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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | March 1-3

Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 14:08:39-05

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (March 1-3), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, March 1

Florida Strawberry Festival

When: Feb. 28 - March 10
Where: Florida Strawberry Festival at 303 N Lemon St, Plant City
Cost: $10 adults | $5 children 6-12
Info: Are you ready for all things strawberries? The 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival is finally here! The annual festival in Plant City, Florida an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.

2018 Florida Strawberry Festival | Taste and See Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Boat Show

When: March 1-3
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US-301, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Ahoy Mates! This is the boating sales event of the season. Chart your course to the Tampa Bay Boat Show. This grand event showcases area boat dealers and manufacturers, the latest in boating and fishing supplies.

St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival

When: March 1-3
Where: Vinoy Park at 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: $5 admission
Info: Join the fun on March 1-3 in Vinoy Park for the 3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival! A variety of seafood entrees and vegetarian dishes will be available, along with a diversity of side dishes and desserts, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to musical entertainment consisting of live on stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit.

60th Celebration Kickoff at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

When: 5:30 p.m. - 9 .m.
Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay at 10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa
Cost: Included with park admission
Info: Listen to live music and rock out to fireworks on Friday, March 1st at the 60th celebration kickoff! The party will also feature a chance to taste some of the new dishes from Busch Gardens' upcoming Food & Wine Festival.

2019 St. Peterburg Jazz Festival

When: Feb. 27 - March 3
Where: The Palladium at St. Petersburg College at 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg
Cost: Performances start at $25
Info: This jazz festival is designed to provide a optimum environment for listeners of jazz. You won't find food trucks, stadium seating or massive columns of speakers at the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. What you will find is an intimate concert experience with pure sound quality and a great appreciation of the jazz artists performing.

Saturday, March 2

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $36
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Ottawa Senators Saturday night at Amalie Arena! Puck drops at 7 p.m.

ZooBrews at ZooTampa

When: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: ZooTampa at Lowry Park at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $85
Info: ZooBrews - Tampa's wildest, all-inclusive 21 & up night returns on March 2nd. Indulge in endless food, beer, wine & spirits and take in live music and amazing wildlife! In addition to innovative creations by the Zoo's rockstar culinary team, there will be food & fare from awesome local favorites including Mekenita Cantina, Ciccio Water, Green Lemon, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, Jeremiah's Italian Ice, Little Donut House; Vintage Cork and more to be announced!

Sunday, March 3

Skyway 10K

When: 5 a.m.
Where: Skyway Bridge
Cost: VIP 10K tickets available for $300 | Race Entry sold out
Info: The Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run is the only annual bridge run across the iconic Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Skyway 10K benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation, with 100 percent of all registration fees supporting military families.

Sunshine Skyway 10K begins this weekend | Taste and See Tampa Bay

Flamingo Festival

When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Sunken Gardens at 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg
Cost: $10 adults | $8 seniors | $4 children
Info: Show your love of flamingos and celebrate a young flock’s birthday! Wear pink for $1 off admission and enjoy kids’ activities, free face painting, and live music. See you there!

P!NK at Amalie Arena

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $140
Info: After incredible success and demand, esteemed performer and international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will extend into 2019 with a stop at Tampa's Amalie Arena. The show begins Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.