With Halloween this weekend, the holidays are right around the corner. From Tampa’s Busch Gardens to St. Petersburg’s Dali Museum to Clearwater Beach comes an uptick in the usual tourist traffic for the holiday season and Legacy Vacation Club Indian Shores is in the heart of it all. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, Legacy Vacation Resorts Indian Shores offers a tranquil location from which to explore the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. It’s just the place to discover everything this captivating region has in store. Below is a brief description of over 40 events happening in and around the Indian Shores area this holiday season.
October 31 – November 1, 2015
41st Annual International Folk Fair – Celebrate ethnic foods, entertainment, traditions, folk arts and more in St. Pete! Over 40 ethnic backgrounds and world cultures will be represented at this annual event. The fun takes place from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday at Vinoy Park. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and children are 6 are free.
November 1, 2015
Conga Caliente Festival – Conga Caliente, Premier Family Festival, Celebrates its 12th year! This event will take place in Al Lopez Park, Tampa Florida which is located directly across the street from Raymond James Stadium. The event is from 11 am to 6pm and is a free admission event; this will be Conga Caliente’s 1th year. It is the Tampa Bay Area’s largest Festival celebrating Hispanic Arts and Culture which brings a crowd of approximate 45,000 – 50,000 people. The event is family oriented and is welcoming to all Hispanic backgrounds and non Hispanics to come enjoy a great day at the park with sizzling music and extensive quality exhibits.
November 4, 2015
America’s Got Talent Live at the Capitol Theatre – Check out some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition show in its first ever all-stars tour! The show kicks off at 7 p.m.
November 6, 2015
First Friday St. Pete – Celebrate every First Friday of the month in St. Pete with a free block party complete with live music and dancing. The action goes down between 2nd and 3rd streets on Central Ave. from 5:30-10 p.m.
November 6-8, 2015
Tampa Bay Home Show – Hundreds of area home specialists will be on hand at Tropicana Field showing the latest and greatest in home design. The 3-day show is open to the public on Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking is free.
November 7 & 8, 2015
52nd Annual Dunedin Art Harvest – Watch as artists compete for prize money and awards in this fire art show and sale. More than 200 artists from around the country will be exhibiting in 13 categories. The free fun goes down from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days at Highlander Park.
November 7-14, 2015
Press Play Gaming Expo – MOSI and Verizon FiOS have joined forces to host Press Play, a video gaming expo, on Nov. 7 and 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Press Play will take place at MOSI and is powered by Verizon FiOS Quantum Internet, America’s fastest, most reliable internet. Multiple games will be in action with tournament to top off the event.
November 7 & 8, 2015
Repticon Tampa Reptile & Exotic Animal Show – Repticon Tampa is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry) Admission: Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets.
November 7, 2015
Streetcar Live powered by Gasparilla Music Festival – Streetcar Live powered by Gasparilla Music Festival is a monthly concert series on board The TECO Line Streetcar System. Taking advantage of the unique and intimate atmosphere of the historic streetcars, the act will perform on board the Streetcar, between Centennial Park Station (Station #1) and Whiting Station (Station #11) from 5-7 p.m. The act will board Streetcar #434 leaving Centennial Park Station at 4:40 p.m. The rolling concert series is all ages and included in the TECO Line Streetcar System fare, just $2.50 for a one-way ride or $5.00 for an all-day pass.
November 8, 2015
TriRock Clearwater – Swim. Run. Bike. Rock. Cheer along as these fierce tri-athletes stride to victory on Clearwater Beach and rock to some live music after the races.
November 13, 2015
Chaka Khan at The Mahaffey Theater – The “I’m Every Woman” singer brings her funk foundation style and Grammy award-winning performance to the Mahaffey beginning at 8 p.m.
November 13 – 15, 2015
RibFest – This three day charity fundraiser helps a variety of youth oriented causes. Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic & southern rock & country hits on The Fran Haasch Law Group Stage. On Saturday and Sunday, fun activities for kids of all ages.
November 13-15, 2015
Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival – Get a taste of fresh local seafood at the Sponge Docks Seafood Festival! Arts & crafts, live music and a “best of” contest will be held at this free event. The fun happens from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
November 15, 2015
Dunedin Dogtoberfest – Bring your pooch to the annual dog themed Oktoberfest and join the fun of a doggie costume contest, the “Running of the Wieners,” super hero-themed activities, blessing of the animals and the “My Pet’s Got Talent” competition. The free event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Highlander Park. Parking is $5.
November 15, 2015
Cirque Dreams Holidaze at The Mahaffey Theater – Get into the holiday spirit with gingerbread men flipping, toy soldiers marching on thin wires and balancing snowmen in this heart pounding Cirque show! The show starts at 7 p.m.
November 15, 2015
Last Comic Standing at the Capitol Theater – The popular TV show contestants come to Clearwater for one night only! Check out some of the top comedians starting at 7:30 p.m.
November 21, 2015
Katharine McPhee at the Capitol Theatre – American Idol contestant and hit star Katharine McPhee is returning to Clearwater for one night only! The show kicks off at 8 p.m.
November 21, 2015
Shopapalooza: Part 1 – The sixth year for the Black Friday alternative event brings double the fun with two days of shopping local at more than 100 independent vendors and galleries with specials, food, children’s entertainment, a gift wrapping area, beer tent, raffles and special surprises. Part 2 takes place Nov. 28. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Straub Park in St. Pete.
