Clearwater Beach Events

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 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.

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+)

Clearwater Beach July 4th 2019

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Clearwater Beach July 4th 2019

Come to Clearwater Beach to celebrate July 4th! Enjoy the soft white sand, warm ocean waters and the largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area!

Clearwater Beach July 4th Events

Fireworks at the Clearwater Threshers Game
July 3, 2019 – Game starts at 7:00 PM.

The Clearwater Threshers will take on Fort Myers Miracle for an evening game right in Clearwater, Florida. After the game, stick around for an Independence Day Fireworks show! Buy tickets now.

2019 Clearwater 4th Of July Apple Pie Run
July 4, 2019, at 9 AM (check-in opens at 8 AM)

A 5K run that is electrically timed and open to all age groups! The course is all paved and stroller friendly. All finishing runners will receive Apple Pie Finisher’s medals, Race Local t-shirts, and free samples of food and beer (for those 21+). The first 10 men and first 10 women to finish the race will be presented with awards!

Clearwater Celebrates America

Clearwater Beach has amazing views of the largest 4th of July fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area! Join in the fun of Clearwater Celebrates America at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. The free family-friendly July 4th event starts at 6 PM and includes live entertainment, local vendors, food trucks and a fun kids zone! The largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area begins at 9:30 PM!

Starlite Majesty Dining Yacht – Clearwater Beach 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Get an amazing view Fireworks view on the water with Starlite Majesty’s dinner cruise on the 4th of July. This formal dining cruise features restaurant-style menu, live entertainment, drinks including a full bar and more!

Calypso Queen – Clearwater Beach 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Jump on the Calypso Queen for a casual cruise featuring a tropical island buffet, drinks, dancing and great views of the Clearwater Beach 4th of July firework show!

July 4th Events Near Clearwater Beach

4th of July Fireworks on Redington Shores

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete

Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park

Gulfport’s July Fourth Celebration

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Treasure Island 4th of July Fireworks

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – July 2019

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Clearwater Beach July 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather July 2019

It’s warm and the sun is out! …but it may not be for long. The Clearwater Beach weather in July is warm and the sky often quickly changes. July has temperatures that often reach into the 90°s and many days may see some rain – usually popup storms that come in the afternoon. Often these popup showers and storms are gone in time for a beautiful sunset. But don’t worry Clearwater Beach if full of fun things to do on rainy days and the storms over the beach are beautiful to watch from the beachfront condos.

Be sure to keep an eye on any potential storms that may bring lightning and dangerous weather to the beach and ocean. If you’re near a lifeguard stand on the beach, they’ll post colored flags to keep you informed on beach and ocean conditions.

Clearwater Beach Events July 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!

July 5th: Dumbo (PG)
July 6th: Pitch Perfect 3 (PG-13)
July 12th: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)
July 13th: Five Feet Apart (PG-13)
July 19th: The Mighty Ducks 1 (PG)
July 20th: Little (PG-13)
July 26th: The Mighty Ducks 2 (PG)
July 27th: Miracle (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.

Fireworks at Clearwater Threshers Game – July 3, 2019: Watch the Clearwater Threshers vs. Fort Myers at Spectrum Field in Clearwater and stay for a fireworks show after the game!

Clearwater Celebrates America – July 4, 2019: Catch the largest fireworks show in the Tampa Bay area! A free family-friendly event is held at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater but the fireworks show can be seen from Downtown Clearwater and from Clearwater Beach!

Check out all the Clearwater Beach July 4th Events and the events nearby!

Events Near Clearwater Beach – July 2019

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Weekly on Tuesdays.

Fireworks at Dunedin Blue Jays Game: July 3, 2019.

Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park – Tarpon Springs: July 4, 2019.

Royal Palm Market: Weekly on Thursdays.

First Friday St. Pete: First Friday of each month.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Weekly on Fridays.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club: Weekly on Fridays.

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: First Friday and Third Saturday of each month.

Live Jazz at Olive The World Bistro: Each Friday; Now through August 30, 2019.

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali: Weekly on Sundays.

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Weekly on Sundays.

Cinema on the Sand – The Meg: July 12, 2019.

Young Frankenstein at Largo’s Central Park Performing Arts Center: July 12, 2019 through July 21, 2019.

