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Hillsborough County gives facelift to Fairgrounds!

Hillsborough County gives facelift to Fairgrounds!

Tampa, Florida-- Improvements to the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds launched in August 2012 continue as construction of a new, 20,000 squarefoot covered arena kicks off this month. 

Officials say once it's finished, it will host exhibits and events.

And while that's exciting news, officials also say that's not the only project underway! In addition to the new arena, fairgrounds visitors can look forward to the following improvements:

FishHawk Comedy Night

FishHawk Comedy Night

FishHawk, Florida -- Comedian Hypnotist Doug MacCraw returns to the Palmetto Club to amaze us with this new extended show on Thursday, April 4.

Ticket options for the show are detailed below:

Live music at the Slug

Live music at the Slug

West Tampa, Florida -- It is time for the annual spectacular of Rockus Maximus: Battle of the Bands! Eight bands are competing for $1000 cash and a $1200 recording package from Clear Track Studios.

Admission and parking are free! We will have food, drinks, and shirts for sale, a giant bouncy house, a free video gaming pavilion, and lots of other entertainment.

Plus, everyone who attends gets free glow sticks after dark!

The event takes place at 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills, FL

Celebrate Spring with Peter Cottontail

Celebrate Spring with Peter Cottontail

FishHawk, Florida -- Celebrate Easter with Peter Cottontail! This eggciting event takes place Saturday, March 30 at the Osprey Club. 

A professional photographer will capture your child's special moment with Peter Cottontail.  

In eggdition to having your child's picture taken, there will be an eggstraordinary Egg Hunt on the back lawn.  There are five time frames to choose from.

Keel and Curley to host St. Patrick's Day special!

Keel and Curley to host St. Patrick's Day special!

Plant City, Florida-- Keel and Curley Winery wants to let locals know of their St. Patrick's Day special!

Today between 1 and 4 p.m., those who wear green can enjoy a glass and wine and live music without having to spend an entire pot of gold! In fact, as the luck has it, the first glass of wine will be free.

Larry Clarke is scheduled to perform. 

Keel and Curley Winery is located at 5202 W Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, Florida 33653.

 

Charlie O' With the Cork Screws

Charlie O' With the Cork Screws

Plant City, Florida-- Keel and Curley Winery is hosting an "Uncorked Live Music Event" on Friday, March 15. 

 

Charlie O' with the Cork Screws will play a variety of music, from soft rock to country starting at 6:30 p.m. and lasting through 10:30.

According to organizers, you can get tickets online, or pay a $5 cover charge at the door.

Pinch A Penny's 'Big Green Egg Event'

Pinch A Penny's 'Big Green Egg Event'

FishHawk, Florida -- Come out this St. Patrick's Day to Pinch A Penny's Big Green Egg Event!

The event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, will include free food, entertainment, and activities fun for the whole family.

BGE is an egg-shaped charcoal barbecue that grills, is a smoker, cooker, and oven.

Cash donations will be accepted for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and 100% will go to families of fallen and wounded military Special Operation Forces.