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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – October 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - October 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – October 2021

October is an absolutely beautiful time to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida. The weather is warm during the day, cool at night, and the ocean water is still warm from the hot summer. The beautiful weather is just one of the reasons that October is my favorite time to be in Clearwater Beach. In addition to the weather, there are many fantastic outdoor events and beautiful views for making lasting memories.

The average Clearwater Beach weather in October has an average high of 81 degrees and average lows of 71 degrees with usually only a few days of rain in the whole month.

Clearwater Beach Events – October 2021

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 open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – October 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • October 1, 2021: Leonid & Friends at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 2, 2021: Little River Band – 70s Fest at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:00 PM)
  • October 2, 2021: Spyro Gyra at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 3, 2021: Crowder at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • October 5, 2021: Summerland Tour 2021 at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:00 PM)
  • October 9, 2021: Pablo Cruise at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 13, 2021: The Monkees Farewell Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • October 14, 2021: Jim Messina at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 15, 2021: Justin Hayward at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 17, 2021: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • October 17, 2021: Toad the Wet Sprocket at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 20, 2021: L.O.L. Surprise! Live at Ruth Eckerd Hall (6:00 PM)
  • October 21, 2021: Boz Scaggs at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (7:30 PM)
  • October 22, 2021: The FIXX & The English Beat at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 23, 2021: Here Come The Mummies at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:oo PM)
  • October 24-25, 2021: Todd Rundgren at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
  • October 27-28, 2021: The Price Is Right Live! at Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • October 29, 2021: The Psychedelic Furs at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • October 29, 2021: Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)

The Market Marie: October 9, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM until 4 PM.

The Big Clean Up Clearwater: October 11 – October 16, 2021

Join the Ocean Allies and help keep the Clearwater area clean! Sign up here.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: October 14 – October 17, 2021

“The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a four-day and four-night, world-class, live, music festival, enjoyed by over 35,000 people the third week of every October and now in its 42nd year. The music festival has evolved from a series of concerts on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues around Clearwater into an annual, international, music festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year to beautiful Coachman Park in Clearwater, against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico, warm breezes, brilliant sunsets, and one of the world’s greatest beaches. The festival features a combination of legendary and relevant musical artists and a gathering of an amazingly diverse fan base.” Read more about the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and buy tickets today!

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – October 2021

Tampa Bay Lightning Home Games (NHL)

  • October 1, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7:00 PM ET)
  • October 7, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers (7:00 PM ET)
  • October 12, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30 PM ET)
  • October 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers (7:00 PM ET)
  • October 23, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche (7:00 PM ET)
  • October 28, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Arizona Coyotes (7:00 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games (USL)

  • October 7, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charleston Battery (8:00 PM)
  • October 15, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. New York Red Bulls II (7:30 PM)
  • October 20, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. The Miami FC (7:30 PM)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Home Games (NFL)

  • October 10, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Miami Dolphins (1:00 PM EDT)
  • October 24, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears (4:25 PM EDT)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – October 2021

Zubrick Magic Theatre: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Saturday Night LIVE on Punky’s Patio: First and Third Saturdays of each month until November

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

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

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Tarpon Springs First Friday: First Friday of the month

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

Second Friday at Downtown Oldsmar: Second Friday of each month

The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller: Now – January 2, 2022

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: Now – October 31, 2021

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

Yoga at The Dali: Every third Sunday of the month

German American Society Oktoberfest: October 1 – October 9, 2021

Tampa Kite Invasion 2021: October 1 – October 31, 2021

Dia de los Muertos 2 at Atelier de Sosi Gallery: October 8 – October 30, 2021

OctoBEERfest at the St. Petersburg Coliseum: October 9, 2021

Tour of Public & Private Gardens at the Florida Botanical Gardens: October 10, 2021

SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival: October 15 – October 24, 2021

St. Petersburg Garden Club Plant Sale: October 23, 2021

Halloween On Central: October 31, 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – September 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - September 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – September 2021

The Clearwater Beach weather in September has average high temperatures in the upper 80’s (sometimes reaching the low 90’s) and drops into the low 70’s at night. While the chances of rain start to decrease in September, you can still expect to see some rain as it is still Florida’s hurricane season.

