1Aquamania: Gulfport salutes its waterfront with a festival that includes a recycled regatta, water slides, arts and crafts vendors, children's entertainment, live music, kayak and paddleboard races, badminton, a corn hole tournament and a potato sack race. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gulfport Beach Park, 5730 Shore Blvd. Free.
2Fourth Friday Food Truck Festival: The street festival brings a lineup of food trucks of various cuisines to Corey Avenue starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday. This month features "Karaoke on Corey," with food by Wicked Wiches, Keep'n it Reel, Killer Samich, Americanwiener, 3 Suns Organic Bistro, Maggie on the Move and more at 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.
3The Applebutter Express: Fresh off their head-spinning set at Bonnaroo, the four-piece ukulele-driven string band is putting on a $5 show in Gulfport. Playing a blend of country, bluegrass and jam-band grooves, the group performs Friday at 8 p.m. at Blueberry Patch, 4923 20th Ave. S, Gulfport.
4Tampa Bay Home Show: Get your honey-do list ready. Some of the area's top home improvement experts will be on hand at Tropicana Field this weekend, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes. It also includes live entertainment, seminars, demonstrations, giveaways and do-it-yourself ideas from experts. It's free admission and parking 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
5Art on the House: Each Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. it's free to visit the Tampa Museum of Art. This summer is a good time to take advantage of that deal to see two intriguing exhibits. "A Hundred Years — A Hundred Chairs" comes from the Vitra Design Museum, and should appeal to the whole family (although it may be tough to keep anyone from trying to sit on the art). The exhibit runs through Sept. 16. Also on display through Sept. 9 is "Masterworks of 20th Century Sculpture," which chronicles important developments in sculpture in the second half of the 20th century. The museum is in downtown Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 120 Gasparilla Plaza.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer