Looking for something to do this weekend in Tampa Bay? There are several special events you may want to check out, like…

Florida Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes Exhibition and Reception at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Celebrate the work of 26 African-Americans who used to sell their Florida landscapes roadside to make ends meet. Now these artists are known nationwide. The reception is Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and the exhibit is open until June 30th. To learn more about the Florida Highwaymen watch this video. 335 2nd Avenue Northeast St. Pete, FL.

The Tampa Bay Brewing Company, in Centro Ybor, is releasing a new brew called the “New Horizon”, a version of their True Blonde Ale. This Friday from 11 a.m. til 5 p.m. this beer will sell for $6 a pint. Two dollars from each one sold  will go to support the Florida Aquarium’s efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife from the Gulf, after the Deep Horizon oil spill. Remember to choose a designated driver and drink responsibly. 1600 East 8th Avenue         Tampa, FL.

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival at the Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. This is the 18th year of the event. Come out and enjoy the music of a live steel band and DJs, ethnic foods, crafts and a parade on Sunday. Alison Hinds and Shaggy will be headlining this year. Buy your tickets in advance for $20 or pay $25 the day of the event. Call 877-318-0073 for more information. For a schedule check out their website.

Or you may want to check out the Hibiscus Festival at Sunken Gardens on 4th Street in St. Petersburg, Saturday June 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.. You’ll find 250 different varieties of hibiscus for sale. Take advantage of educational opportunities by listening to a hibiscus lecture or sitting in on a Ikebana demonstration. The kids will enjoy Captain Tut’s Pirate Parrots and face painting. Tickets cost $4 for kids (ages 2-11), $6 for seniors and $8 for adults. 1825 4th Street North St. Petersburg.

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