April 2023
Downtown Clearwater CRA
Hello Friend,

Spring is here and there are lots of ways to enjoy a bright and beautiful day in Downtown Clearwater! From music to markets, arts to food, and exploring your favorite businesses. Next week Food Truck Thursday will celebrate National Make Lunch Count Day, so please don't skip your lunch break. The sounds of ukuleles will be heard all along Cleveland Street as the 2nd Annual Ukulele Fest returns to The District. If you are looking to dance the night away make sure to save the date for Salsa de Mayo. Plus all April long take advantage of free Spring Break park-and-ride connecting Downtown to Clearwater Beach. 

Scroll down to learn more about what's happening in Downtown Clearwater.

Downtown April Events
  • Apr 5 - Bark in the Park
  • Apr 8 - The Market Marie
  • Apr 13 - Food Truck Thursday
  • Apr 15 - Ukulele Fest in The District
  • Apr 15 - Public Art Walk
Food Truck Thursday
Thursday, April 13  |  11:30 am - 2:00 pm  |  Station Square Park
Join us as we celebrate National Make Lunch Count Day and Support Autism Awareness Month. Featuring:
Ukulele Fest in The District
Saturday, April 15  | 11:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Cleveland Street from Osceola to Garden Avenue 
A fun-filled and educational day for families, couples, and singles of all ages featuring free beginner ukulele lessons, advanced classes for experienced ukulele players, continuous music by world class ukulele/ acoustic groups along Cleveland Street, face painting, vendors, great restaurants, and concert.

Bring your ukulele and strum along! Get more information at: ukulelefestinthedistrict.com
New Businesses NOW OPEN

Ahilly's Ice Cream

1464 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL


Captain's Cigar Lounge

522 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL

Flamboyan Bar & Restaurant

528 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL
Free Spring Break Park-and-Ride Service
Now through April 30, 2023
Park & Ride is a program that offers beach visitors a place to park in a free designated lot, and then ride the trolley to the beach for free. Trolley Park & Ride service runs:
  • Monday through Thursday, every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday to Sunday, every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and until 10 p.m. on Sundays
Park for free any day of the week at the former Clearwater City Hall location, 112 S. Osceola Ave., and board for free there, at the Clearwater Beach Transit Center or the Clearwater Beach Marina. Return service to the parking lot boards at the Clearwater Beach Marina, 25 Causeway Blvd. in Clearwater. 

Additional parking is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at: County Garage at 310 Court Street and the surface parking lots at 450 Oak Avenue and 440 Court Street.
April is Earth Month
Celebrate Earth Month throughout Clearwater by participating in a variety of activities for all ages honoring our shared home. Take the water conservation pledge, learn how to reduce food waste, attend a library or cleanup event, or plant a tree.

View all events at myclearwater.com/earthmonth.
Coming in May
Salsa de Mayo at The District
Saturday, May 6  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm  |  Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue
Hit the streets for this unique block party with music and dancing under the stars at Salsa de Mayo at The District. Enjoy free entrance, parking, lessons, and entertainment!

Live Music by: Innovation and Rumberos de Tampa
DJ Lineup: DJ Mike Sensation, DJ Walter Soto, DJ Speedy Jr, DJ James Allard, and DJ Roe
Live Performances by: Samba Conmigo, Salsa Xtreme, Jessica Quiles, and FREE SALSA the one and only Kelia Soto Villaneuva

Brought to you by Florida Best Promotions Inc., Agentes de Accidentes, Clearwater Downtown Development Board, and City of Clearwater. 
Taste of Ethnicity 
Saturday, May 20  |  11:00 am - 6:00 pm  |  Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue

The city of Clearwater is launching an events series called “Living the Culture” which will celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity and promote the value of embracing living together in harmony.

The first event in the Living the Culture series, “Taste of Ethnicity,” will be held to commemorate World Diversity Day. This inaugural free culture festival will celebrate the vast array of cultures and heritages represented in Clearwater through art, food, and performances, and to bring awareness, education and family fun to Downtown Clearwater.
More Downtown and Community Info
Bark in the Park
Wednesday, April 5  |  11:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Station Square Park
Meet adoptable pets, local pet vendors, raffle prizes, and more presented by KnowBe4.
The Market Marie
Saturday, April 8  |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue 
The second Saturday of each month featuring a mix of 100+ local businesses. 
Daydreaming: Niki Butcher's Exhibit Ending this Month
Clearwater Public Library Main Branch  |  100 N Osceola Avenue
Niki Butcher's art exhibit featuring over 60 images of unique hand-painted photography is ending April 28th.
Public Art Walk
Saturday, April 15  |  10:30 am or 4:00 pm
Clearwater Arts Alliance presents Public Art Walk on the third Saturday of each month.
Downtown Gateway Business and Neighbors Association
Monday, April 10  |  Hacienda Corralejo, 1230 Cleveland Street

The second Monday of each month. Mix and mingle at 5:30 pm followed by the meeting from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Businesses Remain Open during Construction 

Cleveland Streetscape Phase III and Mercado construction continues in the Downtown Gateway neighborhood and as we get closer to project completion this summer we remind you that all businesses remain open during construction. 
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