Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season

It’s early September 2018. We have just watched Tropical Storm Gordon push through the Gulf of Mexico, flooding the streets in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Now we are keeping our eyes on Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. Hurricane Florence is tracking towards Bermuda but could turn at any time. Behind Hurricane Florence, there are two more storms starting to build that could be headed towards the United States. It’s officially the peak of the Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season.

The North Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season, that includes the storms that would hit Clearwater Beach, actually started back in June and continues through November. The peak of Clearwater Beach Hurricane Season begins in mid-August and continues through September.

Clearwater Beach Hurricane – What To Do

If you have rented a beachfront condominium from Surfside Condominiums or The Villas of Clearwater Beach during the Clearwater Beach hurricane season, here’s what to do…

You need to keep an eye on the weather before you head to Clearwater Beach, Florida.

If beautiful beach weather is predicted. Great! Head to Clearwater Beach, relax, enjoy and have a wonderful trip. Maybe even walk down the beach to Palm Pavilion and grab a Hurricane at the bar – enjoy some great food and drinks right on the beach!

When you check the weather before the trip if there’s a hurricane headed towards Florida keep in touch with us before your trip. Call us, email us, reach out to us through our live chat system on our website. We will help answer any questions you may have. It is rare that a storm will require Clearwater Beach to be evacuated, but if that is the case during your trip B&W Management, Inc. will refund you.

If you’re interested in watching the Clearwater Beach Weather live, check out our Live Webcam! Our HD Webcam runs every day. You can take a look at the beach live at any time. Enjoy the same view you’ll have from the balcony of a beachfront condominium! Find our webcam here and even watch some of the highlights from the past such as: Tropical Storm Alberto on Clearwater Beach, beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets, Hurricane Irma on Clearwater Beach, and a fireball pushing through the night sky over Clearwater Beach!

If you need more information on being prepared for a Clearwater Beach hurricane, please review the Pinellas County, Florida All-Hazards Guide. Download the full guide by clicking here.

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events September 2018

Clearwater Beach Weather September 2018

Summer is wrapping up, but the beautiful weather isn’t going away. September is a beautiful month in Clearwater Beach, Florida. On average, the weather in Clearwater Beach ranges between 85°  and 77°. This year, September starts off in the low 90°s, but quickly drops into the 80°s. The second half of September drops into 70°s.  Currently, the first two weeks of September show a few days with a chance of rain. This is common. The average Clearwater Beach Weather for September includes ~9 days with rain.

Clearwater Beach Events September 2018

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

Check out the Daily Sunset Festival at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach! The daily Clearwater Beach sunset festival includes local artisans, crafters, street performers and of course a beautiful sunset! On Friday and Saturday nights, stick around after sunset and enjoy a free movie under the stars at the Pier 60 Sunset Cinema!

September 1st: Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
September 7th: Show Dogs (PG)
September 8th: Overboard (PG-13)
September 14th: Paws P.I. (PG)
September 15th: Meagan Leavey (PG-13)
September 21st: I Kill Giants
September 22nd: Life of the Party (PG-13)
September 28th: Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)
September 29th: Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13)

Clearwater Farmers Market

The Clearwater Farmers Market features local vendors, fresh produce, and liquid sunshine all in one location! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM.

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week 2018

The 9th annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is coming up from September 14th to September 23rd. We will be celebrating 10 days celebrating the culinary experiences available on Clearwater Beach. From top-notch dining to casual cuisine, experience delicious foods from the great local restaurants of Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

Sit on the soft sands of the beach, or the balconies of your beachfront condominium rental, and watch boats race by at speeds up to 180 mph! The Clearwater Super Boat National Championship races take place on September 28th through September 30th. You’ll also be able to see the Super Boats parade on September 26th and 27th! Check

SSG International Beach Games

The Sunshine State Games Olympic-style beach games will be on Clearwater Beach from September 28th through September 30th. Come out and watch some fun beach games featuring: Beach Rugby, Beach Soccer, Beach Tennis, Beach Ultimate Frisbee, Beach Wrestling, Highland Games, Open Water Swim, Powerlifting and the Ultra Weight Pentathlon.

