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Bay 2 Beach Music and Arts Festival and More Things for You to Do This Weekend

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of April? If you missed out on some of the amazing events this past month, fear not! There are still plenty of things to do before May arrives.

We’ve found some of Tampa Bay’s best events happening this weekend, and we don’t want you to miss a thing! From food festivals to local markets, UNATION is the best place to discover stuff to do near you.

We’ve gathered up nine super cool events just for you, Tampa Bay. So check them out below!

Four Days. One awesome festival experience. The inaugural Bay 2 Beach Festival is happening in Clearwater’s famous Coachman Park! Catch all of the local and national musicians as they take the stage for some amazing performances. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by and see all the local artists showcasing their work! So come out and discover all that this festival has to offer!

Event Details
When: APR 26–29 | THURS & FRI 5PM–10PM | SAT & SUN 2PM–10PM
Where: Coachman Park
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It’s Derby season and if you’re looking for the best styles or want some help finding the best looks, you’re going to want to check this one out! Ella Bing Haberdashery is here to help you find the most dapper styles while sipping on samples of champagne and whiskey. And the best part? Guests receive a special discount during the event!

Event Details
When: APR 27 | 7PM–9PM
Where: The Ella Bing Haberdashery
FREE

If savory fruits are your styles, we got you, ‘cause it’s time for the Tomato and Heritage Festival in Ruskin! There will be great food, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, cook-off contests, and one lucky person will be named the Tomato Festival Pageant Queen! So come out and celebrate the agricultural history and tomato season with the SouthShore Community.

Event Details
When: APR 28 | 10AM–6PM
Where: E.G. Simmons Park Campground
FREE

Local vendors. Local beer. Local vibes. 81Bay Brewing Co. is hosting their monthly indoor/outdoor market this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited! Shop for handmade goods, tasty eats, and the coolest vintage items you’ve ever seen. There’ll be tons of vendors, so stop on by and pay them a visit!

Event Details
When: APR 28 | 12PM–5PM
Where: 81Bay Brewing Co.
FREE

Is there anything better than a night under the sea, sipping on drinks and tasting delicious food, while donating money to a great cause? We don’t think so, and neither will you! Join the Florida Aquarium, more than 20 local restaurants, and all the sea creatures for live entertainment, over 50 types of wine, and a night full of fun and conservation.

Event Details
When: APR 28 | 8PM–11PM
Where: The Florida Aquarium
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Is there anything better than a night under the sea, sipping on drinks and tasting delicious food, while donating money to a great cause? We don’t think so, and neither will you! Join the Florida Aquarium, more than 20 local restaurants, and all the sea creatures for live entertainment, over 50 types of wine, and a night full of fun and conservation.

Event Details
When: APR 28 | 8PM–11PM
Where: The Florida Aquarium
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Is it getting hot in here, or is it just these peppers? Oh…it’s definitely the peppers! Along with the usual festival fare, sample and buy some of Pinellas County’s spiciest–and most delicious–produce, salsa, and sauces. Vote for your favs and a winner will be crowned! Oh, and we dare you to try the world’s hottest lollipop.

Event Details
When: APR 28–29 | SAT 10AM–9PM | SUN 11AM–4PM
Where: England Brothers Bandshell
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This one has fun for the whole family. Exciting games, tons of vendors, an incredible music line-up, and all the blueberries Downtown Brooksville can hold! It’s gonna be a great time! And you know what they say, you can never have too many blueberries.

Event Details
When: APR 28–29 | SAT 11AM–9PM | SUN 12PM–6PM
Where: Downtown Brooksville
FREE

Connect with some of Tampa’s best authors, face-to-face, at Oxford Exchange! Interact and experience the literary community–featuring rare books, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

Event Details
When: APR 29 | 9AM–4PM
Where: Oxford Exchange
FREE

Go nuts for doughnuts! This brunch features a top-notch menu of fruit, biscuits, and a one-of-a-kind doughnut courtesy of the Mini Doughnut Factory! Bottomless Drink options are available. So don’t miss out on this 7-course–yes, SEVEN-COURSE–brunch spectacular. We can already taste all the deliciousness.

Event Details
When: APR 29 | 11AM–1PM
Where: The Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery
$

Check out what else is happening this weekend on our site or through the app. And if you haven’t tried it out already, use the new search feature to find the best events happening near you!

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Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook.

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