Everything you need to know about the Clearwater Offshore Nationals & Festival near our apartments in Clearwater, FL!

When you live at our Clearwater, FL apartments, it’s basically mandatory that you attend the Clearwater Offshore Nationals and Festival. Over 150,000 visitors flock to the white sands of Clearwater Beach to watch the world’s best and fastest offshore race teams speed across the 2.5-mile-long course. In between races of over 2,500 boats, make sure to catch parades, parties, events, and more. And the best part? It’s just a short drive from Bayside Arbors. Here are all the details you need for this must-attend event.


Location: Event kicks off at Coachman Park – 301 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33755. Festivities continue at 1 Causeway Boulevard.


Dates and Events:


Friday, September 24th:


AMPLIFY Taste Fest 2021 – In conjunction with the aquarium and the Clearwater Offshore National’s VIP Party, this fun event is sure to delight your taste buds. The celebration will feature food from over 30 restaurants, craft beer, wine, and more. Information and tickets can be found here.

Shephard’s Kick-Off Party – Head over to Shephard’s Beach Resort, less than 10 miles from our Clearwater, FL apartments, where you can watch live music, dance to a DJ, and more. Tickets, details, and more at the official Clearwater Offshore Nationals website.


Saturday, September 25th:


Raceboat Testing – Watch raceboats launch at Seminole Ramp as they test their engines and skills before the big race. Spectators can watch from the Gulf of Mexico or from the beach.

Sunset at Pier 60 – Visitors can catch vendors, live music, and fun down at Pier 60 while watching the gorgeous sunset. Hosted by Pier 60 Concessions.

Shephard’s Beach Resort VIP Party – Shephard’s Beach Resort is once again the place to be on Saturday night with bands, DJs, dancing, cocktails, and more.


Sunday, September 26th:


Race World Offshore Races – Race day has come, ladies and gentlemen. The biggest, best, and fastest will show off their speed in their respective classes. It’s the big event you don’t want to miss.

Race Party and Awards Ceremony – Once the races have wrapped up, it’s time to head over to Marina Cantina for a little partying and award-giving. Fans, locals, and teams are all welcome. There will be happy hour specials before the 6 pm awards ceremony.

Shephard’s Largest Post-Race Beach Party – You guessed it, it’s time to go back to Shephard’s once again for the party to top them all. Known as the Ultimate Sunday Funday, guests will have a blast listening to live music, drinking at the tequila bar, lounging in the sun, and more. Admission is free.


For all the details of the entire event, race, and festival, head over to the official Clearwater Offshore Nationals website.


When you live in Clearwater—this event goes hand-in-hand with being a local. A weekend of fun, adrenaline, music, entertainment, and so much more. And when you live at Bayside Arbors, you’re just a short drive from home.


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