Calendar of Events: March – June
We've rounded up the best events from March through June!
Bat Out of Hell
Run like a small winged mammal to catch Jim Steinman’s “Bat Out of Hell: The Musical.” The award-winning musical features hits from the best-selling Steinman and Meatloaf “Bat Out of Hell” albums, plus two previously unreleased songs.
St. Pete Pride
June 26-28, St. Petersburg
Florida’s largest LGBTQ Pride Festival draws more than 250,000 people annually to downtown St. Pete. Catch the 18th annual St. Pete Pride Parade; TransPride March, SP2 concert, street festival with live entertainment and more than 200 food and marketplace vendors, and a dazzling waterfront fireworks display.
Fresh Squeezed 4
Through April 23
See the work of emerging Florida artists Nicholas Kalemba, Cindy Leung, Krystle Lemonias, Luca Molnar, Jared Ragland and Chelsea Rowe.
St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
Through May 30
Explore one of the nation’s top 20 farmers markets, with more than 150 vendors, buskers and musicians.
Modern Women: Modern Vision
Through May 24
View 100 works by women pioneers in photography of the 20th and 21st centuries, on loan from the Bank of America.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s with the Mayor’s River O’Green Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Master Chef Junior Live!
March 25, Clearwater
Fan favorites flex their culinary muscles in cooking demonstrations and challenges at this immersive family friendly experience.
Batter Up, Rays
March 26-June 30, St. Petersburg
Catch a game and cheer on your favorite players at Tropicana Field. Watch for special promotions and snag some swag.
Cher on Tour
With more than 540,000 tickets sold, Cher’s Here We Go Again Tour has been extended to meet demand. Featuring Nile Rodgers and CHIC.
April 2-4, 6
WrestleMania Week 2020 kicks off with the WWE Hall of Fame Induction of “The Animal” Dave Batista, “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman. www.wwe.com/wrestlemania
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
April 3-5, St. Petersburg
Celebrate world-class blues music along the waterfront, featuring Aaron Neville, Larkin Poe, Jimmie Vaughan, Mindi Abair and more.
Water Lantern Festival
April 4, Madeira Beach
Decorate, light, and float water lanterns at this family-friendly event. Admission includes lantern kit and LED candle, materials clean-up.
Yoga in the Wild
Practice your Downward Dog in the Manatee Mangrove, and mingle with animals during Yoga in the Wild, a quarterly ZooTampa event.
Mainsail Art Festival
April 18-19, St. Petersburg
Ranked one of the nation’s top fine-art and crafts shows, Mainsail attracts more than 100,000 annually with its 200-plus booths, displays and live music.
Rock out with Shinedown, Halestorm, Theory of a Deadman, Fozzy and more at Tampa Bay’s 98ROCK’s rock festival.
A Bronx Tale: The Musical
April 20, Clearwater
Hearken back to the 1960s with this energetic Broadway favorite, featuring music from award-winning Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.
Seafood & Music Festival
Succulent seafood and live music are the rock stars of this annual festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Revel in all things Caribbean at the 15th annual Carnival, featuring a colorful street parade, live entertainment, art and crafts.
International Fringe Festival
April 30-May 10
Over 25 companies perform dance, comedy, music, storytelling and more at 100-plus events across Ybor City. www.tampafringe.org
Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 1-3, Sarasota
Celebrate Mexican American culture and enjoy authentic Mexican dishes, margaritas and sangrias; live music; and an arts and crafts marketplace.
Catch the top R&B sounds of Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd and more at the Millennium Tour.
May 2-29, St. Petersburg
Love big birds with large beaks? Morean lauds St. Pete’s beloved—and now official—city bird in an exhibition featuring pelican-inspired art.
Kentucky Derby Day
Watch a simulcast of the 146th Kentucky Derby while sipping mint juleps.
SeaGrapes Wine and Food
The Florida Aquarium’s annual wine and food fundraiser features more than 100 types of wine and food from local restaurants.
Tampa Beer Run
With suds as your inspiration, run, walk or stagger your way through a 5K course while sampling specialty beers along the course. Music, dancing and awards.
Kenny Chesney gives a rousing performance with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and R&B/funk act Michael Frantic and Spearhead.
Margarita and Music
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with Florida’s largest celebration of margaritas and live music. Sample tequilas, sip from among 60-plus varieties of margaritas, dance to salsa and merengue, play games, shop, enjoy tasty food, and stay for the fireworks. Must be 21 to attend.
Farewell Yellow Brick Road
“Rocket Man” takes the audience through many well-known hits, including “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Philadelphia Freedom.”
My Fair Lady
Lerner & Loewe’s classic musical version of Pygmalion delights audiences with a sumptuous new production. Sing along as Eliza Doolittle steps into the role that she was desitned to play.
Rock Out With Rundgren
June 10-11, Clearwater
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren performs “A Wizard, A True Star” and other hit songs in this two-night event.