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Gasparilla Film Festival, Tiny Home Festival, Disney On Ice: 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay

There's also the Valspar Championship, the Florida Loquat Festival and Bark in the Park.


St. Pete Tiny Home Festival

Looking to downsize? You can find ideas and more than two dozen tiny homes at this year’s Tiny Home Festival at the Allstate Center. The festival will also have micro homes, food trucks, mobile boutiques, artists, local vendors, workshops and kids activities. Buy tickets ahead of time for $15 a day or $20 for both Saturday and Sunday. Prices at the gate are $20-$25. Parking is free.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

3200 34th St. S, St. Petersburg

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The Lion King at Van Wezel

The six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway classic is making its premiere at Van Wezel performing arts hall in Sarasota. The singing, dancing and incredible costumes continue to wow audiences this weekend and through March 31. There are two show times Saturday (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and two on Sunday (1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.).

Find tickets and more information here. 

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Dunedin Seafood & Musical Festival

The two-day event features cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants and live entertainment along the Dunedin waterfront. Some of the food options include fish tacos, ceviche, crepes, blue crabs, lobster, shrimp and local stone crabs (Florida’s caviar). Performers include The 99 Dream, The Outpatients, She’s That Dude, Wendy Barmore and Jahfari Reggae. The festival is free, but food and drinks are purchased separately.

Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Olde Bay Cafe & Dunedin Fish Market, 51 Main St.

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Gasparilla International Film Festival

This local film festival grows every year and this year’s lineup includes a slew of budding blockbusters screening at AMC theaters in Ybor City. Some of the highlights include The Hummingbird, Teen Spirit, Stockholm, Cold Brook and Family. The Room duo Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau also star in Best F(r)iends Volume 2, one of their first movies together since the infamous flick made famous by The Disaster Artist. That one screens 10:30 p.m. Friday.

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Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream

Moana fans will get to see how far the way-finder will go when Disney On Ice returns to Amalie Arena this weekend. The Dare to Dream show features five Disney heroines, including Moana for the first time and characters from Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella. The show also encourages families to arrive early for a sing-a-long with Miguel from Disney-Pixar’s Coco.

Tickets start at $18. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

More information here.

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Florida Loquat Festival

The only loquat festival in the U.S. is right here in Tampa Bay. The state’s “urban fruit” is a tropical, sweet-sour treat that’s native to south-central China. Saturday’s festival is free and includes tree saplings for sale, jams and jellies, a literary festival and loquat treats. 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey

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Valspar Championship

Tiger Woods won’t be here, but this year hosts top-ranked player Dustin Johnson and defending champion Paul Casey. Besides watching golf, the PGA Tour also has a silent disco, a wine zone, a Fortnite zone for gamers, a block party and a concert by Brad Paisley on Saturday night. Tickets are $39-$300 and are also sold at local Publix stores. Gates open 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor

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3 Doors Down at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival keeps rocking this weekend with concerts by 3 Doors Down, Blue Rodeo, Kathleen Edwards and Fred Eaglesmith featuring Tif Ginn. Gwazi park is also filled with more than a dozen outdoor food cabins serving up dishes from across the country and right here in Tampa Bay. The festival is included with Busch Gardens park admission, but food and wine purchases are separate. Sampling lanyards and VIP seating for concerts are also available. 

More information here.

Bark in the Park

Bring your pooches and the rest of the family to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa this weekend for Bark in the Park. The festival features live music, food trucks, beer, adoptable pets, local vendors, a dog costume contest and a 1-mile walk along the riverfront. 

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa

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St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

The 16th annual festival returns this weekend along Corey Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The open-air craft festival will have more than 100 crafters showcasing their wares and other handmade items from ceramics and pottery to personalized gifts and jewelry. The festival is free to attend.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

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