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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – December 2021

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - December 2021

Clearwater Beach Weather – December 2021

If all you want for the holidays is some warm and sunny weather, head to Clearwater Beach, Florida! The whole month of December is beautiful with a low chance of rain and high temperatures reaching the 70°s (almost 80° at times) during the day!

Clearwater Beach Events – December 2021

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival

Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets each day on Pier 60. The festival starts two hours before sunset and stays open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Events Hosted by Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience – December 2021

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

  • December 2, 2021: Whose Live Anyway at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • December 3, 2021: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • December 3, 2021: Johnny Mathis Christmas at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • December 4, 2021: Kilmeade Live at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (7:00 PM)
  • December 4, 2021: Kevin James at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:30 PM)
  • December 4, 2021: Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam at REH on the Road (8:00 PM)
  • December 5, 2021: Friends! The Musical Parady at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
  • December 7, 2021: Peter White Christmas 2021 at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (7:30 PM)
  • December 10, 2021: The Outlaws at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
  • December 11, 2021: The Outlaws at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
  • December 10, 2021: Temptation & Four Tops at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • December 11, 2021: Bowzer’s Holiday Party at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:30 PM)
  • December 12, 2021: TFO: Holiday Pops at Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • December 12, 2021: Ricky Skaggs at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • December 14, 2021: REH Chorus Holiday Concert at Murray Theatre (7:30 PM)
  • December 15, 2021: CAL RollingStones Let It Bleed at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • December 15, 2021: Sarah Brightman at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • December 16, 2021: Daughtry: Dearly Beloved Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:00 PM)
  • December 17, 2021: David Foster at Ruth Eckerd Hall (8:00 PM)
  • December 18, 2021: Kim McVicar at Murray Theatre
  • December 18, 2021: Rockapella Christmas at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (8:00 PM)
  • December 19, 2021: TFO: Handel’s Messiah at Ruth Eckerd Hall (2:00 PM)
  • December 30, 2021: Adam Trent Holiday Magic at Ruth Eckerd Hall (7:00 PM)
  • December 31, 2021: Salute to Vienna at Ruth Eckerd Hall (6:00 PM)
  • December 31, 2021: Anthony Rodia at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (7:30 PM)

The Market Marie: December 11, 2021

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

Legends From the Deep at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Now – January 31, 2022

“Clearwater Marine Aquarium proudly presents an exhibition that is guaranteed to thrill & chill while also educating visitors on the amazing and mysterious wonders that lurk beneath the surface of our oceans. Legends from the Deep explores the spectacular deep dark undersea world of creatures so strange you would think they are right out of a science fiction movie.”

Learn more and buy tickets for Legends From the Deep.

Outback Bowl Beach Day: December 30, 2021

“Join the teams, their marching bands, and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60. This fun day includes live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war, and other contests from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.” Learn more here.

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – December 2021

Tampa Bay Lightning Home Games (NHL)

  • December 2, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 14, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 16, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 28, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montréal Canadiens (7:00 PM ET)
  • December 31, 2021: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers (7:00 PM ET)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Home Games (NFL)

  • December 12, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills (4:25 PM EST)
  • December 19, 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints (8:20 PM EST)

Events Near Clearwater Beach – December 2021

Zubrick Magic Theatre: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Safety Harbor’s Market on Main: Every Sunday

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

The Afro Exchange Market: Last Sunday of each month

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay: Every Friday

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

Treasure Island Friday Morning Market: Every Friday

Tarpon Springs First Friday: First Friday of the month

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Every Tuesday

Second Friday at Downtown Oldsmar: Second Friday of each month

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

Safety Harbor Third Friday Music Series: Every Third Friday

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: Every Third Sunday

Yoga at The Dali: Every third Sunday of the month

Pieced & Patterned at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg: Now through January 23, 2022

aimé césaire: poetry, surrealism and négritude at Dalí Museum: Now through December 5, 2021

Tanglewood Marionettes at MAACM: Now through December 7, 2021

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Now through January 2, 2022

Enchant Christmas: Now through January 2, 2022

Winter Beach at St. Pete Pier: Now through January 17, 2022

All The Things St Pete debut!: December 4, 2021

Holiday Tree Lighting and Stroll Around the World: December 4, 2021

Whiskey Winter Wonderland: December 4, 2021

Parker Millsap in Concert at SHAMc: December 10, 2021

Rising Appalachia at Safety Harbor Art and Music Center: December 11 & 12

Gift & Plant Sale at Florida Botanical Gardens: December 11, 2021

PCI Second Sunday Big Gay Pool Party: December 11, 2021

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: December 23, 2021

(Ice)Skate by the Ocean: December 28, 2021 through January 3, 2022


Looking for holiday and NYE events near Clearwater Beach? Find out about those here.

Clearwater Beach Nightlife

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Clearwater Beach Nightlife 2021

Looking for fun things to do at night in Clearwater Beach? Here’s a quick list of some of the Clearwater Beach nightlife for both adults and kids. From live music to indoor surfing, there’s something for everyone!

