Hurricane Dorian Donations in Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Beach, Florida had a scare with Hurricane Dorian. Many of the originally predicted paths had the storm heading across the state directly at Tampa Bay. Luckily, the storm took a turn to the north earlier than originally expected; lessening the impact on Florida but still leaving the Bahamas devastated.

Many businesses and organizations in Florida are rushing to help provide support in any way that they can. If you are looking to provide support, be careful and watch out for scammers taking advantage of these tragic times. If you’re in the Clearwater, Florida area here are some places to donate

Clearwater Aquarium: “Stop and see the fish for a good cause. The Clearwater Aquarium will donate $1 of all ticket sales to Bahamas relief efforts.”

Habitat for Humanity: Donations can be dropped off at 13355 49th Street N, Suite B, Clearwater, FL

Bahamas Red Cross Society: (The Bahamas branch of the Internation Red Cross) Seeking non-perishable goods, baby supplies, cleaning items and beddings.

Sol Relief: “This local aviation community will fly necessary supplies to Bahamian victims. Supplies can be delivered to St. Pete Air at 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Petersburg businessman John Auer has also offered to match donations from individuals dollar for dollar up to $500,000 for the next two weeks.”

The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg: Donations can be made online or mailed to “Disaster Relief Fund, Diocese of St. Petersburg, P.O. Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200.”

You can find more places to donated in the Tampa Bay area in these articles…

You can also use the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to help check charities in the State of Florida with their “Check-A-Charity” resource online.

How Clearwater Beach Got Its Name

How Clearwater Beach Got Its Name

This seems like an easy question to answer. Clearwater Beach got its name from being a beach with clear ocean waves, right? Wrong.

The Clearwater area was first settled in the 1800s. At the time, the area was called Clear Water Harbor. In 1895 Clear Water was combined into a single word, Clearwater. I’ve never actually heard why it was combined to a single word, but the area became “Clearwater Harbor.” Eleven years later in 1906, “Harbor” was dropped, and the area just became “Clearwater.”

The beach in the area matched these changes and is Clearwater Beach. The first bridge connecting Clearwater to Clearwater Beach was a wooden bridge which was built in 1917. The access to Clearwater Beach opened the beach area to development.

That’s how the name Clearwater Beach took shape, but the inspiration for the word Clearwater or Clear Water needs to be talked about still. As mentioned before, it does not come from the clear Gulf of Mexico waters. It actually comes from the clear water of another water source.

The phrase clear water was used frequently in the area because there used to be many natural springs in the area. As the city of Clearwater (Clear Water Habor) was being created, you’d see crystal clear water from the natural springs running down the hills and into the bay. While these springs no longer exist, the city which was named after them continues to grow and attract visitors from around the world! Clearwater Beach has been ranked the #1 Best Beach in the United States and one of the Best Beaches in the World!

Learn more about the history of Clearwater, Florida on the city’s website and view unique historical photos on the Clearwater Historical Society’s website!


Check out “How has Clearwater Beach evolved over the past century? Florida Wonders explores.” by the Tampa Bay Times for amazing before and after photos of Clearwater Beach. There’s even photos of the original wooden bridge stretching 2 and a half miles from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach!

Clearwater Beach Halloween 2019

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Clearwater Beach Halloween 2019

Clearwater Beach, Florida is a safe and calm community. The only Clearwater Beach ghost story I’ve ever heard took place in Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater.

The Capitol Theatre was built in 1921 and rumor has it an old manager was murdered there and that he still “haunts” the theatre to this day. While that sounds like the start of a spooky story, it hasn’t seemed to play out to be too scary. The only story I’ve ever heard of this ghostly manager is quite kind. The ghost story of the Capitol Theatre I have heard is that “a maintenance worker standing on a ladder in the theater. […] He started to fall […] and felt someone grab him and pull him back up. When he looked around, he was alone.”

While Clearwater Beach is safe and calm even in it’s “haunted” location, the nearby areas can be quite spooky! If you’re looking for some Clearwater Beach Halloween events or parties, you’ll have safe ones in the area and scarier ones in the surrounding area!

