February is almost here! Are you ready for some fun in the sun on our Florida Gulf beaches? Great! We have some of best things to do for you and your family this month.
Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, but don’t worry if that’s caught you off guard—it’s not too late to plan a romantic beach getaway with your sweetheart to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico shores. Let us know if we can help you with that.
In the meantime, here are some of the biggest and best events in the area happening this month. All of them are close and convenient to your Florida Gulf Coast rental. Mark your calendars and save these dates.
best florida events THIS MONTH
From Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores to Tampa, Clearwater and beyond, here’s the best of what’s happening this month on our beaches and around town. See you on the sand and around town!
Florida State Fair
February 7-18, 2019
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa
Come on out for 12 days of fun featuring rockin’ rides, amazing agricultural exhibits with over 5,000 animals, and fantastic fair food. The fair also showcases great games, superior shopping, cultural exhibits and lots of free entertainment for all ages. We hope to see you there! Check out the Florida State Fairgrounds Facebook page for all of the latest and greatest updates for this year’s event.
Bay Area Renaissance Festival
February 16-March 31, 2019
King Henry and Queen Katherine Parr invite one and all to their 16th Century European village featuring stages with live entertainment. Over 100 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Huzzah!
Indian Rocks Beach Winterfest
February 16, 2019
Calvary Episcopal Church, IRB
Join in the family fun at the 14th annual Winterfest on the Rocks from 10am to 4pm. Bring your pooch to the Patriotic Pet Parade at 1pm. Kids love to decorate and sail a mini sailboat in the pond. There are lots of amazing vendors including jewelry, art, apparel and more. And don’t forget about the Baked Goods Sale with homemade goodies. Slyce Pizza Bar IRB will be there too! 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.
Indian Rocks Beach Venetian Carnival
February 16, 2019
Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach
Join the Beach Art Center for their annual Winter Gala and fundraiser. This year’s theme is Venetian Carnival and is held from 7–10pm. The Carnival in Venice is much like Mardi Gras and is famous for its elaborate masks. Dress to impress for the gala and wear a beautiful mask. Indulge yourself with gourmet food, wine and spirits. Enjoy the live music, mingle with friends and bid at our live art auction. The Beach Art Center is looking to raise funds to hurricane proof their building while fulfilling its arts mission for generations to come.
Phillies Spring Training
February 22-March 25, 2019
Spectrum Field, Clearwater
Take me out to the ballgame! 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. Get your tickets today!
Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
February 23-24, 2019
Coachman Park, Clearwater
Are you looking for a weekend of live music and delicious food? Then look no further. Head to Coachman Park for two days of festivities with the finest seafood Clearwater has to offer while enjoying Blues music from international recording acts.
which of these florida gulf coast events are you attending?
We want to know! Happy February!