When: July 13-17 Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 U.S. Highway 301, Tampa Cost:Click here for ticket information Info: Attention dog lovers! The 2018 Sunshine State Cluster will feature dozens of dog breeds competing in specialty K9 shows. From dock diving and obedience classes to best show puppies, there’s something for everyone.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Where: 8265 International Drive, Orlando
Info: Florida is now home to the world’s tallest swing ride! Standing at 450-feet tall, the ‘Orlando Starflyer’ seats 24 people and can reach a max speed of 60 miles per hour. And the giant swing is officially taller than its famed ferris wheel neighbor, the Orlando Eye. The thrill ride is located at Vue at 360 on International Drive. It costs $12 to ride and lasts about five minutes.
When: 8 p.m. Where: The Straz Center at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa Cost: $35 Info: Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Tampa! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists. This show has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
When: 8 p.m. Where: The Straz Center at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa Cost: $18 Info: Memories and storytelling interweave into a stunning portrayal of provincial Irish life for five unmarried women in the summer of 1936. Michael Evans, now a grown man, recalls this life-changing summer: he is seven years old, in the care of his unmarried mother and her four sisters – as his father and radicalized uncle unexpectedly return during the pagan festival of Lughnasa. Their arrival upends the already precarious existence of wild Irish women tethered to a Catholic-controlled life in post-war Ireland. The summer colors Michael’s world forever after. Winner of both the Tony and Olivier awards for Best Play, Brian Friel’s autobiographically-inspired work captures the confounding tension between the free-spirited lyricism of the Irish soul and the harsh boundaries of religious and colonial rules.
When: 6 p.m. Where: America's Ballet School at 15365 Amberly Drive, Tampa Cost: $25 Info: America’s Ballet School and Tampa City Ballet will be performing Sleeping Beauty this Saturday! This Spring performance costs $25 and begins at 6 p.m.
When: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Where: Children's Cancer Center at 4901 W Cypress Street, Tampa Cost: Free Info: The 6th Annual Gelatin Plunge is your chance to make a difference in the lives of the children and families supported by the Children’s Cancer Center (CCC). Plummet down a slide on a warm summer night into a pool filled with 2,000+ gallons of orange gelatin and enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and family-fun activities. Spectators are welcome to join in the fun as well!
When: 8 p.m. Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa Cost:Click here for ticket information Info: Maroon 5 is playing in Tampa this weekend! The 3-time Grammy Award-winning band will perform on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Amalie Arena.
When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Riviera Dunes Marina at 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto Cost: $20 Info: Get ready for the new Paranormal Cirque! Under this clown castle, the black and red big top tent features acrobats of the air, illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make one spooky circus experience. A crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to your darkest nightmares. This is truly a paranormal experience like no other.
When: 9:30 a.m. Where: Florida Aquarium at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa Cost: $28.95 Info: Dad’s can enjoy FREE admission to The Florida Aquarium during Father’s Day weekend! Fathers get in free with the purchase of any full price paid admission. Take a stroll with dad through the Aquarium's many exhibits including the Dragons Down Under exhibit and learn how seahorses are the Mr. Moms of the sea!
When: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Where: 1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa Cost: Free Info: Armature Works is a food-lover’s dream and a truly innovative concept in Tampa. The 22,000-square-foot industrial Heights Public Market features an open floor plan with communal seating surrounded by 14 bars and restaurants showcasing the top chefs in the Bay Area.
When: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: ZooTampa at Lowry Park at 1101 W Sligh Avenue, Tampa Cost:Click here for ticket information Info: Get ready to kick your summer off with a splash! ZooTampa at Lowry Park has opened its brand-new family water adventure, Roaring Springs. The water ride allows guests of all ages to discover a hidden part of Florida full of unexpected adventure and thrills. Explorers will board a boat and gently drift along a crystal-clear spring and then suddenly feel a rush of adrenaline as they experience a 3-story splashdown.
When: 7 p.m. Where: MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Cost: $29.50 Info: It's a trio of epic classic rock acts as Styx, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Tesla come to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sunday! With two full sets from Styx and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, featuring hits like "Mr Roboto" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", it's going to be a wild night, so unleash your inner rebel and get ready to rock hard!