Dunedin Orange Festival: July 13, 2019.

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: Second Saturday of each month.

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

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Second Saturday of each month.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: Second Saturday of each month.

RumFish Beach Resort Rays Watch Party: July 14, 2019.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: Third Thursday of each month.

St. Pete Road Runners Beach Series: July 19, 2019.

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: Third Friday of each month.

Florida Hard Seltzer Fest: July 20, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: Third Saturday of each month.

Cinema on the Sand: Into the Spider-Verse: July 26, 2019.

Grouper Food Truck Rally: July 26, 2019.

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete: Now through July 28, 2019.

Brocante Market: Now through November 2019.

Moonlight Canopy Tours: Now through December 14, 2019.

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – June 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather and Events 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather June 2019

Clearwater Beach summer vacation time is here! The weather is in the 80°s and so is the water temperature! The warm weather mixed with the warm water makes it a great time of year to get out and play in the ocean! Swim around, rent a jet ski from the beach or head out for a sail! If playing in the ocean isn’t for you; enjoy relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun in the warm weather. The average Clearwater Beach temperature in June is a beautiful 84°, but the direct sun may make it feel much warmer. Be sure to protect your skin, stay hydrated, and cool off in the pool!

Clearwater Beach Events June 2019

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 on these days!

June 1, 2019: On the Basis of Sex (PG-13)
June 7, 2019: Mulan (G)
June 8, 2019: Second Act (PG-13)
June 14, 2019: Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
June 15, 2019: Holmes and Watson (PG-13)
June 21, 2019: Bumblebee (PG-13)
June 22, 2019: The Upside (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.

Dreams of Dali Virtual Reality Experience: Now through June 30th.

“This immersive experience will transport you into Salvador Dalí’s surrealist painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Come get a sneak peek of the fantastical and surreal experiences The Dalí Museum has to offer as you go inside – and beyond – one of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces.” Learn more!

Free and open on… Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11 AM – 7 PM Fridays: 12 PM – 9 PM Saturdays and Sundays: 10 AM – 5 PM

TNBA Championship & Convention: May 23, 2019 through June 2, 2019

ICB Baseball State Championship: June 1, 2019 through June 2, 2019.

NSA West Coast Regionals: June 1, 2019 through June 2, 2019.

Game Ready Scout Day Summer Classic HS Showcase: June 21, 2019 through June 23, 2019.

Global Sports Alliance World Series: June 26, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

Events Near Clearwater Beach – June 2019

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete: Now – July 28, 2019.

Brocante Market: June 1, 2019 – November 2019.

CVST Tampa Bay Swim Classic: May 31, 2019 – June 2, 2019.

Grand Central District Beer Day: June 1, 2019.

Theo Wujcik: Cantos Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete: Now through June 2, 2019.

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali: Weekly on Sundays.

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Weekly on Sundays.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Weekly on Tuesdays.

Royal Palm Market: Weekly on Thursdays.

First Friday St. Pete: First Friday of each month.

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Weekly on Fridays.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club: Weekly on Fridays.

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: First Friday and Third Saturday of each month.

Nerf Battle Tournament: June 8, 2019.

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: Second Saturday of each month.

St. Pete Brunch Crawl: June 8, 2019.

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

RumFish Beach Resort Rays Watch Party: June 9, 2019.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Second Saturday of each month.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: Second Saturday of each month.

Moonlight Canopy Tours: June 14, 2019 through December 14, 2019.

Opa! Palooza: June 14, 2019 through June 15, 2019.

Sun til Moon Clash Soccer Tournament: June 14, 2019 through June 16, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: Third Saturday of each month.

Powerboat P1 Races at St. Pete Beach: June 15, 2019 through June 16, 2019.

St. Pete Pride Kick-off Party: June 19, 2019.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: Third Thursday of each month.

Stonewall St. Pete Pride Reception: June 20, 2019.

Beach Blonde Block Party at 3 Daughters Brewing: June 21, 2019.

Chris McCarty Largo Live Concert Series: June 21, 2019.

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series: Third Friday of each month.

St. Pete Pride SP2 Concert: June 21, 2019.

St. Pete Street Food & Craft Beer Fest: June 21, 2019.

LGBTQ+ St. Pete Pride Parade: June 22, 2019.

