DUNEDIN, FL – The Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival celebrates its 7th anniversary on June 27 -28, 2009, as Main Street is transformed into an outdoor craft showcase complete with affordable original works available for sale. Admission is free and open to the public.
All of the crafters will be at the festival with their work, giving visitors the opportunity to talk with the crafters, learn about their art and what inspires them, and of course, purchase original pieces.
CLEARWATER, FL - This summer, both Clearwater City Hall and the Clearwater Main Library will be displaying public art.
Large format abstract paintings by artist Ray Paul will be featured in a Clearwater art exhibit in the Clearwater City Hall lobby as part of a city program to place the works of local artists in public spaces.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The 23rd annual "A Taste of Pinellas" food and entertainment event will take place this weekend, Friday, May 29th to Sunday, May 31st in Downtown St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park.
More than 40 restaurants will be offering a taste of their most popular specialties. Admission to the park is free, and diners are able to purchase ticks to taste Pinellas's finest cooking, as well as kids activated and interactive games.
Clearwater, FL: The Conchologists of America, Inc. annual convention will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort from Sunday, July19th - Thursday, July 23rd. The Conchologists of America, Inc. (COA), is an international organization of seashell enthusiasts - from beachcombers to serious collectors, seashell dealers, and noted authors and scientists at prominent museums and universities.
One of the highlights of this 5-day event will be an International Seashell Expo, a supermarket of the most beautiful and exotic shells from around the world, as well as related items such as shell jewelry, books, photographs and other unique articles. Seashell dealers, some from as far away as South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Greece and the Far East, will fill the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton selling their treasures. This rare event will be open to the public from 2 - 9PM on Wednesday, the 22nd and from 9AM - Noon on Thursday the 23rd.
This Friday, The Cleveland Street District Celebrates THE RAYS and it all begins with YOU!
That's right, YOU are invited for fun once again as 4th Friday (the most talked about new event in TAMPA BAY) is back for a third great month! "4th Friday, a Party on Cleveland Street" continues May 22nd beginning at 5:30 PM.
In honor of Poetry Month, Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard declared April 18th to be Clearwater Poetry Day. The second annual “Cleveland Street Poetry Walk”, presented by Artists in Action, International, is a yearly event celebrated by local poets who expound on life in Clearwater and Florida in general.
Cleveland St. District, Clearwater
Clearwater, Florida and Nagano, Japan have been sister cities for half a century, and to honor this achievement on April 25th, the City of Clearwater celebrated the union by holding a Lantern Festival in Station Square Park. The purpose of the festival is to promote cultural harmony and awareness. Nagano has been holding an annual lantern festival at Zenkoji Temple for six years. The festival was originated to honor Nagano hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Cleveland St. District, Clearwater
Ciclovía – it means “bike path” in Spanish – but in Clearwater, it means FUN! On Sunday, April 26th, from 8am to 2pm, two miles of Cleveland Street were closed off and declared a “no car zone.” From Coachman Park all the way up to Highland Avenue, bicyclists could be seen riding in the middle of an empty street.
TAMPA, FL – Friends of the Riverwalk presents FreedomFest 2009, a free patriotic community festival held Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) along the southern section of The Riverwalk. The two-day celebration culminates with a 10am Memorial Day salute to those who served and sacrificed for this country.
You’re invited to a free party on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater! It will be held on April 24th from 5:30-9:00pm, so bring your friends and family to enjoy great music, beer, wine, soft drinks and all kinds of food and local goods from vendors and local businesses.
This month’s band is Kenny McGee. Kenny is the lead vocalist from Julliet, a national rock act. Julliet went on to get signed to Capitol Records and toured in the 80's and early 90's and worked with such producers as Frankie Sullivan (Survivor) and Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot).
Kenny eventually branched off and formed a solo band which has brought Kenny back to his southern rock roots. In the early 90s, with "Baby Jane" he had the #1 most requested song for 6 months on 98 Rock . At the same time, Julliet’s “Revvin' Me Up” was being played on rock stations nationwide.
To this day, Kenny remains one of the most sought out singer/songwriters with which to work . His solo band, as well as Juliet, are gearing up for a busy season; they will be doing a summer tour in support of their appearance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma (4-day 80's rock festival).
4th Friday Events are Sponsored by the CDP (Clearwater Downtown Partnership), for more information visit http://www.4thfridayclearwater.com/or call 866-550-3472
2nd Annual Cleveland Street Poetry Walk
Clearwater, FL (April 1, 2009) - Clearwater will be celebrating its 56th Annual Fun n Sun Festival, April 24 through May 3. Many events will be offered to residents and visitors. There will be concerts featuring a variety of musical genres including oldies, jazz, and country among other activities. Featured events include:
National Scrapbook Day
$35 Registration Fee
10am to 8pm, (727) 539-6767
Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St.
The 17th annual Mutt Strut, sponsored by Gulf Coast Dog Magazine, was held on Honeymoon Island on Saturday, March 14th.
Dog enthusiasts were able to spend time in the company of like-minded folk for the whole day. “There’s actually a French bulldog meet-up group, and this was one of their suggested things to come to,” says Beth Chenoweth, owner of Newton, a 4½ year-old adorable French bulldog. “I thought it would be fun to get him out and socialize with other dogs.” Beth and Newton found the event to be both fun and informative, thanks to the wide variety of information available. “We’re working on figuring out what food’s best for him, so it’s helped out, finding different food and different vets.”