TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Here is a list of things to do for the weekend of March 1 and 2 in the Tampa Bay region.
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DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE
Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, this brand new production launched a 90-city national tour in July 2013. Tickets for the Tampa performances at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, March 1 and 2, 2014 are on sale now!
FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival® rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.
The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry.
HISTORIC HYDE PARK 12TH ANNUAL HOME TOUR
A Walk in Historic Hyde Park. $20 advance tickets available at www.ehydepark.org/online-store and also available in Hyde Park Village at Ashworth Artisan Chocolate and West Elm Tampa, and at all Coldwell Banker locations in the Tampa Bay area. See 9 homes that are open, the "Tree-mendous Tampa" Community Tree Program, a pop-up history center and enjoy tastings from some of the area's best restaurants. Registration will be held at Kate Jackson Community Center in Hyde Park Village. Day of Tour tickets will be sold at registration on March 1 for $25.
RUN OR DYE COLOR RUN
Run or Dye, the world's most colorful 5K, is headed to Raymond James Stadium on March 1. Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.
THE 44TH ANNUAL RAYMOND JAMES GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Saturday, March 1, 2014, Sunday, March 2, 2014 - Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Artists and art lovers from all parts of the country migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, where the country’s most accomplished artists and rising stars vie for the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional $59,500 in prize money.
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY
Saturday, Mar 1 10:45a, Ice Sports Forum Tampa, FL
Try Hockey for Free Day provides kids a completely free opportunity to get on the ice and experience youth hockey for themselves. Certified coaches will be on hand to teach your child the basics of hockey with equipment provided.
TAMPA BAY BEER WEEK
‘Curious George’ bike day in PascoCounty
Saturday March 1 from 9 to 12 noon.
The free event takes place at JayB.StarkeyWildernessPark, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654. The event encourages 3-6 year olds and their families to get outdoors, get active and see what the StarkeyWildernessPark has to offer. It is geared for pre-school aged children to bring their tricycle, bicycle or big wheel to ride at the park. There will be free bicycle helmets while quantities last plus, stories, refreshments, a bicycle rodeo, healthy recipe demonstrations, photo opportunities with Curious George, free books, inflatable games, entertainment and more.
Photo Credit K. Norman