Clearwater Beach Blog

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Clearwater Beach Love Bugs

Clearwater Beach Florida Love Bugs

Unexpected guests are showing up in Florida. These unexpected guests tend to travel everywhere in pairs, but also show up millions at a time! They’re known as Love Bugs!

Love Bugs sometimes spelled as one word – Lovebugs, are an insect also known as Honeymoon Flies or Double-Headed Flies. Love Bugs are a specific species of March Flies that can be found in Central America and throughout the South Eastern United States, especially on the edges of the Gulf of Mexico.

The names Love Bugs, Honeymoon Flies and Double-Headed Flies all come from the fact that you can’t keep them apart. You’ll rarely see one by itself. They are almost always attached to another even when flying.

The good news is, they are simply an annoyance. Love Bugs do not bite, sting or harm humans in any way. They are an annoyance because there are so many of them together. The most annoying part of them is that your car windshield and all over the front of your car will become covered in them. Not only are they tough to get off if you leave them on even longer than a single day, but they can damage your paint! Love Bugs have an acidic body chemistry that will start damaging the paint on your car if they are not removed quickly.

If you see a bunch of them while on vacation, don’t worry. While Love Bugs may be annoying, there’s nothing to fear. They won’t hurt you. Just remember to wash your car, and they’ll be gone soon. Love Bugs are only around for a few weeks in spring, and a few weeks in the fall.

Worth The Drive – Disney World

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Clearwater Beach to Disney World

Clearwater Beach, Florida is a wonderful place for family-friendly summer vacations. Kids will love playing on the beach, in the warm ocean water, at the pool and even having the chance to meet Winter the dolphin and learning all about the local marine life at the Clearwater Aquarium. While there’s more than enough to do directly on Clearwater Beach, your kids may be asking about another Florida activity – Walt Disney World!

Clearwater Beach to Disney World

Disney World isn’t a quick half day trip, but it can easily be added on as an additional day for your family vacation. You can step out of the sand on Clearwater Beach and be at Disney World in less than two hours! Clearwater Beach to Disney World is only an hour and 40-minute drive!

In no time at all you will be having fun and enjoying classic rides such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, It’s a Small World and amazing experiences like Avatar Flight of Passage and Jurassic Park River Adventure! With the parks so full of so many fun rides and attractions, it can be very tough to get to everything your family wants to do. TouringPlans is here to help!

TouringPlans offers trip planning tools to Walt Disney World to “show you the least crowded park to visit every day, customized touring plans for visiting Disney’s best rides, honest restaurant reviews, how to save on Disney tickets, the best hotel rooms to ask for, and so much more.” If you’re only able to get to Disney World for a single day, having a plan before you go will make the day less stressful, and a lot more fun by cutting down on time spent waiting in lines.

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.