Clearwater Beach Events – September 2021

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 open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – September 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • September 7, 2021: Myles Kennedy at REH on the Road (7:30 PM)
  • September 10, 2021: Alan Parsons Live Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:30 PM)
  • September 11, 2021: Whitney Cummings at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
  • September 17, 2021: Boney James: Solid Tour 2021 at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • September 18, 2021: Music of Boston: Tommy DeCarlo at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • September 19, 2021: Christopher Cross at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • September 25, 2021: Geoff Tate at Bilheimer Captiol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • September 26, 2021: TFO: Beethoven’s Fifth at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:30 PM)
  • September 27, 2021: Lindsey Buckingham at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)

The Market Marie: September 11, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM until 4 PM.

Clearwater Offshore Nationals: September 24 – September 26, 2021

  • Friday – September 24, 2021: Clearwater VIP Taste Fest and Shephard’s Offshore Kickoff Party
  • Saturday – September 25, 2021: Boats will be testing the waters and you can visit the Powerboat Race Village, enjoy the sunset events at Pier 60, and Shepard’s VIP party.
  • Sunday – September 26, 2021: Race day for the Race World Offshore Powerboat Races, awards given at Marina Cantina, and an afterparty at Shephard’s!

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – September 2021

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  • September 1, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 2, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 3, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 4, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 5, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins (1:10 PM EDT)
  • September 16, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 17, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 18, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers (4:10 PM EDT)
  • September 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers (1:10 PM EDT)
  • September 20, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 21, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 22, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (3:10 PM EDT)
  • September 24, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins (7:10 PM EDT)
  • September 25, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins (6:10 PM EDT)
  • September 26, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins (1:10 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games (USL)

  • September 3, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Oakland Roots SC (7:30 PM)
  • September 11, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. New York Red Bulls II (7:30 PM)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Home Games (NFL)

  • September 9, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys (8:20 PM EDT)
  • September 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons (4:05 PM EDT)
  • September 26, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams (4:25 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Lightning Home Games (NHL)

  • September 30, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – Exhibition Game (7:00 PM EDT)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – September 2021

Zubrick Magic Theatre: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Saturday Night LIVE on Punky’s Patio: First and Third Saturdays of each month until November

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

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

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Tarpon Springs First Friday: First Friday of the month

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

Second Friday at Downtown Oldsmar: Second Friday of each month

The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller: Now – January 2, 2022

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: September 10 – October 31, 2021

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

Yoga at The Dali: Every third Sunday of the month

Gilbert Gottfried at the Central Park Performing Arts Center: September 24, 2021

Is Clearwater Beach Walkable?

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Is Clearwater Beach Walkable? - Hogan's Hangout

Is Clearwater Beach Walkable? YES! Clearwater Beach is a very walkable beach town with everything you need close by.

When visiting Clearwater Beach you’ll have a variety of options on where to stay that will play a role in how close everything is to you, but no matter where you stay, the island is walkable! When mentioning distances in this article, I’ll be using The Villas of Clearwater Beach and Surfside Condos as the reference point. Both of these fantastic vacation rentals are beachfront condominiums located on North Clearwater Beach. This area of the beach is a quiet, family-friendly area of Clearwater Beach.

Beach Access

You’ll find beach access points almost everywhere on Clearwater Beach. When staying at the condos rented from B&W Management, you’ll have beachfront views and are steps away from touching the soft white sand.

