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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 8

Gasparilla Music Festival: The popular downtown music festival will have cuisine from the region's top restaurants and four stages of music with headliners the Flaming Lips today and Sunday. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $30-$150.

Florida Strawberry Festival: For the final weekend of the festival, today's featured performers are Jerrod Niemann (7:30 p.m., $20-$25), Dustin Lynch (3:30 p.m., $15-$20), and Caroline Kole (1 p.m., free). The festival opens at 10 a.m. at Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. (813) 752-9194.

Great Bull Run: If you can't make it to Spain, you can sprint down a quarter-mile track with nearly two-dozen angry bulls hot on your heels right here in Florida. The daylong festival includes the bull run, music, food, lots of beer and a giant "Tomato Royale" food fight. It's at 11 a.m. at Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City. $10, 13 and younger free (spectators). $10 parking. (352) 521-3661.

Gasparilla's Outbound Voyage: The Return to Sea: This last of the epic party known as Gasparilla sees the captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla meeting with the mayor of Tampa, seeking the return of the key to the city before boarding the Jose Gasparilla. It starts at 12:30 p.m. at Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa. Free.


Tampa Bay Boat Show: Ready for spring break? Find the latest in boating and fishing supplies and tips from top fish guides. 10 a.m., Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Free.


A Ring by Spring, 7 p.m., Hallmark A fortune teller tells a woman she must get engaged by spring, or else she'll never marry.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 8 03/07/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 7, 2014 4:32pm]
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