Clearwater Beach Halloween Events

Free Halloween themed movies under the stars at Pier 60’s Sunset Cinema!

  • October 4, 2019: Monster’s Inc. (G)
  • October 5, 2019: Godzilla: King of Monsters (PG-13)
  • October 11, 2019: Scobby Doo (PG)
  • October 12, 2019: The Meg (PG-13)
  • October 18, 2019: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG)
  • October 19, 2019: Hocus Pocus (PG)
  • October 25, 2019: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13)
  • October 26, 2019: Ghostbusters (PG)
  • October 31, 2019: Robin Hood (PG-13)

Ghost Tours near Clearwater Beach

St. Petersburg Ghost Tour

“Peer into the shadows and mysteries of Florida’s “Sunshine City” on a candlelight walking tour of downtown St. Petersburg! Hear true ghost stories of wandering spirits, haunted mansions, phantom lovers, and age old curses…forgotten tales brought back to life. Join our costumed tour guides for a leisurely stroll along St. Petersburg’s quaint streets and beautiful waterfront!”

Tampa Ghost Tour

“In the city once described as the “damnedest town this side of Hell,” join us for a candlelight walking tour along vibrant streets filled with haunted treasures from the past! Experience an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts, haunted houses, restless spirits, and supernatural oddities, and discover the quirky, haunted past of Tampa, a place where the ordinary does not apply!”

Ybor City Ghost Tour

“On the OFFICIAL Ybor City Ghost Tour you will hear spine-tingling stories about real people, history, folklore, and the ghosts that have made Ybor City their playground. We are the perfect choice for night time family entertainment with a twist you’ll always remember.”

Ybor City Ghost Tour / Pub Crawl

“At Nightly Spirits Tampa, our haunted pub tours are unlike anything offered in the area! A combination of ghost tour and pub crawl in Ybor City that will take you to the creepiest side of Tampa. You will hear some of its most famous haunted stories and follow in the footsteps of deceased rum runners. Explore haunted bars, haunted buildings, and one of Tampa’s oldest area, all while having time to enjoy some tasty beverages along the way!”

Safety Harbor Ghost Tours

“Got Ghosts? Safety Harbor does…and we’ll tell you all about them…where they haunt and to what ends these spirits go to in order to make their presence felt by those currently living in and intruding upon their domain!”

Halloween Events near Clearwater Beach

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: September 20, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Halloween Block Party at John’s Pass Seafood Festival: October 19, 2019 | 7PM – 11PM

Murder House (Haunted House): schedule coming soon!

Spooky Empire Convention: October 31 – November 3, 2019

Clearwater Beach Parking

Clearwater Beach Parking

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Clearwater Beach for a day, a week or even longer – you’ll need a place to park. Here are some of the best Clearwater Beach parking options.

Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condos Parking

If you’re staying in a Clearwater Beach hotel, beachfront condo or other rental properties, you’ll probably have a parking spot available for you. Some will be included with the rental cost, others will require additional payment.

If you’re staying with us at The Villas of Clearwater Beach or Surfside Condos you’ll have a spot saved for you right at the bottom of the Condominium, just steps from the beach and your beachfront condo! Even if you’re staying with us, you may need parking occasionally. Most of Clearwater Beach is within walking distance, but if you do want to take your car somewhere else on Clearwater Beach you may have some difficulty finding parking.

Here are some tips to help you find parking near the area you are going to.

Clearwater Beach Parking Lots

  • Parking Lot 39 – Heilwood Street and Mandalay Ave
  • Parking Lot 38 – Family Aquatic Center & Rec Center off Bay Esplanade
  • Parking Lot 37 – In between Avalon Street and Kendall Street
  • Parking Lot 36 – Between Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill and Palm Pavillion Beachside Bar & Grill
  • Parking Lot 34 – Inbetween Mandalay Ave and Poinsettia Ave just before Papaya Street
  • Spare Spott Parking – Off E Shore Drive
  • Parking Lot 43 – Gateway off E Shore Drive
  • 400 Mandalay Avenue Parking – (Not always open to the public)
  • Clearwater Beach Marina Parking Lot
  • Pier 60 Parking – Lot just south of Pier 60
  • Spare Spott Parking – 405 Coronado Drive
  • Beach Parking – South Beach Parking off S Gulfview Blvd
  • 1060 Gulf Blvd Parking in Sand Key Park
  • 1201 Gulf Blvd Parking at Marriott Suites on Sand Key

Clearwater Beach Parking Garages

Clearwater Beach Street Parking

There are parking meters on many of the streets on Clearwater Beach. These can be paid by coins and some (if not all) can also be paid by credit card or through a smartphone app!

Other Clearwater Beach Travel Options

Find parking in Downtown Clearwater and ride into Clearwater Beach!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – September 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events September 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather September 2019

The temperature begins to drop in September. The average Clearwater Beach weather in September has temperatures in the mid to low 80s. The chances of rain begin to drop, but there are still frequent rains – it is still the peak of the Clearwater Beach hurricane season.

Clearwater Beach Events September 2019

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival: Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets each day on Pier 60. The festival starts two hours before sunset and stays up two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers and of course beautiful sunset views right on the beach!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • 9/6/2019: Beauty And The Beast (PG)
  • 9/7/2019: Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)
  • 9/13/2019: Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)
  • 9/14/2019: A Dog’s Journey (PG)
  • 9/20/2019: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)
  • 9/21/2019: The Hustle (PG-13)
  • 9/27/2019: Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)
  • 9/28/2019: Aladdin (PG)

Clearwater Farmers Market: featuring local vendors, fresh produce and more! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show: “All That You Love” Tour: at Ruth Eckerd Hall on September 4th at 8 PM.

NSA Michele Smith College Showcase: September 14 and 15, 2019.

IBC Baseball National Qualifier Fall Classic: September 27 – 29, 2019.

2019 Clearwater Offshore National Championship

Friday, September 28, 2019

  • Race Village at Coachman Park: 12 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Boat Parade & Block Party on Cleveland Street: 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Baystar VIP Party at Coachman Park: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Shephard’s Kick-Off Party at Shephard’s Beach Resort: 8:00 PM – Close

Saturday, September 29, 2019

  • Powerboat Race Village at Coachman Park: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • National Artist Live at Pier 60: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunset at Pier 60 with Fireworks: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Shephard’s VIP Party at Shephard’s Beach Resort: 8:00 PM – Close

Sunday, September 30, 2019

  • Power Boat Races: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Race Party & Awards Ceremony: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Shephard’s Largest Post Race Beach Party: 4:00 PM – Close

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – September 2019

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games

  • 9/1/2019: Rays vs. Indians – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/2/2019: Rays vs. Orioles – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/3/2019: Rays vs. Orioles – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/4/2019: Rays vs. Orioles – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/5/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/6/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/7/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 6:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/8/2019: Rays vs. Blue Jays – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/20/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/21/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 6:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/22/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 1:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/23/2019: Rays vs. Red Sox – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/24/2019: Rays vs. Yankees – 7:10 PM (EDT)
  • 9/25/2019: Rays vs. Yankees – 7:10 PM (EDT)

See the full Tampa Bay Rays schedule including away games, and purchase tickets here.

Tampa Bay Rowdies

  • 9/7/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charlotte Independence – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/14/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Atlanta United 2 – Home 7:30 PM (ET)
  • 9/21/2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Bethlehem Steel F.C. – Home 7:30 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 9/17/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/18/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/20/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – Home 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/21/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – Away 8:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/24/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/26/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Away 7:00 PM (ET)
  • 9/28/2019: Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – Home 7:00 PM (ET)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 9/8/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers – Home 4:25 PM (EDT)
  • 9/12/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers – Away 8:20 PM (EDT)
  • 9/22/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants – Home 4:05 PM (EDT)
  • 9/29/2019: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams – Away – 4:05 PM (EDT)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – September 2019

A Feast For The Eyes Exhibition: September 1st and 2nd.

