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Plan your weekend

Plan your weekend

Boozy beads

Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: The wild, nighttime Pin Chasers Knight Parade from the venerable Gasparilla krewe has TV talk-show host Jerry Springer as a grand marshal as well as the reigning Mrs. America and Mrs. World, Tampa native April Lufriu (for balance?). Lots of beads, brews and more than 100 illuminated floats. It starts at 7 p.m. Saturday in Ybor City.

Music

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: Hard to pass up a free concert by the world's foremost Chicago bluesman, Buddy Guy, on Saturday. And there's lots more music Sunday in the two-day festival in Clearwater's Coachman Park. clearwaterseablues.com. Free.

Take the kids

Rays Fan Fest Meet the players — word is Carlos Pena will be there — run the bases and score memorabilia in a big sale. The team has promised even more activities for kids this year, including Reading with the Rays and high-five stations with players. It's 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and it's free.

Florida State Fair

Lawn mower races The turf war of souped-up tractors Saturday and Sunday is new this year to the Florida State Fair, where there's also a zip line, extreme sports show and freaky fried food. The Fair runs through Monday. Monday-Friday: $10 ages 12 and older, $5 kids. Saturday-Sunday: $12 and $6. (813) 621-7821. It runs weekends through April 1.

Huzzah

Renaissance Festival: Lords and ladies, the annual replica of a 16th century village is back at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday and Sunday, with fire-eaters, jousting and medieval merriment. This weekend's theme is Highland Fling with a Celtic village. Advance: $15.95, $7.95 kids, $10 per pet (form required). It runs weekends through April 1.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

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