GASPARILLA: ILLUMINATED KNIGHT PARADE
The last of the Gasparilla parades is the most glittery. The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade brings an array of illuminated floats down Ybor City’s main drag. WWE star Titus O’Neil serves as grand marshal and fan favorite Jerry Springer will appear among floats, dozens of marching bands, local dignitaries and folks throwing beads at a crowd of thousands. The parade is free, but you can buy a reserved seat starting at $25. 7 p.m. Saturday. E Seventh Avenue and N 14th Street, Tampa. krewesantyago.org.
SPORTS: RAYS FAN FEST, HOCKEY DAY
Fans of baseball and hockey get catered to this weekend. First up is the Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field. You can shop a sale of used equipment for charity, tour the clubhouse, check out a youth clinic by second baseman Brandon Lowe, play games with Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows, and hear panel discussions with executives and coaches. Also among the players slated to participate are Willy Adames, Charlie Morton, Blake Snell and newcomer Yoshi Tsutsugo. The event is free, but tickets are required for admission using the Ballpark MLB app. Autograph passes, also available through the Ballpark app, are available for $25 for each player in limited numbers, with proceeds going to the team’s charitable foundation. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. mlb.com/rays.
Sunday is Hockey Day in Tampa Bay with a full day’s worth of programming that showcases the Tampa Bay Lightning and youth hockey in the area. The day will include an alumni skills competition featuring former Lightning superstars Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier, an esports NHL 20 tournament, girls hockey, sled hockey and used equipment sales. $10. 8:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. myboltsnation.com.
BOUNCE: WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE
It’s the first of three weekends for the World’s Biggest Bounce House, setting up first at Raymond James Stadium, then moving to Ruskin Recreation for the weekends of Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. The inflatable attraction is Guinness-certified and has expanded by 30 percent this year to more than 13,000 square feet of bouncing and a customized sports arena filled with goals, nets, hoops and balls of every size. There’s also a 900-foot-long obstacle course with 50 inflatable obstacles and airSPACE, the space-themed area of ball pits, mazes and a five-person slide. $17 and up, book your time slot online. 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; 901 Sixth St. SE, Ruskin. thebigbounceamerica.com.
DOG STARS: MUTTS GONE NUTS
A troupe of dogs and their trainers come to town with the comedy show Mutts Gone Nuts. The family-friendly show will feature a range of tricks and humor created by Scott and Joan Houghton and their canine partners, all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. See the dogs dance, leap, balance on barrels, jump rope, walk a high wire and even say their prayers. $18-$35. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.