TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (February 14-16), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, February 14
When: February 6-17
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US Hwy 301 North, Tampa
Cost: $9 adults | $5 children
Info: The Florida State Fair is back with more entertainment and delicious food! New this year is the Fair Foodie Crawl on February 13 and the Deep Fried Dash 5K on February 15. Enjoy your favorite fair entertainment, like Sea Lion Splash, XPogo and Demolition Derby. Buy your tickets online or get them from a participating Publix.
When: February 14-20
Where: Mahaffey Theater, St. Pete
Info: Shen Yun is an international phenomenon that showcases 5 millennia of traditional Chinese culture through music, dance and performance. The show is coming to Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete February 14-20.
When: February 14-15
Where: Yacht Starship, Tampa
Info: Looking for a memorable date night this Valentine’s Day? All aboard the Yacht StarShip for a romantic lunch, dinner or dessert cruise! Sail along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa with delicious cuisine, intimate seating, great views and an electric dance floor.
When: Feb. 14-15
Where: North Straub Park, St. Pete
Info: Join the fun for all things French Fry! St. Pete's annual French Fry Festival runs for two delicious days on February 14 and 15. Food trucks will be lined up serving up specialty French Fries as well as offering their normal cuisine.
Saturday, February 15
When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Tampa
Cost: $48 for team of 6
Info: CluedUpp Games is turning Tampa into an interactive playground with a giant game of Clue. The city-wide event will happen on February 15. You'll be transported back to the 1920s and compete against 100 or more teams to solve the murder mystery in a game called "Sneaky Finders".
When: 12 pm - 6 p.m.
Where: Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa
Info: Enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – beer, bourbon, barbeque, boots, bacon, biscuits, bluegrass and smoked beasts! It’s a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’.
When: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Cost: Free Admission
Info: The Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival is back for its fifth year! The event covers every bit of Chocolate, so make sure to bring your sweet tooth.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Info: Don't miss your chance to experience the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world. Part aerial excitement, part high-speed chase, Monster Energy AMA Supercross is comprised of 17 heart-stopping races.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
Info: The unforgettable harmonies and classic sound of The Beach Boys will bring “Good Vibrations” back to Ruth Eckerd Hall after their sold-out performances in 2018 and 2019. Every ticket purchased includes a digital download of Mike Love’s new album, 12 Sides of Summer.
Sunday, February 16
When: Weekends through March 29, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Tampa
Info: Enjoy strolling the paths of an authentically recreated 16th century village, visiting more than 80 shops featuring unique arts and crafts as well as unique food options. In addition, hundreds of costumed characters are there to entertain your party with several performances daily.