(970 WFLA) - Here's a list of things to do this weekend around the Bay area.
2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman escorts world-class Indycar series drivers, floats, marching bands, and beauty queens as the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix illuminated night parade twinkles along the waterfront on Thursday, March 27. at 6 p.m., participants in the Harvey's 5k and one-mile race get the crowd fired up with a trek along the parade route before the streets light up at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night's events are part of the city's 10th anniversary celebration of grand prix racing March 28-30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which also serves as the Verizon Indycar series season opener.
Tampa’s Largest Home and Garden Show at the TampaConvention Center
March 28- 11am to 6pm
March 29- 11am to 7pm
March 30- 11am to 5pm
World’s Largest Food Truck Festival Ever, Part II, March 29 and 30 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
This year’s event expects to see participation from over 200 food trucks with delicacies from throughout Florida and the U.S. Last year, the festival broke the record for the largest food truck parade with 100 trucks participating. This year, an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS representative will record and verify the event.
2014 Bark in the Park
This wonderful event, voted as Tampa Bay's favorite fundraiser event by Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, will take place along the Hillsborough River, right in the heart of downtown Tampa, at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park from noon to 4:00pm. New this year, we will have live music from Halcyon, food trucks, and beer. As always, attendees will enjoy vendors, dog costume contests, the doggy fun zone and, of course, our mile-long Walk for the Animals. The event will be emceed by Fox 13's Charley Belcher and the Walk for the Animals will be led by Fox 13's Lindsay Milbourne and Jen Epstien.
Oldsmar’s 53rd Annual Oldsmar Days event is scheduled for beautiful R.E.OldsPark Friday March 28 through Sunday March 30. The event features Oldsmar’s only parade on Saturday March 29 at 11 am. The parade will feature historic Oldsmobile’s, antique fire trucks and a contingent of Shriner’s. .Bike Show Friday Night, Oldsmobile Car Show Saturday and an all comers Car Show on Sunday.
Side Splitters Comedy Club
Nick DiPaolo *SPECIAL EVENT* March 28 - March 29, 2014
Photo Credit Getty Images