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Clearwater Fun 'n Sun Festival

Originating in 1954 when the Clearwater Merchants Association decided their city needed a gala springtime festival like other Florida cities, the event has grown from a parade featuring mostly decorated cars and homemade floats to a procession of professionally created floats, colorful units, harmonious marching bands and cheery clowns.

As the years passed, a myriad of events such as art shows, musical performances and even horseshoe tournaments joined the fun. Today the Festival is a two-week extravaganza that appeals to visitors and residents of all ages.

Project documentation consists of text, a schedule of events, 8 x 10 color photographs, and a videotape of the 1999 Festival.

Originally submitted by: Michael Bilirakis, Representative (9th District).



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