Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (03.02-04.18)

From boats to beauty Tampa has a packed weekend with something for everyone!


Friday, 3/2

MarineMax at the Tampa Bay Boat Show
Join MarineMax at the Tampa Bay Boat Show out at the Florida State Fairgrounds! View all the latest models from the top manufacturers and take advantage of special boat show pricing. Begins 10a.m.
Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 U.S. Highway 301 North

Yoga in the USF Botanical Gardens
This class is presented by June Kittay, a trained, experienced instructor. The class is offered to all levels of yoga students; from beginners to expert. The Gardens offers a tranquil, natural environment to find the health benefits of yoga. Yoga can increase flexibility, reduce stress, and increase strength of joints and muscles. 3-4p.m.
USF Botanical Gardens 12210 USF Pine Dr.

Southeast Japanese Sword Show & Auction 2018
The Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel will be hosting the Southeast Japanese Sword Show & Auction. The show itself will abound with Japanese swords and Samurai artifacts including armor, matchlock firearms, and archery items. Japanese art, woodblock prints, kimono and antiques are also well represented. European and middle eastern swords are also to be found along with a wide selection of Chinese and Asian art and artifacts. There is a special free exhibit for the general public called “The Art and Arms of the Samurai”. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring items to the show for identification and evaluation by numerous experts and can entertain offers from dealers at the show. There is a lively auction on Friday evening, March 2nd, at 7 PM for those who wish to buy and sell in a competitive environment.  Begins 10a.m.
Tampa Airport Marriott Tampa International Airport, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway

March’s First Friday
Join Cleanse Apothecary as they welcome Barbara Koehler as our Artist for March’s First Friday- Art in the Heights! Barbara is an enthusiastic artist living and working in the Tampa Bay area. Her body of work in pastels, acrylic and mixed media covers both covers both realistic and abstract subject matter. Her love for color and music is apparent in her work. 6-9p.m.
Cleanse Apothecary 6500 N Florida Ave, Ste C.

Saturday 3/3

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen in a jubilee! Journey back in time as more than 100 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village. Experience live armored jousting, 12 stages of entertainment, 7 theme weekends, and fun and food for the whole family! 10a.m.-6p.m.
11315 N 46th St.

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Tampa
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is coming to Tampa so grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin’ good time. Celebrate the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to show that the most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart. 10a.m.-2p.m.
Al Lopez Park 4810 N Himes Ave

Beauty & Balance Event
Come experience beauty and wellness retailers through the Beauty & Balance event to bring a day of fun to local women. This event will feature live Zumba classes from the YMCA, mini makeovers and hairstyles by the Paul Mitchell School, mini hand facials from Venus mini Med Spa, and a zen zone from Earthbound Trading Co.! 12-3p.m.
Westfield Citrus Park 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall

Sunday 3/4

All GF Vegan at Hyde Park Village Fresh Market
Head to the back of the square in the corner behind the music tent with Pottery Barn to our left. Stop by for some GF/SF Vegan Nut Meats & Cheeses, Legume Free Hummus and more – no preservatives or additives! 10a.m.-3p.m.
Hyde Park Village 1608 W Snow Ave

Spring Tampa Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day
At The Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan day you will find all kinds of artisans, fabulous food, live music, original art, painted furniture, antique vendors and more. 11a.m.-5p.m.
Westfield Citrus Park 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Blvd

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Aislinn Fallon is a five-time internationally published writer whose writing has been read on every populated continent on the globe. She is also the author of the poetry book Pretty Little Things & Witty Little Words which is represented by the world's largest global book distributor.