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The Best of September 2018 on the Gulf Coast of Florida

The Best of September 2018 on the Gulf Coast of Florida | Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty

September is almost upon us and we’re ready for it here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. With so many family-friendly events, festivals and things to do, you’ll never run out of activities to fill your vacation days and nights—when you’re not on the beautiful beach, that is. 

Here are the most popular local events this month, and they’re all close to your Gulf beach vacation rental. The hardest part is finding time to fit in everything you want to do while you’re here. Oh well… if you can’t, you just have to come back again and again. Have fun and savor the summer days while you can. They’re quickly fading! 

Or start planning your fall Florida Gulf beach vacation today and begin counting down the days until your toes are in the sugar sand and the Gulf of Mexico waters are gently lapping at your feet. It’s like an endless summer here, so you should definitely come and enjoy it whenever you can.

Now, back to this month’s events. Save these dates!

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Tuesday Morning Fresh Market in Gulfport, FL

Every Tuesday 9am-2pm

Enjoy this open-air fresh market with over 70 vendors each week. Live music and free parking, too!

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Bier Fest, Busch Gardens Tampa

Weekends thru Sept 16

Toast to the end of summer at Bier Fest with more than 100 local and global beers, contemporary menus, and live entertainment.

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Geckofest in Gulfport, FL

Sept 1, 2018 10am-10pm

The streets of the waterfront village are filled with live music, hundreds of vendors, kids’ activities, and street performances.

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Free Train Rides  in Largo, FL

Sept 1-2, 2018

The accurately modeled scale locomotives pull you along a mile long loop through great scenery around Largo Central Park.

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Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Show in Tarpon Springs, FL

Sept 1-3 & Oct 27-28, 2018

This local favorite has over 90 vendors featuring arts & crafts, food, music and more.

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Tampa Bay Rays Baseball vs New York Yankees, Tropicana Field

Sept 24-27, 2018

Take me out to the ballgame! It’s the major league and this is a big game with North vs. South!

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Sept 28-30, 2018

The boats get bigger, better and faster every year! Come see for yourself at this big event that draws big crowds to Clearwater Beach.

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Through Oct 31, 2018

A narrative driven glass exhibition at Chihuly. Tickets are included with general admission.

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Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain Exhibit at the Dali Museum

Through Nov 25, 2018

An epically scaled view of Dali’s beloved homeland by renowned nature photographer dubbed as “Florida’s Ansel Adams”.

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Rock n Roll Exhibition at the Florida Holocaust Museum 

Through Feb 10, 2019

Explore the life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham who helped launch the careers of countless rock & roll artists.

We can’t possibly include all of the fun and fabulous things to do and see this month, but you can find more Gulf Coast happenings on the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater events and festivals page. For Indian Rocks Beach events, check out the City of IRB event calendar

Also don’t forget about buying the Tampa Bay CityPass where you can get a bundled discount on your favorite Florida Gulf Coast attractions, including some of the ones mentioned above like Busch Gardens Tampa and the Chihuly just to name a few—save up to 51% plus skip most of ticket lines. It is totally worth checking out! Stop by the Beach Welcome Center and get yours when you arrive. 

Have fun and Happy September!

What’s on your September calendar? 

We hope you pencil in some time for Gulf of Mexico waters, white sugar sand, and palm trees! 

The Best of September 2018 on the Gulf Coast of Florida | Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty

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