In Tampa Bay, any excuse to celebrate or gather for an event will do. After all, Tampa locals like to have fun and unwind for the weekend. In a city filled with so many things to do, we’ve helped narrow it down to the best events and things to do in Tampa this weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling through our master list and start planning your perfect weekend.
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Events This Weekend
Get ready for a bar crawl invasion- Gasparilla style! 15+ bars are teaming up to bring you the first-ever Gasparilla Bar Invasion. Get your pirate costume, assemble your crew, and head on to the downtown crawl. There will be bar games, free drinks, exclusive food, a free jello shot, and much more! With the number of bars teaming up in Downtown and South Tampa, the Gasparilla bar invasion is one bar crawl you won’t want to miss!
🗓 APR 17 | 12PM–11PM
📍 Soho Saloon
📷 Music Festival at The Grove Wesley Chapel
Are you someone who loves good music, good food, and a good time? Well if so, join us at the Music Festival this upcoming weekend located in The Grove Wesley Chapel. Depending on the ticket of your choice, there will be corn hole, beer pong, large inflatables for kids, a nerf war course, delicious food, and of course lots of live music. The guest lineup is one you won’t want to miss. Click the link below to check out more information on this event.
🗓 APR 17 | 11AM–9PM AND APR 18 | 11AM–6PM
📍 The Grove at Wesley Chapel
Hooch and Hive are celebrating the magic of the hemp plant! They aspire for everyone that attends to leave feeling educated while having fun. Come and listen to the tunes of REV RC and DJ Blenda while you enjoy craft beer, a trendy photo wall, CBD Jell-O shots, hand rolling CBD joints and other specialty items!
🗓 APR 20 | 3PM–9PM
📍 Hooch and Hive
Grow On Us is back, this time with a Tampa twist! Each month Grow Financial Federal Credit Union will be partnering with different local businesses for their initiative of #GrowOnUs. Why you may ask? The idea is to brighten people’s day while supporting local businesses! Grow On Us as a whole will last for multiple weeks, however, this upcoming weekend the event will take place at Muchachas. At each event, you can claim a special free menu item at some of Tampa’s best restaurants, on Grow Financial’s tab.
🗓 APR 19 | 11AM–9PM
📍 Muchachas at Armature Works
If you like shopping small to support the local community or finding the most unique items, then the Winthrop Pop Up Market is the place for you. This local market will feature artists, makers, businesses, and one-of-a-kind products. From handcrafted jewelry, unique clothing, candles, paintings, and more, it’s the perfect weekend activity for everyone!
🗓 APR 17 | 9AM–2PM
📍 Riverview, Florida
Local Business Spotlight
Tampa friends, let’s celebrate as the grand opening for The Brisket Shoppe is this April 15th!! Consider it your one-stop grill pro shoppe to elevate all your outdoor cooking. They offer the ultimate backyard experience and platinum dealer for Big Green Egg as well as other top brands. The Brisket Shoppe is hosting a Happy Hour on April 17th from 5-7pm for guests to experience the all-new opening in South Tampa! Enjoy cooking demos, free beer, free samples from Southern Dance BBQ, and music by Hume Music.
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A Day in Tampa Bay
I absolutely love Tampa Bay with its beautiful downtown views and the friendly people, but my favorite thing about Tampa is that there’s something for everyone in our family to enjoy. Our family has 2 pups so we are always checking out kid and pup-friendly places. We love spending the weekends going downtown for strolls on the riverwalk and then stopping at the Julian B Lane Riverfront dog park before grabbing a drink or a bite to eat. Armature Works is our favorite spot because they have a variety of food for everyone. We love grabbing a drink from Stones Throw or enjoying our favorite bang bang chicken tacos from Empamamas while sitting by the water. When we’re feeling like a night out, M bird rooftop bar has the perfect waterfront view while you enjoy your favorite beverage and Steelbach is a great place for special occasions or even a date night.
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