Post-Pride Parade Concert: June 22, 2019.

Splash & Dash Youth Biathlon: June 22, 2019.

Arkane Aleworks 3 Year Anniversary: June 29, 2019.

Tarpon Springs ‘Night in the Island’: June 29, 2019.

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – May 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - May 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather May 2019

May is a beautiful time to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida! The weather reaches into the 80°s during the day and only drops into the 70°s in the evening. Beautiful warm weather with very little rain makes for a great day at the beach and beautiful sunsets.

The warm air temperature is matched with warming ocean waters. The average May sea temperature in Clearwater Beach is in the upper 70°s. Take a swim to cool off from the warm sun. Remember to shuffle your feet to avoid stingrays hanging out in the shallow water as it warms up!

Clearwater Beach Events May 2019

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 on these days!

May 4, 2019: Coco (PG)
May 10, 2019: Brave (PG)
May 11, 2019: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (PG-13)
May 17, 2019: A Dog’s Way Home (PG)
May 18, 2019: Welcome to Marwen: PG-13)
May 24, 2019: Aquaman (NR)
May 25, 2019: Isn’t It Romantic? (PG-13)
May 31, 2019: Solo: A Star Wars Story

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

Dreams of Dali Virtual Reality Experience: Now through June 30th.

“This immersive experience will transport you into Salvador Dalí’s surrealist painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Come get a sneak peek of the fantastical and surreal experiences The Dalí Museum has to offer as you go inside – and beyond – one of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces.” Learn more!

Free and open on…
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11 AM – 7 PM
Fridays: 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 AM – 5 PM

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest: May 3, 2019

Come down to Pier 60 and celebrate the 10th annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest! From 6 PM to 9 PM enjoy tasting the fine cuisine from many of the local restaurants, craft beer and wine all with live entertainment right on the beach!

Clearwater Music and Arts Festival: May 25, 2019 through May 26, 2019

Head into downtown Clearwater and enjoy Outlaw Nation’s Clearwater Music & Arts Festival! Admission is free with music from national recording artists, professional artists, classic cars, muscle car and trucks, custom motorcycles, fireworks and more!

NSA Iron Women Tournament: May 4, 2019 through May 5, 2019

USA Water Polo Clearwater Beach Challenge: May 17, 2019 through May 19, 2019

AAC Baseball Championship: May 21, 2019 through May 26, 2019

TNBA Championship & Convention: May 23, 2019 through June 2, 2019

USA Softball Clearwater Memorial Qualifier: May 25, 2019 through May 26, 2019

Events Near Clearwater Beach – May 2019

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete: Now – July 28, 2019.

American Stage in the Park: Mamma Mia!: Now through May 12, 2019.

Magritte and Dali: Now through May 19, 2019.

Theo Wujcik: Cantos Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete: Now – June 2, 2019.

Spring King of the Beach Fishing Tournament: May 2, 2019 through May 4, 2019.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration & Free Museum Admission: May 2, 2019.

First Friday St. Pete: May 3, 2019 (First Friday of each month).

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

Dunedin Food Tour: Every Saturday.

Free Yoga in the Park: May 4, 2019 (First Saturday of each month).

Kentucky Derby Formal at Intermezzo: May 4, 2019.

Salsa Cinco de Mayo: May 4, 2019.

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

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant: Every Sunday.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday.

Movies in the Park – Groundhog Day: May 9, 2019.

Avenue Q: May 10, 2019 through May 19, 2019.

Pints & Poses at Crooked Thumb: Every second and fourth Saturday.

Second Saturday’s at Sirata: Every second Saturday.

Mother’s Day Beach Yoga & Mimosas: May 12, 2019.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: May 12, 2019 (Every second Sunday).

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: Every third Thursday.

Movies in the Park – Ghost: May 16, 2019.

Soul Circus Cowboys: May 17, 2019.

Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi: May 17, 2019 through May 21, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: Every third Saturday.

Tarpon Springs ‘Night in the Islands’: May 18, 2019.

Movies in the Park – La La Land: May 23, 2019.

Movies in the Park – The Lorax: May 30, 2019.

