MAIN NUMBER & HELP DESK 727-547-4575 ext. 229BANDS ON THE SAND
Live local bands at the top of their game, from a wide variety of styles and genres, featuring original music and inspired covers. Usual lineup includes folk, Americana, jam band, funk, alt-country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll. Includes beach food court, shopping arcade. Fireworks on Saturday night. Since 2009. Next show in 2015. Dates not yet determined. Free.
Wednesday November 18 thru Sunday November 23, 2014, on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard, 9am to 10pm
Ten world-class sand sculptors create amazing sculptures using nothing but sand, water and their imagination. Awards presentation Saturday night. Live music and shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Beach food court, shopping arcade, reserved dining in "The Turtle Nest," a three-table cafe created entirely from sand. Fireworks on Saturday night. Since 2009. Free.
HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE
Saturday December 20, 2014, in Boca Ciega Bay, 6:30pm
Looking like Las Vegas on the water, boats are decorated in a dazzling display of lights, parading around Paradise Island, Isle of Palms and Capri Isle, ending at John's Pass between Treasure Island and Madeira Beach around 8pm. Free.