the-goonies-sm-4466984dNo matter your age, you’ll enjoy the classic movie “Goonies” on our 25-foot-high Seadog Cottages Screen starting at 8 p.m. Produced by the legendary Steven Spielberg, the tale of a band of kids who find a treasure map that leads to an adventure full of fun and danger has captured the imagination of audiences for more than 30 years.



LesNMoreDJ Les N More will be spinning tunes on the Gigglewaters Stage from 3- 7 p.m. Les is a skilled live music entertainer using a state-of-the-art sound system with a large repertoire of songs to get the crowd involved!  When DJ’ing, Les does not just sit and play songs; he will move around and get the party going with a song list that includes a variety of genres. And the Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation loves Les because he’s donating his services to fill our event with fun, so please hire him for your event! And at 7 p.m., Les will lead us in a group line dance to “Watermelon Crawl!” Learn how to do it here.


Come ready to compete, because we have a number of fun contests for all ages! Winners will get Melons for Moolah medals and tickets to an upcoming Clearwater Threshers baseball game!

WATERMELON BALLOON TOSS, sponsored by Galaxy Promotions

3:30 p.m. – $2 per team for one balloon, $5 for three balloons. First 25 teams of two to sign up at the Contest Table on the day of the event get to play!

You remember this one from your time as a kid, don’t you? Teams of pairs will see how long they can go without breaking their watermelon balloon filled with water. Each round will get progressively harder as you and your partner have to take a step back and sometimes have to change how you throw our watermelon balloon!

WATERMELON BALL RELAY RACE, sponsored by Bay Area Fence Factory

4:30 p.m. – $2 per team. Sign up at the Contest Table on the day of the event! (Each race has six teams; participation may be limited, so sign up early!)

When we say “GO!,” one teammate will run to a kiddie pool full of watermelon balls, scoop up as many as they can and run to their partner. After dropping them into their team bucket, they’ll tag their teammate, who will do the same thing.

WATERMELON SEED SPITTING, sponsored by Denise N. Murphy, P.A.

5:30 p.m. – $1 for three seeds. Line up at the Contest Area just before 5:30 p.m. to play!

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. If you spit the seed the farthest, you win! We’ll have winners in three age divisions: Adult (18 and older), Youth (10-17) and Child (9 and younger).

WATERMELON EATING, sponsored by The Marcy Daniels Team Coldwell Banker Real Estate

6:30 p.m. – $20, First 32 participants to sign up and pay at the Contest Table on the day of the event get to compete!

This is how we all started! While we won’t be trying to break our own Guinness World Record this year, it’s not Melons for Moolah without an eating contest. First person to eat a wedge of watermelon all the way to the rind, without using their hands, wins at “Night Out On The Town in Safety Harbor,” including gift cards for dinner at The Kitchen & Bar Safety Harbor, movie tickets and beer at Gigglewaters Social Club & Screening Room AND two tickets for the Melons for Moolah Luxury Suite at the July 9 Clearwater Threshers baseball game, with buffet and beer included! Runners-up get Clearwater Threshers baseball tickets!


7:15 p.m. – FREE! Line up at the Stage just before 7:15 p.m. to enter!

Chief Melon Officer Scott Long LOVES his costumes. Our judges, with the help of the crowd, will dole out awards for the best watermelon-themed costumes and outfits in two age divisions – 14 & younger and 15 & older!