Various locations throughout the Waterfront Bayou Business District, Pasco County, 727-842-1070, pascopaddlepalooza.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: You know why we tolerate all the madness that is this glorious state? Two words: Sunshine and water. Get your Florida on this weekend at Pasco Paddlepalooza. Paddle your way through a poker run, compete in a Dragon Boat race, sweep the kayak fishing tournament, compete in the bridge-to-bridge challenge... the three-day fest has planty of ways to get your feet wet. The waters twining around the Waterfront Bayou Busines District will teem with reasons to remember that yeah, OK, we might have some craziness in Tallahassee, but out on the water, life is good. No kayak or SUP? Come for the Landlubber Scavenger Hunt, live music, and general merriment.