Outdoors and distanced: Things to do safely this spring

A year ago, we were all told to stay at home for the foreseeable future but this year events are starting to happen again. And boy are we ready to get out.

They may look different. You will probably be wearing a mask. But we are lucky to have weather that allows us to get out and feel that sunshine on our face.

Here are some outdoor events planned for the spring to get you out of the house, with safety in mind.

2021 Valspar Championship

April 29 to May 2

The PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship will feature 156 of the world’s best professional golfers, competing on the famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, in Palm Harbor.

With the primary focus on the health, and well-being, for all involved with the tournament, and the local community, daily attendance will be limited.

At press time, fan attendance levels had not been announced.

Past ticketholders will be contacted via email with any purchase procedures and announcements will be made on the tournament’s social media channels and via the tournament’s e-newsletter.

Interested fans are encouraged to visit www.valsparchampionship.com to register to receive the e-newsletter and for links to the tournament’s social media channels.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

Weekends, February 20 to April 25

Taste buds will bloom this spring with a delicious menu of dishes, and drinks, as dynamic, and unique, as the park’s thrilling roller coaster collection. Guests will also enjoy a taste of local musical talent throughout the open-air festival to accompany their sweet, and savory, samples.

Food and beverages are not included with park admission.

Florida State Fair

April 22 to May 2

The Florida State Fair, originally scheduled for February at the fairgrounds in Tampa, was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following CDC and Florida Department of Health recommendations, the fair will provide sanitation stations inside the event, require masks and rework its indoor floor plans to allow more social distancing.

People who pre-purchased tickets, on the Fair’s website, will be given the option to transfer their tickets for the new dates.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The print version of this story included information about the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest which was canceled after going to print.) 

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