If you’re not staying in a beachfront condo or hotel, don’t worry, the beach is still within walking distance! The most common places to stay are within 3 to 4 (small) blocks from the beach. If you’re staying on south Clearwater Beach in places like Shephard’s Beach Resort, Holiday Inn, or Hampton Inn and Suites; you will have a small beach area nearby, but you’ll have to walk a bit further to get to the public beach area. The public beach is still very walkable at roughly a quarter-mile.

Restaurants

There are delicious restaurants everywhere on Clearwater Beach! Here are some popular restaurants on Clearwater Beach and their walking distance from The Villas of Clearwater Beach. By no means are these the only restaurants around; there are many, many more!

Bars

Enjoy a night out on Clearwater Beach! Below are some of the bars located on Clearwater Beach, but there are many more!

Shopping

You’ll find all kinds of wonderful storefronts to shop at on Clearwater Beach. Many of these storefronts are located on Mandalay Avenue. Another great shopping experience is the popup shops located on Pier 60 every day for the Clearwater Beach sunset festival! You can combine both and walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach down Mandalay Avenue to Pier 60. This walk is only a mile long and will take you past all kinds of storefronts as you head to Pier 60 to enjoy a beautiful sunset, popup shops, live music, and more!

Activities

The number one Clearwater Beach activity is the beach, and that is only steps away! But you might be interested in doing a little more. Here are some other Clearwater Beach Activities and how they are all within a walkable distance.

  • Paddleboarding / Kayaking: You can rent Paddleboard and kayaks from Clearwater Beach Paddleboard Co. and they’ll bring them to you on the beach for lessons! The shop is a short walk away, but you won’t have to worry about carrying the boards and kayaks back to the beach!
  • Jetski Rentals: You can rent jetskis on the beach! Just walk south towards Pier 60 and you’ll come across the rental company directly on the beach before you reach Pier 60 – roughly a half-mile away on the beach. You can also rent jetskis from the Clearwater Marina which is only a mile away.
  • Parasailing: Parasailing may be available from the jetski rental place on the beach (roughly a half-mile away), or you can find parasailing options at The Clearwater Marina as well.
  • Fishing: Enjoy fishing from the end of Pier 60, 1 mile away or fishing tours are available at The Clearwater Marina, also a mile away.
  • Dolphin Tours: Many different dolphin tour excursions are available at The Clearwater Beach Marina.
  • Sailing: Enjoy sailing cruises from the Clearwater Beach Marina as well!
  • Walk to Caladesi Island State Park: Walking to Caladesi Island State Park is possible! It’s a longer walk at roughly 4.5 miles to the far end of Caladesi Island, but it’s very beautiful and fully on the beach! Learn more about Walking from Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – August 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - August 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – August 2021

The Clearwater Beach weather in August is very similar to July; warm with chances of popup storms. Please remember to take these storms seriously. These storms may not last that long, but they can bring a lot of dangerous lightning – when you see a storm coming, get off the beach and find a safe spot to wait the storm out before heading back out onto the beach.

The month of August in Clearwater Beach brings average temperatures of 87° highs and 80° lows, with ~14 days with rain. Most of these rainy days are quick popup storms, not all-day rains.

Clearwater Beach Events – August 2021

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 open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Whales: Living with Giants at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Now through August 31, 2021

Whales: Living with Giants occupies 20,000 sq ft. of space in CMA’s newly expanded visitor center. Guests are immersed into the undersea world of these magnificent gentle giants through educational multi-media exhibits, an undersea virtual reality experience, walk-through life-size whale gallery, and an interactive kid’s zone.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with award-winning virtual reality entertainment group Immotion to bring a fully-immersive VR theatre complete with state-of-the-art motion-platform seating technology to CMA during the exhibit. Guests take on the role of marine biologists to observe and be immersed among wild, giant Humpback whales and other underwater wildlife by way of virtual reality.”

