MAURICE RIVENBARK | Times
Mike O'Malley looks over the Quadski, an amphibious personal watercraft that can hit speeds of 45 mph on both water and land. O'Malley, who is visiting from Chicago, said, "If I had lottery money, yeah why not?" when asked if he was interested in buying the $40,000 vessel on display at …
OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Richard Esposito, 50, of Spring Hill finishes painting a parrot carved out of wood by Dan Cappello of Cap's Wood Designs on Friday, the first day of Swamp Fest. The event, which runs through Sunday, features live entertainment, artists, contests and more than 100 vendors. Admission is $8, $4 …
Gasparilla Music Festival: The hip music fest continues today with New Orleans great Trombone Shorty, Jason Isbell, Tea Leaf Green, Matt Hires and more. There's also a family area and food from top restaurants. It's at 10 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $30-$150.
Gasparilla Music Festival: The popular downtown music festival will have cuisine from the region's top restaurants and four stages of music with headliners the Flaming Lips today and Sunday. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $30-$150.
The Sun City Center FunFest takes place March 15, but the work by the 17-member committee, hundreds of volunteers and dedicated staff started months ago.
Once again, fortune favors the bald as Rays manager Joe Maddon, coaches, players and front office staff will shave their heads to pay tribute to children fighting cancer. Fans can join in as well, and all proceeds benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's Cut for A Cure.