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Your weekend guide is here and it is full of so many amazing things to do in Tampa Bay. From EggFest to a “The Office” themed murder mystery, we have it all. Keep reading to start planning out the perfect weekend.

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Events This Weekend

1. EggFest

Get ready for the biggest grilling competition in Tampa because Florida’s Gulf Coast EggFest is back. This is a grilling competition on Big Green Egg grills and a celebration of grilling, music, and the outdoors!

Enjoy a day of fun with live music on the main stage, delicious food, raffles, activities, and more. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. It’s an experience like no other that you don’t want to miss!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 27 | 10AM–6PM
📍 Tabellas at Delaney Creek

2. The Office: A Murder Mystery

Are you a fan of “The Office”? Have you always wanted to hunt down the Scranton Strangler? Here’s your chance! Team up with several of your favorite characters from the office in this all-new interactive and immersive parody walking tour starting at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre and taking you through Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District to solve the case of the Scranton Strangler!

Grab your friends and put your detective skills to the test. Figure out who the liars are and get clues from actors along the way. If you think you can solve the case, get your tickets now!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 25 – MARCH 14
📍 Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

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3. The Lux Wedding Experience

Are you planning a wedding? If your answer is yes, then this is the event for you. Be the first to preview Clearwater’s hottest venue with newly renovated ballrooms. You’ll also be able to check out the area’s best vendors, get wedding tips, taste delicious food and drinks, and find the perfect dress. This event makes wedding planning so much less stressful!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 28 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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4. Vintage Roost

The 3–day Vintage Roost Market is back this weekend! With awesome vendors offering their own unique distinctive vintage flair, the 5,000 square feet of Vintage Roost in Ybor City is filled with fabulous pieces for you to discover.

Vintage Roost is offering a safe and wonderful vintage shopping experience for their customers and vendors in accordance with Florida State COVID-19 guidelines of social distancing and wearing a mask.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 26-28
📍 Vintage Roost

5. Repticon

The most exotic animal convention is coming to Tampa Bay! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals. If you are an animal lover, you can’t afford to miss this!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 27 & 28
📍 Florida State Fairgrounds

Local Business Spotlight

Have you checked out everyone’s favorite Jamaican restaurant? Jerk Hut has been serving Tampa for over 25 years and it’s clear why people love it so much. With dishes like Jamaican Patties, Caribbean Crab Cake, and Coconut Shrimp, it’s easy to find a dish you’ll love. They have 3 locations in the Tampa Bay area, so there’s bound to be one near you. Check them out the next time you’re in the mood for some delicious food.

Staycation

📷 Hotel Alba

Hotel Alba is a one-of-a-kind hotel in the heart of the thriving Westshore’s business, dining, and shopping district. This beautiful hotel features three restaurants including The Spaniard, Buffalo Bayou, and the poolside bar. The rooms at Hotel Alba are modern with spectacular city views. The location of Hotel Alba is perfect if you’re looking to explore Tampa Bay and everything it has to offer from shopping at local boutiques to walking the riverwalk, with restaurants, breweries, and bar options galore! 

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American Social

Sunday Brunch is something I look forward to every single week. Rain or shine, you bet I’m going to relax on a Sunday and treat myself to some breakfast! One of my favorite places to do that is American Social! “AmSo”, as the kids call it, truly is a hot spot on Sundays – so be sure to make a reservation! I personally request to sit out on their patio because it overlooks the Bay, you can feel the sea breeze and sunshine, and if it is football season, they have a massive screen so the entire deck can watch the Bucs win! 
To top it off, their brunch menu is phenomenal. I’ve tried nearly everything and I always come back to the Smoked Salmon Benedict! Oh and $3 mimosas? Count me in! 
 
Lastly, I never have to worry about parking here either because they have an underground parking garage. If you get your ticket scanned by the hostess, your parking is free up to two hours!

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Haunted Speakeasy Pop-Up

Halloween in the middle of winter? Count us in! A haunted speakeasy pop-up is coming to Tampa from February 24 to March 1. This 4-part interactive cocktail experience is held underground of the old Historic Church, one of the most haunted places in Florida. Get your tickets here if you’re ready to get spooked!

Amalie Arena Allowing Fans

Things are looking up for sports fans because the Amalie Arena may allow some fans at Lightning and Raptors games as early as March! Make sure to check their page to find out when you’ll be able to get tickets for a game. 

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Lights on Tampa Self-Guided Tours

On March 5 & 6 Lights on Tampa will be promoting self-guided tours of the artwork and programming cultural pop-ups around the Tampa Convention Center, including dance, music, and more. For more details, click here.

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Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on social.
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