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami: Now through September 22, 2019.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest: August 24, 2019 through September 8, 2019.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday!

Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Market: Every Tuesday!

Royal Palm Market: Every Thursday!

Sunset Beach Concert Series in Tarpon Springs: September 5, 2019.

0.1 Run: 528 Feet of Fun: September 6, 2019.

Colin Mochrie Presents Hyprov at the Mahaffey Theater: September 6, 2019.

First Friday St. Pete: September 6, 2019.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday!

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club: Every Friday!

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: September 6 and 21, 2019.

Tarpon Springs First Friday: September 6, 2019.

Brocante Market: September 7 and 8, 2019.

Opening Reception for “Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay”: September 7, 2019.

That ART Festival at Jannus Live: September 7, 2019.

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main: Every Sunday!

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Every Sunday!

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: September 8, 2019.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: September 13, 2019.

Moonlight Canopy Tours: (2 weekends a month) September 13 and 14, and September 20 and 21, 2019.

Brandon Ray: Denim and Dreams Benefit Concert: September 14, 2019.

Guerilla Art Market: September 14, 2019.

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: September 14, 2019.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: September 14, 2019.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: September 19, 2019.

Crossing The Bay: September 20 – September 22, 2019.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: September 20 – November 2, 2019.

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: September 20, 2019.

Bucs Beach Bash: September 21 – 22, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: September 21, 2019.

Rapptoberfest: September 21 – October 20, 2019.

Bootcamp & Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing: August 24, 2019.

Masterworks: Opening Night: September 28, 2019.

Taste of the Beaches: September 28, 2019.

RumFish Beach Resort Rays Watch Party: September 29, 2019.

Where to buy wine in Clearwater Beach, Florida

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Clearwater Beach Wine - Where to buy wine in Clearwater Beach Florida

Wine and good views just go together! It’s hard to beat sitting on a beachfront balcony and sipping a cool Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, or a slightly chilled (~60 degrees) Cabernet Sauvignon!

Okay, any type of wine is great at any time! If you’re looking to enjoy some wine while visiting Clearwater Beach, here are the best places to drink wine and where to buy more when you run out!

Please don’t drink and drive!

Where to Drink Wine in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Beachfront Condos

Sitting on your private balcony, with a cool glass of wine in hand is a beautiful place to be. You have a great view, the wine of your choice, more cooling in your full kitchen just inside and no need to drive anywhere to get home!

Alcohol is not allowed directly on the beach, but this is just as good if not better because it stays cool just steps away! There are many beachfront condos all with private balconies and full kitchens available at Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach!

Clearwater Beach Bars, Restaurants, and Boats with Great wine and views!

There are many great Clearwater Beach bars and restaurants to grab some drinks and enjoy the beauty of the beach. Here are some of the best spots for drinking wine and enjoying great views!

After holding a glass of wine in your hand for a while, you may start to feel your balance sway back and forth… because you’re on a boat of course!

You can enjoy a different view of Clearwater Beach and some cool drinks on these boats!

There’s one place I have to mention when talking about wine on Clearwater Beach, and that’s Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro! They may not have a beachfront view, but they have an amazing wine selection with a European inspired menu. Wine can be enjoyed there or you may purchase some to take home with you.

Where to Buy Wine

If you’re staying in having a few drinks at home, you can pick up some wine at these local stores.

Clearwater Beach Wine Festivals

While there are many festivals throughout the year on Clearwater Beach, most of which offer some food, wine, and beer options – there are also a Clearwater Beach festival focused on food and drinks!

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest!

Taking place each spring, Clearwater Beach Taste Fest highlights local restaurants, wine and craft beer! This event also includes live entertainment and fireworks on the beach next to Pier 60!

