Looking for fun and adventure this weekend? Here are our major picks of events taking place in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas:
Titusville Sea Turtle Festival
Learn about conservation efforts during a Turtle Talk, try on fashions inspired by the sea, participate in a beach cleanup and see kayak demonstrations at the sixth annual festival, now two days. You can also reserve a spot for a night turtle-watching session on Playalinda Beach. Food trucks and live music will provide entertainment. When: Friday-Saturday. Where: Downtown Titusville and Canaveral National Seashore. More information.
Daytona Island Festival
Flock to Daytona Beach for food trucks and tents, beer, vendors, tropical drinks and live music celebrating island life. Jimmy Buffett tribute band Gary Roland and The Landsharks are among the performers. When: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday. Where: Downtown Daytona Beach. More information.
26th Annual Harvest Festival
Bring the family to stomp grapes at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. More than 80 artists will display their works, and enjoy wine tastings, beer, food and live music as you get to steppin'. Cost: $2 donation to benefit Hospice Foundation. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Where: Lakeridge Winery, 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont. More information.
And here are even more Central Florida events in our On The Town calendar for Central Florida.
Tampa Bay area
Journey, the Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason
No, it won’t be Steve Perry fronting for Journey and no, it won’t be Michael McDonald on vocals and keys for the Doobies. However, it will still be a night of hits from start to finish for fans on hand to see the two bands along with Dave Mason Friday night at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa, FL, 33610. Shows starts at 7 p.m. Tickets.
World Oceans Day Clean-Up
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful wants volunteers to come out with their kayaks, canoes, paddleboards or motorboats to spend a few hours removing litter and debris from the Hillsborough River. Efforts start at 8:30 a.m. at Water Works Park, 1710 North Highland Ave., Tampa. More information.
The Florida International Reptile Show returns to its original venue, the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 N U.S. Highway 301, Tampa, 33610, after three years in alternate venues around the Bay area. Enjoy presentations and events showcasing everything from turtles to geckos to crocodiles. Runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10 and up. More information.
Even more events can be found in our On The Town calendar for the Bay area.