8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | April 5-6 - WFLA News Channel 8

8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | April 5-6

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1) Sun 'N Fun (Saturday, Sunday)

This is the 40th year of the international fly-in expo in Lakeland titled "A fair in the air to remember." The final days of this year's event are this weekend. Get the details

2) Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival (Saturday, Sunday)

The Sugar Sand Festival celebrates Clearwater's white sugar sand for 10 days from from April 4th to 13th. The theme of the second annual festival is "Beach Walk of Fame." Get the details

3) Eyes Of Freedom Memorial Exhibit (Saturday)

The traveling memorial of 23 life-sized portraits depicts the fallen of the Lima Company, one of the hardest hit units in Operation Iraqi Freedom, is in Clearwater. Get the details.

4) Chillounge Night (Saturday)

Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa transforms into an outdoor 'chill' lounge Saturday night, with live music, fireworks over the river, a fashion show and even a Brazilian Samba parade. Get the details

5) Sunday Market on the Deuces (Sunday)

Sunday marks the opening weekend of midtown St. Petersburg's new outdoor market. Get the details.

6) Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (Saturday)

Any and all exotic pets including mammals, reptiles and amphibians can be surrendered no questions asked on Saturday in Melbourne. Get the details.

7) Best of Tampa Bay (Saturday)

The 29th annual event will be held Saturday night at the Straz Center highlighting all the area's bests: bests food, best drink, best entertainment! Get the details

8) Cajun Crawfish Festival (Saturday, Sunday)

Cajun-style dancing, music, drinks, and plenty of crawfish at this weekend event in Pinellas Park! Get the details


Italian Fest in Tampa

The Italian Club of Tampa is holding the annual Festa Italiana to honor Italian culture and heritage. Over 35 of Tampa Bay's top restaurants and catering companies will serve delicious tastings during the festival. Get the details

Sarasota Film Festival

Kicking off Friday is the annual film festival screening more than 180 films including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Get the details


There are dozens of other events happening around Tampa Bay, so if you don’t see one you like above, please check out our full list of fun things to do here, http://events.wfla.com/.

If you don’t see your event listed, you can search for other events here, http://events.wfla.com/listings .

We know there’s tons of cool things that make our area so special, so make sure to share the great things happening in your community.

Did you go to a cool event this weekend? If so, we’d love to see pictures. Make sure you include your name and a brief description of the event where the photos were taken, including the city.
We understand that the weather is a key element in planning your weekend. Don’t worry! The Storm Team 8 weather team is on your side. Here’s the latest forecast: http://bit.ly/19b8ICY

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