We love highlighting the best of summer here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. From the beautiful white sandy beaches to the warm Gulf of Mexico waters, the natural beauty is just one of the top attractions that draws visitors and vacationers to our shores each and every summer. Add in some of the most popular Florida attractions, amazing local events, festivals, and family-friendly activities—and you have everything you need for the best beach vacation ever. Just don’t forget to book your Indian Shores or Indian Rocks Beach rental! In the meantime, here are favorite summer happenings that you and your family are sure to love. Which is your favorite?
SUNSET FESTIVAL AT PIER 60
The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival is a nightly sunset celebration that takes place in Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach, Florida. This free family event features artisans, crafters, street performers and live musical entertainment, weather permitting. Bring your family & friends. Details here.
SUNSET CINEMA AT PIER 60
Visit the Sunset Cinema and enjoy this free outdoor movie theater under the stars. Sunset Cinema is great for family outings, date night, or just to get together with friends. Bring a blanket or low-lying lawn chair. Popcorn & concessions available on-site. Summer movie schedule here.
MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
The Memorial Day holiday is the symbolic start of summer—and best spent at the beach! We have all the traditional Memorial Day events where you can take time to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Memorial Day on the Gulf Coast.
TAMPA BAY RAYS BASEBALL
What is summer without some baseball? The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the American League East division. Since its inception, the team’s home venue has been Tropicana Field. Check the game schedule and get your tickets!
FLAG DAY CEREMONY IRB
June 14 is Flag Day annually. How much do you know about the origin and history of Flag Day, anyway? Find out here! Also, make plans to join us at the Flag Day Ceremony held at Chic-A-Si Park in Indian Rocks Beach. It’s the perfect place to celebrate this special day during your Florida gulf beach vacation and a great history lesson for the kids. Event details here.
FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY
So many ways to celebrate Independence Day on Florida’s Gulf Coast, so little time to do them all. Whatever your pleasure, you can celebrate however you choose whether it be by land, water, air—or right in the comfort of your Indian Rocks Beach rental. Check out 10 Awesome Things About July 4th on the Gulf Coast then start making your plans to be here.
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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
We began with the symbolic start of summer with Memorial Day and here we are already talking about the symbolic end of summer. Don’t let your summer pass you by without a really good beach vacation on the coast of somewhere beautiful. Here! Do what you love most with the people you love most. Sit back, relax and savor the summer days and summer nights on the Gulf Coast. Book your Labor Day getaway today!
GECKOFEST IN GULFPORT
Each year, Gulfport, Florida celebrates the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, dedicated to the town’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile. The festival has grown to become one of Tampa Bay’s most anticipated events of the year happening over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Have you ever visited Gulfport? Well now’s your chance. It’s the perfect time to see what this Florida Gulf Coast town has to offer. Details here.