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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – March 2020

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - March 2020

Clearwater Beach Weather – March 2020

The Clearwater Beach weather in March is beautiful! The temperatures reach the low 70°s during the day and only drop in the 60°s at night. The bright sun keeps the 70°s feeling warm and beautiful for time on the white, soft sand of Clearwater Beach!

If you’re planning a Spring Break trip with your family, B&W Management has beachfront condos available on the North Clearwater Beach – a quieter a very family-friendly area!

Clearwater Beach Events – March 2020

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!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • March 6, 2020: Moana (PG)
  • March 7, 2020: Where’d you go, Bernadette? (PG-13)
  • March 13, 2020: Sing (PG)
  • March 14, 2020: Mamma Mia! (PG-13)
  • March 20, 2020: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (PG-13)
  • March 21, 2020: Iron Man (PG-13)
  • March 27, 2020: Frozen 2 (PG)
  • March 28, 2020: Up (PG)

Namastay at the Beach for Mimosas: March 8th and 22nd, 2020 from 10 AM – 11 AM.

“Meet at Beach Fire Grill, 608 Mandalay Ave Clearwater Beach, to register (by 9:45 AM). We head out to the sand promptly at 10 AM for a one hour, all levels friendly, fun and funky yoga flow. Then we indulge back at Beach Fire with bottomless mimosas, or domestic drafts, until 2 pm! Yogis enjoy a discount on all food orders, all day! (Cash or Venmo only)”

Spring Break Lacrosse Camps: February 28, 2020 – April 3, 2020

WiLD Splash: March 7, 2020: March 7, 2020

Outdoor concert in Coachman Park. “Artists scheduled to perform at WiLD SPLASH 2020 include; Da Baby, one of the biggest artists in hip-hop will take the WiLD SPLASH stage to perform his hit song “BOP”. Joining Da Baby will be Grammy Award Winner Roddy Rich, best known for “Racks in the Middle” and “The Box”. Two time Grammy Nominated YBN Cordae is making waves in the music industry and will be surfing his way onto the 2020 WiLD SPLASH stage. Wale will be joining the party this year performing his catalogue of hits. Doja Cat, will be performing her singles “Mooo!”and “Juicy”. NLE Choppa, the rapper from Memphis, Tennessee, best known for his single ‘Shotta Flow ‘and “Hit Yo Dance” collaboration with Rubi Rose, who will also take the stage.”

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – March 2020

Tampa Bay Lightning Home Games (NHL)

  • March 3, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins (7:30 PM ET)
  • March 5, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens (7:00 PM ET)
  • March 12, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7:00 PM ET)
  • March 14, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings (4:00 PM ET)
  • March 15, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils (5:00 PM ET)
  • March 25, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (7:00 PM ET)
  • March 27, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7:00 PM ET)
  • March 28, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers (7:00 PM ET)
  • March 31, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators (7:00 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Vipers (XFL)

  • March 1, 2020: Tampa Bay Vipers vs. DC Defenders (7:00 PM ET)
  • March 8, 2020: Tampa Bay Vipers @ Los Angeles Wildcats (9:00 PM ET)
  • March 14, 2020: Tampa Bay Vipers vs. St. Louis Battlehawks (5:00 PM ET)
  • March 21, 2020: Tampa Bay Vipers vs. Dallas Renegades (2:00 PM ET)
  • March 28, 2020: Tampa Bay Vipers @ St. Louis Battlehawks (12:00 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Rays Home Games (MLB)

  • March 26, 2020: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Pirates (4:10 PM EDT)
  • March 28, 2020: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Pirates (3:10 PM EDT)
  • March 29, 2020: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Pirates (1:10 PM EDT)
  • March 30, 2020: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Yankees (7:10 PM EDT)
  • March 31, 2020: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Yankees (7:10 PM EDT)

Click Here for MLB Spring Training 2020 Schedule!