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Looking for a great day trip to take from Clearwater Beach, Florida? Head to the beautiful Greek village of Tarpon Springs! Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the United States. Enjoy a short trip to Tarpon Springs and experience delicious Greek food, quaint local shops and walks down the sponge docks.

The History of Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida is a small area surrounding bayous flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The small area was settled in 1876, and by the 1880s the first sponge business was already founded and the industry quickly began growing. Greek Immigrants began arriving in Tarpon Springs in the 1890s to work in the growing sponge industry.

In 1905 sponge diving was introduced and many of the Greek immigrants became sponge divers. The sponge industry soon became one of the leading maritime industries of Florida, and the most important industry for Tarpon Springs, generating millions of dollars a year.

In 1947 a large bloom of Red Tide algae nearly wiped out the sponge fields of the Gulf of Mexico. The sponge diving industry took a massive hit, and many of the locals forced to switch industries – often switching to the shrimping industry. The Gulf of Mexico sponge fields slowly recovered from the damage caused by the red tide algae and the sponge fishing industry began growing again. In the 1980’s, the Mediterranean sponges were almost completely killed off by a sponge disease, leading to a boom in the Tarpon Springs Sponge Industry.

Things to do in Tarpon Springs, Florida

I absolutely love visiting Tarpon Springs. It’s very difficult for me to not to take a quick drive up to Tarpon Springs when on vacation in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The atmosphere of the small Greek city is fantastic, especially when walking down the Historic Sponge Docks.

The entire area has delicious Greek restaurants on every block. My personal favorite is Hellas Restaurant and Bakery. Hellas sits right in the historic sponge dock area. Sitting right near the sponge docks and filled with local history and Greek influence, the atmosphere of the restaurant is incredible. And more importantly, the food is incredibly delicious! My favorite things on the menu are Hella’s Original Greek Salad, Saganaki (Opa!), Hellas Gyro and their Mediterranean Stuffed Shrimp. For dessert, I usually grab some baklava to go because I’ve already eaten way too much!

After an amazing (and very large) meal, I love walking for a walk along the historic sponge docks. There are so many really fun and unique shops in that area selling. If you have time, be sure to check out: GETAGURU homemade soap, The Sponge Exchange, Tarpon Sponge Company, and Lori’s Soaps & Sponges!

Tarpon Springs isn’t just local shops and delicious Greek food, it also has great activities for the whole family! You can go for a Sponge Diving Tour! Learn the history of Tarpon Springs and even watch a sponge diver put on traditional inflatable sponge diving suit and provide a hands-on display of the different types of sponges. There’s also a fantastic Aquarium in Tarpon Springs!

Visit Tarpon Springs, Florida

The great location and fun activities make Tarpon Springs a fantastic place for a short day trip or even just a quick trip for a delicious lunch or dinner. On the way to and from Tarpon Springs, you’ll drive past the entrance of Honeymoon Island State Park – a beautiful sunset location.  You’ll also be able to catch a ferry from Honeymoon Island to Caladesi Island if you’re not up for the walk to Caladesi Island State Park from Clearwater Beach.

You can also connect a day of Kayaking at Crystal River, Florida with a delicious Greek dinner in Tarpon Springs for an incredible day trip from Clearwater Beach that’s totally worth the drive!

Clearwater Beach Red Tide

Phone calls, email questions, chat conversations, everybody is concerned about Clearwater Beach red tide! This summer from a few miles south of us all the way to the Florida Keys. The news about the incredibly horrible red tide on the Florida Gulf Coast has everyone’s attention. And we are talking worldwide, not just visitors from the United States. Travelers from around the planet Earth want to know what is happening on a day to day basis. They NEED to know if they are on their way to visit. And we who live and work here, especially when we provide week-long paradise vacation rentals, we all need to know exactly what is going on at every moment.

