Make us your home page
Things to do Things to Do
 Today's TipSheet

Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 16

Kenny Chesney: Named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association four times, Chesney kicks off his tour during this annual trip to Tampa. He'll bring hits including She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy, You and Tequila and Come Over. This year he's bringing along an edgy opener, Eric Church, along with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Concert starts at 4 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25-$250. (813) 350-6500.

St. Patrick's Day River O'Green Fest: For the second year, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa celebrate St. Patrick's Day by dyeing the Hillsborough River bright green. Food trucks will be on site and Guinness and Cigar City beer will be available for purchase. Also, if you bring three nonperishable food items you'll get a green "Saint Patrick's Army" shirt provided by the Salvation Army. It starts at 11 a.m. in Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8615.

Beer Dash: This 3K street race includes a post-race Pro Criterium watch party, a free beer, discounts on additional beer and a commemorative St. Paddy's Day T-shirt for all runners. The race winner even gets free Cigar City Brewing beer for a year. It starts at 4 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. $25. (727) 893-8664.

Rough Riders St. Patrick's Night Parade: Like a Gasparilla turned green, the Rough Riders have been throwing this St. Patrick's Day parade for 18 years. This year there are more than 90 floats and krewes from across Florida tossing green beads as they roll down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City starting at 8 p.m. Free. (813) 248-1898.

Opera Tampa: Bon Appetit: Julia Child teaches the makings of a classic French chocolate cake in this one-act comic opera sung in English. See it at 7:30 p.m. in the TECO Theater at the Straz Center in Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

to watch

SEASON FINALE The Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America Norton ends the season not by having new guests, but by talking about all the great guests he had this season. That's like Thanksgiving night, when you can't eat anymore, but sit around talking about how delicious the food was.

more to explore

Find date night ideas at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 16 03/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:29pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bar review: The Landing at Jannus in St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    I've spent many evenings in St. Pete's Jannus Live courtyard, enjoying one of the best open-air venues in the Tampa Bay area. It's where I saw my first concert in Florida: Toadies, on the Rubberneck tour sometime in the mid '90s.

    The drinks at the Landing at Jannus in St. Petersburg are about as cheap as you’ll find at any other regular downtown bar, a nice surprise.
  2. Local craft beer of the week: Two Henrys Belleview-Biltmore Blueberry Vanilla Wheat

    Bars & Spirits

    Two Henrys Brewing Company is a unique entity in the Tampa Bay brewing scene, due to both its status as the only brewery in Plant City, as well as its location on a 27-acre working farm, which also includes a winery.

    Photo by Justin Grant
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 26


    Train: One of the most engaging frontmen in rock, Pat Monahan, brings along O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield for their annual trip through Tampa. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $21.50-$191. (813) 740-2446.

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 12:  Singer Pat Monahan of Train performs as the band kicks off the Play That Song Tour in support of the album "A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat" at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 700034174
  4. Interview: Todd Rundgren comes to St. Petersburg looking to reach a new generation

    Music & Concerts

    They're teaching Todd Rundgren in college now.

    Todd Rundgren will perform at the Mahaffey Theater on May 27. Credit: Lynn Goldsmith
  5. Volcano Bay, with waterproof wristbands that eliminate lines, now open at Universal Orlando


    ORLANDO — Universal Orlando opened its third park on Thursday, this one a resort-style water attraction called Volcano Bay that features a waterproof wristband that promises to eliminate lines.

    Universal Orlando opened its third park, on May 25, 2017, this one a resort-style water attraction called Volcano Bay that features the first waterproof wristband that promises to eliminates lines. [Willie J. Allen Jr. | for Universal Studios]