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – August 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • August 5 – 7, 2021 – The Fantasticks (Murray Theatre)
  • August 5, 2021 – Styx (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • August 6, 2021 – CAL Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • August 7, 2021 – Blippi The Musical (2:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • August 7, 2021 – Molly Hatchet (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • August 21, 2021 – Meat Loaf Presents BAT (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • August 22, 2021 – Steve Earle & The Dukes (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • August 27, 2021 – Randy Rainbow (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)

The Market Marie: August 14, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month from 10AM until 4PM.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – August 2021

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  •  August 1, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:08 PM EDT)
  • August 2, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 3, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 4, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 16, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 17, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 18, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 20, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 21, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 22, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox (1:10 PM EDT)
  • August 30, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • August 31, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games (USL)

  • August 13, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Hartford Athletic (7:30 PM)
  • August 28, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charlotte Independence (7:30 PM)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – August 2021

American Stage in the Park: Romeo & Juliet in America (July 21 – August 1, 2021)

Ancient Antioch at the MFA: Now through August 22, 2021

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

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

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Tarpon Springs First Friday: First Friday of the month

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

Second Friday at Downtown Oldsmar: Second Friday of each month

The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller: Now – January 2, 2022

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

Yoga at The Dali: Every third Sunday of the month

Reverberations: Now – August 29, 2021

The Women of Summer Art, Glass and Jewelry: July 17 – August 28, 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – July 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - July 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – July 2021

It’s mid-summer and the middle of the Clearwater Beach Lightning Season. It’s hot and often humid. The air over land heats up faster than the air over the Gulf of Mexico. That creates a strong air temperature difference along the coasts and boom! You have a perfect place for pop-up thunderstorms to form.

In July, average temperates can range between the mid 90°s during the day and drop only into the mid 70°s at night. The thunderstorms I mentioned earlier are more frequent, usually just pop-up storms, but that makes the chances of rain higher in the month of July as well – with an average of 12-15 days with some rain showers.

Clearwater Beach Events – July 2021

Clearwater Beach July 4th 2021!

Clearwater Beach and the surrounding Tampa Bay area have many July 4th activities going on this year. You can find all of our July 4th, 2021 information here.

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 open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Whales: Living with Giants at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Now through August 31, 2021

Whales: Living with Giants occupies 20,000 sq ft. of space in CMA’s newly expanded visitor center. Guests are immersed into the undersea world of these magnificent gentle giants through educational multi-media exhibits, an undersea virtual reality experience, walk-through life-size whale gallery, and an interactive kid’s zone.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with award-winning virtual reality entertainment group Immotion to bring a fully-immersive VR theatre complete with state-of-the-art motion-platform seating technology to CMA during the exhibit. Guests take on the role of marine biologists to observe and be immersed among wild, giant Humpback whales and other underwater wildlife by way of virtual reality.”

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – July 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • July 16, 2021 – Bob Saget (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Captiol Theatre)
  • July 21, 2021 – REO Speedwagon (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 22, 2021 – King Crimson (7:30 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 23, 2021 – Firefall, Orleans & Pure Prairie (7:30 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 24, 2021 – Yngwie Malmsteen (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • July 30, 2021 – Dave Koz Summer Horns (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)

The Market Marie: July 3, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month from 10AM until 4PM.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – July 2021

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  • July 5, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 PM EDT)
  •  July 6, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 7, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians (12:10 PM EDT)
  • July 9, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 10, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (1:10 PM EDT)
  • July 11, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays (1:10 PM EDT)
  • July 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 20, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 21, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (12:10 PM EDT)
  • July 27, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 28, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 29, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (1:10 PM EDT)
  • July 30, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • July 31, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (6:10 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games (USL)

  • July 2, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charleston Battery (7:30 PM)
  • July 13, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Hartford Athletic (7:30 PM)
  • July 24, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Loudoun United FC (7:30 PM)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – July 2021

