Make us your home page
Instagram

5 things to do under $5 April 24-30

1 Spring Postcard Show: Deltiology, or postcard collecting, is the third-largest collecting hobby in the world, behind coins and stamps, but postcards offer a rich treasure of images of old-time tourism and vacations of another era. The Sunshine Post Card Club is having its spring show with dozens of dealers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 4750 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free parking, $3 admission for nonmembers.

2 Blast Friday: Mark Farner, the lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad (We're an American Band, The Loco-Motion, Some Kind of Wonderful), performs a free concert as part of the monthly block party in downtown Clearwater. Opening the show will be special guest Stormbringer. The family-friendly celebration features vendors, food, family activities, contests and entertainment on the 400 block of Cleveland Street starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Free.

3 Cotee River Seafood Blues Festival and Boat Show: This annual festival is a reminder that living on the Gulf of Mexico gives us access to great seafood and that the spring boating season is upon us. The event running Friday through Sunday will also bring in popular blues artists, including harmonica master TC Carr and his band Bolts of Blue featuring Josh Nelms, the Steve Arvey Band and the Lauren Mitchell Band on Saturday. There will also be bounce houses, a bungee jump, pony rides and a petting zoo, boat tours on the Cotee River and an arts and crafts fair. Admission is free. Coolers are not allowed. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

4 Playing! Unplugged: Put away the TV, video games and electronics and head to Largo Central Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Playing! Unplugged event. The city is teaming up with local businesses and medical professionals to emphasize the importance of free play and creativity. Hands-on activities and play stations will be set up throughout the park. There will also be live entertainment, healthy food vendors and train rides aboard Largo Central Railroad's miniature trains.

5 Touch-a-Truck: This popular day in Dunedin's Highlander Park on Saturday will draw swarms of families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to climb, honk and play around in all sorts of vehicles, including fire trucks, dump trucks, motorcycles, buses and military vehicles. They also will set up inflatables and a food court. It's free, but some attractions may have a fee. The park is at 1920 Pinehurst Road.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 April 24-30 04/22/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bar review: Les Partners Lounge goes old-school in Clearwater

    Bars & Spirits

    There are some local places that I'm shocked aren't more well known, and I think that's the result of a general aversion to stepping out of one's comfort zone. I make regular concerted efforts to step outside of mine, which often leads me to strange and rewarding drinking establishments.

    Les Partners Lounge is an old-school, smoker-friendly cocktail lounge and live music venue tucked away in a nondescript shopping plaza in Island Estates.
  2. Local craft beer of the week: Plongeur a L'eponge, Saint Somewhere Brewing Co.

    Bars & Spirits

    Tarpon Springs' Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. has a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to wild ale brewing, utilizing an open brewing approach involving uncovered fermenters in order to brew beer with local ambient microbes, reminiscent in some ways to the fermentation techniques used by rustic farmhouse breweries in Belgium …

     Plongeur a?€š€™L?ˆš??ponge, Saint Somewhere Brewing Company, 6/23/17  Electric Chair Sour Shandy, Angry Chair Brewing, 6/30/17   Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA, Motorworks Brewing 7/7/17
  3. ‘80s acts dominate lineup of 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

    Blogs

    Oh, yes. Christmas is coming early this year to ‘80s fans in Florida. Disney’s Epcot Center has announced the lineup to its “Eat to the Beat” concert series that coincides with their annual International Food & Wine Festival.

  4. Equality Florida leader honored at Tampa U2 concert

    Briefs

    TAMPA — Equality Florida director Nadine Smith couldn't attend last week's U2 concert in Tampa, but she can tell you which of her friends had great seats for the June 14 show at Raymond James Stadium.

    Nadine Smith, Equality Florida founder and CEO, received a unique distinction last week when U2 included her in a montage of photos saluting activism and women leaders.
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 23

    Events

    Leslie Odom Jr.: A solo concert by the Broadway star who won a Tony for his performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35.50-$55.50. (813) 229-7827.

    Leslie Odom Jr. accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in "Hamilton"  during the 70th Annual Tony Awards  on June 12, 2016.  (Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)