Good news is that as of 9:00 pm on August 22nd, 2018, the red tide has remained south of us all year. (See current beach conditions here.) In fact, Clearwater Beach has always been on the very north end of the possibilities and to this point has had zero impact from the red tide. The only impact Clearwater Beach has seen is a very quiet late summer tourist season with a fraction of the people on the beach we’d normally see. That makes it nice to be on the beach as a visitor, however, local businesses are cutting hours and making adjustments to survive.

In all honesty, red tide has been detected off our coast at concentrations that are way below any harmful effects to fish or humans, but even though it is there, it is struggling to thrive being this late in the summer. NOTE to locals: Please do not wash your cars in your driveways, do not fertilize your lawns, do not put any phosphates, soap, fertilizer, dead lawn or plant debris into your sewer drains, or do ANYTHING to feed that late summer, hopefully, starving evil bacteria!

Thank you.

Red tide needs food, and we humans tend to feed it. Fortunately here in Pinellas County, we have rules to help prevent pouring red tide nutrients into the waters off our coast during our main sunny season (June 1st to September 1st). It seems to help, but some areas south of us have been careless. Even so, we have been OK here. Every summer there is usually some detectable red tide as it is a natural occurrence. This year there were some out of the ordinary circumstances down south that threw the typical natural balance way off. Last summer we had some red tide drifting a few miles off our coast and it was our biggest worry…until Hurricane Irma. Of course a good hurricane will always blast away a red tide bloom, and we all forgot about red tide after Irma. Our focus was getting our power back on, having the damage cleaned up, and to eventually recover from the huge news media public image disaster. But the red tide was gone and we never gave it a thought.

That said, we did have a little business boom when Siesta Key, Sarasota, and sadly, Sanibel Island were totally impossible to visit and everybody was moving north. However, speaking of news media image disasters, the recent “red tide” hype on every news outlet around the world has impacted us here on Clearwater Beach and we have not even had any effects at all so far. Swimming in the Gulf is totally on, sitting on the soft sands of Clearwater Beach with no bad smells, no dead fish, we are 100% paradise beach!

By the way, as of this post, we only have a handful of open units from now through mid-November. But call us at 727-461-1123 to see what is available. Our refund policy is that we’ll refund any and every day the beach is not healthy or pleasant due to red tide effects.

The main Florida resource for the red tide is the “Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission” (or FWC for short) red tide web page. The FWC website is, for the most part, the primary resource we locals and most news media refer to.

http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus

It typically updates once a week, on Fridays. Lately, it does provide an update during mid-week, but it has not been consistent. This website is considered the State “authority”, but that’s not 100% the case. So we locals have a few more resources we can check several times a day.

Clearwater Beach is located in the “northern” part of Pinellas County. Pinellas County has its own red tide report web page that is the most up-to-date resource for we on the Pinellas County beaches.

http://www.pinellascounty.org/environment/watershed/red-tide.htm

The world famous Mote Aquarium in Sarasota has a great beach condition web page that also provides current reports of red tide, dead fish on beaches, weather conditions, etc.

https://mote.org/research/program/environmental-health/beach-conditions-report-red-tide-information

Clearwater Beach Christmas 2018

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Don’t hope for snow, pack your bags and enjoy a beautiful Clearwater Beach Christmas Vacation! The Villas of Clearwater Beach and Surfside Condominiums still have a few two and three bedroom condos with beach front views available! Book today!

The soft white sands of Clearwater Beach guarantee a white Christmas! Skip the cold and enjoy the warm Clearwater Beach weather with temperatures typically reaching the 70’s each day throughout December!

Clearwater Beach Christmas Events

Holiday Lights in the Gardens
November 23, 2018 – December 30, 2018

Escape into the wonderland of twinkling holiday lights at The Florida Botanical Gardens! Featuring over 1 million lights highlighting the Botanical Gardens’ plants in a nature and holiday-themed light display!

