Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day on the Gulf Coast of Florida
Posted On Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Wow, another summer is on its way out. Hard to believe! Don't worry, there's still plenty of fun in the sun to be had, whether you are here during the summer months or any time of the year on Florida's Gulf Coast. Unlimited sunshine, sparkling gulf waters and coastal beauty are available to you year-round here, and it's one of the reasons residents and visitors alike love the Gulf Coast.
Wondering what to do during the Labor Day holiday weekend? We can help you with that. Check out our Top 5 ways to celebrate and start making your plans.
1. On the beach, of course
White sugary sand, blue-green gulf waters, beautiful beaches and happy palm trees—what's not to love? Whatever way you choose to spend your beach time (alone with the company of an excellent read or surrounded by family and friends), you're sure to enjoy every moment. Make plenty of time for toes in the sand over your Labor Day holiday weekend. We promise you won't regret it!
2. At the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival
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Have you made the day trip to Tarpon Springs? You should! Tarpon Springs is steeped in Greek heritage and famous for some of the world's finest natural sponges. It's also a must-see on your Florida Gulf Coast travel itinerary because it hosts a festival favorite, the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Arts and Crafts Festival, several times throughout the year. One of those times is over the Labor Day weekend. Want to read more about it? Click here.
3. Visit the Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival & Sunset Cinema
We talk about the Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival a lot. Why? Where else can you find a fun beach festival every night of the week but at Clearwater's famed Pier 60? It's the quintessential beach experience with lots of free entertainment, live music, local crafters selling their wares on the pier, all enhanced by a stunning Gulf of Mexico sunset and a laid-back beach vibe every evening. Don't forget about the Sunset Cinema, which makes for a great family night out. Free movies on the beach and under the stars can't be beat!
4. Shop at John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
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Labor Day is known for hosting summer closeout sales and shopping discounts not always found throughout other times of the year. Why not take advantage of what our local retail shops have to offer and stop by to see what they have in store, so to speak, for the holiday weekend?
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach offers more than one hundred merchants with a variety of unique shops, souvenir outlets, restaurants, water sports and other entertainment to fill your day. The quaint historic fishing village, boardwalk and harbor have plenty of family-friendly things to do and offer a shopper's paradise. Did we mention that the views are pretty spectacular, too? They are. You can view the John's Pass merchants' map for a full listing of what's available.
5. Use your Tampa Bay CityPASS
CityPASS, oh CityPASS, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love your inclusion of some of the Gulf Coast's best attractions. We love your discounted price. We love your ease of use. We love your flexibility. Ready to learn more about this fabulous deal? Click here for all of the details and how to purchase it. Highly recommend!
Well there's our list. We hope to see you out and about this Labor Day whether it's on our beaches, in our towns, at our local festival and events—or best of all, all of the above. Happy Labor Day 2015!
What's on your Gulf Coast Labor Day lineup?