Granada Plaza 1491 Main St Dunedin.
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 3370
Monday - Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: 12PM - 5PM
An amazing, colorful display of the most impressive glasswork you have ever seen! Dazzling enough to even keep your boyfriend entertained! Check out the 20 foot sculpture in the entrance. It was made especially for this exhibit. Take a guided tour or amble around on your own.
Support the community, have fun, eat great food. Buy fresh--Buy Local!
St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
When: Every Saturday (October-May) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Every Saturday (June-August) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Al Lang Stadium (October – May) and Williams Park (June – August)
This market is the largest market in the southeast U.S. with about 10,000 visitors on a typical Saturday!
2 Pierce Street Market
When: Every 2nd Saturday (October – May) from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Under the Memorial Causeway Bridge, near the waterfront in downtown Clearwater
Discover this local makers market featuring an array of handmade goods, unique pieces from local artists, vintage items, clothes, artesian food & more.
Downtown Clearwater's Fresh Market
When: Wednesday, October 14-May 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Where: Located at the 500 block and 600 block of Cleveland Street between East and N. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Cleveland Street provides a delightful environment to stop and rest, chat with friends, or enjoy refreshments available from our vendors- whether your taste is for coffee and pastries, a cool drink, or some heartier fare.
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
When: Every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from June-September and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. October-May
Where: Beach Blvd in Gulfport
This year round market in the Waterfront district features 50+ vendors each week! Check out the local goods while walking along Beach Blvd.
Safety Harbor Fresh Market
When: Every Thursday (October 16 – May 28) from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: John Wilson Park
After exploring the market, stroll down Main Street of Safety Harbor for more cute shops and restaurants.
Largo Sunset Market
When: Every Friday (September-May) from 3-7 p.m.
Where: Largo Central Park
Can’t miss: Bring your pooch to walk around Largo’s Central Park looking for great goods.
St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue MarketWhen: Every Sunday (October-May) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 300 Corey Avenue
With up to 75 vendors each Sunday, this market puts an emphasis on local fresh and organic food.
Indian Shores Sunday Market
When: Sunday’s (December-May) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 19305 Gulf Blvd.
This open air market features local and fresh products in the heart of Indian Shores.
Dunedin Downtown Market
When: Every Friday and Saturday (November-June) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: John L. Lawrence Pioneer Park
Stroll the vendors at the market while listening to live music!
Madeira Beach Mid-Week Market
When: Wednesday. (Oct-Aug) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: On Madeira Way, between Tom Stuart Causeway and Gulf Blvd
After perusing the open air market, swing by Madeira Beach for a perfect beach stroll.
Treasure Island Open Air Market
When: Fridays (Dec 5-April 24) from 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Where: 1 Park Place
The produce stand is definitely the biggest draw for locals and visitors.
Sunday Market at the Don Vista on St. Pete Beach
When: Sunday year round from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 3300 Gulf Blvd.
This unique market is housed in the Suntan Art Center. Enjoy exploring beautiful galleries while you buy your market goods!
Safety Harbor Market on Main
When: Sunday year round from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: 401 Main St.
This market is worth the trip as it's situated in the middle of downtown Safety Harbor, filled with charming restaurants & boutiques.
Monthly Downtown Street Festivals
We have a fun tradition in Pinellas County. All the neighborhoods pick a Friday, close off the street and have a street festival. All are basically free (some have small parking fees etc). Live music, street vendors, food trucks, artists, street performers and more
St. Petersburg- 1st Friday
On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food. On Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street on – you guessed it! – the first Friday of every month. The party starts at 5:30pm and goes until 10. Your admission is free, the music is live, and vendors and restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink.
Dunedin- 2nd Friday Wine and Art walk
420 Main Street Dunedin, FL 34698 5:30-10pm
2nd Friday Dunedin is a monthly event that encourages guest to explore what Downtown Dunedin has to offer. With over 25 participating locations, you’ll walk away with some new favorites restaurants and shops guaranteed. Visit Pioneer Park for some Live Music, beer & wine Wristbands $10 YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY A WRISTBAND TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVAL!!!! What do you get with your 2nd Friday Wristband? You get perks and specials from over 20 Downtown Dunedin stores, bars and restaurants as well as the opportunity to win one of four gift bags each valued at at least $100!
Safety Harbor- 3rd Friday
Main Street is closed from Bayshore Blvd. to 6th Avenue with entertainment at the Gazebo in John Wilson Park and at venues throughout downtown. 6:00pm-10:00pm
This long-standing event has grown to be one of the premier street festivals in the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida. The 3rd Friday Music Series features Shopping, Dining and Entertainment for both locals and visitors, drawing crowds from all across Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties into downtown Safety Harbor.
Clearwater-Blast Friday- 4th Friday
Cleveland Street District, 400 block of Cleveland St at Osceola Ave
Family-friendly Blast Friday festivities, which begin at 5:30 in the 400 block of Cleveland Street, will feature a variety of live music, downtown restaurants selling food, beer, wine and beverages.
