2014 Safety Harbor Special Events Calendar

The 2014 Safety Harbor special events calendar is full of fun festivities.

The 2014 Safety Harbor special events calendar is full of fun activities.

On Monday night the City Commission approved the Safety Harbor 2014 special events calendar, and as usual, it’s packed with a plethora of festivals, holiday celebrations and of course, wine.

In fact the city will play host to no fewer than 25 major events next year, and that’s not including the weekly fresh market, the monthly Third Friday and other recurring ceremonies.

The schedule offers a wide variety of events, too, in categories ranging from family friendly (Pet Walk & 5K) and fundraising (Running for All Childrens) to ‘for adults only’ (Wine Fest).

The commission also agreed to waive the rental fees for 10 applicants based on their 501-c charitable status, including the Elena Tresh Foundation (Snow Fest), the March of Dimes (March of Babies) and the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center (Chalk Fest).

Here’s a quick rundown of the big events in Safety Harbor in 2014:

  • Jan. 14 – Senior Expo
  • Feb. 1 – Best Damn Race
  • Feb. 22 & 23 – San Gennaro Festa
  • Mar. 7 & 8 – Seafood Festival
  • Mar. 22 & 23 – Bloom n Art Chalk Festival
  • Mar. 16 – Nolan’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day 5K
  • Mar. 29 – St. Baldrick’s Foundation Event
  • Apr. 4-6 – Safety Harbor Art & Music Center Singer/Songwriter Festival
  • Apr. 12 – Family Pet Walk and 5K Run
  • Apr. 26 – March of Dimes March for Babies
  • May 10 – Running For All Children
  • May 17 – Paddle for the Kids
  • June 7 – Draft Dash 5K
  • July 4 – Parade
  • Sept. 27 – Thin Mint 5K
  • Oct. 4 – Harbor Sounds
  • Oct. 25 – All British Car Show
  • Oct. 31 – Main Street Trick or Treat
  • Nov. 1 – Wine Fest
  • Dec. 5 – Tree Lighting
  • Dec. 6 – Snow Fest
  • Dec. 20 – Holiday Parade

Which one is your favorite? I know with so many cool events to choose from, it’s tough to decide!

To see a rough version of the city’s 2014 events calendar, check out the agenda item from the City Commission meeting.¬†For more information on Safety Harbor events, visit the city’s website at www.safetyharbor.com.

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