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Justin Moore is one of the headliners at this year’s Tampa Pig Jig in Curtis Hixon Park.

Top things to do this weekend: Tampa Pig Jig, Glow Golfing, Foam Glow 5K, John's Pass Seafood Festival

A day of barbecue and live music that's a little bit of country and a little bit of soul: That's Tampa Pig Jig. The annual event in Curtis Hixon Park brings headliners Justin Moore, right, and Americana-soul revivalists Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and benefits NephCure Kidney International, raising more …


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 14


    Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. After visiting Santa, stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free; $5 …

  2. Pasco Events for Dec. 15


    15 Friday

    Oakview Terrace Christmas Health/Craft Fair: Featuring a Christmas shop with local vendors, health screenings, raffles to win gift baskets and gift cards, and food trucks. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oakview Terrace Adult Assisted Living, 7220 Baillie Drive, New Port Richey. (727) 842-9899.

  3. This week's top holiday events: Parades, Christmas lights, theme parks and more



    Homosassa Christmas Boat Parade

    Parade begins at Marker 75 by Bird Island. Free. Homosassa Springs Marina, 10806 W Halls River Road, Homosassa. 6 p.m. Dec. 16.

    Indian Rocks Beach Boat Parade

  4. Top things to do this week: Star Wars parties, comics Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Carbonaro


    NEW HOPE: Star Wars parties

    With the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the force of fan excitement is strong, so of course there are Star Wars parties this weekend. The giant movie complex Riverview 14 GDX is having celebration with characters from the film available for photos in …

  5. 5 things to do under $5: Gasparilla Bowl beach day, Hanukkah on Ice, boat parades


    1 Battle at the Beach: The Gasparilla Bowl is coming to Tropicana Field on Dec. 21, but before that the bands, cheerleaders and dance teams from Florida International University and Temple University will have a day of beach-related games and competitions. It's free to watch from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at …

  6. Hernando Events for Dec. 15


    15 Friday

    Growing Wild in a Civilized Community: Learn the basic psychology behind what humans feel comfortable with in a landscape, and how to incorporate Florida-Friendly and native plants into a community-pleasing design. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, registration required. Hernando County Utilities …