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  1. Cinco De Mayo Street Festival and Dance Party

    Editor's pick

    Casa Tina Gourmet Mexican & Vegetarian

    Dunedin : 365 Main St., Dunedin, 34698

    Dress as your favorite Latin character and get out to downtown Dunedin's annual street festival with a costume contest, Salsa dancing and lessons, a giant puppet parade of 20-foot tall puppets, music by Orquesta Infinidad, Mariachi singer Lily Cortes and a performance by Ballet Folkorico.

    Price: No cover.

  2. Pale Horse Lucha: The Art of Lucha Libre

    Editor's pick

    NOVA 535

    St. Petersburg : 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, 33707

    Artist Chris Parks, also known as "Pale Horse," creates a multi-sensory art exhibition and performance piece which coincides with Cinco de Mayo. Featuring eight large-scale art panels, video installations, luchador photography,  hand-sewn, custom-designed wrestling masks and a wre …

    Price: $15 advance; $20 at the door.

  3. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Red Mesa Cantina

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Red Mesa stretches their Cinco De Mayo celebration. They call it a "week long fiesta," but it's actually five nights of drink specials, tequila shots, live music, raffles and giveaways.

    Price: No cover (food and drink individually priced).

  4. CANCELED Nitro Circus Live

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    Amalie Arena

    Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    The action sports spectacle from the MTV stunt series kicks off its U.S. tour in Tampa with top freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding tricksters. Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana was the first to ever land a double backflip at the 2006 X Games. Champion motocross rider Josh Sheehan has  …

    Price: $39-$99.

  5. Beauty and the Beast

    Editor's pick

    Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    Back by popular demand, the romantic Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated film is filled with unforgettable characters and dazzling production numbers, including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song.

    Price: $46-$120.

  6. Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

    Epcot at Walt Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista : 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 32830

    For this year's festival (daily through May 17), in addition to nearly 100 topiary characters, outdoor kitchens and Tinker Bells' Butterfly House, Frozen is set to make its first appearance represented in a garden at the World Showcase Plaza, with white and silver blooms. The concert series, ren …

    Price: $97, $91 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free.

  7. Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market


    Gulfport : Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

    With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts.

    Price: Free.

  8. Give Day Tampa Bay

    Channelside Bay Plaza

    Channelside : 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Log onto Make a donation to your favorite charity. Then, go to Channelside and enjoy food and drink specials as a gift for your donation. Benefits 500 area nonprofits.

    Price: $25 minimum donation.

  9. Puppet Show

    Charles Fendig Public Library

    South Tampa : 3903 W Neptune St., Tampa, 33629

    In Peter Rabbit, see what happens when little Peter doesn't heed this mother's warnings to stay out of the neighbor's garden. Best for ages 3 and older.

    Price: Free.

  10. Cinco de Catrinas

    Catrinas Cocina Y Galeria

    South Tampa : 2402 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, 33629

    A combination Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday celebration includes taco specials, $3 shots and DJ music. Wear a sombrero or mustache and get a free shot. The party goes on until 1 a.m.

    Price: No cover.

  11. Cinco de Mac'o

    MacDinton's Irish Pub St. Petersburg

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 242 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The SoHo hotspot celebrates happy hour and Cinco de Mayo with a $15 Corona bar, music, jalapeno eating contest and specially priced tacos and tequila drinks.

    Price: $15.

  12. Cinco de Give-O

    Ferg's Live

    Downtown Tampa : 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Cinco de Mayo and Give Day Tampa Bay combine in this party with a mustache contest, games, prizes, live music and drink specials. Buy a bucket of Corona, Corona Light or Negra Modelo and $1 benefits the Animal Coalition of Tampa.

    Price: No cover.

  13. Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum

    Editor's pick

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join together for this event offering free admission from 2 to 7 p.m., perfect for an after-school or post-nap diversion.

    Price: Free.

  14. Star Wars Storytime

    Inkwood Books

    South Tampa : 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33609

    It's the "Revenge of the Fifth Star Wars Storytime" with readings of Star Wars epics, Imperial Snacks including Jar Jar Links in a Blanket and Hans Rolos, book giveaways and a Star Wars themed Lego competition.

    Price: Free.

  15. Cinco de Mac'o

    MacDinton's Irish Pub

    South Tampa : 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 33606

    The SoHo hotspot celebrates happy hour and Cinco de Mayo with a $15 Corona bar, music, jalapeno eating contest and specially priced tacos and tequila drinks.

    Price: $15.

  16. Cinco de Mayo Fun-Raiser

    FrankCrum Building

    Downtown Clearwater : 100 S Missouri Ave., Clearwater, 33756

    Give Day Tampa Bay and Cinco de Mayo combine for a Mexican themed fundraiser party with music, inspirational speeches from breast cancer survivors, appetizers, cash bar and raffles. Benefits My Hope Chest for breast reconstruction.

    Price: $25 advance, $30 day of.

  17. Zoominations: A Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Discover 30 illuminated scenes built by craftsman from Zigong, China, including replicas of the Beijing Temple of Heaven and larger-than-life dragons, pandas, rhinos and more. It will also feature performances by Chinese acrobats and an artisan market with handmade crafts. Runs through May 31

    Price: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (Zoominations); $39.95, $37.95 seniors, $29.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (combo Zoominations and Zoo admission).

  18. History’s Doorstep: The ACLU, Marriage Equality and the Path to the Supreme Court

    CopperFish Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

    South Tampa : 1502 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 33606

    Celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality decision with insights delivered by ACLU, a performance by the St. Petersburg Opera Company, appetizers, a raw bar, Prosecco and Cigar City beer tasting.

    Price: $100, $75 before May 5.

  19. Table Scrap Gardening

    Hudson Regional Library

    West Pasco : 8012 Library Road, Hudson, 34667

    Got table scraps? You have a garden in the making. Find out how to start new plants from pieces of potatoes, pineapple, celery, garlic and more, at Extension Service seminar.

    Price: Free.

  20. Cinco de Mongo

    Skipper's Smokehouse

    Tampa : 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, 33613

    Skipper's puts a rasta twist on Cinco de Mayo with reggae-rock by Mighty Mongo and other entertainment by Samantha Leigh and No Pressure.

    Price: $5.

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