Festivals in Clearwater

$20 for Oktoberfest Weekend Pass with Beer from German American Friendship Society of Pinellas ($40 value)

German American Friendship Society of Pinellas

Pinellas Park

$40 $20

Commemorative beer boot is filled with German beers at a festival that includes Oompah music, dancing and authentic German food

Entry for Two or Four to the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival on October 4 (Up to 73% Off)

Tampa Bay International Curry Festival

Vinoy Park

$27.50 $10

Come taste chefs from around the world demonstrate their famed curry dishes while enjoying a fun day filled with entertainment

$25 for a Halloween-Themed Bar Crawl from The Beer Crawl on Saturday, October 18 ($40 Value)

The Beer Crawl

Tampa

$40 $25

Racers don their favorite costumes during Halloween-themed crawl through bars such as World of Beer, The Lodge, and MacDinton's

3, 5, or 10 Weeks of Theater Classes at Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center (Up to 56% Off)

Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center

Tampa

$225 $99

In collaboration with multiple art professionals, teachers lead classes in vocals, acting, script writing, drums, and dance

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-Off at International Showmans Club on November 8 (Up to 48% Off)

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-off

International Showmans Club

$17.25 $9

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Country stars Gwen Sebastian and Jason Michael Carroll headline outdoor charity festival featuring a chili cook-off and cornhole tournament

Entry for Two or Four to "The Intergalactic Nemesis" at the Ringling International Arts Festival (Up to 59% Off)

Ringling International Arts Festival

Sarasota

$120 $49

Three voice actors, a foley artist, and a pianist tell a family-friendly tale of alien invasion and international intrigue

Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

$150 $99

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

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Established in November of 2011, Clearwater Beach Uncorked invites established chefs, vintners, and brewers from near and far to congregate for a weekend of sun, fun, and delicious dining. The festival is always ripe for culinary adventures: in its inaugural year, the beach featured such sights as a ?sand castle? made out of cake and rice-crispie-treat crumbs, a flash mob, and countless realizations that, despite popular opinion, vegetables aren?t yucky after all.

301 South Gulfview Boulevard
Clearwater,
FL
US

Reporters at this bimonthly lifestyle magazine sift through the local dining, art, and social scenes to present the gems to readers on glossy, colorful pages. Each issue carries an expansive dining guide that curates the city's culinary landscape, turning readers on to chic new bistros, hidden gems, and bars that have the most elegant spittoons.

1111 North McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater,
FL
US

Lauded in its inaugural year by the Tampa Bay Examiner, The Clearwater Film and Music Festival's sophomore showcase spotlights more than 60 films from around the globe alongside diverse musical acts. This year's films include the 2011 Academy Award–winning comedic short film God Of Love, which reveals the romantic adventures of a lounge-singing darts champion, and the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection Challenging Impossibility, which documents the uplifting transformation of one man's mind and body. The upstart festival has developed the steel-ribbon Wavecrest Awards, which honor the best director, best actor, best actress, best slow-motion jump from an exploding hot-dog stand, and more.

521 South Gulfview Boulevard
Clearwater,
FL
US

The German American Friendship Society of Pinellas brings together locals with a connection to Germany whether that connection is being of German descent or having served in Germany in the military. Whatever their background, all society members have one important thing in common: they love German culture. The society runs Saturday-night dances with rotating themes and a live band, and also participates in a number of folk festivals across the state. Members can also look forward to a number of events to celebrate German heritage including the always popular Oktoberfest. The festival showers participants in authentic German food and beer, live Oompah music and dancing, and a beer-mug-holding contest to see who can go the longest without snorkeling in their glass.

8098 66th St N
Pinellas Park,
FL
US

As a part of its continuing mission to promote the cultural and economic impacts of independent filmmaking, the not-for-profit St. Petersburg–Clearwater Film Society hosts the annual Sunscreen Film Festival. Each day of the four-day festival packs in more than 12 hours of short- and feature-film screenings, as well as workshops on the filmmaking process, such as "Tips for Creating a Talking Picture." Local documentarians and producers of comedic shorts, genre pieces, or feature-length films showcase their work for eager audiences and industry professionals. Myriad workshops cover aspects of screenwriting and acting as well as promotional arts such as how to land an agent or how to use social media as an advertising and networking tool. Many nights also feature concerts and after parties, allowing auteurs, musicians, and audience members to mingle.

128 3rd Street South
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

The SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair brings all the world's cultures together for a four-day festival. On the general admission day (Saturday, November 1), the festival takes over the grounds at Vinoy Park with booths set up to honor the food, clothing, and culture of a variety of nations including Scotland, Taiwan, Ethiopia, and Ukraine. To keep visitors entertained?and to keep them from eating too much haggis?there will be folk dance groups performing and speakers giving talks on language, ethnic costumes, and more.

330 5th St. N
St. Petersburg,
FL
US