Clearwater Beach Lightning Photography

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Clearwater Beach Lightning Photography Tips

Lightning is dangerous, but also beautiful. As long as you’re safe, the Florida lightning season can be a beautiful time for Clearwater Beach lightning photography.

Clearwater Beach Lightning Photography Tips

If you are looking to try your hand at capturing some beautiful Clearwater Beach lightning photography shots, here are some tips to help!

The time of year and even the time of day doesn’t really matter. You can capture beautiful lightning photos at any time! However, there is a Clearwater Beach Lightning season. To increase your odds of getting a great lightning photo, you can visit Clearwater Beach when thunderstorms are common.

The Clearwater Beach thunderstorm / lightning season is during the summer when temperatures are hot! It starts in June and lasts until September. Through these months there’s an increase in thunderstorms usually in the afternoon. These storms can come on quickly with a lot of force. They often bring a lot of frequent and strong lightning strikes.

I can’t say this enough. Yes, lightning is beautiful – AND DANGEROUS! Safety comes first! Do not stand outside as the thunderstorm approaches and definitely get off the beach before the storm arrives!

If your goal is to take a lightning photo, think safety first and choose a safe time and location. Before the storm hits, and inside or away from the storm. A great location for Clearwater Beach lightning photography is actually the balcony of a Beachfront Condominium. Mount the camera, cover it from rain. And step indoors. You can set the camera to shoot every few seconds for an extended period of time. Or you can purchase a lightning trigger or pluto trigger to assist with the proper timing of taking the photo when lightning strikes.

If you’re going to be outside, be aware you’re in danger even if you’re away from the storm. But, if you are determined to be outside, be sure to stay far away from the storm and use a telephoto zoom lens for your camera to seem closer than you actually are.

Most summer vacations won’t be traveling with large DSLR cameras and full gear bag, they’ll just have their smartphone. You can still get some great lightning photos on smartphones as well!

Clearwater Beach lightning photography tips for smartphone users

  • Keep safety in mind!
  • Put the phone on a stable surface, tripod or Gorillapod.
  • Disable sounds / notifications (put in airplane mode) to stop calls and texts from shaking your phone while taking photos.
  • Disable Flash.
  • ISO – Set sensitivity low.
  • Shutter Speed – set to a couple of seconds.
  • Focus – Set on a distant area and lock the focus.
  • White balance can be adjusted for the proper coloring. Take a few shots and experiment with these settings to find the one you like.
  • Timer – Set a timer if you can to take photos every few seconds.

Experiment with these settings and find what works best for you. Take a lot of photos and choose your favorites after. After the storms over, review your photos and edit your favorites. You can use apps such as Instagram, VSCO and even Adobe Lightroom right on your phone!

Stay safe and have fun!

Clearwater Beach Shells

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Clearwater Beach Shells

Despite the picture above, the best Clearwater Beach shells don’t grow on trees!

Searching for Clearwater Beach Shells

If you’re searching for seashells down by the Clearwater Beach seashore, you’ll definitely find some! But to find the best Clearwater Beach seashells, you’ll have to know where to search!

If you’re walking along Clearwater Beach with your toes in the water, you’ll find some shells. But to find larger shells and unique shells, it’s best to head towards North Clearwater Beach. South Clearwater Beach is where the majority of large hotels and resorts are located. This makes south beach more crowded and more people are picking up the same shells you’re looking for.

So if you’re searching for shells, walk north past Pier 60 and head past the area of the beach that has all the Clearwater Beach Lifeguard Towers. You’ll walk past the beachfront restaurants, hotels, resorts, and beachfront condominiums. Once you’re passed this area, you’ll be walking in front of some beautiful beachfront homes. This area of Clearwater Beach the sand doesn’t stretch as far back. It becomes more narrow and much less crowded! This area of North Clearwater Beach will be less populated increasing your chance of finding some truly beautiful and unique shells.

The further north you walk, the truer this becomes! You can actually walk all the way to Caladesi Island State Park! You’re guaranteed to find some unique shells here! This is the area where the photo of the shells hanging in the tree came from! It is a long walk though. If you’re not up for the long walk, you can also drive through Dunedin and out to Honeymoon Island. Honeymoon Island is also a great beach for finding shells, and there’s a ferry that will take you from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island.

