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Summer fun on Madeira Beach

It is SUMMER!!!!
Time for some fun in the sun with your family and friends.
Coming in from out of town? The beach is full of activities come stay in play.
Bring your BOAT (afforadable storage and boat ramp at Madeira Beach Marina).
(See some hotel options below)


 EVENTS & ACTIVITIES in Madeira Beach:

June 3-4th – Madeira Beach Triathlon – This venue provides a great location for one of Tampa Bay’s best sprint triathlons supporting both youth and adult events. This race has been noted as one of the “Do Not Miss” events of the year. Space is limited to 600 athletes; sign-up now and experience a great family weekend of racing and relaxing on Madeira’s white sandy beach!

June 8-10 – Bone & BBQ Fishing Slam – We’re MAD about fishing and barbecue! This 3-day event includes an adult and kids fishing tournament, a BBQ festival, live music, marine and art vendors, a mini boat show, a Kids Zone, raffle prizes and more! Register online to participate in the fishing tournament or the BBQ competition, or just head to the Madeira Beach Rec Center to enjoy the festival (5-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon-11 p.m. on Saturday). Admission is free.

June 9th – Kid’s Fishing Rodeo – This event is part of the BBQ and Fishing Slam event.
It is FREE and for kids of all ages up to 18.
The first 250 kids will get FREE Fishing Rods!
Starts at 5pm – 8:30pm  •  Madeira Beach Rec Center / ROC Park

June 11th – Grand Opening Beach BashSaltwater Destination is ready to roll out the biggest beach party there ever was. Beach Activities all day including Boho Sumo Wrestling, Mechanical Shark Rides and raffle prizes. Held at Archibald Park and starts at 11am.

June 16th – Sunset 5K #1Madeira Beach is known for incredible sunsets. Each Friday evening of the Madeira Beach 5K Sunset Series, runners will take to the sand at John’s Pass Park and enjoy the famous, breath-taking views. Post race party at Hooter’s John’s Pass.

June 17th – Mad Beach Beer Fest – Join us for the first edition of the Mad Beach Beer Fest at R.O.C. Park. Proceeds from the event go towards the completion of a Kids Fishing Pier at R.O.C. Park. R.O.C. Park was built 3 years ago to provide a place for families to honor their loved ones who have passed away. We currently have over 200 children memorialized throughout the park. Together R.O.C. Park along with the City of Madeira Beach have decided to build a fishing pier which will provide the opportunity for other children based organizations to host events such as “learn to fish” programs. We look forward to allowing children the opportunity to learn about the beautiful waters we are lucky enough to be surrounded by.

June 30th – Movie Night on the Beach – Jaws – Join us for our second annual free showing of JAWS. We welcome viewers to bring floats and watch from the water if you dare! Join us at the Snack before the movie starts to enjoy BOGO Landshark – $3 and live music. The movie will start after sunset. Chairs rentals available with Saltwater Destination Parking and beach rules apply. 


PLACES TO STAY:

Courtyard Marriott
Perfectly situated in the sunny beachside town of Madeira Beach, Florida, our brand-new hotel offers travelers a refreshing mix of luxury and convenience- all at an affordable price. Starting at $200. (website)

Holiday Inn Express
Ideal location among shopping and restaurants puts guests within minutes of endless beaches and everything Pinellas County has to offer. Just before the bridge to the beach. Starting at $100 (website)

KOA Campground
Minutes from the sugar-white Gulf of Mexico beaches and the beach-front community of Madeira Beach, this Gulf Coast KOA is located in a tropical paradise setting along a mangrove-lined bayou.
Tents – RV sites – Cabins starting as low as $30 (website)

For a full list of boutique hotels; cottages; timeshares and more – Click here

Veteran’s Boat Parade Seeking Sponsors, Volunteers and Boats

Veteran’s Boat Parade Seeking Sponsors, Volunteers and Boats

MADEIRA BEACH – The 20th annual Veterans Boat Parade is seeking sponsors and volunteers to help with the annual event, which is set Saturday, Nov. 12. Help is needed in all areas from planning to coordinating related events, web development, publicity, social media, fundraising, correspondence, set-up and tear-down, and booth supervision. The annual parade honors… Continue Reading

Old Salt Fishing Foundation – Making a Difference

Old Salt Fishing Foundation – Making a Difference

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WANTED: The Best Seafood in Pinellas County

WANTED: The Best Seafood in Pinellas County

Madeira Beach, FL August 3, 2016 – The 35th Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival is announcing the 3rd Annual Chef Showdown. We all know St. Petersburg has the best seafood restaurants. But this is a chance for local restaurants to prove they’re the best and be named “Best Seafood in the County.” Local chefs will… Continue Reading

Fathers Day Weekend BBQ & Fishing

Fathers Day Weekend BBQ & Fishing

Radio station 102.5 The Bone and Old Salt Fishing Foundation are teaming up again to bring BBQ & fishing to Madeira Beach again this Fathers Day weekend. The 3 day waterfront festival plays host to one of the largest BBQ competitions in the Southeast, a fishing tournament with $50,000 up for grabs, a kids fishing rodeo… Continue Reading

23rd Annual Spring King of the Beach

23rd Annual Spring King of the Beach

This event is so much more than just fishing. It is a 3 day waterfront festival with all types of marine and art vendors, food with local flavor, live music, boat displays and a kids zone. “Combining a community festival into our tournament seamed natural to us. Fishing is part of our community, so we… Continue Reading

EASTER in Madeira Beach

EASTER in Madeira Beach

There are two churches in Madeira Beach both having fantastic services this EASTER. Church by the Sea has an early morning Sunrise service held at John’s Pass Village at 7am.  Bring your lawn chairs and gather at the main boardwalk entrance, by the Fisherman Lost at Sea sculpture. Join them for a great morning of… Continue Reading

Spring Break Festival in Mad Beach

Spring Break Festival in Mad Beach

The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club in partnership with City of Madeira Beach will host the Annual Spring Break Waterfront Festival, which will take place in the city’s newly renovated Recreation Complex & ROC Park located at 300 Municipal Drive from Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20, 2016. This 4-day, fun-filled event will offer a… Continue Reading