Dancing in the street is highly encouraged!
28910 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33761
Ph (727) 400-6996
Monday and Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm
Dinner and a crazy campy show! Ten rounds of Bingo, good food (as long as your not on a diet) and hilarious good fun hosted by Melanie Minyon. Reservations are suggested. Proceeds benefit local non profit charities.
900 San Mateo Drive (Main Entrance)
Off the beaten path and undiscovered by most folks Hammock Park is right off the Pinellas Trail and makes a perfect pit stop if your biking to Honeymoon Island or anywhere in that direction.
There are several self guided walking tours. You can view them here:
Pack a lunch and head to our little hidden jewel. Hammock Park is great for bird watching, discovering plant and wild life, chasing butterflys and just plain old relaxing. There are several covered shelters, a playground and bathroom facilities.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
Free Admission! - Donations Welcome
Over 30 acres of stunning tropical gardens. A great way to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Spend the day meandering through the paths. The gardens range from butterfly gardens to veggie gardens and everything in between.
Stop by at the Welcome Center and collect informational brochures, self-guided tours and ask plant questions at the Horticulture desk. Well behaved, leadhed dogs are allowed.
Honeymoon Island State Park
#1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
8 am- sundown, 365 days a year
$4.00 one person/ $8.00 a carload
$2.00 bikes & pedestrians
Award winning state park and beach. Natural rustic beach. Bird, biking and hiking trails, dog beach with pet wash station, playground, ferry to Caladesi Island, picnic facilities, interpretive exhibits throughout park.
Snack bar and bathrooms with showers
Reggae Rise Up at Vinoy Park
701 Bayshore Drive NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Saint Petersburg, FLSunday Mar 5, 2017
Doors: 12:00 PM
Groove to the Reggae music while overlookingbeuatiful Vinoy Park in downtown St Petersburg. If you haven't visited St. Pete yet your in for a treat. Walkable and progressive this town has changed big time since I was a kid! Great food, lively nightlife and an artsy feel!
The Music Line Up
Headliners Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, plus Iration, Steel Pulse, The Green, The Hip Abduction, Protoje, Z&G&E, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Passafire, The Movement, Giant Panada Guerilla Dub Squad, The Expanders, Through The Roots, Leilani Wolfgramm, Law, Tatanka, Bumpin Uglies, The Late Ones, Jungle Man Sam, Sidereal, Oceanstone, and Summer Survivors.
Main Street, Dunedin
Delightful Downtown Dunedin--It's quaint, it's cute, it's walkable, bikable, has great restaurants, breweries and interesting shops. One of the best things about it is they do not allow chain stores or restaurants to set up shop. Everything is unique and privately owned. Festivals, art walks, craft shows and a farmers market, what's not to love??? The Pinellas trail runs right through it. Head all the way west and it ends in a waterfront park. It is so dog friendly that it is lovingly called "Dog Eden". Several of the cafes even have dog menus!
Clearwater's Blast Friday featuring John Waite
Friday, February 24, 2017
400 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
This FREE street festival begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment until 10 p.m.
The festival features food and craft and a free live concert every month located in the Cleveland Street District. Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. A limited number of VIP and SUPER VIP packages are on sale now.
New this year! We will have a Beer Garden at Station Square, located in the 600 block of Cleveland Street, with beer and wine available for purchase and a sampling from Crooked Thumb Brewery. A local art experience will also be featured at each Blast Friday. This month a free exhibit will be held outside Studio 617, hosted by Lina Texiera. Studio 617 is located at 617 Cleveland Street District.
Ample, public parking and metered parking is available in Downtown Clearwater. For more information on public parking locations, please refer to the City of Clearwater’s Downtown Parking Facilities Map. Downtown parking meters are not enforced Monday-Friday after 6pm and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: 301 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: (727) 562-4700
Saturday February 18th, 2017
If your going to be in town on Saturday Feb. 18th this FREE event is not to be missed--The Seablues Festival! Great blues music and fresh seafood. At awesome (just 2 miles from Sunset House and Gardens) Coachman Park. It is THE place to be!
Friday, January 27, 2017 5:30pm
400 Block of Cleveland Street
This Friday is downtown Clearwater's monthly Friday celebration! A street party featuring Spyro Gyra, local craft vendors and a beer garden. The event is family friendly and free to attend.
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Safety Harbor Art and Music Center
706 2nd St N, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
Fri Jan 27 2017 at 07:00 pm to Fri Jan 27 2017 at 10:00 pm
Entrance fee $8
Bring something auspiciously awesome to the Potluck Dinner. Dress up to represent your Chinese Year or dress with oriental flair with the passing year of the monkey in mind or the new year of the rooster in mind. Prizes awarded to best costume! Experience the fashion show, contortionists, games and other lucky things.
Beer/wine/soda/water by donation from our SHAMc bar with all proceeds benefiting SHAMc arts programming.