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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 4

Florida Blueberry Festival: Celebrate the tiny fruit with performances by 14 bands, arts and crafts, food, a zip line and rock climbing wall, kids zone, car and motorcycle shows, contests and more. It starts at 9 a.m. along Main Street in downtown Brooksville. Admission: $5, $2 ages 5-16; free for ages 4 and younger; parking $10-$12. (352) 754-4173.

Spring Craft Beer Fest: Live jazz sets the mood for this beer festival featuring tastings of more than 200 European and American craft home brews. Admission includes a tasting glass and a plate of Cajun food, and proceeds benefit Dunedin Doggie Rescue. Gates open at 2 p.m. at Cajun Cafe On the Bayou, 8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. $65; $15 designated drivers. (727) 546-6732.

Kentucky Derby Day at the Downs: Watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, where you can see the race on the track's 30-foot video screen. The track's own races start shortly after noon. The party starts at 10 a.m. at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. $2, $3 clubhouse. (813) 855-4401.

Funk Fest: The two-day festival wraps up today with classic hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa (Push It) and R&B singer Anthony Hamilton (Freedom). Gates open at 3 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $40.

Free Comic Book Day: Participating shops around the world give away comic books from a select list to anyone who comes by. Emerald City Comics in Seminole and Clearwater will be offering up to three free comics, while supplies last. Other participating stores include Demolition Comics in Largo and Tampa and Beyond Books in Largo. Go to to find a store near you.


Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC Zach Galifianakis is back as the host for a third try, without a Hangover movie to promote. Oh, wait.

SEASON FINALE COPS, 8 p.m., Fox A 25th season of rowdy neighbors, drug busts and police brutality rationalized by an audience of paranoid grandmas shouting "GET THOSE PUNKS!" at their televisions. Good times.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 4 05/03/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 6:40pm]
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