How to Build a Sandcastle

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How to Build a Sandcastle - Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach, the Best Beach in the United States (and the 6th Best Beach in the world!), is known for its soft white sand beaches. The sand, as soft as sugar, makes the perfect environment for walking on the beach, lounging in the warm sun and building sandcastles!

Sandcastle Building Tips

Bring Needed Tools

  • Bucket
  • Shovel
  • Offset Spatula

These three items, or similar items, are needed. The bucket will be used for moving both water and sand. If you have an option to bring more than one bucket, do so. Variable sizes of the buckets may also be helpful.

A shovel will be needed to dig and pack sand. A small shovel is okay, but if you are building a very large sandcastle you’ll be able to save time with a large shovel.

An offset spatula can be replaced with many other small items. It will be used to help trim, smooth and add decorated detail to the sand castle.

If you have other tools that may be helpful, bring them with you. If you’re just getting started with building sandcastles, the classic sandcastle buckets can be a great starting place to quickly build small, fun, sandcastles like the picture above.

Step One: Foundation

The first thing you need to do is to select a location and build a strong foundation for the sandcastle. You’ll want to be near the water. This will provide shorter trips for water and more dense sand to build on. Be careful not to build too close to the water that a larger wave could wash away your structure before it’s even finished! You may also want to keep an eye on when the tides are shifting. A rising tide may quickly bring those waves closer and closer to your sandcastle.

Once you have a location chosen, start digging a large circle. It will serve as a backup moat to protect the castle from any surprise waves. The sand removed should be tossed into a large pile in the center of the circle.

Once you have a large pile of sand in the center of the circle, you’ll turn the pile into a volcano shape. Pack the sand together tightly with an edged crater at the top. Slowly pour water into the crater and wait for it to drain down through the pile of sand. Patting the “volcano” on all sides, including through the water on the top, to form a dense sand base.

Step Two: Structure

With the base formed, it’s time to start building the overall structure of your sandcastle. Grab your bucket and fill it almost full of water. Then start adding sand to the bucket of water. You always want to add sand to water, not water to sand. Adding sand to water puts you in control of the density needed. As you add more sand, the water will start flowing over the top of the bucket and that is fine. Continue adding sand. As you add sand, lightly shake and the bucket and tap on the sides of the bucket. This will force any air bubbles out and help improve the density of the sand.

Once the bucket is full of dense wet sand, flip it over and position it on the foundation. Let sit for a few moments and then slowly pull the bucket away. If you’re adding multiple layers of foundations. Use the largest buckets at the bottom and then smaller bucket ontop of the large bucket.

If you only have one bucket. Put two or more “towers” right next to each other. Then add in sloppy wet sand by hand in between the towers, connecting them. Then add another bucket ontop of these to form another layer.

Step Three: Carve and Detail

Begin carving your design into the structure. Removing large amounts first and moving from the top down. Then begin adding in more features including designs from the top down. Start with a roof, then walls, and finish with the base. Then do the same process again focusing on smaller details each time you move from the top to the bottom so the sand does not fill in small areas below it as you work.

Step Four: Clean and Perfect

The last step is to clean any major errors. Cleaning major messes and leaving some small design mistakes can help it look like it is made of stone and has a few cracks. Continue moving from the top down, leaving flaws is okay but down leave large piles of soft sand where they don’t belong.

Look at the base of the sandcastle and make any adjustments there as well. One way to finish the sandcastle is to flatten the surrounding area and then lightly dust the area with soft sand.

The most important thing!

Have fun! Mistakes happen, take your time and enjoy the beautiful day.

As a VERY amateur sandcastle creator, these are the best tips I can give you. If you happen to be in Clearwater Beach in April, check out all the amazing, large and professional sand castles and sculptures at The Sugar Sand Festival located at Pier 60. Pier 60’s Sugar Sand Festival includes a 21,000 square foot event space on the beach filled with sand castles and sculptures. The celebration of Clearwater Beach’s soft sand continues outside the event space with live music, fireworks, kid’s play zones, sand sculpting classes and more!

If you have any tips for building sandcastles, please leave them in a comment below!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – April 2019

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events April 2019

Clearwater Beach Weather April 2019

It’s Spring Break! Enjoy the soft sand in the warm weather! Perfect for building sand castles at the beach, or even professionally built sandcastles at The Sugar Sand Festival! The Clearwater Beach weather in April has highs in the upper 70°s and touching into the 80°s at times, with lows only dropping into the 60°s.