Another great location for finding Clearwater Beach shells is actually just across the Sand Key Bridge. If you take Gulf Boulevard from South Clearwater Beach towards Sand Key, you’ll find Sand Key Park on your right side just after crossing over Clearwater Pass.

Combine searching for seashells with visiting Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium! In addition to the aquarium, you can take a Sea Life Safari Boat Tour! During this tour you’ll cruise through the intracoastal waters surrounding Clearwater Beach, learning about dolphins, sea birds and other marine life as you go! The boat will also stop at a shell island providing a great opportunity to find some Clearwater Beach seashells!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – August 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - August 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather August 2019

The Clearwater Beach weather in August remains hot! Temperatures often reach into the 90°s and storms frequently pop up in the afternoon. These pop-up storms can form very quickly and bring a surprising amount of strength with them; especially strong lightning!

When you see or hear a storm building, don’t delay! Quickly move inside. If you’re on the beach, keep an eye on the Clearwater Beach Lifeguard stands. The lifeguards will warn you of potential dangers such as storms, rough seas, rip currents and even stingrays.

Have fun, enjoy the beach, relax … but respect mother nature!

Clearwater Beach Events August 2019

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival

Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets each day on Pier 60. The festival starts two hours before sunset and stays up two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers and of course beautiful sunset views right on the beach!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

Enjoy a movie under the stars! Head to Pier 60’s sunset festival and stay for a free movie after sunset!

August 2, 2019: Christopher Robin (PG)
August 3, 2019: The Upside (PG-13)
August 9, 2019: Lilo & Stitch (PG)
August 10, 2019: Shazam (PG-13)
August 16, 2019: Ugly Dolls (PG)
August 17, 2019: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)
August 23, 2019: Bunyan and Babe (PG)
August 24, 2019: Ocean’s 8 (PG-13)
August 30, 2019: Wonder Park (PG)
August 31, 2019: Robin Hood (PG-13)

Clearwater Farmers Market: featuring local vendors, fresh produce and more! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Clearwater Threshers Home Games

August 2, 2019: Threshers vs. Tampa (6:30 PM)
August 3, 2019: Threshers vs. Tampa (6:30 PM)
August 4, 2019: Threshers vs. Tampa (1:00 PM)
August 5, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (6:30 PM)
August 6, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (6:30 PM)
August 7, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (7:00 PM)
August 12, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (1:00 PM)
August 13, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (7:00 PM)
August 14, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (7:00 PM)
August 15, 2019: Threshers vs. Dunedin (7:00 PM)
August 16, 2019: Threshers vs. Florida (6:30 PM)
August 17, 2019: Threshers vs. Florida (6:30 PM)
August 18, 2019: Threshers vs. Florida (1:00 PM)
August 26, 2019: Threshers vs. Lakeland (7:00 PM)
August 27, 2019: Threshers vs. Lakeland (7:00 PM)
August 28, 2019: Threshers vs. Lakeland (7:00 PM)
August 29, 2019: Threshers vs. Lakeland (7:00 PM)

Florida International ChampionshipAugust 1, 2019 through August 4, 2019.

IBC Summer Nationals: August 1, 2019 through August 4, 2019.

NSA Rawlings Summer Championship: August 10th and 11th, 2019.

Events Near Clearwater Beach – August 2019

A Feast For The Eyes Exhibition: Now through September 2, 2019.

Above The Fold: New Expressions in Origami: Now through September 22, 2019.

Fun Home: Now through August 18, 2019.

Grouper Week: July 26, 2019 through August 4, 2019.

Royal Palm Market: Every Thursday.

Sunset Beach Concert Series: August 1, 2019.

TYR Summer Senior Championship: July 30, 2019 through August 3, 2019.

First Friday St. Pete: August 2, 2019.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club: Every Friday.

