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
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!
🗓 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!
🗓 FEB 25 – MARCH 14
📍 Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
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!
🗓 FEB 28 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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.
🗓 FEB 26-28
📍 Vintage Roost
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!
🗓 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.
📷 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!
Staff Pick of the Week - Kristin
More Things to Do in Tampa Bay
What's New in Tampa Bay
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!
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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