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Another week, another weekend guide with UNATION! Sometimes it can be overwhelming finding the best things to do in Tampa Bay. That’s where our team comes in. We’ve helped narrow it down to the best events and things to do in Tampa this weekend. From events to go with your gals to other events that are perfect for the family- we’ve made it easy for you to start planning your perfect weekend.

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Events This Weekend

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📷 Florida State Fair

1. Florida State Fair

One of Florida’s most anticipated annual events has arrived, and it’s looking pretty bold. The Florida State Fair is back and better than ever before. It’s the perfect place for a fun weekend date with your significant other or even a fun outing for the whole family to enjoy. Not only will there be thrilling fair rides and tons of circus acts, but can we also take a moment to appreciate the lineup of food vendors. Our team doesn’t want to spoil it all…but we’re talking deep-fried molten lava cake, the cookie pail, loaded tater burger, and oh so much more!

Event Details
🗓 APR 24 | 12AM–11:59PM
📍 Florida State Fairgrounds

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2. Grow on Us: NYNY Pizza

Grow On Us is back, this week featuring NYNY Pizza! Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is partnering with NYNY Pizza for their initiative of #GrowOnUs. Check out either the Ybor or Riverview location for a free Cuban Sandwich Pizza complete with ham, pork, pickles, and more! A perfect way to add a smile to anyone’s face. 

Event Details
🗓 APR 27 | 11AM–10PM
📍 NYNY Pizza Ybor & NYNY Pizza Riverview

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3. Virtual Walk, Run, Roll for Pediatric Cancer

Our team has the honor of helping participate in the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Virtual Walk, Run, Roll event. Help become a hero to a child battling cancer. During the entire month of April, individuals will be able to join together to host their own walk, run, or roll event between 4/3 – 4/30, or join virtually on May 1st. It’s an amazing opportunity to come together as a community to help support a greater cause.

Event Details
🗓 APR 3- APR 30 | 12AM–11PM
📍 Tampa, Florida

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📷 Haiku

4. Haiku Party Brunch

Brunch is an all-accepting meal. It’s more than just what you’re in the mood for, it gives you a new opportunity to try your new favorite places while fellowshipping over good food. For all my brunch lovers, do we have the perfect event for you! Haiku will be hosting their all-new brunch special Saturdays and Sundays. Not only will be delicious food to choose from, but also a live DJ! It’s perfect for all ages, families, friend groups, and dates!

Event Details
🗓 APR 24 | 11AM–3PM
📍 Haiku

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5. Tampa Bay Taco Takeover

Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday! Enjoy two full weeks of takeout and dine-in taco and drink specials from some of your favorite local restaurants – that’s TWO ultimate Taco Tuesdays, and then some. Plus, this year a portion of proceeds will benefit the Homeless Empowerment Program! To take advantage of these exclusive deals, just ask for the Taco Takeover Special and check out our link below for more details.

Event Details
🗓 APR 20 – MAY 4 | 12AM–11:59PM
📍 Tampa, Florida

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6. Vintage Roost Market

Local produce and freshly made goods have become all the rage. Whether you’re seeking handmade clothing or unique items that no one from your friend group will have, you’ve come to the right place! The Vintage Roost is a Vintage Market located in the heart of historic Ybor City. With 18 vendors each offering their own unique distinctive vintage flair, the 5,000 sq feet of Vintage Roost is filled with fabulous pieces for you to discover.

Event Details
🗓 APR 23 – APR 25 | 9AM–5PM
📍 Vintage Roost

Local Business Spotlight

📷 @stufftodointampabay

Calling all lovers of dessert and makers of “instagrammable” memories; The Cake Drip is the perfect place for you. It is a dessert boutique that takes people on a dream experience allowing them to step into a fairytale interior design and fun menu! The shop’s handcrafted chocolate bars and other desserts are made fresh daily in their Hyde Park Village chocolate kitchen in many delicious varieties.  Guests should prepare for a lively atmosphere where The Cake Drip staff is happy to entertain and educate you on the joys of the world’s most celebrated sweets. Our team promises that all the desserts will taste as good as they look- needless to say, we’re obsessed and are always coming back for me. 

More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

UNATION Strawberry Watermelon Wine

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We have some wine-derful news! Our team couldn’t be more excited to announce a partnership with our dear friends over at Keel and Curley. We’ve worked together to create a delicious limited-edition Strawberry Watermelon wine. It’s available online and at Keel and Curley’s farm. We hope this wine is shared together with friends because we believe that together is a beautiful place to be. If you love wine, trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this one 😉🍷

How could anyone not have a blast in St. Pete?! With our locally curated guides, our team has made finding things to do in Downtown St. Petersburg super easy and user-friendly. Click below to check out our ultimate guide and see some of our favorite places to explore.

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Tampa Bay’s Best Dog Friendly Spots

Let’s face it, everything is more fun when your dog can come along! One of my favorite parts about living in the Tampa Bay Area is how many dog-friendly places there are all over the Bay. If your dog loves to play, spending the afternoon at an off-leash dog bar is the perfect option. Think about all the perks of your pup running around at a dog park, but in a safe environment while you sit and have your favorite drink! There are plenty of these bars popping up all over town, including Pups Pub and Two Shepherd’s Tap Room in Tampa, and The Dog Bar in downtown St. Pete. These establishments all charge a small daily fee for your dog to play or offer reasonable memberships. 

Once your pup is all tired out and ready to be a *good dog* on a leash, there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and breweries around town to visit. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, Cask Social KitchenSalt Shack, and Sparkman Wharf in Tampa have great outdoor areas that allow dogs, or dine al fresco on Beach Drive in St. Pete at Stillwater’s Tavern or Cassis! For more Tampa Bay adventures, follow along with me (and my collie, Bandit) on IG at @sunkissedindecember!

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Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy 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 InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.