It’s a beautiful day in Tampa Bay!
With temperatures FINALLY reaching back up into the 80s, it’s safe to leave the house once more with out the fear of having to bundle up. And even though Punxsutawney Phil says there’s going to be six more weeks of winter, we’re hoping that it doesn’t apply to the Sunshine State.
So if you’re looking for a reason to venture out of the house, we’ve got some great news for you! There’s plenty going on in the next week–markets, concerts, and a food tour, just to name a few. But if you’re looking for something special, check out these eight amazing things to do this weekend:
Ahhh the fair. Funnel cakes, handcrafted artisan goods, and ferris wheels. Yep, it’s that time of year again! The Florida State Fair is back and it’s brought tasty foods, fun games, and the best rides around with it! Bring the family, your friends, or no one at all. It’ll be fun no matter what! And let’s be real…who wouldn’t want a deep-fried Oreo?
When: Feb 8th-19th Times Vary
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds
OPA! Come out for a good time and stay for the delicious food. The St. Pete Greek Fest is something you won’t want to miss. Featuring great music, lots of dancing, raffles, craft vendors, and of course, GYROS! Mmmmm gyros…
When: Feb 9th-11th from 11 AM – 6 PM (every day)
Where: St. Stefanos Greek Church
Craft beer enthusiasts UNITE! Join Tampa Bay Food Tours for a tour of the food and beer scene it St. Pete. And no need to worry about getting stranded on a deserted island, this three-hour tour is on foot! You’ll meet the chefs and owners behind these incredible establishments and learn a thing or two and their crafts. You won’t want to miss this, but if you do, fret not! It’s happening throughout February. There are also tours happening in Dunedin you’re interested.
When: Feb 9th from 5:45PM – 8:45PM
Where: Breweries in the Edge and Grand Central Districts
Can you think of a better combination than wine and chocolate? We sure can’t! Come out and try a variety of wines, gourmet chocolates, cheese, and more! You can also do some Valentine’s Day shopping while you’re there *hint, hint*. So don’t miss out, it’s going to be a wine-derful time!
When: Feb 11th from 4 PM – 7 PM
Where: Ybor City Wine Bar
The Piano Man himself returns to Tampa for a night of spectacular performances! Many of his shows have sold out, so if you haven’t already, you’ll want to get those tickets NOW! Come on guys, it’s BILLY *FREAKING* JOEL! We don’t even need to tell you not to miss out on this one.
When: Feb 9th at 8 PM
Where: Amalie Arena
What could be better than watching a classic movie in a beautiful theater? Unicorns maybe. But since we can’t give you a unicorn, we’ll give you something just as great! Stand By Me, the popular coming-of-age story about a group of boys written by the King himself (Stephen King that is), is playing at Tampa Theater. You can catch this classic and many other ‘80s movies during the Totally ‘80s Classics Series.
When: Feb 11th at 3PM
Where: Tampa Theater
Simply Events is hosting their Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Day, so if you love the thrill of shopping for vintage items, this one’s for you! Delicious foods, original art, and beautiful antiques are just a few of the great things you can experience at this market. If finding quirky little trinkets is your thing, you’ll want to check this one out!
When: Feb 11th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: Main Street Safety Harbor
MIMOSAS! If the mere mention of delicious orange juice and sparkling bubbly hasn’t sold you on this idea already, we don’t know what will! Maybe the fact that it’s coupled with a scrumptious brunch at the beautiful and inspiring Dali Museum? Now you’re sold. After you’re done filling your bellies, take a stroll through the galleries and gardens, visit the store, and enjoy all that the museum has to offer.
When: Feb 11th from 11 AM – 2 PM
Where: The Dali Museum