Resort Happenings

TradeWinds offers the perfect setting for a holiday weekend getaway or special event. Check back as the holidays approach for event details.


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Labor Day Weekend Activities

Close the chapter on summer with a spark-tacular weekend Gulf front at TradeWinds Resort with sand between your toes and a cocktail in your hand, as well as activities galore. End summer with a BANG and enjoy fireworks on the beach on Sunday!

  • Salty's Floribbean Fiesta: Caribbean BBQ, Jerk Chicken, Pulled Pork, and more!
  • Live music all weekend and fireworks on the beach.
  • Dive Into The Vibe Pool Party: featuring a DJ spinning beachy jams, plus games of skill, and prizes.
  • Watermelon eating contest, Red, White & Blue tie dye, beach volleyball contest, kid's crafts and more!
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Halloween Weekend

Carve into your calendars to plan a gathering with your best witches and wizards, for we will brew up some spooky activities on Halloween weekend!

  • Pool Parties: RumFish Spooky Splash Bash and Dive into the Vibe: Fright Fest
  • Potion Commotion supervised kids camp
  • Spooky Story Time around the campfire
  • Trick-Or-Treat around the property
  • Costume Contest for a chance to win big!
  • Poolside activities including Mummy Wrap and Spooky Slime, and more!
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Thanksgiving Weekend

Spend Thanksgiving on the beach and enjoy family-friendly activities over the holiday! Join us for a timeless tradition in the elegant Island Grand Ballroom for a traditional Thanksgiving brunch to tantalize your taste buds and provide an unforgettable experience. Thanksgiving dinner specials are also served in two incredible locations: Palm Court Italian and RumFish Grill.

  • Morning Turkey Trot 1 mile fun run or 5k on the beach
  • Watch a live stream of the Thanksgiving Day parade, poolside on the big screen
  • Apple Bobbing and Pie Eating Contests
  • Beaker's Poolside Bash and Poolside Crafts
  • Pictures with Santa

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Christmas Weekend Activities

Stay at TradeWinds over Christmas weekend and enjoy all the Holiday Happenings that we offer our guests!

  • Ugly Sweater Contest and poolside bash with games, trivia and more!
  • Letters to Santa and Cookie Decorating
  • Sea-sonal Poolside Holiday Crafts
  • Santa Photo Opp, Christmas Stockings, and more!

Christmas Day Brunch & Dinner

Join us in the elegant Island Ballroom for some light jazz and Christmas Day Brunch. A traditional plated Christmas dinner will be available at RumFish Grill and Palm Court Italian on Christmas day.

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Toast by the Coast - New Year's Eve Party

Grab your loved ones and wear your best mask at our "Toast by the Coast" New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party which offers hors d'oeuvres and stations, chef’s carvery, pasta bar, a decadent dessert table and unlimited wine and beer. Groove the night away with dance hits, and celebrate with a champagne toast at midnight. We also offer a Glitter & Glow New Year's Eve celebration for kids and teens, which includes dinner, crafts, games, a glow party and more!

New Year's Eve Dinner

A special New Year's Eve dinner will be available at RumFish Grill and Palm Court Italian.

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Valentine's Day Events

  • Valentine's Day Drop-Off Camp
  • Poolside Crafts: create your own Valentine's card
  • Valentine's Day Poolside Games

Valentine's Day Dinner
Spice things up this Valentine's and enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a special Valentine's Day menu being offered in two incredible locations: Palm Court Italian and RumFish Grill.

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Easter Weekend Eggstravaganza!

Stay at TradeWinds over Easter weekend and enjoy all the Holiday Weekend Happenings that we are offering our guests!

  • Build-A-Bunny and Easter Basket Deliveries
  • Easter Sunrise Service beachfront
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating
  • Pictures with the Easter Bunny
  • Holiday dive-in movie "HOP"
  • Shell Island Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Brunch and Dinner Specials

Our popular Easter Brunch will be inside the Grand Palm Colonnade, and special Easter dinner menus will be available at RumFish Grill and Palm Court Italian.

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Earth Day

TradeWinds Resort and Tampa Bay Watch will host an Earth Day event on April 21, featuring a Vertical Oyster garden-building seminar. Vertical Oyster Gardens (a.k.a. VOGs) are structures made of recycled oyster shells from local restaurants (including RumFish Grill). VOGS are suspended from docks to create a hard substrate for juvenile oysters to attach and develop. We welcome participants to join the fun and build their own “VOG” to take home, or donate to Tampa Bay Watch. 

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Mother's Day Specials

Show how much you care by treating your mom to Mother's Day brunch in the elegant Island Grand Palm Colonnade. Enjoy a variety of breakfast offerings, refreshing salads, pasta bar, decadent desserts, and more! We also offer special menus in Palm Court Italian and RumFish Grill.

Fireworks In The Sand On A Beach

Seas the Summer Memorial Day Weekend

Stay at TradeWinds over Memorial Day weekend and kick off the summer with all our holiday happenings. From watermelon eating contests to a family-friendly holiday poolside bash and Glow Beach Bash for teens, there's something for everyone!

  • Live music/DJ and food specials all weekend!
  • Enjoy specialty cocktails from our new poolside bar, Slush Bar.
  • Family-friendly Holiday Poolside Party with frozen t-shirt contest, watermelon eating contest, poolside crafts and entertainment!
  • Glow-In-The-Dark Beach Bash: Light up the night during this electric evening of fun! Join us for a round of glow volleyball or challenge your friends to glow corn hole and so much more!!
  • Fantastic Fireworks display on the beach.
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Red, White & Views 4th of July Weekend

Celebrate this spark-tacular weekend with sand between your toes and a cocktail in your hand, not to mention activities and entertainment throughout the holiday weekend!

  • Specialty cocktails and food specials all weekend long!
  • Be A Star: Make a giant American Flag on the beach out of beach towels.
  • Family-friendly poolside parties with contests, prizes, and more.
  • Fireworks display on the beach.
  • Glow Beach Bash with games, contests, and entertainment.
  • Additional Fun: Red, White and Blue Tie Dye, Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Cornhole Tournament, and more!