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5 things to do under $5 Feb. 13-20

1 Movies in the Park: Here's a cheap date for Valentine's Day that doesn't look like it. See a romantic movie outdoors on a cozy blanket snuggled up under the stairs. Friday's theme at Largo Central Park is "Love is in the air," with a screening of the weepy romance The Notebook. Desserts and beverages will be for sale. Over at Highlander Park in Dunedin, they are encouraging lovers to wear red or pink for Valentine's Day and catch a screening of Disney's Enchanted. Both movies are free. Largo Central Park is at 101 Central Park Drive, and Highlander Park is at 1920 Pinehurst Road. Both movies start about dusk.

2 Clearwater Sea Blues Concert Festival: Take in a free show by blues musicians while you satisfy your seafood cravings with an array of restaurants and vendors Saturday and Sunday in Clearwater's Coachman Park. Headliners the Robert Cray Band and Vintage Trouble will perform Saturday, along with Peter Karp and Sue Foley, Marquise Knox and the Lauren Mitchell Band. On Sunday, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds will be the headliner. Also performing will be Ana Popovic, Eric Lindell, Samantha Fish and Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats. Bring a blanket and chairs. It starts at noon Saturday and Sunday in Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. Free general admission; $25-$45 reserved seating; $120-$130 VIP. (727) 562-4700.

3 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: Endorsed by famed ocean-explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, the annual festival in the historic waterfront fishing village includes live music and dancing, marine life displays, nautical arts and crafts, children's activities, beer and plenty of seafood. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W, Cortez, and benefits the FISH Preserve. $3, 11 and younger free. (941) 708-6120.

4 Tampa Bay Bridal Show: Get tips, trade secrets and advice from more than 100 of the area's top bridal specialists. See the latest in fashion, flowers, photography and more. It runs from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-8523.

5 Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: This free annual juried outdoor festival returns with original handmade crafts by 150 artists from 30 states. It's from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Main Street. (561) 746-6615.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

5 things to do under $5 Feb. 13-20 02/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:26pm]
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