Events Near Clearwater Beach – March 2020

16th Annual Raymond James Super Senior Grand Prix: February 24 – March 1, 2020

Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney: Now – May 10, 2020

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival: February 29 – April 26, 2020

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929: Now – April 5, 2020

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

Skyway 10k: March 1, 2020

The Spring Games Madeira Beach: Now – March 15, 2020

Yoga at The Dali: Every Sunday!

Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing: March 4, 2020

ROK Cup Florida Winter Tour: March 5 – March 8, 2020

St. Pete Beach Drive, Dine & Wine Tour: February 20 – April 30, 2020

Sunset Beach Concert Series in Tarpon Springs: March 5, 2020

First Friday St. Pete: March 6, 2020

Gulfport Art Walk: March 6, 2020

Tarpon Springs First Friday: March 6, 2020

Awakening into the Sun Festival: March 7, 2020

Florida Water Festival: March 7, 2020

Race for the Cupcake 5k: March 7, 2020

St. Pete Indie Market: March 7, 2020

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: March 7, 2020

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: March 8, 2020

American State Presents: THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS: March 11 – April 5, 2020

Poetry at the Dali: March 12, 2020

2nd Friday’s in Dunedin: March 13, 2020

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: March 13 – 15, 2020

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival: March 14, 2020

Valspar Championship: March 16 – 22, 2020

Reggae Rise Up: March 20 – March 22, 2020

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: March 21, 2020

Gulfport Grand Prix: March 27 – 29, 2020

Los Vinos de Dali: March 29, 2020

Clearwater Beach Live Music

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Clearwater Beach Live Music

If you’re visiting America’s Best Beach and looking for some live music, you won’t have to go far. Here’s a list of places to go for Clearwater Beach Live Music. If you’re looking for more than a fun small bar with live music, check out our Events posts to see if there are any larger concerts in the Clearwater area during your visit!

Where to Find Live Music on Clearwater Beach

The Shipwreck

647 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-446-3581

A great local bar on North Clearwater Beach open from 2 PM to 3 AM every day!

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille

608 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-408-5200

“Open-air bar & grill featuring a diverse menu of BBQ meats, seafood & pub grub like nachos & wings.” Featuring live music every night!

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar

10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-446-2642

“Laid-back beachfront hangout dishes seafood & drinks amid picnic tables, a deck & gulf views.” An excellent place for dinner with gorgeous sunset views. If the wait is too long, order some food to go and take it back to the beachfront condo for a sunset view from your private balcony.

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

7 Rockaway Street, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-446-4844

“Open-air beachfront joint with locally caught grilled fish, live music daily, pool tables & 2 bars.”

The Brown Boxer

483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-441-6000

Live music every night, full arcade, indoor and outdoor areas, dog-friendly, tons of flatscreen TVs, pool table, dart boards, and even opened a bowling area in December 2019!

Learn more and the Brown Boxer on North Clearwater Beach and see the live band schedule here!

Surfside Taphouse

395 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-201-3530

“Chill venue with burgers, seafood & sandwiches plus ample draft beer & cocktails in casual environs.” Featuring live music almost every night, check the event schedule here.

Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

482 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-446-8805

“Wine-focused bistro & store with eclectic fare in a basic wood & granite space with outdoor seats.”

Clear Sky Cafe

490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-442-3684

“Located near the beach, this no-frills cafe offers a seafood-focused menu & live music.” Clear Sky Cafe is well known for breakfast and their bloody mary bar!

Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe

419 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-461-6295

“Island-themed fixture providing grouper sandwiches & other casual seafood in an open-air setting.”

Badfins Food + Brew

215 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-474-5591

“Easygoing standby with patio seating offering brews on tap, tacos, classic pub fare & live music.”

Coco Coronado

317 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-953-3084

“Breezy outdoor tiki bar serving bar grub, frozen drinks & beers, with live music & games.”

Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill

333 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-608-2065

“Casual, beach-themed seafood, steak & sandwich spot with daily happy hour & monthly drink specials.” Check here for live music schedule!

Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe

351 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-441-9991

“Grouper sandwiches are the specialty at the colorful seafood shack with a breezy beachside locale.” Check Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe events on Google for their live music schedule!

