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Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (3.23-25.18)

Friday, March 23 

Gasparilla International Film Festival (All Weekend)
“See films before they’re famous.” With a slogan like that, there isn’t much else that really needs to be said. In its 12th season, the film festival has become a highly-anticipated event in the area. With over 100 films shown over the course of the 5-day event, there is truly something for everyone. Visit to view the weekend schedule and purchase your tickets. Various Locations 

Lecrae at Ritz Ybor
Join grammy winner and positive influence rapper, Lecrae, as he brings his “All Things Work Together” world tour to the Ritz Ybor. Doors open at 7pm and tickets start at $23. This show is open to all ages. Ritz Ybor – 1503 E 7th ave


Saturday, March 24

Tampa Beer and Brunch Festival

Start your morning off right with Breakfast burritos, brunch pizza and bacon maple donuts! Gather the entire family and head on out to the Cotanchobee Park anytime between 11am and 4pm for the Tampa Beer and Brunch Festival and enjoy 5 hours of outdoor fun while drinking, eating and socializing on the beautiful Tampa Bay waterfront. Festival fun for 21+ includes samples of more than 60 craft beers and cocktails ranging from Bloody Mary’s, mimosa’s and mixed drinks while food vendors, live music, games and prizes will entertain those who are not quite old enough to partake in the drinking festivities. Leashed dogs are welcome to the festival as a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pet Pals Animal Shelter. Cotanchobee Park – 601 Old Water St

Tampa Pride Festival
Celebrate diversity within our community at the Tampa Pride Festival, beginning at 9:45 am in downtown Ybor City. Festival vendors will include artisans and entertainers, among a variety of food merchants. This year’s event will also include a health expo and a new entrepreneurs area. The parade will begin at 1pm with a special community tribute beginning at noon. The parade will follow its typical route winding its way east from the corner of Nuccio Parkway and 7th Ave, all the way down 7th Ave. to 20th St. N to disperse. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Ybor City – 1600 E 7th Ave


A ‘90’s Party, Beotch!
The 4th annual Saved by the Ball will return to the Ritz Ybor and will celebrate all things 90’s from covers of alternative hits to a DJ playing the best pop from the era as well as themed cocktails, a costume contest and cult classic movies playing all night long. Event is open to 18+ with advance tickets selling for $15 and $20 at the door. Ritz Ybor – 1503 East 7th Ave

Great American Tiny House Show (Saturday and Sunday)
If you’ve ever been interested in tiny home living, check out the Great American Tiny House Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds 9am-6pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday. On display will be tiny homes, container homes, modular homes and portable structures. Additional exhibits will include building equipment, tools, supplies, real estate brokers, accessories, travel destinations and recreational products for a successful transition into tiny house living. Tickets are $15 for adults over 13 and $10 for active military, veterans and seniors. Florida State Fairgrounds – 4800 U.S. 301 

Sunday, March 25

Bark in the Park
Join fellow dog enthusiasts at Curtis Hixon Park anytime between 11am-3pm for the 31st annual Bark in the Park. This family and dog-friendly walk and pet fundraising festival will feature music, food trucks, a variety of vendors, pop-up dog park, beer, adoptables, doggie costume contests and a 1-mile stroll along the river. Visit to learn how to register as a fundraiser and/or participant for the event. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay with the goal of raising $140,000. Curtis Hixon Park – 600 N Ashley Dr. 

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