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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 3

Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run: Okay, the full 10K race course to Honeymoon Island State Park really takes place at 12:15 a.m., but close enough, right? Some 700 luminaries light the way, and shorter races begin at 11 p.m. (1-mile) and 11:25 p.m. (5K). Starts from Causeway Plaza, 2600 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. $8-$45. (727) 535-2257.

Christian Finnegan: He appeared on the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? with Ice Cube, but this comic is probably best known as part of VH1's Best Week Ever, where he offered insight into pop culture. See him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17. (813) 864-4000.

Migos: The fast-rising hip-hop outfit performs at 10 p.m. at Club Skye, 1509 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $30-$80. (813) 247-6606.

Datsik: The dubstep DJ has played all over the world, including big festivals like Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Electric Zoo and more. See him at 10 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 873-8368.

Clearwater Threshers: Fireworks: After the team plays the Dunedin Blue Jays, the field will put on its biggest fireworks show of the year. Game is at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $5-$9.50. (727) 467-4467.


Flick and Float: Cool down at the pool with floats, noodles, diving boards and flume slides while you watch the family-friendly animated film Pirate Fairy. It starts at 8 p.m. at Shore Acres Recreation Center and Pool, 4142 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $4, $3.50 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 893-7752.


Black Box, 8 p.m., ABC Dr. Black treats the winner of a singing competition who no longer can determine musical pitch. That never hindered contestants on American Idol.


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Independence Day: America turns 238 on Friday, and the bay area will celebrate with more than fireworks. Winning best title is Pasco's Sparklebration Star-Spangled Spectacular, which includes watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, a petting zoo and bounce houses at the Pasco County Fairgrounds ($5, 12 and younger free; parking $5). Then Clearwater Celebrates America for free with a mascot parade, Radio Disney kids zone and a show by the Mostly Pops Orchestra at Coachman Park. If you want a little history, there's Family Funfest at the WWII American Victory ship with food trucks, drinks and a cool place to watch the Channel District's fireworks finale ($12, $7 children, $10 seniors/military).

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 3 07/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:44pm]
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