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Hot Weather is Back. Here Are Things To Do This Weekend In Tampa Bay From March 26th to March 28th

Carlos Hernandez

The hot weather is back in Florida this weekend with areas of Tampa hitting 90 degrees again. It might feel like summer, but we just entered spring a few days ago. There are a number of events starting to occur again around Tampa including farmers market events, vendor events, and events where you can support local artists and businesses.

Here are a few things happening around Tampa Bay this weekend from Friday, March 26th to Sunday, March 28th.

Friday, March 26th:

Strawberry U-Pick at Keel Farms: This event is held right now from Wednesday to Friday at 11AM. Keel Farms has sweet and juicy organically-grown strawberries available for you to pick and enjoy. Bring your family and friends, but please be sure to keep a six foot distance from other groups to keep everyone safe. Their berries cost $5 a pound and they will provide you with a clean, sanitized bucket for picking or you can bring your own. Keel Farms suggests bringing a container to take them home in. Best of all, kids pick free and will receive their basket from the hostess up front. 5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565

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Saturday, March 27th:

Tampa Riverwalk Cleanup with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful: If you want to give back this weekend, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is hosting a volunteer cleanup on Saturday morning from 8AM to 11AM with Friends of the Riverwalk. The cleanup is part of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’s Trash Free Waters Program and serves as a call to action to create more sustainable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities that impact individuals in need, lead to aesthetic community improvements, and provide a positive environmental impact. Litter on roadways, in parks, rivers, and neighborhoods negatively affects the environment and isn’t something residents or visitors want to see in their community. Participants in the cleanup will assist with litter removal and beautification of the downtown area. Volunteers should bring work or garden gloves, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, and protective footwear. Trash bags, water, and soft gloves are provided. Check-in is at 8AM and you can register on Eventbrite. 233 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Market at Mezzo: Intermezzo has a local market from 11AM to 4PM that is sure to be a good time. An outdoor street market with boutique shops, vintage goods, handmade wares, food and drinks, as well as live music. The market is located on Baum Avenue in the EDGE District, between Intermezzo and their market partner, Green Bench Brewing. 50% of all proceeds go to St. Petersburg Free Clinic. 1113 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.

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Spring Training - Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees: These two baseball teams will face off on Saturday at 1:05PM at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Tickets start at $69 per ticket and are available on TicketSmarter, a resale marketplace and also on SeatGeek starting at $39. Attendance is limited due to COVID-19. 1 Steinbrenner Dr, Tampa, FL 33614

Night At The Museum To Support Local Artists: Head to MOSI this weekend and support local artists on Saturday at 5PM. Tickets cost $25 and are available on Eventbrite. The event is organized by TT Art Collective. Each ticket includes access to MOSI Tampa, a savory small plate of food from Epicurean Hotel and Elevage Tampa, DJ performance by Lauren Mayhew (@lolomayhew). Magic performed by Cory Van Valin (@coryvanvalin), and a chance to support several of Tampa Bay’s best artists including @aevans_art @graffitiegypt @frankieg_art @pedroh_art @artbandit85 @mr_badass_art @mattkressart @rojotheartist @artby_stuck @alyssathompart @carriekilgoreart @michaelknappartist. Beverages are sponsored by Dark Door Spirits and Diora Wines. 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617.

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Sunday, March 28th:

Full Moon Dark Market at Dark Door Spirits: Every full moon, Dark Door Spirits hosts a small market at their distillery from 4PM to 8PM. There will be vendors, food trucks, cocktails, and more.The event is free to attend and pet-friendly. All are welcome, but must be 21+ to enjoy cocktails. The vendors for this month’s market include Geesie Design, Festival Hot Sauce, Uncut Leather Goods, Cactus Moon, Cake Dealer Shell, Project Hayat, Farkas Chiropractic Clinic, Ogg Supply Co, and Stanfords Jerky. Essential Pizza food truck will be present. 6608 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL 33634

$5 Sunday Special at Imagine Museum: Imagine Museum knows how inspirational art can be through times like these. Every Sunday through May, enjoy a special price of $5 to experience the magic that only glass art can provide. Imagine Museum was voted “Best Museum” for the People’s Choice “Best of the Best Award”, 2019 by the Tampa Bay Times Community. The mission of the museum is to “elevate the creativity of the art and artists contributing to the contemporary studio glass movement from around the world”. 1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

As always please remember to bring a mask and social distance when possible. Have fun!

Photo Credit: Ryanniel Masucol, Steshka Willems

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