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Gasparilla Criterium and Cycling Festival: Bikes will loop around the streets of downtown Tampa for a short course over closed city streets. A health and wellness expo, food trucks, and wet zoned area open at 10 a.m., with professional cyclists starting at 7 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Free spectators, $20-$55 riders, $75 VIP.

World's Largest Food Truck Festival Part II: It's the second attempt to break a world record, this time with more than 200 food trucks at the Florida State Fairgrounds from noon to 8 p.m., 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free admission, $6 parking per vehicle, menu prices vary.

Jay Leno: The comedian returns for shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $85-$195.

The Avett Brothers: The North Carolina folk rockers bring their live set — complete with loud twang, loads of foot-stomping and no shortage of hootin' and hollerin' — to the Sun Dome at 8 p.m., 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $35-$47.75. (813) 974-3004.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: You can't miss the buzz of race cars in the air, which begins today at 8 a.m. Besides racing there's a free military-style obstacle course, a huge Ferris wheel and the Brighthouse Network Speed Zone with $5 activities including a mechanical bull, gyroscope and rock climbing wall. It's from Albert Whitted Airport to First Street SE, St. Petersburg. $30-$55 general, $70-$135 reserved. Toll-free 1-877-283-5385.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade: Up to 50 wildly decorated boats will parade down the Pithlachascotee River with a festival starting at 1 p.m., Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey.

TO WATCH

Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, 8 p.m. Nick Mark Wahlberg hosts the slime-errific special in which young viewers pick their favorites.

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC Grumpy genius Louis C.K. returns to host again; fingers crossed for a sequel to ''Lincoln.''

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 29 03/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:45pm]
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