New Clearwater park begins week-long grand opening celebration today: Check out the full schedule of events
The many months of waiting are finally up for the new Coachman Park in Clearwater. The outdoor concert venue and waterfront park will officially kick off a week-long Grand Opening celebration starting this Wednesday, welcoming visitors to enjoy a lineup of daily activities, food and beverage vendors, concerts, and more.
Starting with a ribbon cutting at the upper plaza at 5 pm on Wednesday, June 28, each day will feature a unique lineup of celebrations set to match a theme that highlights different aspects of the community. Each day will also feature live performances from an array of artists such as Cheap Trick, The Byrne Brothers, Colbie Caillat, and Gavin DeGraw.
Other activities on the docket throughout the week include craft vendor markets, a classic car show, yoga, fitness camps, DJ'd music, children's entertainment, and food trucks, with a fireworks display and silent disco closing out the festivities in the evening on July 4.
You can see each day's theme and the full schedule of events planned for this week-long celebration below. Each day will feature children's activities, food trucks, street theater, and entertainment at various times at The Lake and on Cleveland Street:
Wednesday, June 28: Celebrate Coachman Park
Worried about parking and getting around? You can plan your trip in advance by checking out an interactive map here provided by the City of Clearwater.
The 19-acre park cost $84 million and 2 years to recreate, and features more than waterfront walkways and a concert hall; you'll also find a gateway plaza and bluff that connects the park to downtown, public art spaces, a marina amenity building, a 320-foot scenic lake overlook with pavilions, and a pirate-themed playground area with a splash pad for the kids.
A video render showcasing the park's amenities can be seen below:
Admission to Coachman Park is completely free — any money you decide to spend will be on eats, drinks, and craft vendors scattered throughout the park during the grand-opening celebration. You'll find the park at 301 Drew St. in Clearwater.
A brief overview of the event details and a link to the City of Clearwater's page for the park can be found below.
Coachman Park Grand Opening Celebration
When: Wednesday, June 28 through Tuesday, July 4.
Where: Coachman Park — 301 Drew St. Clearwater, FL 33756
What is it: A week-long celebration to kick off the grand opening of the new Coachman Park, featuring a variety of live musical and theater performances, food and craft vendors, as well as activities for the whole family. Each day has a different theme influencing the schedule of festivities.
Article by Rachael Volpe