LifestyleTaste and See Tampa Bay


What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | April 20-22

Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 16:51:45-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (April 20-22), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, April 20

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

When: April 13-22
Where: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach
Cost: $10
Info: Featuring 1,000 tons of sand and 11 world-class sculptors, the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival begins Friday on Clearwater Beach! This 10-day celebration will transform America’s No. 1 Beach into an artistic paradise April 13-22.


The Suncoast Boat Show

When: April 20-22
Where: Marina Jacks at 2574 Bay Street, Sarasota
Cost: $15
Info: Enjoy the great outdoors while pricing and comparing hundreds of boats from the Gulfcoast's leading boat dealers. See various types and styles all in one place. Cruisers, Runabouts, Bowriders, Sportfishers, Center Consoles, Motor Yachts, Inflatables and more. Shop tents full of electronics, accessories, jewelry, art and clothing all in a festive atmosphere with food, drinks, music and much more. Plenty of downtown parking. There is no better time than right now for a new boat! You can also see 'Twiggy' the water-skiing squirrel before she retires! 


Related: 'Twiggy' the water-skiing squirrel is hanging up her skis, making farewell tour stop in Sarasota

St. Pete Pig & Swig Festival

When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg
Cost: Free
Info: Beer. Bacon. BBQ. What more could you want?  The St. Pete Pig & Swig Festival will feature numerous food trucks and their specialty bacon and bbq dishes! There will also be live music, drink vendors, children’s playground, photo booth and so much more. 

Clearwater Greek Fest

When: April 20-22
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 409 South Old Coachman Road, Clearwater
Cost: $3 | Free Parking 
Info: Get ready for authentic Greek food, delicious pastries, Greek beer and wine, live music, Greek artifacts and much more! The Clearwater Greek Fest runs April 20-22. 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins

When: 7:10 p.m.  
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Minnesota Twins for a 3-game series this weekend at Tropicana Field.

Saturday, April 21

Urban Kai 24-hour stand-up-paddle

When: April 21-22 | Starts at 8 a.m.
Where: Armature Works at 1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Click here for more information
Info: Teams of paddlers will hit the water for 24 straight hours to raise money for local communities dealing with cancer. This event will be held at Armature Works on the riverfront. If you are interested in donating to this cause, click here. 

Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival

When: April 21-22
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park 600 North Ashley Drive Downtown, Tampa
Cost: $5
Info: The Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival will be a unique blending of delectable seafood creations, delicious drinks combined with great live musical performances. 

GAME 5: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

When: 3 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: Click here for more information 
Info: Come watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs. 


Movies in the Park: Finding Dory

When: 5 p.m. 
Where: Water Works Park at 1710 North Highland Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Lay out the blankets for a movie in the park! A free viewing of Finding Dory will be shown at Water Works Park in Tampa at 5 p.m. 

Kenny Chesney - The Trip Around The Sun Tour

When: 5 p.m. 
Where: Raymond James at 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Cost: $40
Info: Kenny Chesney is bringing his national tour to Tampa! He will perform Saturday night at 5 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium. 

Sunday, April 22

Plant City Blueberry Festival

When: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Where: Keel and Curley Winery at 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City
Cost: Free Admission | $10 Parking
Info: Guests can enjoy U-Pick blueberries, blueberry beer, blueberry cider, and blueberry wine! There will also be live music, food and craft vendors, and much more. The event has free admission and is family-friendly/dog-friendly. Limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake wine will also be on-sale.

Mainsail Art Festival

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: Vinoy Park at 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: Free
Info: Mainsail Arts Festival, held annually over two days in April, routinely draws 100,000 attendees to downtown St. Pete's Vinoy Park, where 200-plus visual artists and craftspeople display their work against sparkling Tampa Bay. Better yet: Admission to the festival is free.