TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (March 29-31), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, March 29
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Highlander Park at 903 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin
Info: Dunedin Parks & Recreation invites all ages to enjoy this free, family event with games, inflatables, music, food options and the movie ‘Space Jam.’ The film begins at dark and will be shown on a large, outdoor movie screen. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket!
When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg
Info: Baseball is back! The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Houston Astros in the opening series of the 2019 season.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park 1001 N Blvd, Tampa
Info: This free, outdoor screening will take place at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N. Boulevard in Tampa. Picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged!
When: March 29-30
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 McMullen Booth Rd, USA, Clearwater
Info: Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, John Mellencamp will embark on a 2019 tour of The John Mellencamp Show which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concert performers, Mellencamp will perform two shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. The John Mellencamp Show will start promptly at 8 pm and will not have an opening act.
Saturday, March 30
When: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US-301, Tampa
Info: The Insane Inflatable 5K is heading to Tampa this weekend! It’s a fun and dynamic 5K made up mostly of inflatable obstacles. The workout challenges you to a 3.1 mile obstacle course featuring bounces houses, ball pits, ball mazes, slides, and more. Each venue provides its own unique terrain and running experience. The race kicks off Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Tickets start at $57.
When: 9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 7th Avenue, Ybor City
Info: The 5th annual Tampa Pride Diversity Parade kicks off Saturday, March 30 in Ybor City! The street festival and entertainment will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a special community tribute at 12 p.m. in front of Centro Ybor. Join the crowd along historic Ybor to cheer the floats and marching bands as the parade steps off at 1 p.m. along 7th Avenue and Nuccio Parkway. When the street festival and parade are over, the fun moves indoors! Sponsored bars and restaurants will include specials throughout the night with live music.
When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Centro Asturiano de Tampa at 1913 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa
Cost: Click here for more info
Info: The International Cuban Sandwich Festival begins Saturday at Centro Asturiano de Tampa. Enjoy all types of delicious Cuban sandwiches, live music, dancing, drinking and of course the World's Largest Cuban Sandwich.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena 401 Channelside Dr, USA, Tampa
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Washington Capitals in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference Final on Saturday. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 31
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Info: Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its premiere at the Van Wezel in March 2019!