VOLUME VII                                      FLORIDA'S  SUNCOAST - NOVEMBER, 2018                               NUMBER 11

November 2 - 4
Tampa Balloon Glow
Florida State Fairgrounds
Hot air balloons glowing at dusk each day, with tethered rides available! Food trucks, retail vendors and activities for the kids. Admission $20 per car including parking.

November 2 - 3
Dunedin Downtown Market
Pioneer Park · Dunedin
The Dunedin Downtown Market is a weekly market held on Fridays and Saturdays in Pioneer Park on Main St. and Douglas from 10am - 2pm

November  3
Annual Macaroni N Cheese Fall Festival
Noon. New Hope Church Palm Harbor
Palm Harbor


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November 10
Touch a Truck 2018
Sat 10 AM · Sunderman Fields,
Palm Harbor
The event will feature dozens of different vehicles from all over the Tampa Bay area, including a fire-fighting helicopter, new vehicles from the Sheriff’s Office and Pinellas County will be rolling in with trucks from many of their departments! There’s sure to be lots of gadgets on wheels to entertain everyone!

November 16 - 18
34th Annual Festival of Trees
Presented by AmeriLife
The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation · Clearwater

November 16
3rd Friday Music Series
Fri 6 PM · John Wilson Park · Safety Harbor
Come out to Main Street every 3rd Friday night of the month for shopping, dining, and entertainment for the whole family. Main street will be closed so that you can enjoy downtown and all it has to offer.

November  17
Community Garage Sale
Sat 8 AM · Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center - Dunedin Senior Center

November  17 & 18
Annual Yankeetown Art Craft
and Seafood FestivalSat 9 AM ·  · Yankeetown

November 17
Second Annual Largo Car Show
Sat 9 AM · Largo Central Park · Largo, Florida

November 24
Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Hosted by St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation and City of St. Petersburg, Florida

November 30
River of Lights - Fri 6 PM

Pirate Water Taxi · Tampa

Sunday, Nov 4th,. 10 - 3pm
Art in the Park - Pioneer Park
420 Main Street, Dunedin, FL

A unique outdoor art exhibit & art market presented by the Dunedin's Creative Artists Guild. Come to meet & interact with local artisans at this showcase event.

The Suncoast is more than just America's most beautiful beaches!
There's 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.

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 Economical Way
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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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