Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 1

Dunedin Brewery IPA Festival: The 5th annual IPA Festival at Florida's oldest craft brewery features hoppy beer, spicy food and funky jams by Dopapod. There will be more than 35 IPAs on draft and admission gets you a commemorative glass. It starts at 7 p.m. at Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $35-$45. (727) 736-0606.

Pinellas Pepper Fest: Fire up the taste buds with hot and spicy foods, sauces and salsas to sample and purchase. There will also be live music, pepper plants for sale, a pepper eating contest, amateur salsa and hot sauce competitions and a spicy lolly lick-a-thon. Portion of the proceeds benefits Suncoast Hospice. Gates open at 10 a.m. at England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $2, 12 and younger free. (727) 423-8433.

Indigo Girls: You've probably heard the folk duo with hits like Galileo and Power of Two, but this time they stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater with a 32-piece orchestra at 8 p.m. $39, $49, $59. (727) 791-7400.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art and Craft Festival: Crafters will line Corey Avenue displaying their work including folk art, pottery, handmade clothing, painted wood, quilts and hair accessories. It starts at 10 a.m. in St. Pete Beach. Free. (561) 746-6615.

Sangria Fest: They'll try to break the Guinness world record for the largest glass of sangria — it'll have to be something like 4 feet tall! Then grab a glass and help drink it. Party starts at 11 a.m. at Ceviche in Tampa, 2500 W Azeele St. $20. (813) 250-0203.

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