We are midway through April, and this is normally where we tell you about all the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend. But today, think about this:

Take a moment and remember that you live in a tropical paradise. That it's better here than where most everyone else is. That we are surrounded by beauty in all directions: beaches, water, even miles of gorgeous grasslands as you head east. And there are so many ways to enjoy it: a bike ride down a trail, a boat heading up the Hillsborough River heading out into the bay, even a stroll along a boardwalk or riverwalk. 

It's about to get hot and rain every afternoon... and though that in its own way is awesome, now is a great chance to take a minute and enjoy your home while it's still perfect. Enjoy this weekend, everyone! 

Tampa- St. Petersburg

Sixth Annual Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon

The Event Development Institute (EDI), in conjunction with Adventure Island® and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission present the Tampa Bay Kids Triathlon! Head out in the morning and watch your kids compete, than spend the day at Adventure Island with fun for the whole family! 

10001 N Malcolm McKinley Dr., Tampa FL , 33612. Phone 888-800-5447

Taste of Carrollwood

Carrollwood Area Bussiness Association Presents its annual Taste of Carrollwood. And it's all free from the Spring Training Home of the Yankees, Steinbrenner Field!

1 Steinbrenner Dr, Tampa FL, 33614. Phone 813-875-7753

Butterfly gloWalk 5K FUN RUN & Party!

My Hope Chest's 3rd Annual Signature Butterfly gloWALK is a 5K fun-run and fundraiser. Many participants wear butterfly wings and glow-in-the-dark bling!

Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 727-386-0147

Friday the 13th at Club Prana

You were doomed from the start! Club Prana gets spooky as they host the first Friday the 13th party of the year!

1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-241-4139

The VooDoo Chef Experience: Friday the 13th!

As we prepare and gear up for summer join Erik Youngs, the VooDoo Chef, as he shares some of his favorite Burgers, Sammies, and Sides. VooDoo Chef Sauces and Seasoning are the Official Sauce and Seasoning of Gasparilla.

1207 South Howard, Tampa FL, 33606. Phone 813-999-8700

27th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair

This event in the trendy downtown area of Hyde Park Village and offers visitors a unique experience. Fine art at its finest!

1509 Swann Ave, Tampa FL, 33606. Phone 813-251-3500

Imagine Gala

Children's Home Society of Florida presents an All-Star Affair with honorary host Mike Alstott helping to raise money and awareness for Joshua House and Mort Elementary. Wear your best to one of the nicer events in town at the Glazer JCC.

522 N Howard Avenue, Tampa FL, 33606. Phone (813) 575-5900

St. Pete - Clearwater

4th Annual Beer & Burger Throwdown

Beer Samples from several local breweries and over 30 burger options for the public to vote on the best!

110 Veteran's Memorial Ln, Safety Harbor FL, 34695. Phone 727-674-1464

2018 Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

The 10-day festival begins June 13th, and celebrates Clearwater’s Sugar Sand Beaches. The 2018 Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit Theme is "Sea America: A Celebration of America's Treasures."

1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater FL, 33767.

Pints and Ping Pong Tournament

A single-elimination ping-pong tourney at 3 Daughters Brewing! Think you've got what it takes to whip up everyone in town? There's prizes for the Top 3 finishers this Sunday!

222 22nd St South, Saint Petersburg FL, 33712. Phone 727-495-6002
Looking for more great events in Tampa Bay? Keep it here at 813area and 727area. You can also register, it's free!