TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (February 21-23), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, February 21
When: February 18-23
Where: The Straz at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Info: Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). The Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. performance will be sign language interpreted.
Dancing with the Stars: Live!
When: February 21-22
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Info: Returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall this weekend is TV’s biggest dance show on tour—Dancing with the Stars: Live! The show will feature fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.
St. Pete Super Greek Festival 2020
When: February 21-23
Where: St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church at 3600 76th St N, St. Petersburg
Info: St. Stefanos' Super Greek Festival is a joyous, family friendly, authentic celebration of Greek food, culture, dance and traditions! At this festival, all are welcome with open arms, and there is truly something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate. Come dine, dance and party!
Movie on the Beach: Beauty and the Beast
When: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Sunsets at Pier 60 at 10 Pier 60, Clearwater
Info: Visit Clearwater Beach for the free family-friendly movie on the beach: Beauty and the Beast (PG). Bring a blanket or low sitting chair and watch a movie on the big screen. Popcorn, soft drinks, and concessions will be available.
2020 Equality Florida Tampa Gala
When: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Armature Works at 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa
Info: Equality Florida champions the LGBTQ community throughout the Sunshine State. For more than 20 years, the organization has educated Floridians on LGBTQ issues and advocated for LGBTQ people in cities, counties, and at the Florida State Capitol. Come on out to the 2020 Tampa Gala to learn about this progress and what’s ahead on the journey to full LGBTQ equality! The evening will feature entertainment, open bars, catering by Puff ‘n Stuff, a silent and live auction, and an inspiring message from Equality Florida’s CEO Nadine Smith.
Saturday, February 22
Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
When: February 22-23
Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew St, Clearwater
Info: The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival is a two-day open-air blues music and seafood festival. Attendees are serenaded by five musical acts each day. Each performance will surely get your hips moving and arms waving. A stroll through the food village will surround you with aromas of fresh grouper, cajun shrimp, large dishes of paella, and that's only the beginning. There are also other options for non-seafood loving friends. This Festival is free for the public to enjoy and there are also VIP and reserved seating packages available as well.
St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival
When: February 22-23
Where: South Straub Park at 198 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg
Info: Check out the continuation of a growing new art tradition: the St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival. The event is co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg and coordinated with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. See a variety of work from more than 100 artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
26th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival
When: February 22-23
Where: 5124 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota
Info: Take in the sand and the sea along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road as you discover wonderful creations from more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Siesta Key is promised to be a feast for the senses. This spectacular weekend festival is not to be missed. Check it out 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
Art & Seafood on the Waterfront
When: February 22-23
Where: Safety Harbor Waterfront Park at 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor
Info: A showcase of beautiful art and great local seafood taking place at the beautiful Waterfront Park in Safety Harbor. The juried art will include mixed media, paintings, 3-D artwork, photography, wood, metal, fiber and jewelry. Cash prize awards to the top judged entries will be presented on Saturday.
When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Williams Park at 350 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg
Info: This is St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local”, showcasing over 250 of your favorite independent businesses and community organizations. The festival, founded in 2014, collectively celebrates all that makes St. Pete great via its arts, music, food, drinks and culture. This year’s Localtopia is expected to be the biggest one yet!
Fiesta Day 2020
When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 7th Avenue, Ybor City
Info: Fiesta Day is a free, family-oriented “street festival,” celebrating the cuisine, culture and heritage of the immigrants who settled Ybor City at the turn of the 19th century. La Setima, or 7th Avenue, will be closed to traffic and filled with food, fun, arts & crafts and entertainment for the entire family.
Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade & Festival
When: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Downtown Dunedin
Info: Downtown Dunedin will be transformed into the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the Southeast. The event opens at 12 p.m. and music starts at 1 p.m. The parade begins at 7 p.m.
in front of the Dunedin Stadium, runs along Douglas Avenue and ends near Skinner Boulevard. VIP tickets are available for purchase.
Vipers vs. Roughnecks
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Info: Catch the Tampa Bay Vipers' first home game of the season as they play against the Houston Roughnecks this weekend. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23
2020 Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival
When: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Temple B'nai Israel at 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater
Info: This day-long, annual event features the best Jewish foods, including New York Style corned beef and pastrami, falafel, knishes, matzoh ball soup, delicious pastries, and much more. Local Jewish Agencies will be in attendance to educate the community of their presence and missions. There will be hours of Jewish music with choirs from local synagogues performing, a massive tent for eating, and a fun and safe child zone. Educational lectures and demonstrations will enhance the day. The local community—Jewish and non-Jewish—are invited to come celebrate!
Downtown Dunedin Vegan Food Truck Rally & Market
When: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: HOB Brewing Company at 931 Huntley Ave, Dunedin
Info: It's back! Mark your calendars for the next Downtown Dunedin Vegan Food Truck Rally & Market. Come enjoy some of the area's best vegan food, vendors, live music, and craft beer in a fun family environment. This event is kid and pet friendly, plus there will be plenty of free parking. You don't have to be a vegan to enjoy!