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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 6

Festival attendees paint on the NOMAD art bus during Localtopia on Saturday February 7th, 2015 at Williams Park in Downtown St. Pete. NOMAD stands for Neighborhood-Oriented Mobile Art ' Design. NOMAD studio is a non-profit aimed at making art more accessible to the Tampa Bay Area. Localtopia, a "community celebration of all things local", featured over 100 St. Pete vendors as well as a craft beer garden, live music, and activities for kids. The 2nd annual festival was held by Keep St. Petersburg Local, an advocacy group and independent business alliance. 
MONICA HERNDON | TIMES

Festival attendees paint on the NOMAD art bus during Localtopia on Saturday February 7th, 2015 at Williams Park in Downtown St. Pete. NOMAD stands for Neighborhood-Oriented Mobile Art ' Design. NOMAD studio is a non-profit aimed at making art more accessible to the Tampa Bay Area. Localtopia, a "community celebration of all things local", featured over 100 St. Pete vendors as well as a craft beer garden, live music, and activities for kids. The 2nd annual festival was held by Keep St. Petersburg Local, an advocacy group and independent business alliance. MONICA HERNDON | TIMES

Localtopia: Nearly 200 St. Petersburg area independent businesses present "A Community Celebration of All Things Local" with representation of arts, culture, shopping, food, drinks, health, wellness and sports. 10 a.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 500-7708.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Pillage the Village: The festival opens with a "Pillage the Village" theme including competitions in arm wrestling, best tattoo, best pirate costume and perfect pirate, a traders port and fairy house voting. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Runs weekends through March 20. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of, $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12), $16.95 seniors/students, $10 dogs. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.

Florida State Fair: The fair returns for the 112th year with a "So Much More to Explore" theme. In addition to rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping, this year the fair guarantees at least 112 free things to do. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9, $5 ages 6-11 (advance). $11 Mon.-Fri., $13 Sat.-Sun.; $6 Mon.-Fri., $7 Sat.-Sun. ages 6-11 (at the gate). Make a donation at any Goodwill Industries location and get a coupon good for $2 off admission. (813) 621-7821.

Brooksville Native American Festival: The festival features non-stop entertainment, music, dance and more than 35 other vendors selling native American and native American-inspired arts and crafts. RV and tent camping available. 10 a.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. $7, $4 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (352) 797-7886.

Paw Park Grand Opening: Dress your pets in their NFL best for a puppy bowl with dogs running touchdowns on a scaled down football field, a kitten play room with adoptable cats, mobile groomers, pet treat giveaways, pet games and food trucks on site. 11 a.m., Achieva Community Dog Park, 1659 Virginia St., Dunedin. Free. (727) 431-7362.

Crafty Fest: This monthly market with an artsy slant includes local arts, etsy crafters, vintage and retro goods, jewelry and plants. 11 a.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 324-3878.

Annie: Leapin' lizards! The beloved musical returns, directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, with unforgettable songs like It's the Hard Knock Life and Easy Street, plus the eternal anthem of optimism, Tomorrow. 8 and 2 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Cider and Mead Festival: Fill your souvenir glass with up to 100 ciders and meads available for tasting at this party in the beer garden. 2 p.m., Cajun Cafe On the Bayou, 8101 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. $65. (727) 546-6732.

Brad Noblitt: The Christian singer-songwriter celebrates the release his first EP titled We Are One, which features the single Glorious Story. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25. (727) 791-7400.

Katt Williams: The actor, rapper and comedian best known for his roles in First Sunday and his 2006 HBO special Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $50.75-$102.75. (813) 974-3004.

Southern Soul Assembly: The Southern rock supergroup. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.75-$58.75. (727) 791-7400.

Slippery When Wet: A Bon Jovi tribute band. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0550.

Moon Taxi: The indie-progressive, alternative rockers tour in support of their album, Daybreaker. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17. (727) 895-3045.

Mardi Gras at Universal: Hunter Hayes: Running through April 16, Universal Studios brings the Big Easy to Orlando once a week with a Mardi Gras parade, lots of beads, Cajun food and a free concert by pop and rock acts, all included with admission. Parade takes place 45 minutes prior to concerts. 8 p.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $102, $97 child. 1-800-837-2273.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the canopy of a live oak tree using harnesses and a rope pulley system. 10 a.m., Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 328-0300.

TO WATCH

Fifth annual NFL Honors Awards, 9 p.m., CBS. On the eve of Super Bowl 50, this special celebrates the best players, performances and plays of the season. Also, the newest Pro Football Hall of Fame class is announced.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find Super Bowl food recipes at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 6 02/05/16 [Last modified: Friday, February 5, 2016 11:55am]
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