Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, April 14

98 Rockfest comes to Amalie Arena, Los Vinos de Dalí in St. Petrsburg and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ closes at the Straz Center.
Taking place at Tampa’s Amalie Arena Sunday, 98 Rockfest has welcomed Godsmack as one of the headliners. [Courtesy of Troy Smith]
Taking place at Tampa’s Amalie Arena Sunday, 98 Rockfest has welcomed Godsmack as one of the headliners. [Courtesy of Troy Smith]
Published April 12

98 Rockfest: Godsmack and Three Days Grace headline this year’s festivities, backed by bands like local metalcore heroes Underoath. The free show outside of Amalie Arena starts at 2 p.m. $29 and up. 4 p.m. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Los Vinos de Dalí: Fine wines and gourmet bites from local eateries, along with craft beer and booze. Live music and a silent auction complete the highlights of the annual fundraiser, but you can also peruse the galleries. $90, $80 members. 4 p.m. Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Dear Evan Hansen: The hit Broadway musical closes out its run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. If you’re scared off by the nearly $200-a-head price, participate in the $25 ticket lottery. You can enter starting 48 hours prior to the performance you want. 2 and 7:30 p.m. 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival: Keel and Curley Winery’s Keel Farms puts on the family-friendly event with more than 100 food and craft vendors, live music, a kids zone, U-pick blueberries and a wine-tasting school. Parking $10. 8 a.m. 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-3892. keelfarms.com.

Spring Plant Festival: Find plants and accessories while learning about organic vegetable gardening, native plants and beekeeping. $5, 11 and younger free. 10 a.m. USF Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2329.

Safety Harbor Writers Conference: Check out workshops with instructors that include Steve Persall, Walt Belcher and Gloria Munoz. $125 for all activities. 10 a.m. Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, 706 Second St. (727) 269-9719.

CARES Beach Chair-ity Festival: On Sunday, the two-day event continues with the volleyball tournament, a MonkeyBone performance and the Beach Chair-ity auction. Benefits CARES, or Community Aging and Retirement Services. Free, parking $5. 10 a.m. SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. Free, parking $5. (727) 862-9291. cares.org.

Egypt Shrine Circus and Carnival: Now in its 54th year, an old-fashioned carnival with 18 rides — among them a Ferris wheel and carousel — as well as clowns and shows from circus leader Dapper Dan. Show times vary. 12:30 p.m. Florida State Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. egyptshrinecircus.com.

The Florida Orchestra: In an all-too-rare confluence of events, a female conductor (Gemma New) leads a piece composed by a woman (Anna Clyne’s The Seamstress), featuring a female soloist (the orchestra’s own Sarah Shellman on violin). Robert Schumann’s Manfred Overture and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 round out the bill. $18 and up, free for kids and teens in advance. 2 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St Petersburg. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Bolts face the Columbus Blue Jackets once again Sunday. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. tampabaylightning.com. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 970-AM.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Sunday serves as the finale of this music celebration, bringing artists like Tab Benoit and Kenny Neal to the stage. $40 and up. Noon. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. tampabaybluesfest.com.

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