The Florida Gulf Coast is a hidden oasis home to quiet beaches and serene waters. But, don’t let the laid back atmosphere of our beach towns fool you, there are always new and exciting Gulf Coast events to plan your vacation around. Spring kicks off unique events like the Florida Strawberry Festival and the sand sculpting event on Clearwater Beach. Join us at Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, and you will be centrally located to all the Florida Gulf Coast fun this spring!
Dunedin Highland Games and Festival
When: April 2nd
Take a day trip to Scotland via Dunedin’s Highland Games. The annual festival that taps into this Florida town’s Scottish roots features pipe bands, dancing and competitive games and sports, like the tossing of the caber. At Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.
Sugar Sand Festival, Clearwater Beach
When: April 8th-24th
The Sugar Sand Festival at Pier 60 is a one-of-a-kind Gulf Coast event that takes place annually every April. Dozens of sand sculptors make their way to the beach to create incredible sand sculptures for the public to visit! Take a sand sculpting class, listen to live music, watch street performers, and end the day with dazzling fireworks.
Mainsail Art Festival, St. Petersburg
When: April 16th-17th
The beach town of St. Petersburg is known for its arts scene, and the Mainsail Art Festival is a celebration of these local artists. Over 250 artists will showcase and sell their ceramics, glass pieces, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, and sculptures. This festival is the best event to find a one-of-a-kind art piece on the Gulf Coast.
Spring King of the Beach Fishing Tournament
When: April 28th – 30th
The oldest and richest Kingfish tournament in the United States comes to Madeira Beach, R.O.C Park, 200 Rex Place. This 3-day event kicks things off on Thursday goes through Saturday when anglers will weigh in their prize catches and claim their awards. Bring the kids out to the waterfront party on Friday where they can get in on the action during the Kids Fishing Slam.
Beach Fest, Indian Rocks Beach
When: April 30th
The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association will host Beach Fest at the end of April. This family-friendly event will feature fun games along with live music and food from delicious restaurants. There will be games that everyone will love with volleyball, corn hole, and water activities.
The 88th Suncoast Tarpon Roundup
Begins May 14th
Truly a Florida classic tradition celebrating the most sought-after gamefish in World! The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup strives to provide a safe, educational, and entertaining forum for anglers of all ages, and we’re excited to continue this tradition for our 88th year.
Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals
Stay with us at Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty and join us for fun Florida Gulf Coast events. From family fun to strawberries and sand sculptures, there is something for everyone to discover this spring. Browse our Florida vacation rentals here, and we’ll see you on the beach!