TAMPA BAY INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES
Saturday, April 28th 8:00a.m.
Whoopie! It’s that time of year again, when Tampa carries on a 2,000 year old Chinese tradition by putting a whole lot of boats dressed up like dragons into the waters of Garrison Bay and let’s them race all around the place breathing fire and scaring people.
The ninth annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Race is eagerly anticipated every year as it is a major international sporting boat race with human powered long paddled watercraft competing in a racing event which began in China 2,000 years ago as a religious ceremony and folk custom and has emerged today as an international racing sport.
The boats heave to and paddles down at 8:00a.m. Saturday morning, April 28, and is free to spectators who can -and many thousands will – watch from the bay sides and the patio of the
Marriott Tampa Bay Waterside Hotel 700 S. Florida Avenue Tampa 33602
Admission is Free
ASIA FEST Saturday, April 28 11:00a.m.- 3:00p.m.
The Asian theme continues with the annual Asia Fest, a dynamo presentation of Asian dance and culture and song, and eats and contests, the crowning of Miss Asia Fest, and just plain fun for all, and maybe even one of the dragons from the dragon boat race will visit.
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park 601 Old Water Street Tampa 33602
Admission is Free http://www.tampasiafest.com
Saturday, April 28 98 Rockfest annual rock fest 6:00p.m.
The annual rock fest which includes so many of Florida’s own amazing rock music acts is led this year by Shinedown, and there are so many others on the bill who will rock you all night long.
Tampa Bay Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive Tampa 33602
Sunday, April 29 Burn The Floor Two performances 2:00pm and 7:30p.m.
From the Asians we go to the Latin culture and the African-American culture for for some rocking entertainment in the form of the passionate drame of dance. The show is not called “Burn the Floor” for no reason this performance is dazzling and unforgettable.
Carol Morsani Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1010 N. MacInnes Place
Tampa 33602 813-2297827
Admission Tickets start at $38.50