The Florida Strawberry Festival offers some great enticements to take the afternoon off. First, it's wristband day, where $19 (plus admission) gets you unlimited rides. And top music acts include classic country crooners Charley Pride and Clint Black.
Haven't been to a spring training game yet? Here's a closer opportunity to see the Rays. They play the Pirates down at old-school McKechnie Field in Bradenton. So what if you're seeing mostly minor league prospects? It's baseball in the sunshine at 1:05 p.m.
Here's an awesome free offer: Ride your bike to the Lightning game against Washington and get in free. But you can also get discounts even if you can't ride your bike. Just bring in some items for recycling. See the list here.
Here's a freebie to put on your radar: USF in St. Pete is having an Entrepreneurial Networking Breakfast that features author and sports trend watcher Richard Luker. Will he have some insight into the Rays stadium situation? It's at 8 a.m. Tuesday and reservations are required, so that's why we're giving you this heads up.
And here's an update for you: If you were planning on visiting that new aqua park at the Tradewinds resort on St. Pete Beach that was scheduled to open this weekend, better make other plans. A spokeswoman told us that the opening has been pushed back to the end of March.
Our deal of the day is T-rexic!: Save big at Dinosaur World with a $6 ticket (56% off).