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  1. Westchase Morning Market

    Avenue at Westchase

    Westchase : 9644 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, 33626

    A wide variety of vendors selling produce, cheeses, seafood, plants, herbs, honey, pet treats and more. Held Sunday through mid-April.

    Price: Free.

  2. Florida Strawberry Festival and Concerts: Hunter Hayes

    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 …

    Sunday's headliner is Hunter Hayes ($40) with opener Brett Eldredge ($20-$25).

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

  3. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

    Editor's pick

    Curtis Hixon Park

    Downtown Tampa : 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602

    A weekend of fun and entertainment, while experiencing the diversity of cultures through sight, sound, smell and taste. The select group of artists invited to participate showcase various styles of art from around the world, and vie for the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additio …

    Price: Free.

  4. Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Buccaneer Beer and Pet Festival

    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.

    Bring your furry friends and pirate pals for Buccaneer Beer and Pet Fest weekend. There's a pet rescue showcase, pet training demonstrations, contests for dogs, a tattoo contest, beer and wine tastings. This weekend also features swab the deck, a Perfect Pirate contest and biker discounts with presentation of motorcycle license.

    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.

  5. Bright Lights, Big City

    Editor's pick

    Freefall Theatre

    St. Petersburg : 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    Follow the sordid adventures of a depraved fact checker at a New York magazine as he plummets into the yuppie party scene. In classic Freefall style,  the black box theater has been turned into a 1980s nightclub setting, with high-top table seating for the guests.

    Price: $21-$46.

  6. Leo Kottke

    Editor's pick

    Palladium Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    For more than 45 years, this acoustic guitar virtuoso has kept an international following in awe with albums including, Twelve String Blues, Ice Water and Mudlark.

    Price: $27.50-$47.50.

  7. Sunday Bicycle Rides

    North Shore Park Dog Park

    St. Petersburg : 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the dog park for a scenic 33 mile ride on the St. Petersburg Downtown Trail, the Pinellas Trail and the Skyway Trail. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 14 mph. Call (813) 236-8119.

    Price: Free.

  8. Peak Bloom at Bok Tower

    Bok Tower Gardens

    Lake Wales : 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 33853

    Explore the colorful palette of spring as more than 150 varieties of camellias, hundreds of azaleas, along with orchids, irises, Mexican flame vine, and other flowering plants reach their peak blooming period through March and into April. Bring your camera and learn about the flora, fauna and hi …

    Price: Adult admission: $12, kids 5-12, $3; combo admission to Gardens and Pinewood Estate: adult, $18, kids 5-12, $8.

  9. Rally Pitstop Party

    Pro Karting Experience

    St. Petersburg : 4600 34th St. N, St. Petersburg, 33714

    The event will welcome the Florida Gumball Rally and Rally Your Heart teams to Tampa, while raising awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. Attendees will enjoy music, Caribbean cuisine and a car show.

    Price: Free.

  10. Pastry & Baking Classes: Breads

    Michael's Extraordinary Desserts and Baking Academy

    Fourth Street Garden District : 1961 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33704

    Chef Michael Ostrander shares his secrets as an executive pastry chef in hands-on full day class. Register online.

    Price: $100, includes lunch, recipe book.

  11. Big Shot Volleyball Tournament

    Pier 60

    Clearwater Beach : 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, 33767

    Approximately 200 teams from across the East Coast compete in this 2-on-2 beach volleyball tournament. Hot players to keep an eye on include Matt Henderson, Piotr Marciniak, Justin Phipps, Tara Kuk and Karolina Sowala.

    Play takes place on the beach adjacent to Pier 60.

    Price: Free for spectators.

  12. Spring Open House

    Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

    Bradenton : 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton, 34222

    Travel back to the Old South through lifestyle demonstrations of that time period including live music, crafts and re-enactments.

    Price: Free.

  13. Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach

    Corey Avenue Area

    South Pinellas beaches : 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, 33706

    The revamped weekly market features more than 60 vendors offering top quality farm fresh produce, specialty gourmet food, plants, ready to eat items, handcrafted items and live music. Between Boca Ciega Drive and Gulf Boulevard.

    Price: Free admission.

  14. Tattoo Convention

    Caliente Resort and Spa

    Land O'Lakes : 21240 Gran Via Blvd., Land O'Lakes, 34201

    A mixture of ink, art and nudity at this tattoo convention with live music and barbecued food.

    Price: $30 couple, $10 women, $40 men (before 11 p.m.); $100 couple, $25 women, $100 men (after 11 p.m.).

  15. Music on the Bay

    Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill

    Rocky Point : 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 33607

    A three and a half day Parrot Head Trop-rock music festival that blends Caribbean, tropical/island, Latin and rock-reggae, with roots. There will be vendors with "parrotphanila" and other items on site.

    Price: $85 three days.

  16. Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium: Tribute to Yotam Ottolenghi

    Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium

    Brandon : 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon, 33511

    Classes on a variety of culinary topics designed for the home cook. Call for other class topics.

    Recipes from the chef's cookbook, Plenty, include pear crostini, 'crunchy' pappardelle. $50.

  17. Yoga + Dali

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel.

    Price: $15, $10 members.

  18. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

    New Tampa Regional Library

    Tampa : 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa, 33647

    To celebrate the great rhyming author who makes childhood more whimsical, Hillsborough county libraries will have stories, games and activities.

    Price: Free.

  19. Pinkies Up!

    Renaissance Vinoy Resort Grand Ballroom

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Miss. St. Petersburg Elisha Sayed serves as special guest for this tea party with craft activities and a high end fashion show with members of the Junior League of St. Petersburg serving as models. Benefits Junior League of St. Petersburg programs.

    Price: $50-$65, $25 ages 14 and younger.

  20. Plant Based Power: Strategies for Starting and Succeeding on Plant Based Diet

    Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

    Town 'n' Country : 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa, 33634

    Learn how to easily change your diet to a more plant-strong focus, while meeting nutritional needs, at seminar.

    Price: $10-$20 donation.

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