There’s no wrong time to visit Florida and Treasure Bay Resort and Marina, though some months certainly provide more excitement than others.  April happens to be one of those months, with countless fun and exciting events happening virtually every weekend around the greater Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.  Before booking your Florida beach resorts this April, check the local events calendar to see what is happening while you’re in town.  Below is a sampling of three very different events that help make April in Florida so special.

Celebrate Scottish Heritage up the Coast from Treasure Island

When people think of Florida, not many think of Scotland.  The town of Dunedin, however, is a major exception to this rule.  The town itself is rich in Scottish heritage year round, but spirit will really come alive on April 1st at the Highland Games.  This daylong festival is complete with live music, authentic Scottish food and drink, cultural celebrations and, of course, classic highland competitions.  Centrally located in Highlander Park, this festival is a must visit for anyone in the area!

Soak up the Sun and the Blues in St. Petersburg

From April 7 – 9 this year, St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Park will play host to the annual Tampa Bay Blues Festival.  Performers such as The Rides, Buddy Guy, Tab Benoit, and many more will play music in the festival grounds all day, where festival attendees are sure to be living the old adage of “Eat, Drink, and be Merry.”  When the festival comes to a close each night, the party continues at various after parties around town for the night owls looking to stretch their day of music even further.  Single tickets to the festival are only $45, and a three-day pass costs $110.  For the amount of music and entertainment happening this weekend, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth and more!

The Quintessential Florida Beach Festival

While visitors to Florida may not necessarily think of Scottish heritage or blues music when they are planning their visit, they are certain to conjure images of white sand beaches, electric sunsets, and crashing waves.  If that is what you are looking for on your escape, then the Clearwater Sugar Sand Festival is just for you!  With events running from April 14 – 23, the Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is renowned as one of the best sand sculpture celebrations and competitions in all of Florida.  While sand art is the main attraction, live music, play zones, food and drink, and fireworks help make this celebration a full Florida experience.  

There is always something fun and exciting happening in Florida, and that seems to be the case especially in April.  When you start reserving your Florida beach resorts this April, try and plan your stay around one of the many unique events happening in our neighborhood.  By calling Treasure Bay Resort and Marina home during your visit, you are in the perfect spot to explore the many happenings up and down the Florida coast.