VOLUME VIII                                      FLORIDA'S  SUNCOAST - FEBRUARY, 2019                               NUMBER 2

For all the love in February

 It's always from the heart

The Great Florida State Fair February 7 - 18, 2019

Weedon Island Preserve
St. Petersburg, Florida
February Hikes and Events


2/15 Michael Bolton Live
at Capitol Theater, Clearwater, FL


2/10 Spring Safety Harbor Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day
Main Street, Safety Harbor. Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Day events are growing fast and have become one of the most unique shopping events in Tampa Bay.


2/23 History comes alive in Dunedin!
Meet costumed reenactors who portray some of Dunedin's early residents. Learn about their lives, look at artifacts from their experiences, and enjoy a lovely day in this picturesque, historic cemetery. $5. per person

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2/10 Art in the Park
Local artists take over Pioneer Park on Main Street in Dunedin for the day.


Brooker Creek Preserve
Tarpon Springs
Get out and into Nature in February!
Hikes, Programs & Events

2/10 Dunedin Arts & Crafts Festival
Please join us for the Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. Just a short drive from Tampa, along Dunedin's Main Street, you will meet some of the country's finest artists and crafters with products all handmade in America.

2/23 Sundays in Belleair
Outdoor Concert Series presents The Caribbean Chillers: Florida's Favorite Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. Presale tickets for only $5 and $10 the day of. Gates open at 3:30 pm and music begins at 5:00 pm. Website


2/2 Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Grand Re-Opening

Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center is a 51-acre gem in the middle of Clearwater featuring trails and boardwalks surrounded by nature and wildlife. Website

2/2 The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society
will host the World Ukulele Day Festival II on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park at 420 Main Street, Dunedin. The event will include ukulele jams, performers, lessons, food vendors, merchandise and raffled. Bring your chairs and coolers for this festival in the park.

It's Black History Month
The Black Heritage Expo is a day to celebrate culture through music, dance, dramatic reenactments, and live poetry. Join ReDefiners World Languages for a day of entertainment, interactive educational experiences and opportunities to connect with local authors, vendors, and artists. This free event is for the entire family! Visit the children's corner for free activities and be sure to check-in for opportunities to win great prizes sponsored by our community partners. University Mall, Fowler Avenue, Tampa


The Renassance Festival begins
Weekends beginning Feb 16th & 17th
Huzzah & Cheers! King Henry and Queen Katherine Parr invite one and all to their 16th Century European village featuring stages with live entertainment. Over 100 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience.

2/23-24 Clearwater Sea Blues Festival
Returning for the 13th year, Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater, is a two-day music and seafood festival featuring regional and national recording acts as well as fresh seafood from local restaurants.
The Suncoast is more than just America's most beautiful beaches -
there's so much to do and plenty to see when you next visit ....


Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores

Wall Springs Park
3725 DeSoto Blvd., Palm Harbor
Natural springs, boardwalk, observation tower.

Historic Sponge Docks

Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon SpringsShops, restaurants, aquarium line this picturesque street.

Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway Tierra Verde
1,100 acres of beaches, camping, fishing, biking and views to die for!

Find the Dolphins!

6' dolphin statues all over Pinellas County.
The Map!

Redington Long Pier
17490 Gulf Blvd, Reddington Shores. Take a stroll on this 1,000' fishing pier.

Crystal Beach Pier
299 N Gulf Dr, Crystal Beach.
Sunsets and dog friendly.


Heritage Village

11909 125th St. North, Largo
Stroll among two dozen restored, historic buildings from the area's past.

Horsepower for Kids

8005 Racetrack Rd, Tampa
Combination farm, zoo and animal sanctuary. Fun place to visit with or without kids!

Florida Botanical Gardens

1520 Ulmerton Road, Largo
Acres of Florida flora and habitat to explore. Birds, butterflies, gators, oh my!
Tampa area places to Go and Fun Things to Do Free
Ongoing Events

Get Down at Sundown!
1st Friday's in St. Pete
Central Avenue.
5:30-10 pm


1st Friday & 3rd Saturday
Gulfport Art Walk, 6-10 pm.
3007 Beach Blvd., GulfportYear-round. Art, crafts, food, music.