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: August 2, 2019 and August 17, 2019.

Live Jazz at Olive The World Bistro: Every Friday.

Tarpon Springs First Friday: August 2, 2019.

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali: Every Sunday.

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main: Every Sunday.

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Every Sunday.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: August 9, 2019.

Cinema on the Sand – Smokey & the Bandit: August 9, 2019.

Moonlight Canopy Tours: August 9, 2019.

Guerilla Art Market: August 10, 2019.

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: August 10, 2019.

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwork: August 10, 2019.

Marly Music Concert Series: Erik and Martin Demaine Accompanied by John C. O’Leary: August 11, 2019.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: August 11, 2019.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: August 15, 2019.

Cult Classic Summer Movie at The Dali Museum: Mean Girls: August 15, 2019.

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: August 16, 2019.

St. Pete Road Runners Beach Series: August 16, 2019.

Dunedin Beer Olympics: August 17, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: August 17, 2019.

Cinema on the Sand – People’s Choice: August 23, 2019.

Summer Sun Songfest: August 23 – 25, 2019.

Bootcamp & Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing: August 24, 2019.

Wearable ART Fashion Show: August 24, 2019.

Indie Flea Summer Pop Up at St. Pete Shuffle: August 25, 2019.

Jazz Summer Concert Series at Fenway Hotel: Nathan Mitchell: August 25, 2019.

Marly Music Concert Series: Tesla Quartet: August 25, 2019.

RumFish Beach Resort Rays Watch Party: August 25, 2019.

GeckoFest: August 31, 2019.


Check out Labor Day Weekend Events!

Clearwater Beach Labor Day Weekend 2019

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Clearwater Beach Labor Day Weekend 2019

Clearwater Beach Labor Day weekend events featuring live music, festivals, sporting events and more!

Shephard’s Labor Day Live Beach House 2019

Shephard’s Beach Resort
619 S. Gulfivew Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday September 2, 2019.

The largest Electronic music event on the Gulf! Enjoy Shephard’s Beach Resort’s private beaches, pools, cabanas, and live music featuring Sam Feldt and Nervo! (21+)

GeckoFest in Gulfport, Florida

19th Annual GeckoFest
3101 Beach Blvd, Gulfport, FL 33707
Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10 AM – 10 PM

“Celebrate the end of summer with Gulfport’s most amphibious tradition — GeckoFest! This all-day street party epitomizes what it means to be Gulfportian, so make plans to visit. Who knows — you may even decide to stay!” This year’s theme is “Gecko’s of the Round Table”!

Tampa Bay Rays

MLB – Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field
1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7:10 PM – Rays vs. Indians
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 6:10 PM – Rays vs. Indians
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 1:10 PM – Rays vs. Indians
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1:10 PM – Rays vs. Orioles

Purchase tickets here!

Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Nashville SC
230 1st Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
August 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Head to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg to watch the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on Nashville SC! Kickoff is at 7:30 PM and tickets start at $10!

Post 7 Labor Day BBQ

American Legion Post 7 Clearwater, Florida
1760 Turner Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Monday, September 2, 2019 starting at 1 PM

“Grilled chicken, beans, bread, n fixings.”

Summer of Rum Festival

Summer of Rum Festival in Downtown Tampa
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
August 31, 2019 from 12 PM to 11 PM.

“Listen to live music while enjoying a variety of rum drinks from the featured rum bars.  Whether it’s a Frozen Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Rum Runner, Cuba Libré, or even an Exotic Tiki Drink, the Summer of Rum Festival will have it all for you and your friends to enjoy!” Featuring live performances of Sublime with Rome, The Expendables, and Inner Circle! The festival is also filled with delicious Caribbean food and ends with a fireworks display!

Rock the Yacht!

Rock the Yacht – Yacht StarShip
603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602
August 31, 2019 from 9 PM to 11:30 PM

Finish up the last of the Rock the Yacht’s 2019 summer series on Saturday night! Live music from Stormbringer, dancing, and great views of Tampa! (21+)