TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (March 22-24), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, March 22
When: March 15-24
Where: Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena at 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
Cost: Adults $9 | Children, Senior Citizens, Military $5 | Free Parking
Info: The 83rd annual Sarasota County Fair kicks off this week! Bring the whole family to enjoy classic fair rides and delicious food.
When: March 21-24
Where: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club at 36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor
Info: The PGA Tour returns to Tampa Bay this week with the 2019 Valspar Championship! Four championship rounds of golf will be played at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor on March 21-24. Tiger Woods will not be returning to Valspar this year, but the 2018 champion Paul Casey is making his way back to defend his title.
When: March 21-23
Where: Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland St, Clearwater
Info: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends — celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!
When: March 21-24
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Info: Believe in what’s possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go in an epic adventure with demigod, Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter. Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true. Journey with Mickey and Minnie to uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! Fans are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate family and tradition with Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco in a special sing-a-long guest appearance. Discover your inner hero when Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to Tampa!
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: McCurdys Comedy Theater at 1923 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
Info: Comedian D.L. Hughley is making his way to Tampa this Friday for some stand up comedy! From 1992 to 1993, Hughley was the original host of ComicView, the stand-up comedy program on BET. In 1998, through 2002, he wrote, produced and starred in the television sitcom series, The Hughleys. He is a member of The Original Kings of Comedy, and has also had roles on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and on NBC's Scrubs as Turk's brother. He was the host of the 2008 BET Awards.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st St. S, St. Pete
Info: Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars. Black has transcended genres and become one of the most successful artists with more than one-third of his songs achieving hit song status on country radio. More than 20 million albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well known that the Texas born and raised artist is an accomplished singer and guitarist, Black is also proficient on drums and harmonica. His concert begins Friday night at 8 p.m.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater
Info: Grammy Award-winning iconic rock band Chicago returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with their signature horns for the first time since their sold-out show in 2014. With worldwide sales of more than 120 million records, five consecutive #1 albums, and an astonishing 50 hits in the U.S. alone, including 21 Top 10 smashes, such as “Saturday in the Park”, “25 or 6 to 4”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Make Me Smile” and “If You Leave Me Now”, Chicago is one of the most successful bands in rock music history.
Saturday, March 23
When: March 23-24
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 S Franklin St, Tampa
Cost: $8 admission
Info: Get ready for all things home and garden! The Tampa Home & Garden Show brings together vendors who specialize in landscaping, pools, spas, kitchens, garages, windows and so much more. Hear from builders and contractors on how you can achieve your home improvement needs.
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa
Info: Bring your four legged friend to the 32nd Annual Bark in the Park! This is a family-and-dog-friendly walk and pet festival featuring music, food trucks, beer, adoptables, vendors, doggie costume contests, and a 1-mile stroll along the river.
When: 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Where: Downtown Tarpon Springs on West Court Street
Info: The Tarpon Fest Music Festival begins this Saturday! Enjoy over a dozen artists preforming live in downtown Tarpon Springs.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Osprey Driving Range Stage at 36750 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor
Cost: Included with admission to Valspar Championship
Info: Country mega star Brad Paisley will headline this year's Valspar Live concert! Paisley, with more than 20 No. 1 country hits to his name, will hit the Osprey Driving Range Stage at Innisbrook Resort after the conclusion of third round play on Saturday, March 23 at approximately 6:30 pm. This concert is free of charge to all Saturday tournament ticketholders.
Sunday, March 24
When: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Tampa Garden Club at 2629 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa
Cost: $50 General Admission
Info: Enjoy unlimited food and drink samples from more than two dozen of South Tampa’s best restaurants this Sunday! The event will also feature a beer garden, live entertainment, prize giveaways and so much more.