The sun in shining, the temp. is rising and the tourists are leaving; it must be the season for spring-time events!

Tampa Bay bustles year ’round with activities and events, but spring seems to do it best. There’s an event for every type of personality happening all over the bay area this March, and we have the inside scoop on all of them! Check out our list of the events you MUST check out this March↓↓

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Phillies Spring Training

  • When: All month-long
  • Where: Bright House Field | 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
  • What: Watch the Philadelphia Phillies train this spring.
  • How much: Tickets start at $14
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Wild Splash

  • When: March 5th
  • Where: Coachman Park | 301 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755
  • What: WiLD 94.1’s biggest show of the year featuring artists like Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Lil Dicky and many more.
  • How much: Tickets start at $35 (SOLD OUT), Chances to win tickets when listening to 94.1
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Dunedin House of Beer’s Annual Craft Beer Fest

  • When: March 5th
  • Where: Edgewater Park | 51 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
  • What: Feature over 36 Florida Breweries, live music featuring Jeriko Turnpike, Cracker Billy Band, and the Sunset Bridge Band. Local restaurants, art & crafts and locally made Sangria will be featured.
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Gasparilla Music Fest

  • When: March 12th and 13th
  • Where: Curtis Hixon Park | 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
  • What: Hosted by the Gasparilla Music Foundation, a Florida 501(c)-3 non-profit corporation, GMF is an annual music festival in downtown Tampa featuring musical acts from many genres (Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Ms Mr, Savoy, etc.) on several stages and cuisine from the region’s top restaurants.
  • How much: Tickets from $20-$150
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Fanboy Expo

  • When: March 12th and 13th
  • Where: Lakeland Center | 701 Lime St Lakeland, FL 33815
  • What: Celebrity guest (Barbara Eden, Jon Heder, Chyna, Ed Asner, Verne Troyer, Ric Flair, etc.) gather in one building for a weekend of fan boy adventure!
  • How much: Passes from $30-$399
  • Info:

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  • When: March 11-13th
  • Where: Downtown St. Pete
  • What: The Firestone  Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is among the most respected motor sports events in North America and features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.
  • How much: Passes from $50-$135
  • Info:
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Chili Blaze

  • When: March 18th
  • Where: Endland Brothers Bandshell Park | 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park, 33781
  • What: Pinellas Park Firefighters’ annual chili cook-off with live entertainment, arts and craft show, children’s activities and fireworks. Benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
  • How much: FREE, $10 for tasting
  • Info:

St. Patrick’s Day River O’Green Fest

Credit: Jon Harsanje

Credit: Jon Harsanje

  • When: March 19th
  • Where: Curtis Hixon Park | 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
  • What: Tampa celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by dyeing the Hillsborough River with a bright green, bio-degradable dye. In addition, there will be Irish entertainment, games, a children’s area, Irish food and beer.
  • How much: FREE
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Bark in the Park

  • When: March 19th
  • Where: Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park |601 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602
  • What: A one-mile walk with your pooch along the Riverwalk with more than 70 vendors, food trucks, pet costume contest, a dog fun zone, face painting, balloons, live music by Stereo FM, craft beer and wine. Benefits the Human Society of Tampa Bay.
  • How much: $20
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Tampa Bay Beer Week: Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing

  • When: March 25th
  • Where: Pair O’ Dice Brewing | 4400 118th ave. N, Clearwater, FL 33762
  • What: 5 different beer and cheese pairings. Participants will leave with a list of pairings to try at home.
  • How much: $25
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This is just the beginning, folks! Tampa Bay has so much to offer, so get out and enjoy!

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