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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | March 30 - April 1

Posted at 11:22 AM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 03:58:21-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (March 30 - April 1), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, March 30

Star Wars and the Power of Costume (Last Weekend)

When: March 30 - April 1
Where: Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg at  255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: The force is strong at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete! Star Wars and the Power of Costume gives you a chance to see over 60 original costumes used during the first seven films of the saga. The exhibition features some of the world’s most recognized cinematic costumes, including Darth Vader, Queen Amidala, Chewbacca, X-Wing Pilots, and Droids, like C-3PO and R2-D2. Check out this amazing showcase of cinematic history from now until April 1. 


UniverSoul Circus

When: March 30 - April 1
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Cost: $20
Info: The UniverSoul Circus has arrived in Tampa Bay for the weekend! This world-class, live entertainment attraction is celebrating its 20th anniversary. UniverSoul is a one-of-a-kind, must-see attraction and will be performed in a large circus tent outside Raymond James Stadium. Don't miss it! 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana  Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for ticket information   
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays are opening the 2018 season against the Boston Red Sox! The 4-game series will run until Sunday at Tropicana Field. First pitch on Friday is at 7:10 p.m. Saturday’s game will begin at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday will start at 1:10 p.m. 


Saturday, March 31

International Cuban Sandwich Art & Food Festival

When: March 31-April 1
Where: HCC Ybor City Campus at 1320 East Palm Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Enjoy over 100 food and cultural vendors at the International Cuban Sandwich Art and Food Festival this weekend! Watch chefs create the biggest Cuban sandwich in the world, which will be cut up and fed to the homeless. Restaurants from all over the world will be competing for the tile of ‘World’s Best Cuban Sandwich.’ There will also be plenty of drink tents and live music. 

Grady Goat Yoga

When: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m .
Where: Hat Trick Ranch at 12551 Franklin Road, Thonotosassa
Cost: $20
Info: Try out the craze of ‘goat yoga’ at Hat Trick Ranch in Thonotosassa! Goat yoga combines the calming meditation with the happiness of having adorable little kid goats wandering all around. Around 20 baby goats are used for each yoga session and their age is around two to three months old. These goats are very social and they love being cuddled like cats or dogs. Be ready for them to jump on your back! That’s one of their favorite things. The cool part? All the money raised goes to the Grady Goat Foundation, which raises money for local charities that benefit special needs kids in Tampa Bay. They offer goat yoga classes for $20 every Saturday at 10 a.m. The classes are limited to 25 participants, so be sure to register online in advance.


Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour

When: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Where: Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library at 1505 North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $20
Info: Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa. Guests will walk approximately one mile. Pre-registration is required.

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Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled

When: 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $26.20
Info: Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato is bringing her North American tour to Tampa with hip-hop icon DJ Khaled! The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena. 

Sunday, April 1

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

When: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. 
Where: Busch Gardens at 10165 N McKinley Drive Terrace Park, Tampa
Cost: $89.99
Info: The festival features signature dishes along with exciting new cuisine, including 16 all-new dishes plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. Eighteen of the biggest acts in musical entertainment will take the stage every weekend on Gwazi Field.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators

When: 6 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning are facing off against the Nashville Predators on Easter Sunday! The puck drops at 6 p.m. at Amalie Arena.