Ancient Antioch at the MFA: Now through August 22, 2021

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

The Fourth Independence Day Celebration at St. Pete Pier: July 2 -July 3, 2021

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete: July 4, 2021

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2021

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Celebrations: July 4, 2021

St. Pete Pier Run: July 4, 2021

Tarpon Springs Picnic in the Park: July 4, 2021

The Fourth Independence Day Celebration at St. Pete Pier: July 2 – 4, 2021

Treasure Island 4th of July Fireworks: July 4, 2021

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller: July 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

PAVA’s Annual Cool Art Show Returns to the Coliseum: July 24, 2021 and July 25, 2021

Reverberations: June 19, 2021 – August 29, 2021

Worth The Drive – Clearwater Beach to John’s Pass

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Worth The Drive - John's Pass

Clearwater Beach is an amazing place for a family vacation. It’s known for sugar soft white sand beaches, beautiful sunsets, calm ocean water, delicious food, and more. But there’s more to the Tampa area than Clearwater Beach. Tampa Bay is filled with things to do that are fun for everyone! One of these great things to do is exploring all of the fun and beauty of John’s Pass.

Clearwater Beach to John’s Pass

John’s Pass is only 16 miles south of Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach, the premier beachfront Clearwater Beach Condos located on North Clearwater Beach. It’s not a far distance and it’s an easy drive (directions are available here). The drive offers some beautiful views as you cross over Clearwater Pass and head south toward Maderia Beach.

If you don’t have a car, don’t worry! You can still visit John’s Pass without having a car. You can now take the Jolley Trolley for a direct, non-stop route from Clearwater Beach to John’s Pass! No car, no problem!

What You’ll Find at John’s Pass

John’s Pass opened up in 1848. Yes, it literally opened up in 1848 as a result of a hurricane and began providing an access point from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after the hurricane, pirate John Levique sailed through the newly opened pass, and the name “John’s Pass” stuck. This spot became a fishing village and has grown to become a favorite tourist attraction in the Pinellas County area.

John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is one of the best shopping areas in the Tampa Bay area. It’s a beautiful outdoor shopping area that offers many local shops, restaurants, and a full marina of cruises, fishing boats, rental boats, kayaks, paddleboards, jet skis, and more! You’ll even see a pirate ship docked at the marina and can take a Ferry to Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.

The Village and Boardwalk areas were also used as a filming location for Summer Rental (1985), featuring John Candy.

Restaurants and Bars

Shopping

Activities

Clearwater Beach July 4th 2021

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Clearwater Beach July 4th 2021

It’s time for family trips, summer vacations and it’ll be Independence Day before we know it. Come join us and celebrate Independence Day on the beach! Check out these fun Clearwater Beach July 4th 2021 events, and more fun events happening around the Tampa Bay area. Looking for more to do? Keep an eye on all our Clearwater Beach Weather & Events posts.

Clearwater Beach July 4th 2021 Events

Fireworks at Clearwater Threshers Game:
July 2, 2021 and July 3, 2021

Clearwater Celebrates America at the Ballpark:
July 4, 2021

Clearwater Beach Tiki Cruise:
July 4, 2021

The Tropics Sunset Cruise:
July 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Happy Hour Dolphin Exploration Tour:
July 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Dolphin Encounter Cruise:
July 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM

Kai Lani Catamaran Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise:
July 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM

Schooner Clearwater 2 Hour Day Sailing Cruise:
July 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM

4th of July Dining Yacht Clearwater Beach:
July 4, 2021

4th of July Casual Buffet Cruise on Calypso Queen:
July 4, 2021

Clearwater Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise:
July 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM

Sea Life Safari Cruise:
July 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Mega Bite Dolphin Adventure Tour:
July 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM

Encounters With Dolphin Tour:
July 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM

Independence Day Events Near Clearwater Beach

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2021

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Parade and Celebrations: July 4, 2021

St. Pete Pier Run: July 4, 2021

Treasure Island 4th of July Fireworks: July 4, 2021

4th of July Dining Yacht Celebration Cruise – St. Pete Beach: July 4, 2021

4th of July Buffet Cruise on Madeira Beach: July 4, 2021

St. Pete PrideFest 2021

St. Pete PrideFest 2021

The month of June is known as Pride Month, and it’s time to celebrate in St. Pete, Florida! St. Pete PrideFest is Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ+ pride celebration with events taking place throughout the month of June.

