The Best Spring Events Near Apollo Beach

The Best Spring Events Near Apollo Beach

Spring has sprung and there’s so much to do in and around Apollo Beach! We’ve rounded up the best events in the Tampa Bay area for Bella Sol residents to enjoy!

Mayor’s River O’Green Fest

The Tampa Bay spring festivals begin the day after St. Patrick’s Day, with the River O’Green Fest on Saturday, March 18, 2017. For the 6th year in a row, the Hillsborough River will be transformed into a bright shade of green as Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is filled with family-friendly fun, live entertainment, food trucks, and more! Drive your boat straight up to the festivities! 

Gasparilla International Food Festival

Continuing the celebrations in March is the much-anticipated Gasparilla International Food Festival on Sunday, March 26. Hosted by some of the Tampa’s favorite artisan caterers in global dishes, the festival is a platform to support local businesses while tasting delicious cuisines. This free, family-friendly event takes place in Centennial Park, Ybor City. 

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Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Each year since 1995, some of the biggest names in blues music have taken the stage at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Petersburg, this year taking place on Apr. 7, 2017 – Apr. 9, 2017. Along with music, the festival will also host arts & crafts and good vendors. 

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Clearwater’s Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

This weeklong festival, from April 14-23, is the perfect way to welcome to warm weather of spring in Florida! From sandcastle building contests, to street performers and live music, there’s something for everyone! The first day of the festival will end with a beachside screening of Oscar-nominated Moana. Visit by boat and park at one of Clearwater’s two marinas.

Gulfport Grand Prix

Though only its first year, the Gulfport Grand Prix promises to be a weekend of boat-centered fun! With a Formula Powerboat Racing event, Antique Boat Show, and various vendors, this promises to excite all boating enthusiasts! Held on April 28-30 along Boca Ciega Bay, this is one you won’t want to miss! 

 8th Annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest

Clearwater Beach will host this scrumptious event on the picturesque Clearwater Beach Walk. On May 12, 2017, enjoy tastings from over 30 participating restaurants, wine & craft beer, and live music, as well as raffles, a live auction, and a variety of vendors! This event also serves as the kick off to Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week from May 15-25, 2017. 

We hope you enjoy these fun events and all of the other great things happening near Bella Sol! Enjoy your spring!

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