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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.