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For music planner on 4/20/17: Handout photo of Neil Diamond, performing at Amalie Arena on 4/23/17. Credit: Universal Music Enterprises.

For music planner on 4/20/17: Handout photo of Neil Diamond, performing at Amalie Arena on 4/23/17. Credit: Universal Music Enterprises.

Neil Diamond: The legendary singer-songwriter known for hits like Sweet Caroline and Cherry Cherry, will bring a tour celebrating 50 years in the music business. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $35.75-$145.75. (813) 301-2500.

Green Thumb Festival: Loads of flowering plants, fruit trees, unusual and unique plants, herbs, garden art and accessories, fresh produce for sale, at the popular annual garden and greenery fest. 9 a.m., Walter Fuller Park & Center, 7891 26th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free admission. (727) 893-7441.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

Florida Blueberry Festival: Music and street entertainment, wine bar, food concessions and a market featuring Florida-grown blueberries and other produce, blueberry kids zone, retail exhibitors, artisans, beer garden and the Urban Slide. Tickets to the Urban Slide, a 1,000-foot long slip and slide, are extra, and sold separately. 10 a.m., Downtown Brooksville, Main Street, Brooksville. Admission $10, $5 ages 13-17; free for ages 12 and younger. (352) 754-4173.

Tour de Shine: A guided tour providing bicyclists a close up look at 30 new works in the Shine Mural Festival. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg Bicycle Cooperative, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $20. (813) 263-8600.

Mainsail Art Festival: In addition to 250 professional artists, Mainsail presents the Young at Art student show, Kids Create activity tent, live music and a variety of culinary art food vendors. 10 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7039.

Island Earth Days: Celebrate the Earth and our tropical environment at this annual event with live music, children's activities, nature walks, live animals and environmental displays. 11 a.m., Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. Free; $8 per carload park admission. (727) 738-2903.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Lynryrd Skynyrd: The annual festival runs weekends noon to 9 p.m. through April 30 with concerts starting at 7 p.m. You'll find sample size portions of gourmet food, wine and cocktails, horticultural masterpieces and festival related games through out the park. Noon, Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Woodson Chamber Concerts: The Florida Orchestra debuts a series of four Sunday afternoon chamber concerts. 3 p.m., Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can. (727) 323-1104.

Family Favorites Film Series: Pete's Dragon: The next generation of young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents' most beloved childhood films on the big screen. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 ages 12 and under. (813) 274-8982.

One Night of Queen: Great Britain's Gary Mullen and the Works recreate a complete Queen show. $16-$61. 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (800) 826-9303.

Tommy Davidson: He first came to prominence for his wide range of characters and spot-on impressions on In Living Color. In addition to standup, the comedian has also appeared in stand-up specials like Illin' in Philly and movies (Bamboozled). 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Marine Science Fest: This Earth Day salute includes hands on activities for kids, sea creature exhibits, microscope fun and examining how crabs see. Included with admission. 9 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $21.95, $19.95 ages 60-older, $16.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 23 04/21/17 [Last modified: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:59am]
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