St. Pete PrideFest Events – June 2021

Pride Flag Raising
June 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Location: St. Pete City Hall, 175 5th St N, St. Pete

PrideFest Kickoff Reception
June 3, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach

The PrideFest Kickoff party at Sirata Beach Resort offers a great beachfront party with drinks, limited free appetizers, and a gorgeous sunset view. Tickets are $10.00 each.

Pride OUTside
June 5, 2021 from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg

Pride OUTside is hosted at Vinoy Park featuring a timed 5K, a virtual 5K, an untimed Diva Dash of 100 yards, yoga classes, live music, local vendors, and more! Tickets are $5.00 each and the race registrations can be found here.

We Are Family
June 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: St. Pete Pier, North Straub Park, South Straub Park

The family-focused event takes place all along the waterfront of St. Pete Pier and the surrounding parks. Enjoy the beautiful views, family-focused vendors, activities, and live music!

Arts + Qulture
June 19, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: The Factory, 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Pete

The Factory is located in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Pete. This event features beautiful art, music, and dancing. In honor of Juneteenth, Arts + Qulture includes a celebration of Black, Queer culture. Tickets are $5.00 each.

Pride Picnic and Fireworks
June 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: North Straub Park, South Straub Park

Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and beautiful views as you stroll the bayside waterfront of North Straub Park and South Straub Park. Stay in the area for sunset followed by fireworks! Tickets are $5.00 each. (Food and drinks available for purchase.)

PrideFest 2021 Stonewall Reception
June 25, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Location: The James Museum, 150 Central Ave, St. Pete

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – June 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - June 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – June 2021

It’s officially time for summer vacation! Bring the family to Clearwater Beach for a wonderful family vacation full of beautiful views, fun and safe places to play, great food, and more! The Clearwater Beach weather in June ranges between 90° average highs during the day and  73° average lows at night. The chances of rain start to increase in June but don’t worry it’s not usually full-day rains. The chances of rain are often caused by pop-up thunderstorms as the Clearwater Beach Thunderstorm Season begins.

Stay up to date with the Clearwater Beach Weather here and keep your eyes on the beach with our live Clearwater Beach webcam!

Clearwater Beach Events – June 2021

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 open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Whales: Living with Giants at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Now through August 31, 2021

Whales: Living with Giants occupies 20,000 sq ft. of space in CMA’s newly expanded visitor center. Guests are immersed into the undersea world of these magnificent gentle giants through educational multi-media exhibits, an undersea virtual reality experience, walk-through life-size whale gallery, and an interactive kid’s zone.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium has partnered with award-winning virtual reality entertainment group Immotion to bring a fully-immersive VR theatre complete with state-of-the-art motion-platform seating technology to CMA during the exhibit. Guests take on the role of marine biologists to observe and be immersed among wild, giant Humpback whales and other underwater wildlife by way of virtual reality.”

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – June 2021

Events are hosted at different venues that are managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience. Please check the Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience website for more information on each performance.

  • June 3, 2021 – Dawson Dance Academy (6:30 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • June 4, 2021 – The Allman Betts Band (7:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • June 5, 2021 – Stars On Stage 2021 (7:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • June 5, 2021 – Hot Tuna Acoustic (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • June 9, 2021 – Jake Shimabukuro (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • June 13, 2021 – Travis Tritt (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • June 17, 2021 – CAL The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s (8:00 PM at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre)
  • June 19, 2021 – Bill Maher (8:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
  • June 26, 2021 – Baby Shark Live! (2:00 PM at Ruth Eckerd Hall)

