The Gulf Coast Family Weekender
Florida Strawberry Festival
March 3–13 www.flstrawberryfestival.com
Day Out With Thomas Florida Railroad Museum www.frrm.org/dowt
Aspiring engineers can take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine!
Gasparilla Festival of Arts Downtown Tampa March 5–6 www.gasparillaarts.com
Artists & Art Lovers from all parts of the country migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. The event also features the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment and a children’s art activity area.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees www.tampabay.rays.mlb.com
This live multimedia immersive spectacle brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s Avatar like you have never seen before.
Florida Aquarium Easter Fun The Florida Aquarium March 25–27 www.flaquarium.org
A fun-filled Easter weekend, aquarium style! It’s going to be a hoppin’ good time! Kids 12 and under can participate in an underwater Easter egg scavenger hunt for a special prize!
Bay Area Renaissance Festival MOSI Feb. 6–Mar. 11 www.bayarearenfest.com
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg www.gpstpete.com March 11–13
GO RAYS! Cirque de Soleil: Toruk Amalie Arena www.cirquedusoleil.com March 17–20
The IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States and Canada, competing on a challenging combination of super-speedways, short ovals, scenic road courses and temporary street circuits.
The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees in Port Charlotte, Florida.
MacDill Airfest 2016 MacDill Air Force Base March 19–20 www.macdill.af.mil/airfest2016 Celebrate 75 years of excellence at MacDill Air Force Base. Featuring Aerial Performances by the Thunderbirds, USOCOM Para-Commandos, and many more.
Lightning Hockey Amalie Arena lightning.nhl.com The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena.
Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival: MercyMe www.buschgardens.com Feed your appetite for adventure with wild flavors and concerts for every taste!
27Easter 2016 Christians celebrate the Easter holiday in many different ways. But without doubt, Easter is the single most important holy day of the Christian Church, for it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival www.disneyworld.disney.go.com
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Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper
Published on Mar 1, 2016
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