Sunday, July 22, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 3

Chasco Fiesta: Festival carnival has a midway with a special area for younger children offering them more minimally frightening rides. 1 p.m., Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey. Free to attend. Wristband for carnival rides: $15-$25 (varies by day). (727) 842-6055.

Festivals of Speed Motorsports Collection and Luxury Lifestyle Display: The 12th annual gathering of some of the world's finest automobiles, motorcycles and watercraft with on-site cafes offering fine culinary treats, smooth jazz, wine tasting, cigars, luxury lifestyle displays and high-end fashion shows. 10 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20, 12 and younger free; $85 (Supercar Lounge); $100 (VIP). (353) 385-9450.

Rays 2016 Opening Day Rally: The street will be closed to traffic from noon to 4 p.m. in front of Ferg's to celebrate the first home game of the Rays 2016 season. There will be live music before and after the game and fan booths set up in the street for the Baseball Forever booster program. 11 a.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-4562.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: Andy Grammer: Gourmet food samples start at $4, wine and cocktails start at $7.50. Live entertainment is at 6 p.m., included with admission. There are food and wine "sampler" tickets available for $24.99-$44.99 that get you five to 10 smaller-sized samples of the food and drinks available at the festival. Noon, Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Family Favorites Film Series: Mrs. Doubtfire: Young fans can 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 2-12, 1 and younger free; $12, $10 ages 2-12 (Quote-along film). (813) 274-8982.

Bronx Wanderers: The band is back to perform the greatest hits and share stories from Dion, The Beach Boys, Jay and the Americans, the Four Seasons and all the stars of the golden second wave of rock and roll. 5 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Pinellas Park Orchestra: A concert of light classics including The Chanson Triste by Tchaikovsky and film music including The Chronicles of Narnia. 7:30 p.m., Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-0895.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Gasparilla International Film Festival Family Day: Families can walk the red carpet to this festival event with activities, games, prizes, casting calls and screenings of Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Lego Movie. 10 a.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 693-2367.

DATE CHANGE: Perry Harvey, Sr. Park Grand Opening: Join Mayor Buckhorn and community leaders for a commemoration of African American history and celebration including live music, food and entertainment. 2 p.m., Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, 900 East Scott St., Tampa. Free.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE, The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC. Another suspenseful season comes to an end with a 90-minute send-off. We'll meet Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, left), a ruthless villain who wields a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. Let's hope he doesn't hit for a high average.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, July 21

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on July 20

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Published: 07/19/18
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Published: 07/19/18
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