The 12th annual Spring Jubilee opens today, April 11, at the St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverivew, at 10424 St. Stephen Circle, west of Bell Shoals Road and FishHawk Boulevard.
Included in the lineup for the four-day festival are performers from Mann and Mulrennan middle schools in Brandon and Valrico, respectively, and from Riverview High School. Also, from Judy's Dance Academy in Valrico and Music Showcase in Brandon. (For a full entertainment lineup, see chart below).
St. Stephen, Edge and Life Teen variety shows are included in the first-day lineup of performers. Also at the Spring Jubilee: carnival rides, food, activities and free entertainment.
As noted by the Spring Jubilee Web site, it's time to "experience a blast from the past carnival that offers a vintage feel with all the current community flair."\
Here's some key things to keep in mind:
- There is no charge for gate admission. Also, no charge for all concerts and stage events in the "Big Tent."
- Purchase ride tickets at the entrance; food tickets, at the "Big Tent."
- Parking is free on the Spring Jubilee grounds. Handicapped parking is available near the front gate. There is a special area as well for drop-off's and pick-up's. A courtesy tram from the parking lot to the main gate will run until closing.
- First Aid is available near the main gate. There is no smoking on Spring Jubilee grounds.
- Uniformed Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies will be on site 24 hours a day. Weapons of any type are prohibited at the Spring Jubilee.
- No pets are permitted. Certified service dogs are allowed and must be kept on leashes at all times.
What's your favorite ride? The Zipper? The Orbiter? The giant carousel, lit at night? Let us know in the comment box below. And review the charts below for news you need to know about the festivities.
2013 Spring Jubilee: Hours of OperationThursday April 11 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday April 12 4 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday April 13 Noon 11 p.m. Sunday April 14 Noon 8 p.m.
2013 Spring Jubilee: Entertainment Line-Up
St. Stephen Variety Show 5 p.m.
Mulrennan Middle School Thundering Herd 6:30 p.m.
Mann Middle School Jazz Band 7 p.m.
Edge Variety Show 7:30 p.m.
Life Teen Variety Show 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 Riverview High School Vision and Candy Apples 5 p.m.
Julezstars 6 p.m.
Mulrennan Middle School Select Sound 7 p.m.
Luna Blue Band 8:30 p.m. (to midnight) Saturday, April 13 Philip Shore Elementeary Magnet School Noon
YMCA Zumba Dancers 1 p.m.
Riverview High School Idol Singers 2 p.m.
Dance Quest 3 p.m.
Earl Harris Karate Studio 4 p.m.
Judy's Dance Academy 5 p.m.
NRG 6 p.m.
Kayla Hayes, Singer 7 p.m.
Luna Blue Band 8 p.m. (to midnight) Sunday, April 14 Music Showcase Elite Team and Musical Theater Noon
Dance Dynamic 1 p.m.
Central Florida Dance Alliance 2 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rhythmics 3 p.m.
Earl Harris Karate Studio 4 p.m.
Ryan Hughes and "The To Be Determined Band" 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Raffle Winners 5:30 p.m.
2103 Spring Jubilee: Sampling Of Food BoothsBarbeque Beef's Beer and Wine Coffee and Desserts Dogs 'N' Fries Fried Desserts Ice Cream Latin Flavor Lemonade and Tea Mexican N'awlins Philly Pizza Soda and Water
2103 Spring Jubilee: Sampling Of Raffle Donors
(You do not have to be present to win.)
Ace Golf Range - Boyette All American Dog Training Academy AMC The Regency 20 Movie Theater Applebee's - Brandon Belleza Beauty Salon Buffalo Wild Wings California Pizza Kitchen Cheesecake Factory Christian Life Bookstore CiCi's Pizza - Brandon Cracker Barrel Crispers Dinosaur World Florida Orchestra Formaggio's Italian Resaturant & Pizza Express Marshall's Medi Weight Loss Clinic Mentors Muscles Professional Trainers Mimi's Café Noah's Ark Animal Hospital O'Brien's Irish Pub and Family Restaurant Pampered Chef Publix Robert Morris, CPA Sea World / Aquatica Toys 'R Us Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill United Artists Walmart / Sam's Club Village Inn - Brandon