The Sunset Music Festival will be at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this Memorial Day weekend.
On May 24th & 25th, you’ll be able to experience some of the biggest names in dance music, including Zedd, Hardwell, Benny Benassi, Krewella, and so many more.
It lasts from 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. each day, and you must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink.
Get more details and buy tickets at the Sunset Music Festival website.
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 is the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival.
You’ll find margaritas, live music, fireworks, and fun at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Bands include Los Lonely Boys, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Amber Lynn Nicol, Southern Train, KEKO & Mo Gravy, and the Kirk McEwan Band.
And, of course, you’ll also be able to try over 35 flavors of margaritas.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Check out the details at the event website.
The Annual Kumquat Festival is taking place this month in Dade City, Florida.
Many events take place throughout January, but the main festival is Saturday, January 25th.
Pasco County’s unique Kumquat Festival celebrates family-friendly fun with an Old Florida feel! Enjoy local music, antique cars, arts and crafts, and fun activities for kids, like face painting and pony rides.
Best part? Entrance to the festival and parking are free!
Get directions and details from the Dade City Chamber of Commerce.
The Sunshine Music and Blues Festival is taking place next weekend.
It will be in Boca Raton at the Mizner Park Auditorium on Saturday, January 18th, and in St. Pete at Vinoy Park on Sunday, January 19th.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be featured, along with Galactic; Leon Russell; Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady; Stanley Clarke; The Ringers featuring Jimmy Herring (from Widespread Panic), Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe; Tab Benoit (Boca date only); Bobby Lee Rogers; and Oli Brown.
Get tickets and more info at Sunshine Music and Blues.
Get ready for the invasion: the pirates are coming to Tampa this month!
The Children’s Gasparilla Parade, which is an alcohol-free event, which takes place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The next Saturday, January 25th, will feature the Gasparilla Invasion and Parade with various events taking place between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Get more information about parking and events at Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland Celebration of Lights will take place twice in December at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.
It’s a drive-through event, where you can experience the magic of a light show and Christmas music from your car.
It runs Dec. 11-14 and 18-21 from 6 to 10 p.m. and entry is $2 per vehicle.
Easily accessible from many areas in Tampa Bay, the park is just off of S.R. 54 in New Port Richey.
You can find the park at 10500 Wilderness Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654 and find more information at Pasco County’s website.
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The annual Symphony In Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass is back!
From November 16th through December 31st, you can experience the lights and the music and the “snow” at Wiregrass’s winter wonderland!
Enjoy Christmas music from the Trans Siberian Orchestra in the Center Court along with a choreographed show of 250,000 colorful lights and magical clouds of snow flurries.
The show will take place nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.
Find out more at Wiregrass Events.
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The Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party will take place Saturday, November 23rd in Hyde Park Village from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This holiday spectacle of lights, food, and live entertainment has been celebrated annually for nearly 20 years.
Santa will be lighting the 30 ft Enchanted Christmas Tree, which will “dance” with light to a variety of favorite Christmas tunes hourly at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.
There will be complimentary treats and entertainment of all sorts for the entire family (friendly dogs welcome, too!). The festival and parking are free, but parking fills up quickly, so be sure to arrive early.
To see the entire schedule of entertainment and events, the sponsors, the activities, the beer trucks, and more, visit Hyde Park Village.
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If you haven’t been yet, there’s still time to catch the Fall Fair at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel!
There will be rides and entertainment to enjoy through November 10th.
Their hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: Noon – 10pm
Sunday: Noon – 9pm
Rides cost approximately $3 to $5, or you can get unlimited rides with a $20 wristband.
Check it out at Wiregrass Events.
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The Land O’ Lakes Swamp Fest is November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Next weekend you’ll find rides, food, live entertainment, and all kinds of festival fun at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center on U.S. 41 (5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.).
The tickets are $22 at the event, but you can buy them discounted at $15 in advance from their 2013 ticket vendors:
All Kids Academy
Lake Myrtle Elem.
Land O’ Lakes High
Sugar & Spice LOL
Kids Stuff Daycare
Beef O’ Brady’s – Wilderness
Beef O’ Brady’s – Sunlake
Beef O’ Brady’s – Village Lakes
For more information and entertainment schedule, visit Land O’ Lakes Swamp Fest.