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
November 17, 2018 – December 31, 2018

The family tradition returns to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida! Christmas Town features twinkling lights, Yuletide shows, a visit to Santa’s House and characters from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Christmas Town is open on select dates from November 17th through December 31st!

Winter’s Wonderland at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
November 24, 2018 – January 8, 2018

Experience Winter the Dolphin’s Winter Wonderland featuring holiday lights and decorations all around the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. All habitats are holiday themed to wish happy holidays to all our animal residents and visitors!

Christmas Eve Cruises (Tampa & Clearwater)
December 24, 2018

Experience a Christmas Eve dinner like never before! Enjoy a Christmas Eve cruise featuring a holiday buffet, a DJ playing holiday classics and modern hits and spectacular views of Downtown Tampa and Clearwater Beach holiday lighting for a fun and memorable Christmas Eve with Yacht StarShip Cruises and Events!

Christmas Eve dinner cruises are available in both Clearwater Beach and Tampa! Early cruises are available from 5PM through 7:30 PM and Midnight Mass cruises are available from 8:30 PM through 11 PM.

Christmas Eve Cruises have limited availability, book today!

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events August 2018

Clearwater Beach Weather August 2018

The Clearwater Beach weather in August is very similar to July. You’ll see temperatures rise to the upper 80’s and occasionally breaking into the low 90’s each day. Each night the temperature will drop to the mid 70’s or low 80’s. You may see some clouds building in the afternoons with some short afternoon showers, but the clouds usually break apart for beautiful sunsets! It is a great time to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida!

Clearwater Beach Events August 2018

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

Check out the daily Sunset Festival at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach! The daily Clearwater Beach sunset festival includes local artisans, crafters, street performers and of course a beautiful sunset! On Friday and Saturday nights, stick around after sunset and enjoy a free movie under the stars at the Pier 60 Sunset Cinema!

Friday, August 3rd: The Emoji Movie (PG)
Saturday, August 4th: Ready Player One (PG-13)
Friday, August 10th: Paddington 2 (PG)
Saturday, August 11th: Rampage (PG-13)
Friday, August 17th: Big Hero 6 (PG)
Saturday, August 18th: I Feel Pretty (PG-13)
Friday, August 24th: The Honor List (PG-13)
Saturday, August 25th: Midnight Sun (PG-13)
Friday, August 30th: Sherlock Gnomes (PG)

Clearwater Farmers Market

The Clearwater Farmers Market features local vendors, fresh produce, and liquid sunshine all in one location! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM.

O.A.R. – Just Like Paradise

Hippiefest at Ruth Eckerd Hall

The Alarm at Capitol Theatre

Chick Corea Solo Piano at Capitol Theatre

Best in Show: Rick Springfield at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Events Near Clearwater Beach

Busch Gardens Summer Nights

Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain

James Museum of Western & Wildlife Presents: “Art of the Animal”

MIZE presents FRUIT BOWL Art Exhibit

Museum of Fine Arts: Magnetic Fields Exhibition

Storytellers Exhibition at the Chihuly Collection

Cult Classic Summer Movie Series at The Dali Museum: Die Hard

Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour

Yesterdaze at Sunset Beach Concert Series in Tarpon Springs

Madeira Beach 5k Sunset Series

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Beach Snoballs Grand Relaunch

Free Train Weekends in Largo

Tarpon Springs “Night in the Islands”

Kesha & Macklemore at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Yoga at The Dali

Janet Jackson at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Pentatonix at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Imagine Dragons at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Pet Pal Pub Crawl

Lindsey Stirling & Evanescence at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

St. Pete Beach 5k Series

Journey & Def Leppard at Amalie Arena

Safety Harbor Group Run

Charlie Puth & Hailee Steinfeld at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving 2018

Looking to celebrate Thanksgiving on Clearwater Beach? Clearwater Beach Condos are renting fast! There are a few condominiums still available for Thanksgiving 2018 in Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy a beautiful Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving available, book today!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving vacations are wonderful! The weather is beautiful with temperatures usually reaching the mid 70’s during the day and only dropping to the mid 60’s at night. Perfect temperatures to enjoy the warm sun in, and don’t worry about rain. It usually only rains one or two days during the entire month!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Dinner

Memories of Thanksgiving usually come from Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t worry, all the condos in both Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach feature full kitchens with large refrigerators and ovens. The full kitchens and easy access to large and nearby grocery stores make it easy to not only enjoy a memorable trip to Clearwater Beach but also enjoy your traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Not looking to cook a large meal since you’re on vacation? No worries, there are many great restaurants available for Thanksgiving dinner. Two of the best are even very close by.

