TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (March 6-8), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, March 6
Florida Strawberry Festival
When: Feb. 27 - March 8
Where: 2209 W Oak Ave, Plant City
Cost: $10 Adults | $5 Children 6-12
Info: The Florida Strawberry Festival is 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!
10th Annual Craft Beer Festival
When: March 6-7
Where: Edgewater Park Dunedin at 51 Main Street, Dunedin
Info: A weekend flowing with local craft brews, live music, arts & crafts, and much more! This Annual Craft Beer Fest is happening on Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature 50 Florida breweries, live music on both days and local food vendors. Admission is free and VIP tickets are available for purchase.
Free Movies on the Beach: Moana
When: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival at 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater
Info: Visit Clearwater Beach for the free family-friendly movie on the beach: Moana (PG). Bring a blanket or low sitting chair and watch a movie on the big screen. Popcorn, soft drinks, and concessions will be available. Movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.
The Ultimate Brewer
When: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Hidden Springs Ale Works at 1631 N Franklin St, Tampa
Info: Tampa Bay Beer Week presents The Ultimate Brewer, the official kickoff to TBBW 2020! This brewing challenge tests brewers’ skills, creativity and probably their nerves. Two unusual ingredients were randomly drawn and participating breweries have to come up with the best way to demonstrate those flavors in their beer. New this year was the drawing of three possible broad style categories including Light, Dark, and Sour. Breweries choose from numerous styles among these categories. This event is 21 and up.
ABBA The Concert
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Info: Bringing one of the greatest pop phenomenons in the history of music back to life, ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for their 8th appearance! ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling audiences with fantastic performances of ABBA’s iconic hits. Everyone agrees this is the closest to ABBA you will ever get!
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland St, Clearwater
Info: GRAMMY® Award winning American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G makes his way to Clearwater for his Bilheimer Capitol Theatre debut. Kenny G’s iconic and unique sound — created by fusing elements of R&B, pop, and jazz — has become a staple in contemporary music for over 30 years.
Saturday, March 7
Gasparilla Music Festival
When: March 7-8
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa
Cost: $40 (single day ticket)
Info: Gasparilla Music Festival returns to Tampa this weekend. The 9th annual festival features over 40 acts on 5 stages along Tampa's waterfront. Guests can buy a 2-day ticket for $60.
Rides By The River Car Show
When: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Armature Works at 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa
Info: Calling all automotive enthusiasts. Bring your favorite collector car, hot rod, import, or exotic out for the Rides by the River Car Show. Hundreds of Tampa Bay’s greatest vehicles will be on display. Additionally, local dealers and automotive vendors will show off their latest vehicles and products. This event is open to the public and fun for all ages. Coffee and donuts will be available while supplies last.
Cupcake Festival 2020
When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Ybor City Saturday Market at 1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa
Info: Local cupcake bakers will go head-to-head at the Ybor City Saturday Market Cupcake Festival. A panel of judges will determine the best-tasting cupcakes along with the coolest creations and the winner will earn the title of “Best Cupcake in Tampa 2020.″ Visitors to the Cupcake Festival will be able to purchase creations from participating contestants as well as enjoy shopping at the weekly Ybor City Saturday Market.
WiLD 94.1’s WiLD Splash 2020
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew St, Clearwater
Info: Watch Da Baby, Roddy Ricch, YBN Cordae, Wale, Doja Cat, NLE Choppa and Rubi Rose perform live! Lawn cushions and blankets are welcome. Gates open at 1 p.m. and performances start at 2:50 p.m.
When: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: ZooTampa at 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa
Cost: $90 ($80 ZooTampa Members)
Info: ZooBrews returns with an ALL-INCLUSIVE night filled with up-close wildlife, endless food, unlimited drinks, live music, games, and more! Plus, you'll get access to DINOS ALIVE! included with your ticket! You must be 21 or older to attend.
Sunday, March 8
Brewer’s Ball 2020
When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Water Works Park at 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa
Info: The Brewer's Ball is an event for Florida craft beer lovers. All of the Best Florida Beer Professional Competition category winning commercial beers made in Florida are showcased during an afternoon of Florida's best beers, music, awards and one of the best beer raffles in Florida. This festival features over 100 of Florida's Best Beers on tap!
Holi Color Fest
When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US Hwy 301 North, Tampa
Cost: $20 Adults | $15 Students
Info: Holi is a Hindu festival commonly referred to as the “festival of spring”, “festival of colors” or “the festival of love”. There will be plenty of colored powder and fun for everyone!
Taste of Carrollwood
When: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Cost: $5 (Children under 18: FREE)
Info: Fun-Food-Family event at Raymond James Stadium, featuring nearly 100 local businesses and over 20 restaurants. Parking is FREE.