Weekend Things To Do: Tampa

Weekend Things To Do In Tampa

Just as you thought Tampa couldn’t get any more exciting, TruTV’s Impractical Jokers makes their way to the Bay Area. Comedy, baseball and more are on the agenda for things to do this weekend in Tampa.

Rays Fan Fest will be a little earlier than normal this year. The fun filled day at Tropicana Field will be before the start of spring training on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Season-ticket holders will be admitted at 10 a.m. There were activities for fans of all ages including clubhouse tours, dugout photos and games. Kids can run around the bases, high-five players, have a story read to them and play in interactive baseball activities. Fan fest will also feature a charity yard sale of used equipment and other items. Chris Archer, Kevin Kiermaier and Jake Odorizzi will be at the Trop to hang out with all of the fans. This year only current season-ticket holders will have the chance to get autographs from Rays players, with a $100 donation to charity required for three. Non season-ticket holders can get autographs for free from a group of 40 former major-leaguers, such as Glenn Beckert, Tom Hume and Travis Hafner, and ex-Rays Rolando Arrojo and Roberto Hernandez. Parking and admission are free. 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg.

Impractical Jokers come to Amalie Arena for the first time. TruTV’s comedians are ready for being in a big arena in Tampa. Their show at the Tampa Theatre in 2015 sold out two performances and have recently sold out several shows at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando. Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, James Murray and Joe Gatto are spotlighted in their own show where they dare each other to do something truly stupid. Their live show is a mix of stand-up, hidden-camera videos and stories from their TV show. Tickets range from $49.50-$150. The show starts at 8 p.m. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com

Photo: BB&T Center

Monster Jam returns this weekend with custom-designed beasts that are 12 feet wide and tires so large a person could stand in them. The professionals, Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Monster Mutt give fans a fright in their monster trucks. The 10,000 pound trucks leap into the air 100 feet and perform other crazy tricks. The event is great for families and most fans come early to tailgate and get pictures with the trucks and drivers in the Party in the Pits from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$185. Toll- free 1-800-745-3000. monsterjam.com.