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  1. Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Craig Morgan

    Editor's pick

    Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds

    Plant City : 303 N Lemon St., Plant City, 33563

    It's not just the strawberries that make this event sweet. Though crowds may come for the fruit, they stay for the live entertainment. This year's major headliners include, Reba McEntire, Boyz II Men, Sara Evans, John Legend and interestingly enough Kevin Costner and his band Modern West. Headli …

    Wednesday's headliner is Craig Morgan ($20-$25) with opener Ricky Skaggs ($15-$20).

    Price: $10, $5 ages 6 to 12, 5 and younger free. Concert tickets are extra.

  2. Real Music Series: Exile and Juice Newton

    Editor's pick

    Busch Gardens

    Tampa : 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission.

    Price: $95, $90 for ages 3-9

  3. Harlem Globetrotters

    Editor's pick

    Amalie Arena

    Downtown Tampa : 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602

    The iconic team is coming to the Arena to show off their ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, mixed with side-splitting comedy and fan interaction great for the whole family.

    Price: $20-$110.

  4. Kalin and Myles

    State Theatre

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701

    The pop, R & B and hip-hop male duo produced hits like Stuck in a Kodak.

    Price: $20.

  5. Leonard Nimoy Tribute: Star Trek: The Search for Spock

    Editor's pick

    Tampa Pitcher Show

    Carrollwood : 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618

    In memory of Leonard Nimoy, Tampa Pitcher Show runs a marathon of free Star Trek movies.

    Price: Free.

  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. Seuss-Tastic

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    The annual celebration of all things Seuss includes activities, storytime, "Ooblek," Green Eggs and Ham and character appearances. Included with museum admission.

  8. Lunch and Learn: Manatee Insanity

    Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

    Tarpon Springs : 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Author and native Floridian Craig Pittman, is the longtime Tampa Bay Times environmental writer whose honors include the 2004 Waldo Proffitt Award for his work revealing a secret plan by the State's business leaders. He will discuss his work, along with his book, Manatee Insanity: Inside the War …

    Price: $17 general admission; $15 for members and students

  9. Tea Dance Series


    Downtown St. Petersburg : 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Get some exercise and make friends in an afternoon of ballroom dancing to live and taped music. Instructions available starting at 11:30 a.m.

    This portion features live music by Mario DeLeon.

    Price: $7, $10 dance and instruction.

  10. Jim Stafford

    Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

    The classical guitarist presents heartwarming stories peppered with humor.

    Price: $18-$35.

  11. Belleair Garden Club: Tillandsias

    Belleair Garden Club

    Largo : 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Belleair, 33756

    Find tips for a thriving garden as club meets with with different topic each month. Free, unless otherwise noted.

    Learn about the life and care of these unique plants.

  12. Adults At Leisure Series : Jim Stafford

    Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

    The 2014-15 season includes returning favorites the Blue Suede Shoes and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, with some new additions to the music series including The Bronx Wanderers.

    Price: $18-$25 single tickets; $180 12-show package.

  13. New York Yankees Spring Training : Vs. PHI

    Steinbrenner Field

    Stadium Area : One Steinbrenner Drive , Tampa, 33614

    Price: Ticket prices vary by game.

  14. Project 18 Big Band Concert and Dance

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    The event features Ed Geimer, who lead the U.S. Air Force Band for 24 years and played in Broadway shows for 21 years. The performance will include songs from Woody Herman & Stan Kenton.

    Price: $5

  15. National Geographic Speaker Series

    Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa

    Tampa : 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33606

    Known as "Mr. Everest," Peter Athans has participated in 16 Everest expeditions and was awarded the highest medal for recognition from the American Alpine Club for a rescue featured in the best selling book Into Thin Air. Athans will present "Mt. Everest and the People of the Hima …

    Price: Free.

  16. Zoominations: A Chinese Lantern Festival of Lights

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

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

    The festival makes its debut during Chinese New Year celebrations and remains open for three months for guests to discover 30 illuminated scenes built by craftsman from Zigong village, China, including replicas of the Beijing Temple of Heaven and larger-than-life dragons, pandas, rhino …

    Price: $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

  17. Sarasota Jazz Festival: Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl

    Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    Sarasota : 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236

    The Sarasota Jazz Club presents its 35th year with a line-up that includes Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, the Freddy Cole Quartet and many more.

    $15 advance, $20 at the trolley.

  18. Master Gardener Plant Clinics: Florida Lawns

    Bloomingdale Regional Library

    Brandon : 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, 33594

    Master Gardener plant clinics offer advice on variety of gardening topics.

    Price: Free.

  19. Florida Native Plant Society

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park

    Clearwater : 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, 33759

    Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets with ideas on using native plants in landscapes and other garden topics.

     Speaker Rosalind Rowe talks about Botany Projects in the FPS, SW District, and a tour of the herbaria, highlights of current field work --surveying, monitoring,  exotics management-- and conservation challenges.

    Price: Free.

  20. Full Moon Ceremony

    The Witch's Brew

    Palm Harbor : 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    Celebrate the planet and the Spring Equinox by honoring the four directions of the North, South, East and West. Bring drums and rattles.

    Price: Free (donations appreciated).

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