VOLUME VIII                                      FLORIDA'S  SUNCOAST - MAY, 2019                               NUMBER 5

May 26  - The Righteous Brothers. 7:30 PM · Capitol Theatre, Clearwater.
The Lovin’ Feelin’ is Back – and so are The Righteous Brothers as they come to Clearwater for their Capitol Theatre debut! With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin. Tickets.


May 18, 2019
Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

Formally known as Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day 2019 is a day that commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America.

 May 30 & 31 –
Murder on Blueberry Hill.
Dinner Theater.
7 PM.
NY Stage Theater, 22057 US 19 N, Clearwater. Website


May 4 Spring Fish Fry 11:30-2 PM by the Clearwater Historical Society at the Ross Norton Recreational Complex.
Nothing Says Spring like Fish and Friends. Tickets are $12 Adults $6 for Children 10 and under. Buy through Pay Pal on the web site, from a Board Member or at the Door

May 1st & 15th - 10:30-11:30 AM. Adult Coloring.
Countryside Library - 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater
Coloring promotes relaxation, wellness and it stimulates the brain areas. Materials provided. More Info.


 May 2019
Movies in the Park
Straub Park, St. Pete

May 2 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) PG – With Harrison Ford. Music by Danfield

May 9 - Groundhog Day (1993) PG - With Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Music by Botomatics.

May 16 - Ghost (1990) PG 13 - Whoopi Goldberg won an Oscar. Music by Jun.

May 23 - La La Land (2016) PG 13 - Six Oscars, including for Best Movie! Music by Uproar.

May 30 - The Lorax (2012) PG - A Dr. Seuss classic but a fun movie for any age! Music by Boxcar Hollow.

Sunset Music Series
in Dunedin

The city of Dunedin will host its free Sunset Music Series at Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, each Friday in May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Grab your blanket or lawn chairs and watch the sunset from the shoreline and pier of Weaver Park while listening to live music. Food vendor and concession items will include hot dogs, Italian sausage, popcorn, jumbo soft pretzels, Italian ice, popsicles, soda and water. For more information, call (727) 812-4530.

May 11 at 8 AM – May 12 at 5 PM. SSOVA's May Clearwater Beach Volleyball Tournament. Pier 60 (Clearwater Beach, Florida) Tickets. ssova.bracketpal.com
Saturday: Mens & Womens & Sunday: Coed 2's & Juniors. USAV Region Bid to Nationals and Open Bid to State Championships

May 5th & May 6th – Francis Wilson Playhouse Auditions.
For our Summer Showcase – The Best of Broadway! Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday at 7pm at FWP, located at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater, FL. Website

Visit Balloon Glow at
Tampa's Riverfest 2019

May 4 - 8:30 PM
Curtis Hixson Park, Tampa


May 10th - Tom Jones. 7 PM, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater.

Need more sights to see and places to visit? We recommend....

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! $10 donation.

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
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.
   Just a short drive - in Safety Harbor on Old Tampa Bay!  


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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