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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 3

Plain hot dog on a bun.

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Plain hot dog on a bun.

Red, White and Blue Fest: Tampa's Channel District celebrates the Fourth of July a day early with igloo drag racing, an LED sports kite demo, patriotic face painting, an All American food court, live music and a meet and greet with Miss National Patriot 2016 Ann Poonkansem. 5 p.m., Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. Free. (813) 447-8538.

Hot Dog Party: The 10th annual hot dog eating extravaganza and rock 'n' roll throwdown features Roadkill Ghost Choir, Samurai Shotgun, Wolf-Face, Poetry 'n Lotion and RGSM. 5 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 241-8600.

Sunday EDM Series: Marshmello: Insomniac Events, the electronic music tour and festival producer behind the Electric Daisy Carnival and other major EDM events, partnered with the bar to bring more than a dozen top DJs to town throughout the summer. $22. Noon, Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 281-8900.

Superhero Film Fest: Superhero film fans won't want to miss this three-hour screening of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. This extended cut contains scenes that bump the films rating from PG-13 to R. There's also a screening of the Sleepwalker trailer and the cult short film Batman: Dead End. Noon, Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 963-0578.

South Pacific: St. Petersburg Opera presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, featuring songs that have become standards, including Cock-Eyed Optimist, Some Enchanted Evening and Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair. 2 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

Summer Classic Movie Series : Pretty in Pink: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the series, this year features classic films also celebrating landmark anniversaries of their original release. The series continues with the 30th anniversary of Pretty in Pink. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

Sublime with Rome: The reggae-rockers return to Tampa with Tribal Seeds and Bleeker. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$59.50. (813) 740-2446.

Big, Bang, Boogie: It's the Swing Gang's Fourth of July dance with music by the seven piece Juke Joint Kings and a cash bar with beer and wine. Red attire suggested for women. 7:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 822-1032.

Modern Baseball: The indie rock will be joined by Joyce Manor and Thin Lips. 7:30 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$40. (813) 248-9500.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sundays at the Morean: Art and clay activities geared towards kids ages 5 to 15. Parents or guardians must remain with their children at all times. 1 p.m., Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7162.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE, Island Explorers, 11 p.m., Travel Channel. Husband and wife adventurers Jeremy and Wendy Gilbert take viewers to off-the-beaten-path spots throughout Hawaii.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more Fourth of July events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 3 07/01/16 [Last modified: Friday, July 1, 2016 11:13am]
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