8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | April 16-17

1. Sugar Sand Festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
The 10-day beach celebration is at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach! Activities for all ages, including a kids’ area, street performers, live entertainment, fireworks, sand sculpting classes, speed sand demonstrations, master sand sculpting competition, and The Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit. Get the details

2. Florida Blueberry Festival (Saturday, Sunday)
The annual Blueberry Festival in downtown Brooksville this weekend. Live entertainment, food concessions, art exhibits and more. Get the details

3. Wine & Food Festival (Saturday, Sunday)
Two of America’s most legendary rock icons, Meat Loaf and Lynyrd Skynyrd, take the stage this weekend at Busch Gardens second annual Food & Wine Festival. Get the details

4. Mainsail Arts Festival (Saturday, Sunday)
Nearly 100,000 visitors are expected in Vinoy Park this weekend for the annual fine arts festival. Get the details

5. UFC Fight Night (Saturday)
Glover Teixeira of Brazil vs. Rashad Evans of the USA at the Amalie Arena. Get the details

6. Best of Tampa Bay (Saturday)
This all-you-can-eat food and drink party boasts more than 40 of Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers at the Straz Center for Performing Arts. Get the details

7. Tampa Bay Rays (Sunday)
The Rays take on the White Sox at the Trop this Sunday. Get the details

8. H&R Train Show (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
This free annual event is located at H&R Trains in Pinellas Park with over 70 displays plus food, crafts, prizes and more. Get the details


There are dozens of other events happening around Tampa Bay, so if you don’t see one you like above, please check out our full list of fun things to do. If you don’t see your event listed, you can search for other events or add it on our Out & About section.http://8.wfla.com/1zWdKvD
We know there’s tons of cool things that make our area so special, so make sure to share the great things happening in your community.

Did you go to a cool event this weekend? If so, we’d love to see pictures. Make sure you include your name and a brief description of the event where the photos were taken, including the city.

We understand that the weather is a key element in planning your weekend. Don’t worry! The Storm Team 8 weather team is on your side. Here’s the latest forecast:http://bit.ly/19b8ICY

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