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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | April 22-24

Elton John
Posted at 9:30 AM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 13:19:39-04

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (April 22-24), there is plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, April 22

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
When: April 22-24
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: $10 for Friday or Saturday | $15 for Sunday
Info: This outstanding music and food event is prepared like a great meal, incorporating and blending the finest ingredients. Menu items are freshly-cooked on-site incorporating a variety of delicious ingredients (seafood, meat and vegetarian), plus side dishes, desserts and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Another component of the event is a Marketplace showcasing handmade arts and crafts along with a selection of fine products and gourmet food items. While enjoying your meal and drinks, be caressed by the sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents in a diversity of genres. Children 12 and under get in for free!

When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $35+
Info: This year’s headliner is one of Tampa’s favorite bands, legendary rockers Godsmack who have chosen 98ROCKFEST as one of only a select few major events in 2022. Joining them on the mainstage will be rock hit machine Three Days Grace plus Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills, Jelly Roll and Wage War. The free show on the plaza will feature Lilith Czar and more, hosted by 98ROCK’s Skratch N’Sniff.

Saturday, April 23

Kenny Chesney
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Cost: $70+
Info: Kenny Chesney is coming to Tampa for his Here and Now Tour. He'll be joined by special guests Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and Carly Pearce. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $41.25+
Info: Watch the Lightning take on the Predators Saturday night! Doors open 1 hour before puck drop.

Sunday, April 24

Harlem Globetrotters
When: 2 p.m. 
Where: Yuengling Center at 12499 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa
Cost: $20+ 
Info: The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrills you can expect from this fully modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game.

Jubilation The Ultimate Dance on the Pier
When: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: St. Pete Pier at 600 2nd Avenue NE 
Cost: $25 
Info: Come dance and celebrate! The bay, the music, the lights and laser show will make it a night to remember! Totally Euphoric Events brings the first Tea Dance to the St Pete Pier. NY DJ Sam Gee spins the greatest from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and then a performance from 80s icon Pretty Poison featuring Jade Starling! Must be 21 or older to attend.

Elton John
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $268+
Info: The Rocket Man himself is coming to Tampa for his Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour. After more than 50 years on the road, this is the perfect chance to say goodbye to an icon. Doors open 60-90 minutes prior to show time.

Earth Day Events
Looking to do a little good to celebrate Earth Day (April 22)? Here are some events to check out!

Gandy Beach Clean Up
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Gandy Beach, St. Petersburg
Cost: FREE
Info: Cali along with Lufka are hosting a beach cleanup at Cali's adopted shoreline for Earth Day! Email if you would like to join.

Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Sulphur Springs Park at 715 East Bird Street, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: In honor of Earth Day, City of Tampa residents are invited to pick up a FREE tree during Mayor Jane's Tree Giveaway! The City of Tampa is providing 1,000 trees to the community to support Tampa's urban tree canopy. Residents will be able to choose between 3 tree species (each are 3 gallons trees) while supplies last. Limit of one free tree per household and you must live within City of Tampa limits to be eligible.

12th Annual EcoFest
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: MOSI at 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: EcoFest 2022 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School and MOSI to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the Principles of Sustainability, Ecology, Equity and Economy. There will be live music, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce will be in attendance.

Earth Day Compost Happens Workshop
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Crews Lake Wilderness Park at 16739 Crews Lake Dr, Spring Hill
Cost: $35
Info: Learn all the benefits of using a compost plus the do's and don'ts that come with it. Limit of one compost bin per household and no payments will be taken the day of the event. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Lake Parker Cleanup
When: Sunday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Lake Parker at 910 N Granada St, Lakeland
Cost: FREE
Info: This is a great opportunity to give back to the community as well as help protect native wildlife from trash, debris, etc. The event is hosted by Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, who's mission is to make Lake Parker beautiful again and a safe haven for all of the amazing wildlife that lives there.