festivalOk, so that's a bad joke to start out the day and the blog, but I just had to do it.  But, back to why I'm here...we always bring you the best Tampa Bay area events, and I just got some more news in about the Florida Strawberry Festival, starting in just a few days. 

Here's some news about the special days and discounts you can take advantage of -

Kids’ Day – Saturday, February 28:  For one day only, kids through high school age are admitted free to the Festival, with rides reduced.

Military Day – Wednesday, March 4: Courtesy of Winn-Dixie, those who are Active, Active Reserve and Retired military, and have valid I.D. will be admitted free all day at any gate.

Moonlight Magic Nights – Friday, February 27 and Friday, March 6, 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.: Enjoy the thrills of the midway on these special Friday night events, when each guest is required to purchase a wristband for $20. The wristband entitles patrons to ride most mechanical rides unlimited times.

Pepsi Day – Friday, February 27: Courtesy of Pepsi, guests can receive $1 off the regular gate admission of $10 (ages 13+) or $5 (ages 6-12) by presenting a Pepsi Day coupon (available on 2-liter Pepsi bottles), when they purchase their tickets at the gate that day.

Ride-A-Thon Days – Thursday, February 26, 3 – 11 p.m.; Monday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Tuesday, March 3, 3 – 11 p.m.; Wednesday, March 4, 3 – 11 p.m.; Thursday, March 5, 3 – 11 p.m.: On these special days, a wristband is available on the Midway for $17, which entitles guests to ride most mechanical rides an unlimited amount of times for this one low price.

The Tampa Tribune Day – Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Courtesy of The Tampa Tribune, the special offer on the Midway for the day entitles patrons to $2 off the regular price of $20 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book all day.

Senior Citizens’ Days – Thursday, February 26 and March 5: Sponsored by Master Spas, patrons 60 years of age and better get $2 off the gate admission of $10 all day.

Ok, that's just the begining when it comes to the fun at the Strawberry Festival.  Head over to www.FLStrawberryFestival.com to get all of the details. 

Make sure you keep checking back as we bring you more things to do in Tampa Bay, and we may even be bringing you some Tampa Bay shopping options, so stay tuned! 

Until next time, get ready for the rides, food and fun of the Florida Strawberry Festival.