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Festival schedule

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 1, 2001

The 2001 Festival of States with its night parade, day parade and other festivities started this weekend. Here is a schedule of the main activities:


Sam Robinson Tampa Bay Blues Festival, Vinoy Park. Hours and ticket prices vary.


Pinellas County schools' Concert and Jazz Evaluation, 8:30 a.m., the Palladium.

5K run, 6:15 p.m., The Pier/Bayshore Drive

Illuminated Night Parade, 8 p.m., Bayshore Drive. Limited reserved bleacher seats available; tickets $6.

Festival fireworks, 9:15 p.m.


Junior Sungoddess finals, 8 p.m., the Palladium


Awesome Original Second Time Arounders show at Tampa Bay Devil Rays game, 7:15 p.m., Tropicana Field; admission to game required


Out-of-state bands Concert & Jazz Evaluation, 8:30 a.m., the Palladium

Sungoddess Court versus Kids & Kubs softball game, noon, Northshore Park

Festival Coronation Ball and Pageant, 8:30 p.m., the Coliseum. Tickets $50.


Festival Parade, telecast live by Bay News 9, 11 a.m., Central Avenue to Bayshore Drive and north to Vinoy Park. Limited reserved bleacher seats available; tickets $6.

Marching band field show performances, 2 p.m., North Straub Park

Music stage, 2-9 p.m., North Straub Park

TASCO Extreme Sports Fest, including BMX bikes, skateboarding and inline skating, noon to 7 p.m., Spa Beach Park

Custom Car Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pier

Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Straub Park

Cat Chow Way of Life Tour, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., North Straub Park

The Final Three 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 11 a.m. Pier approach

April 8:

Music stage, 1-6 p.m., North Straub Par

Custom Car Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Pier

The Final Three 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, noon, Pier approach.

Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Straub Park

Diaper Derby, 2 p.m., The Pier

Cat Chow Way of Life Tour, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., North Straub Park

Coast Guard flyover and demonstrations, 2:45 p.m.

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