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant features an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with classic Thanksgiving entrees or more beach inspired options such as lobster. Another restaurant that features a wonderful Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving dinner is Columbia Restaurant (Sand Key).

Both of these restaurants require a reservation and you’ll need to reserve a table for Thanksgiving far in advance. Book your condominium right now while units are still available, and call to reserve a table for at these restaurants right after!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Events

Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour: November 15 – 18, 2018

Experience the Gulp Coast in style with the Thirsty Pelican Brew Tours! Get picked up straight from your hotel or from one of the other select pickup locations in St. Pete Beach or Downtown St. Pete. The tour gives you an inside look at select breweries while sampling the best craft beer the Gulp Coast has to offer (all without having to worry about driving). Book your tour on their website or by calling (727) 418-7625.

Yoga at The Dali

Yoga at The Dali Museum every Sunday morning!

Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

The largest running event in the Tampa Bay area, featuring over 17,000 runners!

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: November 23 –  December 30, 2018

Over 1 million LED lights shining throughout our Botanical Gardens highlighting our plants and in nature-themed or holiday-themed light displays.

Clearwater Beach Stingrays

Stingrays can be found swimming in the water at every beach in Florida, including Clearwater Beach. Stingrays are not aggressive and are quite shy. You usually won’t see them at all. Injuries from stingrays occur when the stingray gets frightened. You can lower your chances of being stung by a stingray by learning a little about them, and what you can do to avoid them.

How To Avoid Stingrays

There’s no way to completely avoid stingrays. Every beach in Florida has stingrays swimming in the ocean water. Stingrays can be found any time of year, but the Florida stingray season is April through October. The Florida stingray season is during the warmer months of the year because stingrays love warm shallow water.

While you may occasionally see large groups of them swimming together, you usually won’t see them at all. They often bury themselves in the sand when they rest to hide from their predators. Stingrays can often be found very close to the beach. They’ll swim and even bury themselves in the sand under the water within 3 to 10 yards off the beach.

Stingrays do not have very good eyesight. So while stingrays are shy and usually want to avoid you, they simply can’t see you that well and may swim towards you by accident. Since their eyesight is poor, stingrays use electro-sensors/vibrations to know what’s going on around them.

To avoid stingrays, do not run and jump into the ocean water with large steps like you’re starting a triathlon. Stingrays rest by burying themselves in the sand in the shallow water. If you run and jump into the ocean, you may step right on one without seeing it; possibly injuring the stingray and definitely frightening it. The stingray may sting you with its barb thinking you’re a predator trying to attack it.

Instead of taking large steps into the water, move a little slower and shuffle your feet in the sand as you walk in the ocean. Clearwater Beach has soft white sand, shuffling your feet will not be uncomfortable here. Shuffling your feet is the best way to avoid being stung by a stingray. If you hear people talking about the Florida Shuffle or Stingray Shuffle, it’s not a dance move. It’s how to avoid being stung by a stingray.

Shuffling your feet will lightly stir the sand around you as you move, pushing vibrations out in your surrounding area. This will let stingrays know you’re in the area and they will likely move away from you.

It doesn’t happen often, but if you ever see a large group of stingrays swimming down the beach in your direction, calmly shuffle your feet toward the beach and move out of their way. If there’s a large group of Stingrays swimming down the beach, you’ll usually see people slowly moving out of the water and that’s a good indicator that you should start heading toward the beach. If they sneak up on you and you don’t have time to move out of the water, just stay calm and stand still. Stingrays are quite calm and not aggressive. Relax and stand still so you don’t frighten them and you’ll be fine. The stingrays will all swim right by you, you may feel them lightly brush against your leg as they swim by, but that’s it.

