May 2018 Events You Need To Know on the Gulf Coast


May 2018 Events

Wow, May! How did that happen? This month is a busy one here on Florida's Gulf Coast with a lot going on from the beaches to the streets of our Gulf Coast towns. We've rounded up our favorite things to do this month. Check out these local events and save these dates. These family-friendly activities are all right near your Gulf Coast rental making it easy to do all the things you love during your Florida Gulf beach vacation. Have fun!

Sea Turtle Nest

May 2018

Florida Sea Turtle Nesting Season

It's that time of year again on the Gulf Coast: sea turtle nesting season! Nesting begins this month and continues on through the summer with hatching season running through October every year on the local beaches. Follow the link above to learn more about what that means for you during your Gulf beach vacation.

Clearwater Beach Taste Test

May 4, 2018

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest

The 9th Annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest is slated for Friday, May 4, 2018 (6p.m. - 9p.m.). Recently named Trip Advisor's #1 Beach in America, Clearwater Beach hosts this scrumptious event at the iconic Pier 60 Park and features tastings from over 30 participating restaurants, wine and craft beer, live entertainment and more.

Clean Beach

May 7-9, 2018

IRB Community Clean Up

Lend a helping hand and do your part to keep Indian Rocks Beach clean and beautiful. The local community clean up is scheduled for May 7-9, 2018. Contact the City of IRB for more details and information on how you can help. Bring your family, bring your friends! Thank you in advance for your support. Every little bit help and every person makes a difference.

Hands Across the Sand

May 19, 2018

Hands Across the Sand in IRB

Join hands with us and draw a line in the sand against offshore oil drilling. Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. It's about protection of our shoreline, waterways, tourism, coastal military missions and our valuable properties from the devastating effects of oil drilling. Check the link above for more details about this year's event.

Mother's Day

May 13, 2018

Mother's Day at the Beach

Is there any better gift than giving Mom a beautiful beach escape for Mother's Day? We don't think so! Come on down and let her relax by the Gulf of Mexico and sip a tropical drink on the white sandy beaches and under the shady palm trees. Give her a much needed break from the everyday demands and routine of family life, and instead choose adventure! Read more about how to best pamper mom at the beach and give her all the things she deserves by following the link above. It's not too late to start your Mother's Day planning now! The beach is ready and waiting.

Craft Festival

May 12-13, 2018

Madeira Beach Craft Festival

Madeira Beach is a small town on the Gulf of Mexico, filled with natural beauty and just minutes from the beach. Nearby attractions include John's Pass Village and Boardwalk: a sea-themed area that provides shops and eateries and a 1,100-foot boardwalk along the Intracoastal. Madeira Way is lined with crafters from all areas, displaying their works for sale at this community festival. Come browse and shop a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more. The Madeira Craft Festival runs from 10a.m.-5p.m. both days and offers free admission.

Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day on the Gulf Coast

Memorial Day is alway fun when you spend it in the Florida sun and on the sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Not only will you get your beach fix this Memorial Day, but you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy many of the local events, festivals and activities. Follow the link above for all you need to know about what's happening on the Gulf Coast of Florida this holiday and how to make it extra special.

Plan Your Vacation

Plan Your 2018

Florida Gulf Beach Vacation

All that's left to do is mark off your vacation dates and start counting down the days until your toes are in the sand and there's a tropical drink in your hand. Yes! It's never too early or too late to start planning your next Florida Gulf Beach vacation. Let us know if we can help you. There's a lot to love about a Florida vacation in May, so come and experience it for yourself.

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