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Tell Me Something Fun: April Events

Travis Bell

With a business degree in Management Information Systems, Travis previously worked as an executive with Accenture, a fortune 500 company...

With a business degree in Management Information Systems, Travis previously worked as an executive with Accenture, a fortune 500 company...

Sep 11 11 minutes read

April is here (as well as Palmapalooza 2016!) and with it comes spring showers and the beginning of the truly hot weather. But it also means that Tampa will offer plenty of opportunities to get both in and out of the weather while enjoying some well-deserved relaxation.  Be it outside at the final performances of Shakespeare in the Park or helping a great cause at the Tampa Bay Walk for Wishes, or inside at the Tampa Home and Garden Show or helping another great cause at the Seagrapes Wine and Food Festival, take some time out this month to enjoy our great city and the family and friends we all have that make it worthwhile. Have an incredible April, try not to lose too much on the Final Four and be good to each other.

1. What: Shakespeare  in the Park

When: Fri 4/1/16 - Sun 4/3/16, at 6pm Friday and Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday.

Where: Waterworks Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Description: Tampa Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare to Tampa communities in a fun and accessible way. They strive to create productions that are fast paced and enjoyable for the whole family. Tampa Shakespeare Festival’s productions are performed outdoors with minimal technical support in beautiful Waterworks Park.

Richard III centers around the last king of the House of York, the series of ruthless betrayals and lies he uses to ascend the throne, and his ultimate comeuppance. Think of it as a medieval House of Cards.

Richard III will run April 2.

Much Ado  About Nothing is a comedy about one scheme to undo true love and another to help it grow, and features Shakespeare’s famous bickering lovers Benedick and Beatrice engaged in a pithy war of the sexes.

Much Ado  About Nothing will run April 1 and 3.



2. What: Tampa  Home and Garden Show

When: Fri 4/1/16 - Sun 4/3/16

Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL  33602

Description:  Come to the Tampa Home and Garden show and listen to what Tampa exhibitors are saying! Meet some of Tampa's builders, contractors, and landscapers. See visual displays for kitchens, baths, gardens, pools, and spas. Come shop around for security systems, garage doors, driveways, windows, solar panels and much more!



3. What: Healthy  Family Fair 2016

When: Sat 4/2/16 at 10am

Where: Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL  33602

Description:  Join Tampa Bay Moms Group at our annual Healthy Family Fair and GET 50% OFF ADMISSION as you grow your mind at Glazer Children’s Museum and explore the exhibits as well as find answers to health and safety questions, concerns and discover great businesses, products and services that can help your family learn about all aspects of health. Swag Bags will be given to the first 100 families through the door with additional giveaways and other fun activities happening all day long!



4. What:  Hyde Park Village Fresh Market

When: Sun 4/3/16 at 10am-3pm

Where: Hyde Park Village, 1602 W. Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Description:  Hyde Park Village invites you to join us the first Sunday of every month for Fresh Market.  The market supports local vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair trade products and more. Come and join us for a morning of live music, shopping, and a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch at one of the many area restaurants – all within walking distance.



5. What: Annual  Old Seminole Heights Home Tour

When: Sun 4/3/16 at 11:30am-5pm

Where: Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL  33604

Description:  The tour is self-guided and begins at the beautifully restored Seminole Heights Garden Center at 5800 North Central Avenue, a neighborhood park. Come experience the charm of the historic bungalows plus the vintage homes that cover early to mid-twentieth century architectural styles. Neighborhood Association members will provide details, maps and tips to help you make the most of your Sunday afternoon.


6. What: Brews  & Bites at The Sail

When: Fri 4/8/16 at 6pm-10pm

Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL  33602

Description:  Brews & Bites features a fleet of area food trucks, craft beers at The Sail's Beer Garden, and live entertainment from local musicians at the venue's unique 360-degree waterfront bar.



7. What: Annual  Spring Plant Festival

When: Sat 4/9/16 at 10am-3pm

Where: University of South Florida – Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL  33612

Description:  The annual plant festival will have over 60 vendors selling plants and helping customers select the perfect plant for the perfect yard. There will be live music on Saturday with plant talks throughout the day and a free children's activity area.


8. What: Florida  Water Festival

When: Sun 4/10/16 at 1pm-5pm

Where: Water Works Park Downtown Tampa, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa, FL  33602

Description:  The Florida Water Environment Association premier annual event, the Florida Water Festival is a unique learning opportunity for children and adults alike. The free to attend event is designed to educate the public at large of the importance of protecting Florida's precious water resources. Fun events for the family include a walk for water, live music, food trucks, student design competition, raffle prizes, water animal face painting, water quality sampling/testing/systems demonstrations plus informational exhibits from water industries all over Tampa Bay



9. What:  Flicks and Food Trucks

When: Thur 4/21/2016 at 6pm-10 pm

Where: The Grand Central at Kennedy, 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Description: Come experience the event that speaks to the core of all things Tampa Bay. This urban, free event is enjoyed by all ages, is a pet friendly destination and loved by Tampa Bay. Get your forks and fingers ready to dive into 15-20 of the best of Tampa Bay’s gourmet food trucks, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. Featuring craft brews served up by the Pour House, Local-Live Music, a larger than life Outdoor, Movie Screen Experience and Entertainment for all. Hosted at The Grand Central at Kennedy, from 6pm-10pm, on the 3rd Thursday of every month & always held rain or shine!



10. What: 7th  Annual EcoFest

When: Sat 4/23/16 at 10am-3pm

Where: Lowry Park Bandshell, 7530 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604

Description:  EcoFest 2016 is a community event to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy. There will be live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce will be in attendance.



11. What: Block  Pawty benefitting Humane Society of  Tampa Bay

When: Sat 4/23/16 at 11am-1pm

Where: Hyde Park Village, 1602 W. Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Description:  Hyde Park Village and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay are partnering together again for a Spring Block Pawty from 11am to 1pm.  Bring your pup and join us in Village Circle for a pop-up dog park, agility course, pet vendors, live music and a raffle - all to help raise funds for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay!



12. What: Seagrapes  Wine and Food Festival

When: Sat 4/30/16 at 8pm-11pm

Where: The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL  33602

Description:  At SeaGrapes Food and Wine Festival, enjoy fantastic wine and sample delicious food while strolling amongst some of the most amazing sea creatures from around the world, all while helping support The Florida Aquarium's youth education and conservation programs and initiatives.



13. What: Tampa  Bay Walk for Wishes

When: Sat 4/30/16 at 8:30am-12pm

Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL  33602

Description:  Powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends, Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. By participating in the Tampa Bay Walk for Wishes, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children battling life-threatening medical conditions in the community. Join others for a 2 mile, laid-back walk starting at the beautiful Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa and walking along Riverwalk Park on the Hillsborough River.


Have an awesome April,

Robbie Henderson for

Bell Henderson Real Estate: Travis Bell, Robbie Henderson, Karla Dorsey, Diane Raeckers and Jason Norton



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