Things To Do This Weekend In The Tampa Bay Area

Looking for something to do this weekend in the Tampa Bay area? Not sure what is going on? Here are just some of the local  events right here in Tampa Bay.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2015

Chinese New Year at Seminole Hard Rock and Casino – 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
Ring in the Chinese New Year, Brightly colored Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers and percussionists will parade through the casino. 7:25 p.m.

8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo – Tampa Convention Center’s East Hall – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.NC8_Health_Fitness_Expo

The Expo is FREE and open to the public. You can still sign up for the Gasparilla Distance Classic at Late Registration & Packet Pick-up. Check out the latest in running shoes and apparel, latest in medical breakthroughs and information to help you take charge of your health.

Several of the Bay Area’s leading health and fitness professionals will be on-hand and will help you learn how to make choices that are best for your health, leading to a more healthy and fit lifestyle.

Lights on Tampa 2015 – Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The award-winning display puts the spotlight on Tampa with light-based art displays. Look for the new installation near Kiley Gardens that will light up the seawall and the water between it and the Riverwalk. As pedestrians pass by, motion sensors will change the color of the lights. Visitors can pick up variously shaped light boxes to make and remake fantastical constructions, play a monumental version of the carnival game High Striker and join in improvisational dancing projected onto large screens. lightsontampa.org.

Nick Cave’s HEARD will be performing at 6:30 and 8:30.

Go to tampasdowntown.com for parking map.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 2015

8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo – Tampa Convention Center’s East Hall – 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.NC8_Health_Fitness_Expo

Gasparilla Distance Classic 15k & 5k runners will be taking off from the starting line at 6:45 a.m. Come and cheer them on! Then check out the Expo it’s open to the pubic and FREE. Check out the latest in running shoes and apparel, latest in medical breakthroughs and information to help you take charge of your health.

Several of the Bay Area’s leading health and fitness professionals will be on-hand and will help you learn how to make choices that are best for your health, leading to a more healthy and fit lifestyle.

Gasparilla Distance Classic – Downtown Tampa – 6:40 a.m.  (Sunday, Feb. 22 at 6 a.m.)
Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events that take place this Saturday and Sunday mornings, have a record number of entries — 30,300. In 2014, participation numbers totaled 29,912. Tampa’s best known road races regularly attracts elite runners and first-timers alike. 15K, 8k, & Half Marathon are sold out, still registering for the 5k at the Expo. Beware of road closures in and around downtown Tampa. Also, here are the 2015 PGDC Race Weekend Runner Instructions + 2015 Instructions..

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Plant City Airport, 4007 Airport Road, Plant City, FL 33563 – 10 a.m.
Planes, helicopters, automobiles and remote controls. If it moves, you’ll find it at this event with model train displays, K-9 demos, a fire truck display, fly overs, free flights for kids, a play ground and computer flight simulators

Rays Fan Fest – Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays players and coaches will be on hand to meet and take photos with fans. Get photos with Rays mascot Raymond and DJ Kitty, “Reading with the Rays,” interactive zones and clubhouse tours. Kids ages 14 and younger can visit a free autograph station.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI – 11315 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33617 – 10 a.m.
Celebrate your Scottish heritage during the Highland Fling weekend at the 37th annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. Cheer for your favorite athlete at the Highland Heavy Games Championship on Saturday and the Florida State Masters on Sunday. Walk through the Celtic Village, special vendors unique to Highland Fling, and don’t miss the Kilt Competition! View schedule of theme weekend events. www.bayarearenfest.com

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