Clearwater Beach Family-Friendly Nightlife

Pier 60

The family-friendly Clearwater Beach nightlife can be found on the beach in the center of the island at Pier 60. You’ll find a fun area of playgrounds, live music, entertainment, and local craft shops every night at the Pier 60 Sunset Festival. This festival begins 2 hours before sunset and goes until 2 hours after sunset every day of the year! Come shop, play, and enjoy the beautiful views of Pier 60.

Captain Bligh’s Landing

Captain Bligh’s Landing is located on the south side of Clearwater Beach. Try your putting skills at the Putt-putt course featuring a pirate ship, cave, waterfalls, and more! Stop in and enjoy some classic video games in the game room! Open until 10:00 PM.

Flowrider Indoor Surfing

Try some indoor surfing until 11:00 PM. Located inside the Surf Style on South Clearwater Beach, Flowrider Indoor Surfing is a fun and safe way to try indoor surfing while the rest of the family shops!

Clearwater Beach Escape Room

Voted “Best” Escape Room of Tampa Bay. Can you find the clues needed to escape these rooms? Features several different storylines including Pirate Ship Adventure, Secure 8 at Area-51 Alien Adventure, Zombie Underground, Ultra Budget Airways, and The Da Vinci Exhibit! Learn more about these escape rooms.

Clearwater Beach Bars and Clubs

The Shipwreck
647 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767 | 1 PM – 3 AM every day

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille
608 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 8 AM – 1 AM every day

North Island Bar & Grille
600 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 11 AM – 3 AM every day

Palm Pavillion Beach Side Grill & Bar
10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL 33767 | 11 AM – 10 PM

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL 33767 | 11 Am – 11 PM (Open until midnight on Friday and Saturday)

Hogan’s Hangout
499 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767 | 7 AM – 2 AM every day

The Brown Boxer
483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 11 AM – 3 AM every day

Jamminz
411 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 3 PM – 3 AM every day

Jimmy’s Crows Nest
101 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Noon – 12:30 AM (Open until 1:30 AM on Friday and Saturday)

Coco’s Crush Bar & Grill
317 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 11:30 AM – 3 AM every day

WAVE Nightclub
619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 10 PM to 2:30 AM Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Brown Boxer – South Beach
741 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | 11 AM – 3 AM every day

Clearwater Beach Running Routes

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Clearwater Beach Running Routes

Love to run? In the middle of training for a race? Clearwater Beach is a great place to go for a run for locals and those visiting on vacation. Here are some great Clearwater Bech running routes with varying distances and hills (Yes, there’s even some hills to run in these Clearwater Beach running routes.)

When running these routes, please stay alert and use caution. If running on the beach, watch out for holes and sandcastles. If running by the street, please use sidewalks when available and cautiously use crosswalks when at intersections or when crossing streets.

Running on the Beach – North

Clearwater Beach Running Route - Beach Run North

Distances started from Pier 60 and headed north to Caladesi Island. These estimated distances are how far it is to these points, double the distance to come back.

  • Palm Pavillion: ~0.5 mile
  • The end of the trash cans on the beach / sand dunes stick out further onto the beach: ~0.8 mile
  • Regatta Beach Club / 8080 Pier: ~1.4 miles away
  • Caroul Yacht Club: ~2 miles away
  • Last house on North Beach: ~2.3 miles away
  • Shell Tree: ~2.75 miles away
  • First Caladesi Island bathroom: ~3.8 miles away
  • Hurricane Pass / North End of Caladesi Island: ~5.25 miles away

Running on the Beach – South

Clearwater Beach Running Route - Beach Run South

Distance starting from Pier 60 and headed South.

  • South Beach Rocks before Clearwater Pass: ~0.5 mile
  • 1 mile to Clearwater Pass and back to Pier 60

South Clearwater Beach Loop – Small

Clearwater Beach Running Route - South Beach Loop - Small

Estimated Distance: ~1.35 miles

  • Start at the beginning of Pier 60 and head south on the beach walk
  • When the beach walk ends, continue south on the sidewalk of S Gulfview Blvd
  • Cross the street and head left or North on S Hamden Drive
  • Run straight on S Hamden Drive until it does a forced left turn onto Devon Drive
  • Turn right onto Coronado Drive and run towards the Clearwater Marina
  • Use the crosswalk between Clearwater Marina and Pier 60 and run back to the beginning of Pier 60

South Clearwater Beach Loop – Big

Clearwater Beach Running Route - South Beach Loop - Big

Estimated Distance: ~2.65 miles

  • Start at the beginning of Pier 60 and head south on the beach walk
  • When the beach walk ends, continue south on the sidewalk of S Gulfview Blvd
  • S Gulfview Blvd makes a U-turn (to the left) at the end of the south side of Clearwater Beach and turns into Bayway Blvd
  • Continue running on Bayway Blvd until the intersection of S Gulfview Blvd and turn right on S Gulfview Blvd
  • Turn right onto S Hamden Drive
  • Run straight on S Hamden Drive until it does a forced left turn onto Devon Drive
  • Turn right onto Coronado Drive and run towards the Clearwater Marina
  • Use the crosswalk between Clearwater Marina and Pier 60 and run back to the beginning of Pier 60

