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

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 14:21:04-05

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

Friday, February 22

Kayak Weeki Wachee Springs

When: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park at 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill
Cost: $40 for single kayak, $50 double kayak
Info: Crystal-clear blue water. Abundant wildlife. Natural Florida beauty. Kayaking at Weeki Wachee Springs is one of the most magical experiences you can have in Tampa Bay.

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Chad Daniels Stand Up Comedy

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Side Splitters Comedy Club at 12938 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Cost: $20
Info: With over 700 million streams of his four albums to date, Chad Daniels is one of the most listened to comics you’ve never heard of. Hailing from Fergus Falls, MN, Chad is one of only 13 comics to perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. His first hour special “As Is” is currently available on Amazon; he has performed three times on Conan, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

St Petersburg's Super Greek Fest

When: Feb. 22-24
Where: St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church at 3600 76th St N, St. Petersburg
Cost: $3 admission
Info: St. Stefanos' Super Greek Festival is a joyous, family-friendly, authentic celebration of Greek food, culture, dance and tradition held every year in St. Petersburg! At the festival, all our welcome with open arms, and there is truly something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate. Come dine, drink and dance with us --inside or outside – rain or shine! Enjoy live greek music, authentic cuisine, greek adult beverages, and so much more.

Sun West Crab and Shrimp Festival

When: Feb. 22-24
Where: SunWest Park at 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson
Cost: $5 general admission
Info: The SunWest Crab & Shrimp Festival is back for this year with more seating, bigger bands and extended hours so you have more time to enjoy the festival. This event brings thousands of individuals to SunWest Park with 3 days of live bands, crab races, carnival rides, craft & business vendors, photo booths, kids area and a ton of seafood options.

WineFest 2019

When: Feb. 22-23
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 N Franklin St., Tampa
Cost: Starts at $55
Info: The event is Fest… WineFest… when Tampa Theatre presents Vino Royale, a Bond-themed fundraising weekend on Feb. 22-23: A two-tiered Wine Tasting on Friday with dozens of boutique wines, small plates from Tampa’s top independent restaurants, and premium silent auction items representing Bay area retailers, restaurants, services and attractions. Premium admission starts at 7:00pm and tickets are $90; Grand admission starts at 8:00pm, and tickets are $55. Tampa Theatre Members save $10 off either level. On Saturday, the Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded to seat more than 275 for the elegant Wine Pairing at 007 pm. The multi-course menu by Mise En Place chef Marty Blitz is expertly paired with exquisite wines, and the evening also includes a spectacular live auction of getaway trips and unique experiences. Tickets are $275 per person or $500 per couple.

Saturday, February 23

72nd Annual Fiesta Day

When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 7th Avenue, Ybor City
Cost: Free
Info: This family-friendly, FREE “street festival” celebration commemorates the Cuban, Italian, Spanish, Jewish and German immigrants that settled in Ybor City in the late 1800’s as the cigar factories thrived. Fiesta Day attracts families and people of all ages.

2019 Black Heritage Expo

When: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: University Mall at 2200 E Fowler, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: The Black Heritage Expo is a day to celebrate culture through music, dance, dramatic reenactments, and live poetry. Join ReDefiners World Languages for a day of entertainment, interactive educational experiences and opportunities to connect with local authors, vendors, and artists. This free event is for the entire family!

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

When: Feb. 23-24
Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew St, Clearwater,
Cost: Free Admission
Info: Head down to Coachman Park for two days surrounded by the finest seafood Clearwater has to offer while enjoying blues music from international recording acts!

Sunday, February 24

Bay Area Renaissance Festival

When: 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Where: Bay Area Renaissance Festival at 11315 N 46th St, USA, Tampa
Cost: $15
Info: King Henry and Queen Katherine Parr invite one and all to their 16th Century European village featuring stages with live entertainment. Over 100 artisans fill the festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our newest season by visiting the Festival grounds this year. Huzzah!

2019 Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Temple B'nai Israel 1685 S Belcher Rd, USA, Clearwater,
Cost: Free
Info: Get ready for your favorite Jewish foods! The Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival will feature Carnegie deli corned beef & pastrami, kosher hot dogs, matzoh ball soup, potato knishes, falafel, stuffed cabbage, chopped liver, kosher pickles and so much more.
Info: Get ready for your favorite Jewish foods! The Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival will feature Carnegie deli corned beef & pastrami, kosher hot dogs, matzoh ball soup, potato knishes, falafel, stuffed cabbage, chopped liver, kosher pickles and so much more.

Oscar Party at Tampa Theatre

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre 711 N Franklin St, Tampa
Cost: $35
Info: Join the Tampa Theatre to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP-worthy watch party for the live telecast of the 91st annual Academy Awards on the big screen. Red Carpet Reception begins at 7:00pm on Franklin Street under the historic marquee. After a limo ride around the block, courtesy of long-time event sponsor Skyline Limousine, our superstar guests will walk the red carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi, rub shoulders with costumed characters representing Hollywood’s biggest bigwigs, pose for a picture with a living award “statue,” and chat with “Roan Jivers” about who they’re wearing. Inside, there will be games, prizes, free popcorn and soda, hair and makeup touch-ups with professional stylists, the OSCAR Red Carpet Live pre-show on the big screen, and a cash bar. ABC’s live coverage of the Academy Awards begins at 8:00 p.m.