Tropix Beach Bar

655 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-451-1134

“Relaxing hotel beachfront bar offering cocktails, beers, beach-friendly snacks & live music.”

Shephard’s Beach Resort

619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-442-5107

Shephard’s Beach Resort has several areas that may have live music, including a Tiki Beach Bar & Grill. If there isn’t live music, there’s often a DJ in the Wave Nightclub at Shephard’s.

The Salty Grab North Beach

462 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-330-1750

A great place to grab a drink and some food, keep an eye on the game and enjoy people watching on Mandalay. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights!

Evy’s Terrace Bar & Bistro

635 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-451-1111

“Evy’s Terrace Bar & Bistro is onsite and features a full service bar and light fare menu. Located on our 6th floor open terrace, Evy’s Terrace Bar & Bistro comes with spectacular views overlooking Clearwater Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, complete with the most memorable sunsets. Excellent location for casual gatherings with friends & family and business associates. Perfect setting for sharing a romantic sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. With live entertainment and unforgettable views, the Terrace Bar is sure to make your visit complete.”

The Brown Boxer South Beach

741 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 727-286-8906

Check out the events, live music, and food specials for the Brown Boxer South Beach here.

20 Fun Outdoor Activities in the Tampa Bay Area

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20 Fun Outdoor Activities in the Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay area is filled with fun outdoor activities for every age and interest!

1. Pier 60

Clearwater Beach, Florida is the #1 Best Beach in America and Pier 60 is the heart of America’s Best Beach. Pier 60 is full of family-friendly activities. There are large playground areas for the kids, fishing off the end of the pier, beautiful beach views, sugar-white soft sand, calm ocean waves, lifeguards nearby, large beach slides, and much more! Every day there is a Clearwater Beach Sunset Festival with local crafters selling their items, street performers, and often times live music. Pier 60 also is the location of many of the Clearwater Beach events including the Sugar Sand Festival. Stick around after sunset for free outdoor movies under the stars!

2. Caladesi Island / Honeymoon Island

Not far from Clearwater Beach you can find a totally different beach experience. You can find a much smaller beach with tree lines even touching into the ocean. This beautiful area provides almost private beach areas during the week. This area is known as Caladesi Island. There are two ways to access Caladesi Island. You can drive to Honeymoon Island in the Dunedin area and take a ferry to Caladesi Island, or you can walk to Caladesi Island from Clearwater Beach. It’s a long walk, but the directions are easy… just keep walking North on Clearwater Beach!

In my opinion, the best time to visit Caladesi Island is during the week. Look up days when the Ferry isn’t running and you’ll have the whole place to yourself!

3. Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens is a “must see Florida attraction” centrally located between Tampa and Orlando among rolling hills of citrus! Our nearly 50 acres of Olmsted gardens, 2.5 acre children’s garden Hammock Hollow, 20-room Pinewood Estate Mediterranean-style mansion and the 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower carillon is a place that has fascinated millions of Florida visitors.”

4. Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park is located just outside of Tampa, Florida and is a beautiful escape from the busy city. The park offers over 7 miles of hiking trails, a class II river rapids for kayaking and canoeing, and more!

5. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Theme Park is fun for the whole family! It provides some amazing rides and zoo experience at the same time with many animals throughout the park. Travel across the world all in the same park!

6. Fort De Soto

“Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water’s edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The complexity of the ecology is not immediately apparent, but the park offers the greatest diversity of systems just about anywhere. Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto.”

7. Zootampa

“Five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2010-2015), ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern US, with over 1 million visitors annually. The Zoo originated in the 1930’s as a municipal department with a small number of Florida native species. It grew gradually throughout the next four decades, but struggled to meet the developing professional standards of modern zoos. In 1982, community leaders created the Lowry Park Zoo Association to take over management of the Zoo for the City of Tampa with the goal of creating a world-class zoo through a public-private partnership. The Association then became the Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc., as it remains today. Working with a national zoo designer, the Society was able to create a modern, 24-acre facility that opened to the public in 1988 and shortly after earned Accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). ZooTampa has now grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a lush, tropical garden setting. The Zoo offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won accolades as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.”

8. Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum, this 100-year-old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants, and flowers.”

9. Tampa Riverwalk

Walk around the waterfront in downtown Tampa and experience beautiful views, delicious restaurants and more on the Tampa Riverwalk.

10. Dinosaur World

“Conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa in Plant City, Florida. Dinosaur World Florida is Central Florida’s only attraction dedicated to the giants of years past. Encounter a wide variety of dinosaurs in a unique, natural lush garden setting.”

Featuring dinosaur-themed playgrounds, beautiful outdoor areas and more!

11. Ybor City

“There is so much more to explore in Ybor! It’s not just Tampa’s playground, it’s historically different with a thriving influx of growing corporations and small businesses, eclectic retail stores, diverse restaurants and a growing number of new residential units for people calling Ybor City home.

Conveniently located just northeast of downtown, Ybor City is the only neighborhood on Florida’s west coast to be designated a National Historic Landmark District. Founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor, the district has enjoyed a rich and diverse culture for more than a century.”

12. Ballast Point Park and Pier

“Name for the spot where arriving ships would off-load their ballast to enter the harbor, Ballast Point Park and Pier is located in a quiet neighborhood of South Tampa. It features a wonderful splash park for the kids, a large playground area, shade trees and picnic tables. One of the most impressive features of the park is the view of the downtown skyline and Davis Islands. There is a long pier that juts out into the Bay and a conveniently located bait house if you wish to try your hand at fishing. Alternatively, you can grab a bite at the Taste of Boston restaurant. The food is good and you can sit outside and enjoy the views. There is also a boat dock and ramp.”

13. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Head to Tarpon Springs, Florida for an amazing Greek experience! This Greek village is just north of Clearwater and is known for its historic sponge docks and it’s delicious and authentic Greek food!

Hellas Greek Restaurant and Bakery

GREAT GREEK FOOD 🇬🇷 Hellas Restaurant serves up authentic Greek food and desserts in Tarpon Springs! Details >> via Zack Perry

Posted by Taste and See Tampa Bay on Thursday, January 30, 2020

14. Adventure Island

Adventure Island is a great water park in the Tampa Bay area featuring water slides, lazy rivers, pools and more!

15. Whiskey Joe’s Beachbar & Grill

“When you think of Whiskey Joe’s, think of a warm tropical breeze, white sands, family fun, cold drinks, delicious grub and killer sunsets. Whiskey Joe’s invites you to grab a couple of our famous tacos in the dining room, soak up some sunshine and sweet waterfront views on our patio or relax under a palapa on our large private beach.

Stop by for a coconut full of Hurricane Juice and put your feet in the sand at our World Famous Barefoot Bar. Cozy up to one of our fire pits after a great day in the Florida sun. However you decide to enjoy Whiskey Joe’s, you’ll feel like you’re miles away.

Whiskey Joe’s features delicious, localized dishes and a great bar scene, including 14 types of mojitos, 30 types of margaritas, and over 52 beers on tap at our Tampa location.”

16. Epperson Lagoon

“Over 7 acres in size and with crystal clear blue waters, there are endless ways for the whole family to enjoy the day at the Lagoon.

The Lagoon Day Pass gives you access to the nation’s first Crystal Lagoon®. Included with your visit is access to a tropical beach paradise, swimming in crystal clear water, family lawn games, beach toys, beach volleyball, access to swim-up bar, live entertainment & big screen TV viewing on select days. Food and beverages are available for purchase.”

17. Drive-in Movies

Go back intime and enjoy a drive-in movie at 5 different drive-in movie theaters in the Tampa Bay area!

18. Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River.”

19. Urban Kai

Learn to Paddleboard and experience guided tours with Urban Kai! Choose from guided tours the mangroves in St. Petersburg or through the waterways of downtown Tampa!

20. Tampa Bay Water Bike Company

“Come experience the City of Tampa the way it was meant to be seen: from the water!  Tampa Bay Water Bike Company offers one of the most exciting ways to explore Downtown Tampa and its waterways, all for as little as $30.”