It's a bit cloudy this morning, but mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures are expected to make today ideal for springtime parades and festivals taking place all over the Tampa Bay area.
"Warm, beautiful sunny both days this weekend," says 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey.
Today's high is forecast to be 84 degrees, a little warmer than the normal high of 76. Temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-70s this evening.
What to do with all that sunshine? You've got a lot of choices:
• Tampa's Pride Parade will start at 1 p.m. along E Seventh Avenue from Nick Nuccio Parkway to 20th Street. This year's grand marshals are former County Commissioner Kevin Beckner and drag entertainer Joey Brooks. The free Tampa Pride Street Festival will take place at Centro Ybor. Organizers say this year's crowd could exceed the 30,000 who attended last year. The event will include a tribute featuring Pulse nightclub shooting survivors, first responders and bar staff from Orlando.
• The St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival is scheduled for North Straub Park. Tickets are $5 at the gate.
• Bark in the Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park brings together dogs, owners, vendors, food trucks, a pet costume contest at more. Price is $20. Dogs and children 11 and younger are free.
• The Chasco Fiesta at Sims Park in New Port Richey includes a midway and rides for younger children, a street parade at 1 p.m. Free to attend, but riding the rides means buying a wristband.
• The Olde Bay Cafe Dunedin Seafood Festival starts at noon at Edgewater Park, 51 Main Street, with local craft beer and music. Free, though you pay for food and drink.
• The Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Festival at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, features music, arts and crafts, raffles, vendors and a kids zone. Tickets are $10 to $30.