November 21, 2015
Strawberry Classic Car Show – The Strawberry Classic Car Show, now in its 18th year, is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Featuring antique cars, custom classics and hot rods from 1989 and older, filling McCall Park in historic downtown Plant City. We also have 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s music provided by DJ “Tiny”. Food & crafting vendors, specialty shops and restaurant are open late. Free admission and registration. Hours are from 4:00 m to 9:00 pm, weather permitting.
November 27-31, 2015
Holiday Lights in the Garden – Take in more than 750,000 lights as the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo are magically transformed into a holiday paradise for visitors to stroll through. The 14th annual event runs through Dec. 31. A donation of $4 is suggested for those 13 and over, while children 12 and under and parking are free.
November 28 & 29, 2015
4th Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival – Head out to Madeira Beach for a weekend full of fine crafters from all areas! Ceramic, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and more will be available for purchase. Come meet and visit with some of the nation’s best crafts at this free event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m on Madeira Way between Gulf Blvd and 150th Ave.
November 27 & 28, 2015, December 4-5, 11-12 & 18-31, 2015
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens – Head to Busch Gardens for some great thrill rides and to see the park transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shopping’s and more than a million twinkling lights! Santa will be available to take photos and the park will be open until 10 p.m.
November 28, 2015
Shopapalooza: Part 2 – The sixth year for the Black Friday alternative event brings double the fun with two days of shopping local at more than 100 independent vendors and galleries with specials, food, children’s entertainment, a gift wrapping area, beer tent, raffles and special surprises. The free event begins at 10 a.m. at Straub Park in St. Pete.
December 1, 2015
Kenny G at Ruth Eckerd Hall – Grammy award winning saxophonist Kenny G returns to St. Pete! Enjoy smooth sounds of R&B, pop, Latin and jazz by this legendary artist. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
December 4, 2015
There’s Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs – Venture out to downtown Tarpon Springs for a great free holiday event! The event will have a snow play area, music, children’s activities and a visit with Santa himself. The fun takes place from 4-9 p.m. on Tarpon Avenue.
December 5, 2015
Color Run – The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Don’t forget to wear white and plan on getting messy! The fun goes down at Coachman Park.
December 5, 2015
Plant City Bike Fest – Plant City Bike Fest in beautiful downtown Plant City is now in our 13th year! Event features include a bike show & competition, live music, food & crafting vendors, restaurants, shops, 50/50 drawing and door prizes! Bike show registration is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
December 12, 2105
The Florida Orchestra: Holiday POPS – Share the orchestra’s tradition with family and friends, and get into the spirit of the season with everyone’s favorite Christmas carols, yuletide tunes, musical chestnuts and more. Two shows take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete.
December 13, 2105
Carrot Top at Capitol Theatre – With three decades of comedic performance on his belt, Carrot Top is one of the most iconic and successful comedians in America. Catch his show in Clearwater beginning at 7:30 p.m.
December 20, 2015
A Christmas Carol at Ruth Eckerd Hall – The longest-running touring production of A Christmas Carol in the U.S. make a stop in Clearwater for two shows! Enjoy this holiday classic at 2 and 7 p.m.
December 23, 2015
The Nutcracker at Ruth Eckerd Hall – The Tampa Ballet Theater presents this beloved holiday classic for two shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Enjoy this festive show at 2 and 7 p.m.
December 26, 2015
2015 St. Petersburg Bowl – Enjoy a postseason college football game! A Conference USA team will be facing a team from the American Athletic Conference beginning at 11 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Pete. Teams TBD.
December 26, 2015
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian at the Mahaffey – Bring the whole family for a great Christmas celebration! The Moscow Balley will be performing the Great Russian Nutcracker with two shows at 4 and 8 p.m.
December 29, 2015
The Producers at Ruth Eckerd Hall – Twelve time Tony Award winning show, The Producers will be gracing the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The performance will begin at 8 p.m.
December 30, 2015
Outback Bowl Beach Day – Before two of college football’s best teams square off on New Year’s Day at Raymond James Stadium, they have to take care of business on Clearwater Beach. Both teams, along with their cheerleaders and bands, participate in a number of competitions for bragging rights, including tug-of-war, at the Hilton Clearwater Beach. This free event is open to fans and the public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and don’t forget to take in the nightly sunset festival just down the beach at Pier 60.
December 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve at Busch Gardens – Enjoy the thrill rides, live music and fireworks during the New Year’s Eve celebration at Busch Gardens! Admission to the New Year’s Eve celebration is included with a paid admission to the park.
January 1, 2016
The Outback Bowl – The Outback Bowl is a college football game that is typically played on New Year’s Day featuring teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. Teams TBD.
Indian Shores is a RCI-rated Gold Crown Resort that offers a wealth of on-site amenities including an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and fishing pier with relaxing tiki style tables. Many suites have a luxuriously large bath with sunken tub, full kitchens in the 1 and 2 bedroom units, limited kitchens in the studios, and each suite is air conditioned and has cable television and a DVD player. The resort consists of one 2-story building with an elevator and has a total of 40 villas. Each graciously appointed suite offers the comfort and special touches that turn an ordinary vacation into the trip of a lifetime.
So go ahead, dream a little and celebrate the holiday with your feet in the sand.
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