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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | March 8-10

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Posted at 8:35 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 02:55:52-04

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (March 8-10), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, March 8

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

When: March 8-10
Where: Downtown St. Pete
Cost: $20 Friday | $35 Saturday | $50 Sunday
Info: The Firestone Grand Prix has returned to St. Petersburg March 8-10 for three days of fast cars, world-class drivers and family fun.

Start your engines for the 2019 St. Pete Grand Prix | Taste and See Tampa Bay

2019 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.

Florida Strawberry Festival 2019 returns to Plant City | Taste and See Tampa Bay

St. Pete Seafood & Sweets Festival

When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Vinoy Park at 701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg
Cost: Free Admission
Info: Get ready for seafood and sweets! This food truck festival will feature special seafood-inspired dishes with a live DJ and plenty of beer options.

Blake Shelton

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $45.25
Info: Blake Shelton is coming to Tampa! He will be performing at Amalie Arena on Friday night. Show begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

Gasparilla Music Festival

When: March 9-10
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: $40 Saturday | $30 Sunday | $60 Full Weekend
Info: The 2019 Gasparilla Music Foundation kicks off at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park on March 9th & 10th, featuring musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants.

Tampa Fossil Fest

When: March 9-10
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa
Cost: $8 admission
Info: The Tampa Fossil Fest will feature displays of fossils, minerals, gems and so much more. Learn about Florida's prehistoric past with free workshops throughout the weekend.

Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival

When: March 9-10
Where: Craig Park on Spring Bayou at 100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs
Cost: $5 admission
Info: The Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou is a premiere outdoor art event. This signature event is one of the top-rated art shows in the nation. It is a juried show with artists from all over the United States. The festival offers amazing art, great food and live music in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Pinellas County.

Tampa Taco Fest

When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Al Lopez Park at 4810 North Himes Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Free Admission
Info: Become a part of the first-ever Tampa Taco Fest - an annual festival created to unite the Tampa Bay Community through the love of tacos! Admission is free and the food is scrumptious.

Florida Game Con at USF

When: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Yuengling Center at 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Free Admission
Info: Calling all gamers! The Florida Game Con will feature the best of gaming, anime, comics and pop culture. Enjoy gaming stations, board games, free swag, numerous card tournaments, virutal reality, foam fighting and so much more!

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $41
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking on the Detroit Red Wings at home this weekend! Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Grab Sunday brunch at a Buddhist temple in Tampa

When: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Wat Tampa at 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa
Cost: Free Admission
Info: Tucked away under the Selmon Expressway, you can find one of Tampa's best brunch spots. The Wat Mongkolratanaram, or Wat Tampa for short, is a Buddhist temple that offers an outdoor Thai food market on Sunday mornings. Over a dozen vendors serve up all types of authentic Thai cuisine.

Grab Sunday brunch at a Buddhist temple in Tampa | Taste and See Tampa Bay