2nd Friday's in Dunedin!
Fri 5:30pm. Dunedin
3rd Friday Music Series
Main St., Safety Harbor
6-10 pm. John Wilson Park Gazebo
Every Saturday!
St. Pete Walking Mural Tour.
10-11:30 AM. Free,.
Every Saturday - Free!
Guided Hikes - 9-11 AM.
Weedon Island Preserve
1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Pete
Every Saturday - Free!
Tampa Bay Water Ski Team Show
Summer thru October. on Tower Lake.
130 Burbank Rd., Oldsmar.
2nd Saturday Art Walk
St. Pete. 5-9 PM monthly.

 Blast Friday!
Cleveland Street, Downtown Clearwater
Sept-May. Last Friday of the month. Music, food, fun starts at 5:30!

Open Mic Friday Nights
Dunedin Coffee & Bakery 7:30-9:30pm
Share poetry, musical talents, or comedy - family friendly

3rd Saturday in Saint Pete
Military Vehicles and Motorcycles Show
Sat 3pm. Biff Burger and Buffy's BBQ.
   What it's all about!  


Join us for a Sunset Celebration!

Every  night at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Two hours before and two hours after sunset. Arts & crafts, music, performers. Free outside family movies! Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Every Friday & Saturday night weather permitting. 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach.

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Your Visitor's Guide
to Tampa Bay!

Whether you are here on vacation, spring break or a quick business trip, take time to relax and enjoy all that Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater Beach have to offer.

Tampa is a cosmopolitan city known for fine dining, upscale shops, spectacular shows, Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo just for starters.

St. Pete holds its own on both the Bay and the Gulf with gorgeous beaches, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball, a vibrant downtown and Gulfside areas.

Clearwater Beach means "the Beach" to most visitors but it's also home to Winter and Hope, the dolphin movie stars in one of the finest aquariums and movie museums in the Country.

Don't forget the fun to be had every afternoon at Pier 60 as locals and visitors alike gather to pay homage to another spectacular sunset.

Where to start? We've mapped some of Tampa Bay's best attractions starting from Tampa International Airport (TIA).
So much to see and do in the Tampa Bay Area! This listing highlights dozens of our favorite must-sees!
Dining to suit every taste can be found nearby. For those on a budget we've listed "economical" eateries.
From outlet stores to boutiques, some shops might fit right in on Rodeo drive. You name it, you can find it here!
County and City Parks abound for hiking, biking, canoeing or just picnicing. Great places to go, relax and enjoy Nature.
A selection from our many area photos highlighting Tampa Bay & other special places on Florida's Suncoast.

More Fun Things To Do on the Suncoast
Visitor & Attraction Information by City

Keeping an eye
on the Suncoast...

Fun things to do in Bradenton - Clearwater Beach - Dade City - Dunedin
Bradenton, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach,
Dade City, Dunedin
Clearwater's Cleveland St

Have a blast at Indian Rocks Beach - Indian Shores - Lakeland - Lake Wales
Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores,
Lakeland, Lake Wales

Things to do and places to go in Largo - Oldsmar - Parrish - Pinellas County - Plant City
Largo, Oldsmar, Parrish,
Pinellas County, Plant City

Fun things to do in Sarasota - St Pete - Tampa - Spring Training
Safety Harbor
Sarasota, St Petersburg,
Tampa, Spring Training

Things to do in Thonotosassa - Tarpon Springs - Tierra Verde
Thonotosassa, Tarpon Springs,
Tierra Verde Brooker Creek Preserve

Tampa Bay Area

Winter the Dolphin Live
Tampa Traffic Cams
Clearwater Beach
Pier 60 Beachfront
Sarasota Van Wezel
Siesta Key Beach Live
St Pete Waterfront
Dunedin Live
New Port Richey
WFLA Webcams

FOX 13 Weathercams 

Suncoast Sunrise/Sunsets

Suncoast Tide Charts

St Pete/Clearwater Visitor Info

Suncoast Parks & Preserves

Pinellas Bicycle Trail

Farmers' and Open Air


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The best attractions in Tampa Bay for less with Tampa Bay City Pass

The Economical Way
to see the Best Tampa
Bay Area Attractions


1. The Florida Aquarium
2. Busch Gardens Tampa
3. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
4. Clearwater Marine Aquarium

5. Museum of Science and Industry
(MOSI) or The Chilhuly Collection
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