Tampa - St Petersburg - Clearwater, Florida Metro Area Map

The Tampa - St Petersburg Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) cosists of the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando.

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February 3 - 4

Location: Florida Classic Park, Brooksville, Florida

This festival celebrates the Native American culture of Brooksville and across the nation! Here you will find Native American performers and vendors selling tons of authentic Native American art and hand crafted goods. 

February 10 - 11

Location: Downtown Sarasota

This festival takes over downtown Sarasota for a weekend of amazing art and culture. It is consistently ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. It will feature amazing art by artists from all over the country!

April 20-22, 2018

Location: The Coliseum, St. Petersburg

The oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States, third largest in the nation. 100+ Booksellers from all over the country bring volumes of every description from very rare to reading copies on every conceivable subject.

March, 2019

Location: Brooksville

Brooksville celebrates Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles at the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival featuring 2 stages of live concerts, kids zone, water slide and vendors with yummy blueberry-infused decadence. 

March 3 - 4, 2018

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa + Kiley Garden

One of the most prestigious art festivals in the country, Gasparilla brings together some of the best artists from all over the country to show their work and compete for over $70,000 of prize money.

March 31 - April 1, 2018

Location: Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida

Here you can enjoy all kinds of entertainment, art, food. The real star of the show is, of course, the Cuban sandwich. Cuban sandwich contestants from all over the world show off their skills!

April 14 - 15, April 21 - 22, 2018

Location: Keel and Curley Winery, Plant City, Florida

10th Annual Blueberry Festival in Plant City, Florida featuring live entertainment, food and craft vendors, kids area and U-Pick Blueberries. 

April 21 - 22, 2018

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

This is one of the best cultural events of the year in this area! Performing arts and visual arts come together for an amazing experience.

April 13 - 22, 2018

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida

A 10-day Fun 'n Sun Festival to celebrate the famous beaches of Clearwater that features the notorious sand sculpture exhibit from the best sand sculptors around the world, music, entertainment, live concerts, street performers, sand sculpting classes and so much more. Beach fun for the whole family! 

April 28 - 29, 2018

Location: England Brothers Bandshell Park, Pinellas Park, Florida

Love spicy food? You don't want to miss out on this spicy celebration! Live entertainment and vendors are joined by an amateur hot sauce competition and a pepper eating contest.

March 24 - 25, 2018

Location: North Straub Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Come enjoy the delicious seafood creations from top restaurants in St. Petersburg. Live musical performances, arts and crafts and more. 

April 6 - 8, 2018

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

right on the shores of Tampa Bay, this festival allows you to enjoy the tropical setting while you listen to some amazing blues music!

April 21, 2018

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

This festival welcomes visitors from around the sunshine state and the world to share in celebration of music, entertainment, exhibits, crafts steeped in Caribbean American heritage with multi-culturism being it's central focus. 

Website Listings

Home of Winter and Hope, the inspirational Dolphins of Dolphin Tales 1 & 2. This well-known aquarium focuses on rescue, rehab and release. "Clearwater Marine Aquarium is fundamentally a hospital for sick and injured marine life.  However, what we do is so much more.  We inspire the human spirit, through the animals and their stories of survival, which touch all of us. " 

Port of St. Petersburg, located on Central Florida's Gulf Coast in Tampa Bay, offers services for large yachts, as well as benefits of marine science/research facilities on port property.

Port Tampa Bay on Central Florida's Gulf Coast, is largest of the Florida ports by tonnage and land and is a full service port for both cargo and cruise ships as well as other maritime activities including important shipbuilding and repair facilities. 

University of South Florida was founded in 1956 and now has more than 48,000 students. Located in the Tampa Bay area with 14 colleges and 3 schools, USF main campus in Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. 

This group is designed to provide Catholic Homeschoolers in the Tampa Bay Area with the opportunity to participate together in group activities, exciting fieldtrips, educational experiences, developmental opportunities and service projects throughout the area. We are happy to welcome non-Catholics, but we do ask that all members respect the Catholic nature of this list.