Clearwater Beach Events April 2019

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 on these days!

April 5th: The Miracle Season (PG)
April 6th: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG-13)
April 12th: Cars 2 (G)
April 13th: Jurassic World (PG-13)
April 19th: Beauty And The Beast (PG) 2017
April 20th: Peter Rabbit (PG)
April 22nd: Wall-E (G)
April 23rd: Aquaman (PG-13)
April 26th: Finding Dory (PG)
April 27th: Crazy Rich Asian’s (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.

Dreams of Dali Virtual Reality Experience: Now through June 30th.

“This immersive experience will transport you into Salvador Dalí’s surrealist painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Come get a sneak peek of the fantastical and surreal experiences The Dalí Museum has to offer as you go inside – and beyond – one of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces.” Learn more!

Free and open on…
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11 AM – 7 PM
Fridays: 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 AM – 5 PM

Rock the Yacht – Spring Break Edition:

Spring Break Yacht party cruises around Clearwater Beach featuring live DJs! Ages 18+ with cash bars on the yacht! More info and tickets available now!

April 5, 2019 – Board 9:30 PM, Cruise 10 PM through Midnight
April 12, 2019 – Board 9:30 PM, Cruise 10 PM through Midnight
April 26, 2019 – Board 9:30 PM, Cruise 10 PM through Midnight

The Price Is Right Live!

“Come on down!” to the Price Is Right live at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater! April 2, 2019 and April 3, 2019.

Sea Turtle Awareness Day on Clearwater Beach

Meet up with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium at Pier 60 to learn about sea turtle nesting season and how to protect them. Saturday, April 6th from 8 AM until 1 PM.

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Clearwater Beach’s Sugar Sand Festival has been extended to be a 17-day event this year! From April 12 through April 28th, head to Pier 60 to join in the celebration! See the beautiful and large sandcastles and sand sculptures in the 21,000 square foot event space on the beach! The party continues outside the event space with live music, fireworks, kid’s play zones, sand sculpting classes and more!

PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

April 14, 2019 through April 17, 2019.

Ken Jeong at Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 20, 2019.

Events Near Clearwater Beach – April 2019

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete: Now through July 28, 2019.

GLOW: The Hand-Painted Photographs of E. G. Barnhill: Now through April 7, 2019.

Innisbrook Tennis Open: March 31, 2019 through April 7, 2019.

Magritte and Dali: Now through May 19, 2019.

$10 Tuesday at the James Museum: Every Tuesday!

Champions Classic Tennis Tournament: April 4, 2019.

Boys & Girls Club National Swim Meet: April 5, 2019 through April 7, 2019.

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

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

Safety Harbor SongFest: April 5, 2019 through April 7, 2019.

Dunedin Food Tour: Every Saturday!

Dunedin Scottish Highland Games: April 6, 2019.

Free Yoga in the Park: April 6, 2019 – First Saturday of each month.

Paddle The Bay: April 6, 2019.

Orchid Festival: April 7, 2019.

American Stage in the Park: Mamma Mia!: April 10, 2019 through May 12, 2019.

SunLit Festival: April 11, 2019 through April 28, 2019.

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: April 12, 2019 – Every 2nd Friday!

Moonlight Canopy Tours: April 12, 2019 through December 14, 2019.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: April 12, 2019 through April 14, 2019.

Florida Cup: April 13, 2019.

Florida SUP Cup: April 13, 2019.

Los Vinos de Dali: April 14, 2019.

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

AJGA Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship: April 17, 2019 through April 21, 2019.

Cocktails & Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts: April 18, 2019 – Every third Thursday of the month.

Santana at Al Lang Stadium: April 18, 2019.

St. Pete Wing & Craft Beer Fest: April 19, 2019.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: April 20, 2019 – Every Third Saturday of the month.

Mainsail Art Festival: April 20, 2019 through April 21, 2019.

AAC Men’s Golf Championship: April 21, 2019 through April 23, 2019.

IRB Beach Fest: April 21, 2019.

Sunscreen Film Festival: April 25, 2019 through April 28, 2019.

St. Anthony’s Triathlon: April 27, 2019 through April 28, 2019.