USF Botanical Gardens Spring Festival
Place: USF Botanical Garden... 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: April 14th and April 15th
Time: Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm
Right from their event page: 80 or so vendors sell all kinds of great plants for Florida -- from gingers to bromeliads to herbs. It's all in the gardens, which is great for seeing what grows well here in various conditions, from boggy to full-sand, full-sun. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older. Free parking
Place: 16215 Hanna Road lutz, FL 33549
Date: April 14th
Time: 9am - 3pm
Right from their event page: EcoFest 2012 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy. Admission to the event is free.
There will be live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce.
The St. Pete Green Thumb Festival:
Place: Walter Fuller Recreation Park ~ 7891 26th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Dates: April 28th and 29th
Time: 9-4 on Saturday, 9-3 on Sunday
Right from the website: The Green Thumb Festival features environmental and horticultural exhibits, vendors (with every kind of plant imaginable), Garden Club of St. Petersburg presents the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show, a grow and share program, a diagnostic clinic (bring soil and water samples), a recycling rally, free mulch, plant auction, more than 2,000 trees for sale for $3, free Butterfly plants (500 each day), tool sharpening booth, entertainment, children's programs, other environmental programs and exhibits, and a food court! Mark your calendar so you don't miss this annual event: April 28 and 29, 2012.
Green After Dark:
Place: 8701 Gunn Hwy, Odessa, FL 33556
Date: April 28th
Time: 5pm - 9pm
A delightful event that hosts live music and local vendors selling honey, organic produce, and other green goodies.