As Loverboy said in the ‘80s, “Everybody’s working for the weekend.” But now that it’s the weekend, you might not have anything special to do. Well, if you happen to be in the Tampa Bay area from February 21 to February 23, there are a lot of events taking place that you can check out.
The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
If eating delicious seafood and listening to the blues sounds like your idea of a good time, you should check out the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival.
With five different musical guests and a variety of seafood cuisine, this event is perfect for blues-music lovers and seafood gourmands.
The festival will take place at Coachman Park at 2 p.m. for both February 22 and February 23. It will be free for all who attend.
St. Stefano’s Super Greek Festival
If Greek culture and food is more your speed, check out St. Stefano’s Super Greek Festival. This festival will feature traditional Greek foods, classic Greek alcoholic beverages, and handcrafted Greek products.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the Greek music provided by the live band as well as the performances of Greek dancers. Games and entertainment will be available for children as well.
The festival will take place from February 21 to February 23 at St. Stefano’s Orthodox Church, 3600 76th St. N., St. Petersburg. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Wings, Wheels, & Wine Fundraiser
Hosted by the Arc Tampa Bay Foundation, this festival will feature vintage and special vehicles that attendees can view and admire as well as a full course dinner for every guest, compliments of the Clear Sky Beachside Cafe. Live music will be provided by the local Tampa band, Whiskey Throttle.
After dinner, guests will be able to participate in a silent, live auction where they can bid on special merchandise and events.
The festival will be held in Clearwater Airpark’s massive hangar, located at 1000 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Tickets will be sold on the foundation’s website and will start at $125.
Roaring ‘20s Charity Gala
Held by the Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, the Roaring ‘20s Charity Gala will capture the spirit of the ‘20s with its silent auctions, free Gatsby-style photos, and speakeasy dancers that will teach patrons the Charleston dance.
R&B singer David Morris will provide the live music with songs from the 1920s all the way up to 2020, including songs from his most recent album. And with a large buffet and exciting door prize events, you’re sure to have a roaring good time.
The gala will be held at the Elks Lodge in Brandon, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive, Brandon and will start at 5:30 p.m. on February 22. Tickets for adults will be $45 and tickets for children will be $15. Active military or veterans will receive a 20 percent discount. For tickets, call 813-681-6547 or visit Beth Shalom’s website.
Farm Night BBQ
At Farm Night BBQ, patrons will be treated to a smorgasbord of classic barbecue cuisine, including ribs, brisket, chicken, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, baked beans and more.
Here, guests will be able to go on hayrides, watch a butter-making demonstration, and partake in experiences that capture the spirit of farming. In addition, guests will be able to dance along to the live tunes provided by the Southern Express Bluegrass Band as well as Charlie Imes and his Band.
The BBQ will take place on February 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at M&B Products, 8601 Harney Road. Tickets can be bought in advance at $25 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 18. Children in preschool can go in for free. VIP tickets will also be available. Tickets can be purchased online.
East-West Music & Dance Festival
With its focus on a multicultural experience, the East-West Music & Dance Festival will feature a multitude of artists from different backgrounds and cultures, including Indian dancers, African musicians, and Flamenco performers.
Guests will be able to enjoy a wide variety of cultural music and dance performances as well as different cultural activities.
This festival will take place on February 23 at 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa. Tickets can be bought at the festival.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Coming back for its tenth year, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles will feature a broad range of fun and exciting activities for the whole family, including free flights for kids between 8 and 17, Cub Scout activities, K-9 demonstrations, Computer Flight Simulators, and more.
Guests will also be able to view the different planes and helicopters that will be on display. Food vendors will be available as well as a kid’s play area.
This event will take place at the Plant City Airport, 4007 Airport Road on February 22. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be free for all who attend, but parking will cost $5.