Clearwater Beach, Florida is my favorite beach. I’ve been visiting Clearwater Beach for almost 30 years. I’ve never been stung by a stingray and I’ve only had a group of them swim past me two or three times. Usually, it’s a fairly small group and they’ll be completely past you in about 30 seconds. It’s actually a really cool experience. Just be safe and don’t try to touch them yourself.

If you’d like to see what this is like in a very safe way, head over to the Clearwater Beach Aquarium. You’ll be able to safely feed and touch Stingrays.

What to do if you’re stung by a Stingray on Clearwater Beach

If you are accidentally stung by a stingray, get out of the water. You may not have even seen the stingray, but you’ll be surprised at how immediate the pain is. If you have trouble walking, which is normal, sit down and ask someone nearby to go to the closest Clearwater Beach Lifeguard station for you. All that needs to be said is that someone may have been stung by a stingray, and they’ll quickly move to help you and ease your discomfort.

The lifeguards will often bring large buckets of hot water with them. Allowing you to immediately start soaking your foot in hot water. The hot water quickly begins to lower the pain, but the discomfort may remain for several hours.

Clearwater Beach Lifeguards / Beach Patrol | (727) 462-6963

 

Clearwater Beach Weather July 2018 - Clearwater Beach Events July 2018

Clearwater Beach Weather July 2018

The Clearwater Beach Weather for July 2018 is looking to match the typical July weather for Clearwater Beach, Florida. The typical Clearwater Beach Weather for July has average temperatures of 86° / 79° with a monthly total of 14 days with rain. This usually means there’s the normal popup shower in the afternoon, not 14 full days of rain.

The Clearwater Beach Weather for July 2018 should match the afternoon popup showers. The temperature may be slightly warmer. Currently, the daily high temperatures are appearing to range between 87° and 90°.

Clearwater Beach Events July 2018

Clearwater Beach 4th of July Celebrations!

  • Fireworks at Clearwater Threshers Game: July 3rd.
  • Clearwater Celebrates America: July 4th.

Enjoy watching a baseball game followed by a fireworks show on July 3rd! The Clearwater Threshers will be taking on the Lakeland Flying Tigers at Spectrum Field. The gates open at 5 PM and the fireworks show will take place after the game.

The Clearwater Celebrates America event includes music, food, drinks, local vendors, a family-friendly atmosphere, and one of Tampa Bay’s largest fireworks shows! The event runs from 6 PM to 10 PM. Fireworks will begin between 9 and 9:30 PM. The fireworks will take place on the Memorial Causeway, connecting Clearwater Beach with Downtown Clearwater. The fireworks can be viewed from Downtown Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and even on the water!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

Check out the daily Sunset Festival at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach! The daily Clearwater Beach sunset festival includes, local artisans, crafters, street performers and of course a beautiful sunset! On Friday and Saturday nights, stick around after sunset and enjoy a free movie under the stars at the Pier 60 Sunset Cinema!

Friday, July 6th: The Little Mermaid (G)
Saturday, July 7th: Jaws (PG)
Friday, July 13th: Finding Dory (PG)
Saturday, July 14th: Tomb Raider (PG-13)
Friday, July 20th: A Wrinkle In Time (PG)
Saturday, July 21st: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG)
Friday, July 27th: Cars 3 (PG)
Saturday, July 28th: Forever My Girl (PG)

Clearwater Farmers Market

The Clearwater Farmers Market features local vendors, fresh produce, and liquid sunshine all in one location! The Clearwater Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 PM.

Grouper Week

If you’re a seafood lover, this is one of your favorite weeks of the year! Clearwater / St. Pete is the grouper capital of the world and it’s time to celebrate the delicious, flaky white fish! Savor the fresh Gulf Coast grouper at some of the famous restaurants such as Frenchy’s Original Cafe and more! For more information about Grouper Week, visit www.grouperweek.com.

