By Barbara Ann Kelley,

Looking for a good time this weekend? We’ve got the scoop. Here’s our list of the 6 best weekend events (4/28 – 4/29) to eat and have fun at. One event even has a  free 5 course feast. Now that’s having fun!

2nd Annual Clearwater Beach Festival of Chariots
Free family events and food
Saturday, April 28/ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pier 60 – 5 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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A Taste of India of the beach and Indian multicultural extravaganza. There will be lots of family-friendly activities and entertainment: live music and dance acts and classical Indian dance. But the big draw is the delicious vegetarian food. Free 5 Course Feast 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Festival of the Chariots Parade begins at 1:00 pm.


Food Truck Rally & Ybor City Saturday Market
Saturday, Apr 28 11:00a to 3:00p
Centennial Park
1901 19th Street, Tampa (Ybor) FL 33605
(813) 241-2442

Half a dozen or more Food Trucks will be open for business at the weekly Saturday Ybor City Market. Saturday Market in Ybor and has regionally grown produce and arts and crafts. The weekly market also includes tasty gourmet foods and sauces. There is free parking, free admission, and pets are welcomed.


Cirque Aquatic
Water Circus / Friday – Sunday
Desoto Square Mall Parking Lot in Bradenton

A family event with Mermaids in the water, performers on jet skis and sea nymphs dangling from nets in the sky. Performers balance high above the water, encompassed by a ring of rain. It’s a water circus the whole family will love. Day and night performances. Adults $20-$35/ Children $10.


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Touch a Truck
Saturday, Apr 28 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Highlander Park /1141 Michigan Boulevard, Dunedin, FL

Grab the kids and head to Highlander Park in Dunedin on Saturday for the city’s annual Touch a Truck. This community event will give your child the chance to get actually touch and tour trucks from many different industries. Country station WQYK will be on location from 10a – 3pm.  Parking is $2 and admission to the event is free. Proceeds from Touch a Truck will benefit the Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund.


Hooters Grand Slam Swimsuit Contest
Saturday, April 28 / 5:00 pm
Joker Marchant Stadium
2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.,Lakeland, FL 33805

Over 75 contestants for all over central Florida. VIP Meet and Greets begin at 5p with the contest kicking of at 7p. Preferred Seating is $15 and VIP Seats are $25. Sky Box seating which holds 15 guests is $500.


Fun N Sun/ Spring Star Spectacular and Classic Car Show
Saturday, Apr 28 12:30p to 6:30p
Cleveland Street District, Clearwater, FL

A Classic Car Show with over 100 cars. There will be fun for the kids, beer and food and merchandise vendors,live music, plus Cleveland Street District merchants will participate with discount coupons.

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