St. Petersburg / Madeira Beach KOA Holiday Events
Halloween Weekend Celebration
Calling all ghouls and goblins... join us for a Halloween Weekend Celebration you do not want to miss! Decorate your camp sites for a chance to WIN ONE FREE WEEKEND at St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach KOA Holiday. That's not all, we will have a costume contest, trick or treating, crafts, live music at the pool and more. Reserve your site today!
Local Area Events
St. Pete Walking Mural Tour
Hear the inside stories of the making of murals found in the Central Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg. The four-block tour begins at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. Call 727-821-7391 or email [email protected] to book a tour. There is a firm limit of 10 attendees, & reservations must be made online by 4 p.m. the day before.
Final Friday at John's Pass
Experience Final Friday at John's Pass in Madeira Beach on the last Friday of every month! This exciting gathering brings together locals and visitors to celebrate the vibrant spirit of this beachside community. Stroll along the picturesque boardwalk of John's Pass Village as it comes alive with the sounds of live music and the tantalizing aromas of local cuisine. Whether you're looking to connect with the local community, enjoy live music, indulge in delicious food, or find that perfect memento to take home, John's Pass Final Friday Event offers an unforgettable experience. Join us for a night of fun, flavor, and festivities, and let the magic of this beachfront destination sweep you away.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Frenchy's Stone Crab Weekend
Clearwater Beach closes Baymont Street for Frenchy's annual Stone Crab Weekend, which began over 30 years ago as a way for Frenchy to give back. This two-day block party will feature live music on stage, food and drink specials, raffles with proceeds benefiting charity, and much more! Discounted stone crab prices will continue through Sunday, October 29th, 2023. The music line-up includes the Pirate Flag Band, a tribute to Kenney Chesney!
Old Salt Fall King of the Beach Tournament
Come one, come all anglers to participate in the The 30th Annual Old Salt Fall King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament! Present your King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel at the weigh-in on Saturday, November 11; the heaviest fish in each division will be deemed the winner in that division. Fishing starts at 6AM on Saturday, November 11.Click the HERE to learn more about the tournament and book your stay at St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach KOA Holiday HERE!
Veterans Boat Parade
In 1996 a small group of patriots from American Legion Post 273 in Madeira Beach started a small boat parade on the Saturday closest to Veterans Day. Boat captains decorated their boats with military-related and patriotic-themed decorations – and prizes were given for those voted as “best.” What started out years ago as a unique way to utilize our local canals and waterways to honor our Veterans has turned into a prominent fundraiser that now assists our local veteran community. 25 Years later, that parade has turned into a year-long celebration that includes participation in – and sponsorship of – numerous events — and the parade itself has grown to the point that the residents of Madeira Beach and Treasure Island, along with folks from neighboring towns, flock to the waterways on parade day to honor and cheer on the boats as they pass by!
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Tampa's biggest & brightest holiday event! Celebrate the year with holiday cheer & gather with family and friends to create merry memories. Experience the joy of the season up close with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice. Keep the holiday spirit shining bright from day to night with millions of twinkling lights and dazzling fireworks, plus heartwarming moments with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Busch Gardens is located about an hour away from St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach KOA Holiday. Book your stay now and be close to the action!
Holiday Lights in the Gardens
The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation invites you to attend its annual winter event, beginning the day after Thanksgiving and ending the first day of the new year. The Gardens will sparkle with 1 million, twinkling, LED lights in a multitude of colors. Vibrant laser lights and lighted figures round out the display to wow guests of all ages.
Jingle Bell Kids Fishing Tournament & Tree Lighting
Bring the kids to take part in the annual Jingle Bell Seawall Fishing Tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Fishing can take place from Don's Dock, Hubbards Marina and Hubbards Beach area. Entry is free with a donation of an unwrapped toy and a non-perishable food item to benefit Santa's Angels and The Kind Mouse. Then stay and get in the holiday spirit at John's Pass Village Christmas Tree Lighting celebration and meet Santa.
Merry Beach Market Holiday Festival
Over 150 local vendors will delight holiday shoppers, live entertainment will keep the energy level high, and food and beverage stands will be in place to help fuel the festive atmosphere. A special treat at the Merry Beach Market is having an ideal vantage point for viewing the start of the 57th annual Madeira Beach Lighted Boat Parade and watching the official lighting of the Madeira Beach Christmas Tree. There will also be family holiday photo opportunities with Santa and SNOW for the kids to play in!
42nd Annual John's Pass Seafood Festival
For the last 42 years, the historic John's Pass Village & Boardwalk in Madeira Beach, Florida becomes the venue for a large celebration of fresh gulf seafood. The John's Pass Seafood Festival is a three-day outdoor event featuring hundreds of local vendors offering a plethora of seafood, arts and crafts, live music and various family-friendly activities.