Events Near Clearwater Beach July 2018

Busch Gardens Summer Nights

Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain

Museum of Fine Arts: Magnetic Fields Exhibition

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Storytellers Exhibition at the Chihuly Collection

Ten Trends at Imagine Museum

Yoga at The Dali

Fireworks at Dunedin Blue Jays Game

4th of July Fireworks at Redington Shores

Fireworks Across the Bay Celebration in St. Pete

Fourth of July Picnic in Craig Park, Tarpon Springs

Gulfport’s July Fourth Celebration

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration

Safety Harbor Fourth of July Celebration

Treasure Island 4th of July Fireworks

Cult Classics Summer Movie Series at The Dali Museum: Grease

A Tribute to Pink Floyd at Jannus Live

Madeira Beach 5k Sunset Series

Dunedin Orange Festival

Tarpon Springs ‘Night in the Islands’

3 Doors Down & Collective Soul at Al Lang Stadium

Bourbon & Vinyl Sessions at Intermezzo Cocktails

Family Days at The James Museum 

Cool Art Show

The Whitney Houston Show at The Mahaffey Theater

The Beer Project at the Museum of Fine Arts

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Music Series

Safety Harbor Group Run

Grouper Food Truck Rally

Counting Crows at Al Lang Stadium

Tampa Bay Rowdies Games

7/4/2018: Rowdies vs. Toronto FC II
7/7/2018: Rowdies vs. Louisville City FC
7/28/2018: Rowdies vs. NY Red Bulls II

Clearwater Beach July 4th Fireworks

We are a week away from, and the weather for the Clearwater Beach July 4th celebration looks beautiful! Currently, there is a small chance for a popup storm in the morning. Then a beautiful afternoon and evening with highs in the mid to upper 80s and dropping down to the high 70s that evening.

Spend the day enjoying the sun, clear ocean and soft white sand on Clearwater Beach! Then get ready to watch the amazing fireworks show that night hosted on the Memorial Causeway between Downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach!

Clearwater Beach July 4th Fireworks


Celebrate America’s Independence with the largest firework show in the Tampa Bay area! The Clearwater Beach July 4th fireworks will be hosted at the “Clearwater Celebrates America” event at Coachman Park downtown Clearwater! The fireworks will begin between 9 and 9:30 PM. The large fireworks show takes place at the Memorial Causeway, connecting Clearwater Beach with Downtown Clearwater. The fireworks can be viewed from Downtown Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and even on the water!

If you’re staying at The Villas of Clearwater Beach or Surfside Condo’s, a great place to watch the fireworks is from the Clearwater Beach Library. The Clearwater Beach Library is a short walk from the condominiums and provides a great waterfront view of the fireworks.

Looking for a truly unique way to watch the Clearwater Beach July 4th fireworks? Celebrate the 4th of July on the Starlite Majesty Dining Yacht! The Starlite Majesty will be offering a three and half hour July 4th Dining Cruise that will include a full restaurant-style menu featuring continental cuisine prepared fresh on board, a combination of live music and recorded songs to satisfy any request, and a full bar! And watch the Clearwater Beach fireworks on the water! View the Starlite Majesty menu and purchase tickets here.

Clearwater Beach July 4th 2018 Events

July 3rd, 2018: Fireworks at Clearwater Threshers Game!

Catch a Clearwater Threshers’ Baseball game on July 3rd, and enjoy the fireworks after the game! The Clearwater Threshers will play the Lakeland Flying Tigers at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. The gates open at 5 PM!

July 4th, 2018: Clearwater Celebrates America

If you’d like to watch the fireworks in Downtown Clearwater, the Clearwater Celebrates America event includes music, food, drinks, local vendors and a family-friendly atmosphere! The event runs from 6 PM to 10 PM.

If you’re headed to the Clearwater Celebrates America, please read the event’s do’s and don’ts here.