That hot spring air is finally here, as are the many fun events that April brings into Tampa! Go catch a concert, check out an air show, or pick some blueberries! Have you ever heard anything more Florida?
The Bulls are on parade this April with a number of home games and series! Make it out to the diamond to get in on a little spring ball action! Don’t forget to check out some of the other USF teams in action this month with the links down below.
- USF vs. FGCU (Apr. 2nd, 6:30pm)
- USF @ UCF (Apr. 5th-7th)
- USF vs. Bethune-Cookman (Apr. 10th, 6:30pm)
- USF @ Tulane (Apr. 12th-14th)
- USF vs. UNF (Apr. 16th, 6:30pm)
- USF vs. The Citadel (Apr. 18th-20th)
- USF @ FGCU (Apr. 24th, 6:30pm)
- USF vs. University of Houston (Apr. 26th-28th)
- USF vs. Stetson (Apr. 30th, 6:30pm)
We’re waiting to see if the Tampa Bay Lightning have any post-season home games, however the Tampa Bay Rays have 12 days worth of series games to catch! No pun intended.
- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Rockies @ Charlotte Sports Park (Apr. 1st-3rd)
- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Orioles @ Charlotte Sports Park (Apr. 16th-18th)
- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Red Sox @ Charlotte Sports Park (Apr. 19th-21st)
- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Royals @ Charlotte Sports Park (Apr. 22nd-24th)
Concerts & Shows
This month has a plethora of events for oldies lovers and dance music fanatics. Which is funny because the two generally don’t cross paths with one another.
- Plies @ Club Rumors (Apr. 5th, 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Dom Dolla @ The Attic (Apr. 5th, 10:00pm) $15.00-$20.00
- KISS @ Amalie Arena (Apr. 11th, 7:30pm) Check ticket pricing
- DMX @ The Ritz Theater (Apr. 11th, 8:00pm) $48.00-$91.00
- What So Not @ The Ritz Ybor (Apr. 13th, 10:00pm) $15.00
- Santana @ Al Long Stadium (Apr. 18th, 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Leon Bridges @ Ruth Eckerd Hall (Apr. 18th, 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Troyboi @ The Ritz Ybor (Apr. 19th, 10:00pm) $15.00
- EDX @ Shephard’s Beach Resort (Apr. 21st, 2:00pm) $13.00
- RL Grime @ The Ritz Ybor (Apr. 23rd, 10:00pm) $35.00
- Patti LaBelle @ Ruth Eckerd Hall (Apr. 25th, 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Temptations @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Center (Apr. 26th, 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
For more shows and dates, check out Songkick.
April boasts Easter and Earth Day as it rounds out Gasparilla season! Check out some of the many outdoor events happening in Tampa this month and get ready to have some springtime fun!
- Food & Wine Festival @ Busch Gardens (Mar. 23rd-Apr. 28th) Check ticket pricing
Taste culinary creations and fine wines from all over the world at Busch Gardens annual Food & Wine Festival! There’s nothing like trying new foods from new places and telling your friends all about how cultured you are.
- Sun n’ Fun International Fly-in & Expo @ Lakeland, FL (Apr. 2nd-8th) $25.00-$120.00
If you’ve never been to an air show, you have to go. Like you have to. I know you’re like, “I don’t really care about planes like that.” But I promise you WILL because they’re so cool and fun. That’s all.
- 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four Championship @ Amalie Arena (Apr. 5th & 7th) Check ticket pricing
Come watch the four best women’s basketball teams in the country battle it out for the National Championship!
- Kegs n Eggs @ Bay Area Renaissance Festival Grounds (Apr. 6th, 1:00pm-5:00pm) $15.00-$45.00
Finally, an Easter egg hunt for adults! And there’s tons of beer! A dream. Also, the eggs could contain cash prizes. That’s our type of holiday.
- Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival @ Keel & Curley Winery (Apr. 6th-7th)
The largest edition of this festival to date will host over 100 vendors, $10 wine tasting classes, live music, great food, and blueberry picking! Grab your friends and get ready for some blue skies and good times!
- GEICO Skytypers Air Show @ Sun n’ Fun International Fly-in & Expo (Apr. 6th-8th) Check ticket pricing
Check out the nationally loved Skytypers spell things out in the air! There’s something mesmerizing about watching cool planes spell stuff in clouds.
- Gasparilla Concours d’ Elegance @ Curtis Hixon Park (Apr. 13th) $25.00-$50.00
Make sure you check out the last event of the Gasparilla season as Curtis Hixon Park is invaded with an of classic automobiles and vendors from the time period!
- EcoFest 2019 @ Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park (Apr. 13th, 10:00am-3:00pm) Free
Celebrate Earth Day the right way, by learning about her! There will be green living products and services and tons of informational booths to teach you about Mother Earth! Plus vendors, food, and music to provide a great time!
- 98ROCKFEST @ Amalie Arena (Apr. 14th, 5:00pm) $19.00-$75.00
Into the harder types of music? Well this year’s 98ROCKFEST presented by Coors Light has a heavy lineup featuring bands like Godsmack, Three Days Grace, and Underoath. Prep your neck for some headbanging.
We hope you decide to have a great time at one of the many amazing events happening in Tampa this month! For more shows, events, and festivities, check out some of the calendars below.