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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 5

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 29:  Members of the band Great White perform at a concert benefiting former band member Ty Longley at the Key Club on April 29, 2003 in West Hollywood, California.  Longley passed away in a tragic bar fire accident in Rhode Island in February.  (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 29: Members of the band Great White perform at a concert benefiting former band member Ty Longley at the Key Club on April 29, 2003 in West Hollywood, California. Longley passed away in a tragic bar fire accident in Rhode Island in February. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

Hairapalooza: Hair bands rock the park, including Stephen Percy, Winger, Great White, Slaughter and more. Blankets and lawn chairs are okay, but leave the cooler home. Noon, England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free general, $29.98 VIP. Toll-free 1-877-987-6487.

July 4 Weekend at Hogan's Beach: Country duo Love and Theft headlines, backed up by Trailer Choir, Soul Circus Cowboys and Mixin Dixie. 7 p.m., Hogan's Beach, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $15-$30. (813) 281-8900.

Madeira Beach Craft Festival: The annual festival features a blend of contemporary and original works by more than 100 artists and crafters. 10 a.m. on Madeira Way, between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N, Madeira Beach. Free. (813) 962-0388.

Meet, Greet and Eat with Louis Murphy: The St. Petersburg native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, who also played for the University of Florida, meets fans in the Food Court to chow down on Chick-fil-A and talk about his foundation 1st Downs 4 Life. 11 a.m., Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 347-3889.

Summer Nights: Bridgit Mendler: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with a concert by the 21-year-old Disney star, extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Park opens at 9 a.m. at 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. Included with regular daily admission: $89, $81 ages 3-9. (813) 987-5600.

Water Ski Show: Skiers ages 6 to 60 perform theatrical water shows with barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. This week features a patriotic salute to Independence Day. 6 p.m., Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. Free. (727) 480-9365.

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. He does shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the heights of a live oak using harnesses and a rope pulley system similar to those used in the Amazon rain forests. 10 a.m., Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 328-0300.

TO WATCH

Almost Royal 10 p.m., BBC America The Brits-in-America fun continues as Georgie and Poppy take in more of the colonies with a visit to Brooklyn's Williamsburg to learn the art of coffee-making.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 5 07/03/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:41pm]

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