Art In The Park
R.E. Olds Park
107 Shore Dr. West
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Hours: Sat, April 14 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oldsmar city volunteers created this event to bring the community together for an educational celebration of the fine arts. Take a hands-on class, watch demonstrations or bring the kids along for family events like Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic or the Sunburst pageant and model search. When you need to take a break from the day’s activities, relax and enjoy the live music and entertainment provided in the park’s open air amphitheater.
Bridge Street Market
107 Bridge St.
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Hours: Sun, April 15, 22, 29 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Now in its fifth year, this weekly event has bloomed into the destination to purchase real Florida funky arts and crafts. Grab the family and spend the whole day here. In addition to the shopping, dining and art, historic Bridge Street offers incredible sunrise and sunset views.
300 Drew St.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
www.myclearwater.comPrice: Free admission to most events
Hours: Fri, April 29 – 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sat, April 30 – 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun, May 1 –1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri, May 6 – 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sat, May 7 – 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun, May 8 – 12:30 p.m. to 9:35 p.m.Join 100,000 others for a series of more than 35 events scheduled throughout the city. Highlights include a concert series, sports competitions, food, arts and crafts and family-friendly activities.
32nd Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
Hillsborough High School
5000 N Central Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603
Hours: Sat, April 21 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join featured Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis as she tells stories of Appalachia, heroic American women, and her own life. You’ll also hear tales from 300 youth tellers and 25 adults on four separate stages. The festival will also feature ballads, puppets, a parade of fairy tale characters and a performance of “The Fairy Tales of Grimm.”
John LeVique Pirate Days
John’s Pass Village
1100 Village Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Price: Free, with suggested $2 donation
Hours: Fri, May 13 – 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sat, May 14 – 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sun, May 15 – 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
John LeVique Pirate Days celebrates the discovery of John’s Pass with a Pirate’s Ball, sea battle, boat parade, a family treasure hunt, costume contests for adults and children, and nautical-themed arts and crafts activities. Adult pirates can participate in in pub crawls, while families can bring the kids for face painting and street performers. As always, the proceeds from this 10-year-old event are donated to the Florida Fisherman Lost at Sea Memorial Fund.
Andy Warhol & Friends Exhibit
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
Hours: March 10 to May 27, Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This exhibit showcases brightly colored screen prints, photographs and photo booth strips by the infamous Andy Warhol. Spanning three decades, featured works include celebrity portraits of John Wayne, Liza Minnelli, Sting, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Jones and Dennis Hopper. Warhol’s famous self-portraits are also in the collection.
Saturday Sunsets on the Trail
10400 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Hours: Saturdays during summer – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Take a hike on Treasure Island for a sunset celebration. Saturdays throughout the summer, you and the family can take in street performers, artisans and live entertainment as you stroll along the gulf. Prepare yourself for stilt walkers, living statues, escape artists, break dancers, jugglers and, of course, magnificent sunsets.
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5801 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Facebook pagePrice: Free
Hours: Sat – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Join local musicians, artists and retailers the last Saturday of each month for a “taste of the island.” In addition to the entertainment, be sure to check out the various food and drink options available. Some sales will go to benefit various local non-profit organizations.