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May Days on Florida’s Gulf Coast

May is here and the Gulf Coast of Florida has so much to offer in the way of family-friendly events and fun things to do. The days are filled with sun, sand and surf; the nights with cool salty breezes and spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. In between your down time and your beach time, be sure to check out some of the local fun happening in and around Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores this month. Here are our favorite events!

Hands Across the Sand in Indian Rocks Beach

Hands Across the SandThis global event takes on local significance here on our Indian Rocks Beach shores as we join hands in symbolic solidarity against off-shore drilling on our precious coastlines. The more Hands Across the Sand in Indian Rocks Beach there are, the louder the message becomes. Let’s put dirty fuels behind us and look ahead to clean energy options. Our community commitment is strong and the message is loud and clear.
Join us at 12 noon on Saturday, May 16 between 17th and 18th Avenue for Hands Across the Sand in Indian Rocks Beach. We’ll be there. Will you? Hope so!

John LeVique Pirate Days in Madeira Beach

John LeVique Pirate DaysWhether you’re a landlubber or swashbuckler, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at the John LeVique Pirate Days in Madeira Beach from May 8-10. The three-day festival celebrates the discovery of John’s Pass in grand buccaneer style. Pirate-themed events and activities include a pirate’s ball, sea invasion, sea battle extraordinaire, boat parade, family treasure hunt, as well as costume contests for the lads, lasses and pirates-at-heart.

Pillaging and plundering abound this weekend at John’s Pass, so watch yer back! The John LeVique Pirate Festival offers free admission with ticketing for some of the special events. Festival hours run 3-11p.m. on Friday, 10a.m. to 8p.m. on Saturday, and 10a.m. to 6p.m. on Sunday. Aye!

Clearwater Centennial Celebration

Clearwater, FL Best BeachIt’s a big year for the City of Clearwater as it celebrates its 100th birthday in 2015. The party started off with the Sugar Sand Festival and continues on throughout the rest of the year. May kicks the Clearwater Centennial Celebration into high gear with some really amazing special events. Bring your appetite Friday, May 8 to Taste Fest on Clearwater Beach, where you can sample some of our wonderful local seafood and kick off Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week.

Interested in more of what’s planned for the Clearwater Centennial Celebration? Be sure to check out next week’s guest blog post by the City of Clearwater where you’ll get the inside scoop on all you need to know. Don’t miss it!

Memorial Day on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Memorial Day on Florida's Gulf CoastMemorial Day is the symbolic start of the summer season. Shouldn’t you be spending it on the beach? YES! It’s never too late to plan your next Florida Gulf Coast vacation. We have all of the tools to help you make it your best vacation yet. It’s simple, easy and stress-free to get started. Choose your vacation dates, take a look at our Gulf Coast vacation rentals, check out our Plumlee Perks, and then download our vacation app and you’re well on your way!

What are you waiting for? There’s no better time than the present. See you on the sand!

Which Florida Gulf Coast events are on your calendar this month?

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