October on Florida’s Gulf Coast offers family fun all around our Gulf beach towns. Enjoy a taste of the season with Oktoberfest celebrations, amazing live music at one of the biggest jazz festivals around, local artistry at the mural and chalk festivals, Gulf Coast seafood celebrations, Halloween festivities, and so much more. Open up your October calendar and save these dates! They’re all close and convenient to your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental or Indian Shores beach condo, so you’re never far from the fun. Happy October!
October 5-14, 2018
This year’s annual festival showcase’s new vibrant, creative and inspiring murals in St. Pete created by international, national and local artists. The new pieces further enrich the city’s public outdoor gallery, adding new styles-from colorful geometric patterns to delicately-rendered realism-all expertly painted on large walls and even on street intersections. Come and see it for yourself!
October 6, 2018 @4-10p.m
Dress in your best Hippie costume and celebrate 1968… 50 years later in downtown Indian Rocks Beach. Advance registration is $20 per person or $25 on the day of the crawl. On crawl day pick up your wristband/registration packet between 3-6p.m. at Plumlee Realty. For all Hippies young and old there is a Hippie costume contest and awards party at Crabby Bill’s Loading Dock at 9pm.
October 13, 2018 @8a.m.
Join us at the 15th Avenue Boat Ramp in Indian Rocks Beach and help us clean up the beautiful place we get to call home. The more the merrier! Let’s roll up our sleeves together and do our part to keep the ICWW clean and litter-free. It’s a great way for the family to get together and participate in a community-wide volunteer event. We hope to see you there. Tell your family, tell your friends!
October 13, 2018 @11a.m.
Come on out to Kolb Park for German-style fun at the beach. Each October, Action 2000, Inc., hosts Oktoberfest in the town of Indian Rocks Beach. Over 6,000 people attend and enjoy family fun, international food, great music, games and more. There’s free admission and all of the festival’s proceeds goes back into the community. Read more about Why Oktoberfest is Better at the Beach and make plans to join us. Gather up your friends and be there!
October 18- 21, 2018
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a four-day and four-night, world-class, live, music festival, enjoyed by over 35,000 people the third week of every October and now in its 39th year. The music festival has evolved from a series of concerts on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues around Clearwater into an annual, international, music festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year to beautiful Coachman Park in Clearwater.
October 19- 21, 2018
The Clearwater Chalk Art Festival brings local and regional artists, students and artist groups to participate in this three day event, transforming the beach’s sidewalks into spectacular larger-than-life canvases. The festival includes a kid’s zone, arts & crafts vendors, music, and more! There’s also a People’s Choice Award where you can vote for your favorites. Entry is free and open to the public.
October 20, 2018 9a.m.-noon
Keep Pinellas Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy are proud to present the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup. Please join in as they partner with the City of Indian Rocks Beach to tackle the issue of marine debris on the coastline. The millions of tons of trash that enter the ocean each year entangle wildlife, pollute beaches and consume taxpayer money. We need your help to put a stop to it. Meet us at the Pinellas County Beach Access in IRB!
October 20, 2018
Join us for the annual City of Indian Rocks Beach kids Hallowfest at Kolb Park. The Halloween hoopla abounds with pumpkin carving, face painting, bounce houses, games, a petting zoo, along with pony and train rides. Tame your little monster’s appetite with treats (no tricks) including pizza, popcorn, cupcakes, and candy of course. See what’s in store for your family this year. It’s a boo-tiful place to be this time of year. Hope to see you there!
October 25-28, 2018
The John’s Pass Seafood Festival has always been a celebrated local event. For 37 years, the community has come together to host this local favorite event. It’s currently the second largest Seafood Festival on the East Coast. The seafood festival had the largest in-person attendance of any event in Pinellas County in 2017. So here’s one more reason to visit Madeira Beach! Come enjoy the bounty of seafood that inhabits the coastal waters.
More on these and other Indian Rocks Beach events here: City of Indian Rocks Beach Florida Calendar of Events
More on these and other Florida Gulf Coast events here: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Calendar of Events & Festivals
One more thing….
If you’re an Indian Rocks Beach resident, don’t forget to register your home for the Halloween Spooktacular where the local ghosts and goblins judge your boo-tiful home as it’s decorated for the season (exterior only). Hurry up and register before October 14!