Monday, April 15, 2013
Here's a full rundown of events for the Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival, which begins Friday, April 19 on Clearwater Beach.
The sugary sands that helped Clearwater earn recognition as USA Today's Best Beach Town in Florida will be a key ingredient in the 10-day Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival, which kicks off Friday, April 19. The new event, which this year combines with the 60-year-old Fun ‘n Sun Festival and the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival, runs April 19-28 and includes a host of fun activities. A highlight is the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit, where 1,000 tons of Clearwater Beach sand will be carved into an artistic walk-through display in a 12,000-square-foot tent just south of Pier 60. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students ages 13-18 and $5 for seniors and military. Children 12 and younger are free. Other events include sand sculpting competitions and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Voice of Supertramp. Earth Hour. Community Spaghetti Dinner. These are a few of the events happening this weekend around Clearwater. Check out our event calendar for details and more weekend things to do! Is your event missing? Add it to our calendar.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Check out the Clearwater Patch Events Calendar to find something fun to do. Got a local event? Post it here, for free!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Bright House Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival will be held this weekend, Sept. 28-30.
Powerboats will be thundering off Clearwater Beach at the Bright House Super Boat National Championship and Seafood Festival this weekend. The festivities kick off Friday with VIP and block parties, boat parade and a meet-and-greet and photo session with the racers and their boats. The fun continues with a fireworks display on Saturday. The races start at noon Sunday on Pier 60. Visit clearwatersuperboat.com for more details. If you've got pictures, upload them to this story by clicking the "Add Photos & Video" button. Related coverage: Super Boat Race to Wake Up Clearwater Beach
Friday, September 14, 2012
Honor the day with a "Shout of Independence" party at Cleveland Street and Missouri Avenue Saturday, Sept. 15, afternoon.
Celebrate Mexican independence with a shout. "El Grito," the shout, is in commemoration of when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, shouted a message of freedom and revolt against Spain's rule from his church balcony in the Mexican state of Guanajuato Sept. 15, 1810. The incident sparked the start of the uprising leading to Mexico's independence. To honor the day the Mexican Council of Tampa Bay and the city of Clearwater invite residents to join in the "Shout of Independence" street party titled "El Grito" from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the corner of Cleveland Street and Missouri Avenue. The East Gateway District is home to a large percentage of the city's Hispanic residents. The free event includes live entertainment including …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Fill up for cheap, city leaders talk about US 19, funding the Jolley Trolley and a contract with the Marina Cantina, the ribbon is cut on Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field and more is going on in Clearwater Tuesday.
1. Weather: Good luck not wearing white. Keep cool and expect a high of 91 that feels more like 97, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Cheap Gas: Get the most out of your tank. Fill up for $3.67 for a gallon of regular unleaded at Citgo, 2000 Drew St., according to tampagasprices.com. For more cheap gas check our "Commute" tab. 3. Government: City leaders meet to hear about the survey results regarding US 19, funding the Jolley Trolley, extending a contract for EMS services and starting one for the Marina Cantina at their work session meeting at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. 4. Sports: Witness a ground breaking and ribbon cutting as the North Greenwood ballfields become Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field at 3:30 p.m. at the…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Sure the RNC is in downtown Tampa, but what else are you going to do while staying in Clearwater? Delegates will be staying at seven Clearwater area hotels. While here, make sure to take in the local sites.
Sure the RNC is in downtown Tampa, but what else are you going to do while staying in Clearwater? Numerous delegates will be staying at seven Clearwater area hotels. While here, make sure to take in the local sites. 1. Clearwater Beach/Clearwater’s Dolphins No trip to Clearwater Beach is complete without catching some rays in the surf and sand. South Beach and the Beach Walk area is more of the tourist section while the North Beach area is more reserved and laid back. Make sure to take a walk along Pier 60, which extends more than 1,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The location is scene to a nightly sunset festival which features artists, crafters and street performers. The "Clearwater’s Dolphins: Pod at Pier 60" features 50 themed, six-…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Here are our picks for fun things to do this weekend in Clearwater. Have an idea of your own? Share it in the comments!
1. Donate: Back-to-School Backpack Drive. Bring a new backpack donation to the Dunedin Public Library's Youth Services Department as part of a month-long Back-to-School Backpack drive. 2. Clearwater Threshers vs. Brevard County Manatees. Watch the Threshers take on the Manatees this weekend. Bring in the Threshers coupon from Thursday's edition of the Tampa Bay Times and receive four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas, and four bags of chips for just $25. 3. Java 2 Java 5K Race. Like your coffee on the run? This race, which was previously called the Ace of Diamonds 5K, concludes with a java-themed party including coffee and coffee-inspired food from Javier Catering. 4. Play: "The Importance of Being Ernest". West Coast Players Theatre …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Vote, find out about the possible future development of US 19, know where the road work is and more is going on in Clearwater, Tuesday Aug. 14.
1. Weather: Expect a mostly cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of rain with highs in the upper 80s, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Road Work: Druid Road and Lake Avenue is closed through Friday as crews replace a sanitary sewer manhole cover. Betty Lane from Drew Street to Jackson Road will be closed through Wednesday. Check our "Commute" tab for more traffic updates. 3. US 19: The preliminary plan for the future use of development along US 19 presentation is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd. The study area includes the US 19 corridor segment from Belleair Road north to Curlew Road. Recommendations will address the future of property fronting directly on US 19 and propertywith …
Monday, August 13, 2012
City leaders meet for their work session, Red Robin opens, find cheap gas and more is going on in Clearwater Monday, Aug. 13.
1. Weather: Expect a partly sunny day with a high near 90, according to the National Weather Service. Better bring the umbrella, there is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. 2. Cheap gas: Prices are on the rise, but try to save on gas when you can. Here are some fuel saving tips and a place to find some of the cheapest gas around. A gallon of regular unleaded is $3.52 at Costco, 2655 Gulf to Bay Blvd, according to tampagasprices.com. Not a member? Citgo, 2000 Drew St., is selling it for $3.53. 3. Government: City leaders meet for their work session meeting at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 112 S Osceola Ave. The City Council will talk about changing a road name to reflect a nearby car dealer along US 19 and ending a lease with the Greater …