John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk
SHOPPING ~ FISHING ~ DINING ~ ENTERTAINMENT
Family-friendly fun on the Gulf Coast!
Palm Trees. Tropical Breeze. Salty Air. Sunkissed Hair. Not A Care. Take Me There.
Created by a hurricane on September 27, 1848 a pirate, John Levique, made the first passage through the newly created pass. Hence the name, Johns Pass. Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.
John’s Pass Seafood Festival
three days of seafood, music and fun!
October 18-20, 2019
The John’s Pass Seafood Festival has always been a celebrated event. For 38 years, the community has come together, utilizing hundreds of local volunteers in support of the vision. John’s Pass Seafood Festival is currently the second largest Seafood Festival on the East Coast. More Information »
About John’s Pass
Located on the waterfront at Johns Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction.
Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing.
Plenty of parking: There is metered on-street parking located conveniently throughout the Village, as well as a new state-of-the-art multi-level parking garage adjacent to Bubba Gumps and Hubbards Marina.
The beach is a short stroll away. Conveniently located near St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, and just a short drive to the Orlando area. Open daily!
JOHN’S PASS VILLAGE AND BOARDWALK
An outdoor shopping and dining complex, John’s Pass has more than 100 stores and restaurants (including The Friendly Fisherman, Sculley’s, Hooter’s and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company), many sporting tin roofs and featuring water views. From the marina here, go deep-sea fishing, take a dolphin-watching cruise or rent Woody’s Watersports Waverunners.
In the evening, John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk keeps the energy up with numerous bars, including The Hut Bar & Grill, a waterfront tiki-turned-sports bar serving up all of the favorites in a tropical vibe. Then, head to the Bamboo Bar on Village Boulevard for live music and a cool tiki-style patio, or sip a frosty cocktail from a waterfront dock on the Boardwalk.
Madeira Beach hosts the annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival, held the last weekend in October. Taste fresh grouper and other seafood while enjoying arts, crafts and entertainment!