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Hey There, Tampa Bay!

New year, still the best things to do in Tampa Bay! Whether you’re looking to kick off Gasparilla season, indulge in savory food, or cheer on the Lightning, we’ve got something for you this weekend. Keep reading to make those weekend plans.

Argh you ready to party? 🏴‍☠️

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Gasparilla Bash

Kick off Gasparilla season partying like a pirate with a night of music, brews, bites, and dancing! Gasparilla Bash is coming to 81Bay Brewing Brewing for their 5th annual charity event. Be sure to grab your VIP or general admission tickets available now!

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 15 | 7:00pm-11:00pm
🎟 VIP $110 | GA $60
📍 81 Bay Brewing

Satisfy all of your cravings at the 5th Annual St. Pete Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival. Sip on a variety of craft beers and cocktails, all while enjoying bacon and BBQ dishes from 20+ food vendors. Play in the beer olympics, listen to music, and more entertainment at Vinoy Park!

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 15 | 12:00pm-6:00pm
🎟 Tickets starting at $9
📍 Vinoy Park

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 16 | 1:00pm-6:00pm
🎟 Tickets starting at $9
📍 Vinoy Park

Ruth Eckerd Hall and Bilheimer Capitol Theatre are two hot spots where you’ll find musicals, concerts, and entertainment of all types. Interested to visit? Take a look at some of their upcoming events this week below!

Enjoy the behind-the-scenes broadway musical, Jersey Boys. Sing your heart out with classics by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

The well-known pagliacci-type clown, Puddles Pity Party brings the Unsequestered Tour to Clearwater.

Jazz It Up 🎷

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6th Annual MLK Jazz in the Park

Lakeland is getting jazzy and you don’t want to miss out! You’re invited to a night full of live music at the 6th Annual MLK Jazz in the Park. It’s perfect for the whole family to kick back and relax while enjoying delicious food, and fresh air.

Pro-Tip: Hoping to stay a while? Bring your lawn chairs to get comfortable!

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 15 | 5:30pm-9:30pm
🎟 Free
📍 201 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801, United States

Grab your kiddos and join for a day of fun by celebrating Nice Shaved Ice’s Kids Fields Day. Stop by this sweet cafe where they’ll be having a bounce house, snow cones to treat yourself, games, and more.

AnimalLuvr’s Dream Rescue will be in attendance hosting pet adoptions for anyone looking for a new pup addition to their family!

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 15 | 1:00pm-7:00pm
🎟 Free
📍 6507 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL, USA

Start your weekend off right with a Bolts game on Friday. Our Tampa Bay Lightning are up against The Dallas Stars. Tickets are starting at $40, so if you haven’t been to a Lightning game yet, now is your chance!

Event Details
🗓 Jan. 15 | 7:00pm
🎟 Starting at $40
📍 Amalie Arena

First Tampa Bay Lightning game? 

  • Check out our fan’s guide for the ins and outs of Amalie Arena to get the most of out of your Bolts experience!

Soak up the sun and sail your day away with Adventures Boat Rental! Just choose your rental time and they’ll bring the boat to you. They offer luxurious brand new pontoon boats fully loaded with features like a premium sound system with bluetooth, gas grill and bar table, and more to cruise in comfort.

“Adventure Boat Rentals is the best way to spend a day on the water. We simply chose our pick up location and were greeted with a full cooler and prepared lunch. Definitely worth experiencing for yourself!” – Abby | UNATION City Partners Coordinator

Monday | 8:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am-8:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am-8:00pm
Friday | 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am-8:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am-8:00pm

📍 198 Seminole St.
Clearwater, FL 33755

Save the Date! 🗓

Tampa Cigar Week is making a comeback this March with a packed list of events. Whether you’re networking, or looking for opportunities to support charities, grab your tickets now!

Event Details
🗓️ Mar. 24-27 
🎟 Starting at $150
📍 Tampa, Florida

Event Details
🗓️ Oct. 11 | 7:00pm
🎟 Starting $35
📍 Amalie Arena

More Events to Check Out This Weekend

That's it for this week, Tampa Bay!

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Selena Perez

Selena Perez

Selena 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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