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Things to do in Tampa Bay February 25th – 27th

Gasparilla Music Festival 2022

This weekend is full of various events throughout Tampa Bay, starting to celebrate Black History Month. A few featured events are the Keel Farms Strawberry BashPinellas African American Heritage Celebration, and the 75th Annual Pasco County Fair. Let me know what events you have attended. I love the hear from you!  If you have an event you would like me to feature, just let me know. 

Family-Friendly Events

Keel Farms Strawberry Bash FEB 26 AT 11 AM – FEB 27 AT 5 PM Keel & Curley Winery at Keel Farms This family-friendly event will feature Keel Farms strawberries, wine release, eating competition, strawberry fun, craft and food vendors, live entertainment, a kids’ fun zone, and more! Admission and parking are free for everyone. This event is also pet-friendly. Fresh Plant City strawberries will be available for purchase, along with a variety of strawberry treats the whole family can enjoy.

2022 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg FEB 25 AT 7:30 AM – FEB 27 AT 2:30 PM 100 Laps | 180 Miles The 1.8-mile, 14-turn (5 lefts, nine rights) circuit incorporates streets of downtown St. Petersburg and a section of the runway of Albert Whitted Airport. After the long front stretch, there’s a tight right-hander into Turn 1 and then a quick left-hand turn. Plenty of drivers has gotten into trouble in these two turns over the years. There are two other long straights with heavy braking zones that can overtake.

2022 SunWest Crab & Shrimp Festival FEB 25 AT 5 PM – FEB 27 AT 4 PM New in 2022 – Kids Area, Shows, More Bands, More Seafood, and Family-Friendly Fun and No Parking Fees. Admission Tickets include bouncers, obstacle courses, rock wall & velcro wall, entertainment, shows, live bands, and access to even more seafood options than ever before. (Food not included in ticket price) Also, I had this year, see the Wolves of the World Show, walked through the Bird Encounter, and participated in our Hermit Crab Races. As well as a full line-up of live bands.

75th Annual Pasco County Fair thru FEB 27 at 8 PM Annual County Fair with Midway Rides, Fair Food, Free Entertainment Daily, Livestock Shows. -Bluegrass Music on Wednesday, Gospel Music on Thursday, Demo Derby on Saturday. FREE parking Hours Vary located at 36722 S.R. 52, Dade City, FL 

Here’s what’s happening this weekend

FRIDAY, February 25th

Gasparilla Music Festival 2022  11th annual Gasparilla Music Festival returns to Curtis Hixon Park February 25-27 with over 40 bands across four stages.

SATURDAY, February 26th

Ybor City Saturday Morning Market
Saturday Morning Market Ybor

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am  – 3 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find unique products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more.

Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Petersburg Coliseum 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring to windows and home protection. Free admission. Daily giveaways!

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 2022  6 AM – 11 AM  Bayshore Boulevard is a waterfront road on Hillsborough Bay in South Tampa, Florida. Located south of downtown Tampa, its sidewalk, claimed to be the longest continuous sidewalk globally at 4.5mi long, is 10ft wide, and is widely used for recreation and exercise. 


Gasparilla Outbound Voyage At Sparkman Wharf The last Gasparilla event of the year. Don Jose’s crew is heading out to sea, and who better to wait for them in the water than mermaids? This is more of a pirate-themed afterparty. But any excuse to dress up is a good one, isn’t it?

Pinellas African American Heritage Celebration 10 AM – 4 PM 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33778-2008 Returning to the community after over ten years, the PAAHC is a one-day festival in Florida Botanical Gardens. 

SUNDAY, February 27th

Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Petersburg Coliseum 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring to windows and home protection. Free admission. Daily giveaways! Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 2022  6 AM – 11 AM  Bayshore Boulevard is a waterfront road on Hillsborough Bay in South Tampa, Florida. Located south of downtown Tampa, its sidewalk, claimed to be the longest continuous sidewalk globally at 4.5mi long, is 10ft wide, and is widely used for recreation and exercise. 

Gaspararilla Must Festival
Gasparilla Must Festival Featuring Mavis Staples

Gasparilla Music Festival 2022  11th annual Gasparilla Music Festival returns to Curtis Hixon Park February 25-27 with over 40 bands across four stages.


Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am – 3 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find unique products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more. March 5, 12, 19, 26 | April 2,9,16,23,30 (9am – 3pm)

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11 am – 3 pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, woodwork, gifts, plus so much more in the Gathering Space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month 

Second Saturday ArtWalk @ The Factory From 5 pm – 9 pm 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Can you believe it is 2022! Celebrate the New Year with The Factory St. Pete and our incredible Artists! Come Check out our Resident Artists displaying their newest Artworks: The Nature of Fire, Grounded Gallery, Lucky Leroy, Abstract Poet, Beauties in a Bottle, Tommy Bayot, F Squared Ceramics, LittleBull_4U, The Tampa Bay Sewcial Club, Richard Randell, Patricia Tierney-Moses, and Koch Photography.


Saturday Morning Market 101 1st Avenue Southeast Saint Petersburg 9 AM – 2 PM  more than 100 booths, Local Farmers with organic and sustainably raised fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats.  Live Music, Artisan Foods, handmade crafts, gourmet & prepared Food from over 15 countries.  March 5th (no market this Saturday, February 26th)



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