North Clearwater Beach Loop – Small

Clearwater Beach Running Route - North Beach Loop - Small

Estimated Distance: ~1 mile

  • Start at the beginning of Pier 60 and head north through the park and onto the sidewalk of Mandalay Ave
  • Run North of the Mandalay Ave Sidewalk
  • Turn right on Baymont Street (Hogan’s Hangout)
  • Run 2 blocks on Baymont Street then turn right onto E Shore Drive
  • Take E Shore Drive south until you hit the roundabout and use the lights to safely cross to the Clearwater Marina
  • After crossing, turn right and head back toward Pier 60 using the sidewalk following the circle and the Clearwater Marina parking lot
  • Use the crosswalk between Clearwater Marina and Pier 60 and run back to the beginning of Pier 60 (Near the Sea Screamer and the Pirate Ship)

North Clearwater Beach Loop – Big

Clearwater Beach Running Route - North Beach Loop - Big

Estimated Distance: ~2.45 miles

  • Start at the beginning of Pier 60 and head north through the park and onto the sidewalk of Mandalay Ave
  • Run North of the Mandalay Ave Sidewalk until you hit the residential circle on North Clearwater Beach
  • Use the first right turn of the circle to make a right onto Acacia Street
  • Turn right onto Bay Esplanade
  • Stay on Bay Esplanade as it makes a loop around some inner coastal water near Poinsettia Ave/Royal Way
  • Follow the forced right and Stay on Bay Esplanade as you reach the library and tennis courts
  • Turn left and run on the sidewalk of Mandalay Ave
  • Turn left onto Baymont Street
  • Run 2 blocks on Baymont and then turn right onto E Shore Drive
  • Take E Shore Drive south until you hit the roundabout and use the lights to safely cross to the Clearwater Marina
  • After crossing, turn right and head back toward Pier 60 using the sidewalk following the circle and the Clearwater Marina parking lot
  • Use the crosswalk between Clearwater Marina and Pier 60 and run back to the beginning of Pier 60 (Near the Sea Screamer and the Pirate Ship)

Memorial Causeway Bike Trail (Pier 60 to Downtown Clearwater)

Clearwater Beach Running Route - Memorial Causeway Bike Trail - Pier 60 to Downtown Clearwater

Estimated Distance: ~4.5 miles

  • Starting at the beginning of Pier 60 – Run through the park towards Clearwater Marina
  • Use the crosswalk near the Sea Screamer / Pirate Ship to cross Coronado Drive and reach the Clearwater Marina
  • Follow the sidewalk towards the Clearwater Roundabout and stay on the sidewalk as it starts following Clearwater Memorial Causeway (next to the Clearwater Marina Parking Lot)
  • Follow the sidewalk as it turns into the Memorial Causeway Bike Trail as it crosses a bridge near Bait House
  • Stay on the Memorial Causeway Bike Trail as you cross Island Estates and Cross the Causeway Bridge into downtown Clearwater
  • At the Downtown Clearwater end of the Causeway Bridge take a right turn and follow the sidewalk as it circles to get you down under the bridge to Pierce Street.
  • Turn right on the sidewalk Pierce Street and head towards downtown Clearwater
  • Turn right onto the sidewalk of S Osceola Ave
  • Turn right onto the sidewalk of  Court Street until it turns into the sidewalk of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway
  • Take the sidewalk of the Clearwater Memorial Causeway back to Clearwater Beach (this time on the north side of the Causeway)
  • Continue Straight on Clearwater Memorial Causeway when crossing Island Way
  • Cross the bridge back onto Clearwater Beach and follow the sidewalk around the north side of the Clearwater Roundabout
  • Safely Cross Mandalay Ave using the stoplight at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel and turn left to run back to the beginning of Pier 60

Clearwater Pass and Sand Key Park Trail

Clearwater Beach Running Route - Clearwater Pass and Sand Key Park Trail

Estimated Distance: ~5.3 miles

  • Start at the beginning of Pier 60 and head south on the beach walk
  • When the beach walk ends, continue south on the sidewalk of S Gulfview Blvd
  • Turn right to cross Clearwater Pass on Gulf Blvd
  • Turn right into Sand Key Park and follow the small running trail through the park (not a sidewalk – it’s an unpaved running trail)
  • Use the trail to run Towards Clearwater Pass, loop back around by the beach parking lot and entrances to the beach, and towards the exit of the park
  • When exiting the park, safely cross the street and turn left on the sidewalk of Gulf Blvd to head back towards the Clearwater Pass
  • Crossover Clearwater Pass, continue straight on Gulf Blvd until you reach Bayway Blvd.
  • Turn left at Bayway Blvd
  • Continue running on Bayway Blvd until the intersection of S Gulfview Blvd and turn right on S Gulfview Blvd
  • Turn right onto S Hamden Drive
  • Run straight on S Hamden Drive until it does a forced left turn onto Devon Drive
  • Turn right onto Coronado Drive and run towards the Clearwater Marina
  • Use the crosswalk between Clearwater Marina and Pier 60 and run back to the beginning of Pier 60

Run Clearwater Events

RunClearwater is coming up soon, January 29 and 30, 2022! Choose to run one or more events including a 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K.

Register for these races today!