The Market Marie: June 12, 2021

Enjoy the Clearwater community and support local vendors at The Market Marie, an outdoor marketplace. The Market Marie is located at 710 Court Street in Downtown Clearwater, Florida – at the intersection of Court & Myrtle. The Market Marie is open on the second Saturday of each month (except July*) from 10AM until 4PM.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – June 2021

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  • June 8, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Nationals (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 9, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Nationals (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 11, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Orioles (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 12, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Orioles (4:10 PM EDT)
  • June 13, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Orioles (1:10 PM EDT)
  • June 22, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 23, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 24, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 25, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Angels (7:10 PM EDT)
  • June 26, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Angels (4:10 PM EDT)
  • June 27, 2021: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Angels (1:10 PM EDT)

Tampa Bay Rowdies Home Games(USL)

  • June 11, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Loudoun United FC (7:30 PM)
  • June 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (7:30 PM)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – June 2021

Ancient Antioch at the MFA: Now through August 22, 2021

Carol Mickett & Robert Stackhouse – Expanding Waters: Now through June 13, 2021

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwalk: Second Saturday of each month

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

Busch Gardens Summer Nights: Now through September 6, 2021

St. Pete PrideFest Kickoff Reception: June 3, 2021

Pride Run St. Pete – 5K Run and Walk | Diva Dash: June 5, 2021

St. Pete PrideFest – We Are Family: June 12, 2021

J.F. Harris Stand Up Comedy Special Taping: June 12, 2021

33rd Annual Ladies Inshore & Offshore Fishing Tournament: June 17, 2021 – June 19, 2021

Duo Art Show – Open Ended: June 18, 2021

Hops Night in the Garden: June 18, 2021

Reverberations: June 19, 2021 – August 29, 2021

St. Pete PrideFest – Arts + Qulture: June 19, 2021

Father’s Day at the James Museum: June 20, 2021

Jenny Zigrino Performing at Coastal Comedy Night: June 24, 2021

The Black Crowes at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater: Jun 25, 2021

St. Pete PrideFest – Pride Picnic: June 26, 2021

Albino Dolphin Sighting and Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tours

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Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tours

Have you heard the news? A young albino dolphin has been spotted swimming around the Clearwater Beach area! This young albino dolphin is very rare. It is one of only three albino dolphins that have been documented in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Clearwater Beach Aquarium posted on Facebook, “There have been recent sightings of a dolphin calf with atypical white colorization in Clearwater Bay. This animal is a known bottlenose dolphin calf named Cherub. As part of our Wild Dolphin Research Program we have observed the mother, Guardian, since 2013 and estimate that Cherub is less than one year old. The calf has a healed injury resulting in partial loss of one fluke, but otherwise appears in good condition and has displayed normal behavior. CMA will continue to observe this animal through our Photo ID program and monitor reports from our Rescue Team.”

This albino dolphin isn’t the only famous dolphin in Clearwater Beach. You can visit the movie stars, Winter and Hope, at the Clearwater Beach Aquarium! In addition to the famous dolphins, you’ll see many dolphins swimming around the Clearwater area, often playing in the wake of the Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tour boats. These dolphin tours are fun for the whole family. The dolphin tours give you a chance to see dolphins up close and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the water or even a fun sunset cruise!

Family-Friendly Clearwater Beach Dolphin Tours

Little Toot Dolphin Adventure
Clearwater Marina Slip #16 | (727) 446-5503

Sea Screamers of Clearwater
Clearwater Marina Slip #15 | (727) 447-7200

MEGA BITE Tour Boat
Clearwater Marina Slip #7 |( 727) 724-4299

Encounters With Dolphins
Clearwater Marina | (727) 466-0375

Clearwater Fun Boat Dolphin Tours
Clearwater Marina Slip #19 | (585) 386-2628

The Tropics Boat Tours
Clearwater Marina Slip #5 | (727) 442-7433

Sea Life Safari Nature Cruise
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 | (727) 441-1790