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 …
Grand Marshal Vincent Jackson, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will call "drivers, start your engines" to kick off the season for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, as honorary starter, will wave the green flag as the race begins at 3 p.m.
Price: $20-$55 general, $75-$135 reserved.
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.
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.
Families can walk the red carpet to this festival event with activities, games, prizes, casting calls and screenings of Toy Story, The Goonies and Ghost Squad.
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.
The next generation of young fans get the chance to see some of their parents' most beloved childhood films on the big screen.
In the 1988 PG-rated comedy Big, a boy asks a mechanical swami to make him a grown up. See what happens when his wish is granted.
Price: $10, $8 ages 12 and younger.
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.
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.
Heir of Late Night and one of the most recognizable faces in comedy throughout the world, the comedian and talk show host returns to the comedy stage for a wickedly funny evening of stand-up.
The multi-platinum and Grammy award-winner will kick off the second leg of her North America Shine On Tour with a stop at the Clearwater venue. Cue the tears when she performs I Will Remember You.
Price: $53.75-$104.75, $160 dinner package.
Meet at the tennis courts for a 15-mile tour of waterfront homes, the airport, dog park and boat basin. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 10 to 14 mph. Call (813) 598-4944.
Learn about the benefits of using indigenous plants and flowers in the landscape at annual festival dedicated to gardening â€¨and environmental conservation, with speakers on a variety of topics including Dooryard Fruits of Central Florida and Dog Friendly Yards, along with Q & A sessions an …
Price: $3 suggested donation, kids 12 and under free.
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.
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.
Boasting 26 or more "badass obstacles," the Savage Race features more real obstacles per mile than other events, so you spend less time jogging and more time conquering the obstacles. Besides obstacles, the six-mile race includes challenging terrain, mud, fire, ice, tall walls and wate …
Price: $56-$91, $30 juniors, $15 spectators.
Families with special needs children will get to play in the museum before it opens in a sensory-friendly setting. Enjoy a bunny-petting area, photos and crafts.
All-new festival runs weekends 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. through April 26, with Florida-inspired food, wine, live entertainment. Included with admission, food and drink additional.
The great Puerto Rican salsa orchestra has been around for more than 50 years. Though it's down to just one original member, it still has a lineup of musicians and singers to represent various Latin dance-band eras of the last half century, as well as the band's own historic relevance in Spanish-speaking culture.
Price: $95, $90 for ages 3-9
Take in the array of varied orchids for sale and start a collection, or find out how to care for those you already have at the Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill's annual sale, with vendors selling plants, supplies, books and more, potting booth, advice on orchid care, and hourly orchid raffle. ( …
Price: $2 admission, free parking.