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We’ve got the scoop on the events that are guaranteed to help you blow off your work week stress. There’s the Strawberry Festival, Hip-Hop concerts in Clearwater, and even Spring Training games. Here’s our list of the best of Tampa Bay’s fun things to do for the weekend of March 8 – 10.

TB Rays Spring Training Home Games
Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte, FL

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March 8 Phillies 1:05 pm
March 10 Red Sox 1:05 pm

For Tickets: www. or by calling 888-FAN-RAYS.


Strawberry Festival –
Friday – Sunday | 10am – 10pm
303 N. Lemon Street | Plant City, Florida 33563
813-754-9194  | 

Final 3 days of the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City – rides, food & concerts –

Friday, March 8th –  3:30 p.m.  T.G. Sheppard & Janie Frickie |  7:30 p.m.  Scotty McCreery
Saturday, March 9th –  3:30 p.m. Gaither Vocal Band |  7:30 p.m.  Bret Michaels
Sunday, March 10th – 3:30 p.m. Hunter Hayes |  7:30 p.m.  Blake Shelton – Mountain Dew Family Day


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WiLD Splash –ws 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at  1:00 PM
Coachman Park | 101 Drew St. | Clearwater, FL 33755
Tickets $25 & $100 for Metro PCS Deep End VIP

WiLD Splash Show Schedule
3:00pm – 3:15 – B.Smyth
3:25pm – 3:40- RaVaughn
3:50pm – 4:05pm – Jonn Hart
4:15pm – 4:30pm – Mr. Vegas
4:40pm – 4:50pm – Kat Dahlia
5:00pm – 5:30pm – 69 Boyz / 95 South / Dis N Dat
5:45pm – 6:30pm – Juvenile
6:45pm – 7:30pm – Juicy J
7:45pm – 8:30pm – Meek Mill
*Schedule is subject to change


Tampa Bay Beer Week: Hunahpu’s Day
Saturday, Mar 9 7:45am at Cigar City Brewing
3924 W. Spruce St, Tampa FL 33607 |

Beer lovers will be lining up early Saturday morning in Tampa to be able to purchse Cigar City Brewing’s Hunahpu Imperial Stout. This rare and highly rated beer is brewed and sold only once a year. The release party goes until midnight, with beer and food served all day. $20 per bottle.


Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees Spring Training
Saturday, March 9 at 1:05pm
George M. Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Drive | Tampa, FL


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Gasparilla Music Fest
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | $25 in advance $30 day of
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park
Downtown Tampa | 600 N Ashley Drive | Tampa, Florida 33602
The Festival will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants. For info on stages and band line-ups click HERE.