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The Best February 2018 Events on the Gulf Coast

Best February 2018 Events

February is a fine time to be on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Who doesn’t need a little more sunshine, warm gulf breezes, happy palm trees and white sugar sand in their life? Come on down and join us for a February beach getaway on the coast of somewhere beautiful. Here are a few of the many Gulf Coast events and things to do this month. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You’ll also want to read up on the 3 Most Romantic Spots in Indian Rocks Beach while you’re here. 

Check out the best things to do right near your Indian Rocks Beach or Indian Shores beach vacation rental. Grab your calendar and save these dates!

Florida State FairFerris Wheel

February 8-19, 2018
Florida State Fair Grounds, Tampa


The annual state fair is filled with entertainment for the whole family, most of which is included with Fair admission, making the state fair the best value for your budget. Explore and experience new things and make memories that last a lifetime. Discover the fabulous food, family fun and more at the Florida State Fair. You can get your Florida State Fair tickets here and check out these Discount Days for extra savings. (IMG Source: Florida State Fair Facebook)


Rubies and Roses 40th Anniversary Fundraising Gala for the Beach Art Center

February 10, 2018
Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach

The Beach Art Center is transformed into an elegant destination where couples can enjoy an evening of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and romantic dancing. Guests have an opportunity to bid on selected original works of art donated by members of the Beach Art Center and members of the community. All proceeds benefit the Beach Art Center to help them to continue their mission. Hurry, tickets are limited.

Winterfest on the Rocks

February 17, 2018
Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach


Winterfest on the Rocks is your neighborhood festival full of family-centered fun including a patriotic pet parade, arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, kid’s activities, live entertainment, plus beer and soft drinks. Food is provided by Guppy’s Seafood Grille and Slyce Pizza Bar IRB. This community-centered event is hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church IRB to raise funds to fulfill its mission of compassion and service to those in need in the community, especially through the works of the Beach Community Food Pantry. Winterfest on the Rocks runs from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Hope to see you there.


2018 Major League Baseball Spring Training Begins

February 22, 2018
Spectrum Field, Clearwater

America’s favorite pastime meets Florida sunshine for spring training starting in February. The Philadelphia Phillies have a long history of Spring Training in Tampa, so come and experience it for yourself. You can find the full Phillies Spring Training Schedule here.

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

February 24-25, 2018
Coachman Park, Clearwater


Are you looking for a weekend of live music and delicious food? Then look no further. The annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Music Festival is back! Head down to Coachman Park for two days surrounded by the finest seafood Clearwater has to offer while enjoying blues music from international recording acts.
Saturday, February 24th features Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, ZZ Ward, The Greyhounds, Super Doppler, The Steepwater Band, and George Worthmore. Sunday, February 25th features Ana Popovic, Toronzo Cannon, Samantha Fish, Rusty Wright Band, and David Julia. General Admission is free. Reserved Seating and VIP Packages are available for purchase at etix.com. It’s the perfect weekend event filled with all of your favorite things.


It’s not too late to join us on the Gulf Coast of Florida this February. Book your Gulf Beach vacation right here, right now.

Plan Your Beach Escape to Florida’s Gulf Coast

This is what’s on our February calendar. What’s on yours? We hope it includes sun, sand and sparkling Gulf of Mexico waters plus some time spent with us at these favorite local events. Happy February!

Best February 2018 Events 

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