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  1. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    Editor's pick

    Race Track Area

    St. Petersburg : Albert Whitted Airport to First Street SE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Fast cars whip through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg on the 1.8-mile long waterfront course with 14 turns. Racing begins at about 8 a.m. each day. There is also a fan village, beer gardens, driver autograph sessions,  interactive games, exhibits and music. There will be a free shut …

    Price: $20-$55 general, $75-$135 reserved.

  2. Dunedin Highland Games

    Editor's pick

    Highlander Park

    Dunedin : 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, 34698

    This giant annual event features 14 bands and 38 clans with competitions in Highland games and heavy athletics, Scottish bagpiping and drumming, pipe bands and Highland dancing. Also, live bands including Off Kilter, a Sheepdog demonstration, a tug-o-war, kid's activities, Scottish wares, food a …

    Price: $16 advance, $18 at the gate. 12 and under free.

  3. All-Pro Dads Father and Kids Experience

    Raymond James Stadium

    Stadium Area : 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33607

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik hosts this interactive event with inspirational games and hands-on experiences to help fathers strengthen their relationships with their children.

    Price: $15 per family.

  4. Tampa Bay Pet Expo

    Editor's pick

    Florida State Fairgrounds

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    Bring your dog - or lizard -  for a day of shopping and fun at this annual expo with adoptable dogs, a costume contest, agility demonstrations, discount vaccinations and pet care tips. Meet authors of dog-related books and get their autographs. Meet Irwin "The General' Raymer, one of the st …

    Price: Free; $6 parking.

  5. Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Barbarian Barbecue Bash

    Editor's pick

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

    University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

    The 37th annual festival takes you back in time to a period of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match.

    Barbecue pit masters prepare for a barbecue championship. Try some of their delicious creations and eat like a barbarian in a turkey leg eating contest. The festival concludes with "Cake with the King," barbarian vendors and an archery championship.

    Price: $16.95, $8.95 ages 5-12 (advance); $19.95, $15.95 seniors/students, $11.95 ages 5-12 (at the gate); $10 dogs.

  6. Family Safety Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Neighborhood Family Center

    Downtown Clearwater : 900 N MLK Avenue, Clearwater, 33755

    The event, hosted by the Clearwater MLK Neighborhood Center Coalition will focus on promoting positive relationships with those who serve our community and encourage education on safety issues. There will be presentations by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the Clearwater Police Department  …

    Price: Free.

  7. World's Largest Food Truck Festival Ever! III

    Florida State Fairgrounds

    Tampa : 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

    Food Trucks on parade with a dizzying array of cuisines and treats to enjoy from the more than 100 trucks offering pad Thai to pierogies, churros to sweet potato pie and more, as guests can vote for their favorite food truck; with live music from Randy McNeely, Radio Crime, Drastic Fall, Charism …

    Price: Free admission, $6 parking per vehicle, menu prices vary; rides, games additional cost.

  8. Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade

    Editor's pick

    Sims Park

    West Pasco : 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey, 34652

    Up to 50 wildly decorated boats will parade down the Pithlachascotee River. This year's theme is "Celebrate Your Passion." Boats will be decorated to reflect the boat captain's passions. All decorations must be environmentally friendly. Prizes range from $150-$1,000. Protect the wildli …

    Price: Spectators free.

  9. Water Ski Show

    Tower Lake

    Oldsmar : 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar, 34677

    Skiers ages 6-60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. Come early for a pre-show.

    This week features a "Rock the '80s" themed show.

    Price: Free.

  10. Tango Buenos Aires

    Editor's pick

    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland : 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, 33801

    This firebrand company of classic tango arrives straight from the hotbed of the art form, featuring 25 dancers in step to the impassioned choreography of legendary Susana Rojo.

    For the college's Festival of the Arts, the troupe performs a special program called Song of Eva Perón,  the story of Argentina's controversial former president, Eva Perón.

    Price: $45-$55.

  11. Eric Church

    Editor's pick

    Amalie Arena

    Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    After closing out 2014 with country music's top selling album, The Outsiders, Church storms into 2015 with Grammy nominations and a new addition to his successful Outsiders World Tour 2015. Cadillac Three opens.

    Price: $28.25-$62.75.

  12. Busch Gardens Serengeti Night Safari

    Editor's pick

    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Travel through the park's Edge of Africa in the dark, viewing the active nighttime behaviors of lions, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and more, then cozy up around a bonfire. Before and after the safari, drinks, appetizers, nightcap and desserts are provided in the Safari Club. Guests must be 21 and u …

    Price: $69 per person. Park admission not required.

  13. POSTPONED Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Editor's pick

    Side Splitters Comedy Club

    Carrollwood : 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    The comedian and actor, best known for her role as Chloe on 24, continues to tour doing stand-up comedy, and has also appeared in movies including Firewall, Legally Blonde 2 and Sweet Home Alabama.

    Price: $22.

  14. Gutenberg the Musical

    Editor's pick

    American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers' audition for their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Through April 5.

    Price: $29-$59.

  15. Tom Papa

    Editor's pick

    Capitol Theatre

    Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755

    With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom can also be seen alongside Clive Owen in The Knick on Cinemax and in the highly anticipated Chris Rock film Top Five. He's also host of the hit SiriusXM show Come to Papa and will host the new Fox TV game show Boom.

    Price: $25-$35.

  16. Marcus Schossow

    District 3

    Downtown Tampa : 802 E Whiting St., Tampa, 33602

    The pioneer in electronic music, has been dubbed "The New Face of House Music" in 2014. DJ/producer Sebjak opens for the Get Wild Tour.

    Price: $15.

  17. POSTPONED Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Editor's pick

    Side Splitters Comedy Club

    Carrollwood : 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    The comedian and actor, best known for her role as Chloe on 24, continues to tour doing stand-up comedy, and has also appeared in movies including Firewall, Legally Blonde 2 and Sweet Home Alabama.

    Price: $22.

  18. Chalk About It Chalk Art Festival

    Railroad Square

    West Pasco : on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street, New Port Richey, 34652

    Area artists and children become "pavement Picasso's" as they creatively decorate the sidewalks of downtown New Port Richey; with family pictures, raffles, vendors, kids games, silent auction, at new event for the Chasco Fiesta. Benefits Pasco Mental Health Foundation.

    Price: Spectators free, $1 per square minimum.

  19. Cycling Out Autism

    Rotary Club Pavilion

    West Pasco : 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills, 34610

    Choose from 3-50 mile trail rides, with breakfast from Starbucks, full barbecue lunch after your ride, plus entertainment and games for kids and families. Proceeds from cyclists' sponsors benefit the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the Univ …

    Price: By donation and contribution.

  20. Community Yard Sale

    Crescent Lake Park

    St. Petersburg : 1320 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The neighboring community does spring cleaning and sell all their gently used items to benefit the TASCO Teen Council.

    Price: Free, $20 per table to sell.

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