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Hey Tampa Bay, still looking for weekend plans?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! From a crab festival to a vintage market to a reggae festival and more, we’ve got the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend. Keep scrolling to secure your weekend plans and send them to a friend because the more the merrier!

Don't be Crabby - go to Crab Fest! 🦀

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Cooter's 28th Annual Crab Fest

There’s no need to be crabby because Cooter’s 28th Annual Crab Fest is happening this weekend! Head to Clearwater Beach to celebrate the opening of Florida stone crab season. Cooter’s Restaurant and Bar will feature fresh Florida stone crab, snow crab, and more at wholesale prices, plus live music, drink specials, and special commemorative t-shirts. 

Event Details
🗓 Oct 22-24 | 11:00AM – 10:30PM
🎟️  Free
📍423 Poinsettia Ave
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Lay Back and Jam Out!

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Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival is back in Vinoy Park! This three-day festival is the largest and most recognized reggae festival in the country. With multiple stages, more than a hundred different craft and food vendors, and of course, the best names in reggae music, Reggae Rise Up is a guaranteed good time. Grab your ticket now, because they are selling fast!

Event Details
🗓 Oct 21-24 
🎟️  Start at $55
📍Vinoy Park, St. Pete, FL

Vintage Home Decor, Furniture, and More!

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Vintage Roost Market

The Vintage Roost Market is stocked and ready for this weekend’s three-day market. Whether you’re looking for unique fall decor or hunting for that missing piece, the Vintage Roost Market is the place to be. Shop from dozens of local vintage vendors selling home decor, trinkets, furniture, clothes, and more.

Event Details
🗓 Oct 22-24 | 9AM- 5PM
🎟️  Free
📍 2326 E 7th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

Prost to Oktoberfest!

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Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest

Grab the family and head to the Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest to celebrate all things local! Hosted by the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, this event will feature local craft beer, authentic German food, contests, carnival games, and so much more. Prost! 🍻 
 

Event Details
🗓 Oct 16 | 9am – 2pm
🎟️  $5 | Children 12 and Under or Military ID are Free
📍 Tampa Bay Downs – 11225 Race Track Road

Shop 'Til You Drop!

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St. Pete Beach Corey Ave Craft Fair

Head to St. Pete Beach for the outdoor two-day Corey Avenue Craft Fair! Shop a variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing, and much more. The market will also feature an expansive green market with plants, orchids, and exotic floras.

Event Details
🗓 Oct 23-24 | 10AM-5PM
🎟️  Free
📍 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach

Looking for more spots to shop local this weekend?

  • Market on Florida
  • Wesley Chapel Chic Décor & Artisan Markets

Riddle Me This!

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Tampa Riverwalk Halloween Hunt

Grab your smartphone and head to the Tampa Riverwalk for a family-friendly not-too-spooky virtual scavenger hunt! All you need to participate in the free Mobile Adventures app. Solve riddles, puzzles, tasks while exploring the beautiful Riverwalk. Get to hunting because individuals and teams will compete to be the first place HalloWinner!

Event Details
🗓 Oct 16-31 
🎟️  Free
📍 The Tampa Riverwalk

Looking for more festive fun along the Tampa Riverwalk?

  • Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf
  • Haunted River Tour on the Pirate Water Taxi
  • UNDead in the Water on the American Victory Ship

Local Business Spotlight

King of the Coop is bringing the heat as Tampa’s first Nashville hot chicken restaurant! 🔥 Since April 2019, King of Coop has been serving gluten-free chicken and fish in Seminole Heights and Wesley Chapel. Don’t sleep on the sides, because the collard greens and mac were & cheese are a must-order! Stay tuned for locations in South Tampa, Westchase, and Downtown St. Pete coming soon.

📍 Seminole Heights – 6607 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Monday-Thursday | 11AM-9PM
Friday-Saturday | 11AM-10PM
Sunday | 11PM-8PM

📍 Wesley Chapel – 27835 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Unit 102, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Monday-Thursday | 11AM-9PM
Friday-Saturday | 11AM-10PM
Sunday | 11PM-8PM

Cheer on Our Champa Bay Teams!

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche

Event Details
🗓 OCT 23 | 7PM
📍Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

Event Details
🗓 OCT 24 | 4:25PM
📍Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

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Plan Ahead for These Upcoming Events

We’re creepin’ it real and helping you plan for Halloween next weekend! From haunted houses to family-friendly events to BOO-zy parties, there is no shortage of wickedly fun things to do in Tampa Bay this Halloween. 

Downtown Crawlers Bar Crawl

Put on your best costume and hit the town with the Downtown Crawlers! They are hosting epic bar crawls in South Tampa, Downtown St. Pete, and St. Pete Beach. 

Event Details
🗓 OCT 30 
🎟️  Starting at $15
📍South Tampa, Downtown St. Pete, and St. Pete Beach

Head to GOAT, the Blind Goat that is, for their 7th Annual Goat Scream Halloween Party.  Wear a costume and your first drink is free. Enjoy drink specials and live music all night long!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 29 | 9PM-3AM
📍The Blind Goat – 4106 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL

Looking for more things to do this Halloween?

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See ya next week, Tampa Bay!

Enjoy your weekend! Don’t forget to follow us @StuffToDoInTampaBay on InstagramFacebookTikTok, and YouTube to keep up with the best things to do in Tampa Bay!

Madison Skipper

Madison Skipper

Madison is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. 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, Facebook, and YouTube.
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