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Getaway: down the road

Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 2, 2003

Tampa Black Heritage Festival (Jan. 16-20) Daily street festival in downtown Tampa. Free.

Superbowl of Motorsports Monster Truck Racing (Jan. 18) 7:30 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, Tampa. $14.

Johnny Appleseed (Jan. 18) Kids show. 10 a.m. and noon. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $5.50.

Martin Luther King Drum Beat for Justice Parade (Jan. 20) 1:15 p.m., downtown St. Petersburg.

Professional Bull Riders Series (Jan. 24-25) St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $15-$100.

Gasparilla Children's Parade (Jan. 25) Street festival noon-8 p.m.; parade 4:30 p.m.; fireworks 7 p.m. Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa. Free.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest (Feb. 1) Street festival 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; invasion 11:30 a.m.; parade 1:45 p.m. www.gasparillapiratefest.com Florida State Fair (Feb. 6-17) Florida State Fairgrounds, U.S. 301 off I-4, Tampa. (813) 621-7821.

Smucker's Stars on Ice (Feb. 14) St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $35.25-$83.25.

Sant'Yago Knight Parade and Family Fest (Feb. 15) Festival 2-10 p.m., parade 6:30 p.m. Downtown Tampa and Ybor City. Free.

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Feb. 21-23) Downtown St. Petersburg. $35-$695.

Florida Strawberry Festival (Feb. 27-March 9) Festival grounds, Plant City. $7 adults, children free.

Volvo Classic (March 1) Tennis event with Tracy Austin, Jim Courier, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova. 7 p.m., St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $25-$175.

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