Things to do in Tampa Bay | April 2023

April is upon us and there is no shortage of fun activities in Tampa Bay. Check out some of our recommendations for April 2023.

Busch Garden’s Food & Wine Festival

Through May 21

Busch Gardens, Tampa

We love our local amusement park and this is one of our favorite special events. A world of taste awaits you with an eclectic menu and drinks as dynamic as the park's thrilling roller coasters. And of course the amazing concerts, which are included in admission. Headliners include: Flo Rida, 38 Special, Air Supply and more.

https://buschgardens.com/tampa/events/food-and-wine-festival/

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

April 7-23

1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach

Celebrating one of our biggest draws in Florida: the beach. The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival is a 17-day sand sculpting festival that has free activities for all ages, including a children’s play area, street performers, artisans, live entertainment, fireworks, sand sculpting classes, speed sand demonstrations and the master sand sculpting competition. The main attraction is the Sugar Sand Walk Exhibit ($14 adults). This ticketed exhibit under a 21,000 square-foot tent is filled with incredible sand sculpted art.

https://www.sugarsandfestival.com/p/festival-info

The Price is Right Live Stage Show

April 13-14

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

Come on down! Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to Tampa. Randomly-selected contestants have an opportunity to play Plinko™, spin the Big Wheel and even attend the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat. You must pre-register the day of the show to have an opportunity to be a contestant. Tickets start at $57.

https://priceisrightlive.com/

NCAA Frozen Four

April 6-8

Amalie Arena

See the best of college hockey play for the national championship. Sixteen teams will play through four rounds to crown a champion.  Tickets start at $61.25.

https://www.amaliearena.com/events/detail/frozenfour-2023

98 Rockfest

April 21

Amalie Arena, Tampa

All things rock will be featured at this downtown Tampa event. Headlining the show is Tampa band Breaking Benjamin. Other performers include Falling in Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, Bad Wolves and Dorothy. The event kicks off with a free concert on the plaza with Fame on Fire, New Years Day and more. Tickets start at $35.

https://www.amaliearena.com/events/detail/rockfest-2023

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

April 14- 16

Vinoy Park, St. Pete

With the backdrop of beautiful Tampa Bay, the Blues festival will bring headliners Robert Cray, Tower of Power, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Vanessa Collier and more to the stage. There will also be food vendors and beer/wine/liquor. Tickets start at $60.

https://www.tampabaybluesfest.com/

Harlem Globetrotters

April 23

Yuengling Center, USF Tampa

This event is a slam dunk of fun. The Harlem Globetrotters bring out their amazing basketball skills, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop fun. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team! Tickets start at $20.

https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/

Savannah Bananas

April 29

George Steinbrenner Field, Tampa

I’ve been waiting months to see what this is all about. The name itself is so intriguing. Baseball gets shaken and stirred with a southern kick. These baseball “players” will entertain us with a circus-like atmosphere where the base coaches dance and players run into the stands to high-five fans when they hit a homerun. They even have a senior citizen dance team. And best of all, you never know when they might launch into a choreographed routine. Tickets are $25.

https://thesavannahbananas.com/

Photos: Busch Gardens

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