Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival
Enjoy a weekend celebration of food and music at the Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival, which will be held April 21-22 from 11am-8pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Menu items are freshly-cooked onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors. All seafood dishes use indigenous and sustainable resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Vendors will be stationed throughout the park showcasing arts and crafts along with a selection of fine products, gourmet food and specialty items. There will also be plenty of music for everyone from rock, soul and R&B to jazz and Caribbean sounds. General admission tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 in advance and children 12 and under free. VIP tent admission is $130. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – 600 N Ashley Dr.
Friday, April 6
Tampa Bay Blues Festival (All Weekend)
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is coming to St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Waterfront Park for its 23rd consecutive year! Join rock, soul, jazz and general music lovers this weekend for a rockin’ good time at one of the nation’s biggest and most popular blues festivals due to its variety of grammy nominated and awarded artist lineup.! Friday and Saturday events start at 12:30pm while Sunday events start at 1pm. Vinoy Park – 701 Bay Shore Dr NE
Chad Montana at Water Works Park
Local country band Chad Montant will kick off this month’s free Friday concerts in the parks. This free concert series takes place at Water Works Park every Friday night between 7-9pm. Water Works Park – 1710 N. Highland Ave
Shawn Waynes at Tampa Comedy Improv Club (Friday and Saturday)
Head out to the Tampa Comedy Improv Club for special guest Shawn Waynes. After his acting debut in 1989, he’s starred in comedy shows and films including Emmy Award winning series In Living Color along with box office hits, Little Man, White Chicks and Scary Movie. All stand up performances are 21+ with the exception of Friday night at 10:30, which is 18+. Tampa Comedy Improv Club – 1600 E 8th Ave C-112
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres
Head out to Amalie Arena at 7:30pm as the Lightning go head to head with the Buffalo Sabres. Amalie Arena – 401 Channelside Dr.
Saturday, April 7
First Annual South of Southern Festival
Head out to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for the first annual South of Southern Festival. This festival will showcase the area’s most influential individuals in music, art, and culture. This festival will celebrate life in the tropics while shining a spotlight on some of the Bay area’s talented artists. There will be live music all day, visual art installations and culinary expressions that are inspired and created right here in Tampa Bay. General admission tickets cost $10 and can be picked up at the box office on AShley Drive. Active or retired military of any branch as well as first responders will have free entry. Event is from 11am-11pm. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – 600 N. Ashley Dr
Shrimp and Crayfish Festival
Head out to the Shrimp and Crayfish Festival and feast on southern favorites like shrimp and crawfish as well as hotdogs and burgers while enjoying live music by Lucky Penny. There will also be a dunk tank, bounce house, face painting, balloon art and even some appearances by Buccaneers and Lightning players to entertain the children. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 day of or for those who are between 13-20 tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of and those who are 12 and younger get in for $15. All proceeds benefits the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. Tampa Cancer Center – 3402 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Festa Italiana (Saturday and Sunday)
Head out to an authentic Italian festival in Ybor City. Enjoy two days worth of live entertainment, italian food, culture and heritage. Entertainment includes a talent competition, wine making contest and performances by Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Joe Piscopo, Angelo Venuto, Franco Corso and Vanessa Racci. Admission is $10 per day and children under 12 are free. Leashed dogs are welcome too! Centennial Park – 1800 E. 8th Ave
Sunday, April 8
3rd Annual Smooth Breeze Festival
Head out to Water Works Park between 5-11pm for the 3rd Annual Smooth Breeze Music Festival with performances by local R&B artists including the King of Southern Soul Sir Charles Jones, the Prince of Soul Calvin Richardson, the Boss Wendell B and more! Admission is $30. Get your tickets here. Water Works Park – 1710 N. Highland Ave
National Beer Day
Celebrate National Beer Day with appropriate swag like this shirt that you can get here.
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