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The best things in life are right here in Tampa Bay! We’ve done the thinking for you, so all you have to do is grab some friends, family, or fly solo to make the most out of your weekend plans.

From events big and small, read on for the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend!

Bring on the feel good vibes! Gasparilla Music Festival is back for another year of 40+ bands across 4 stages with a waterfront view to top it off.ย 

Donโ€™t miss out on an amazing musical lineup including Black Pumas, Group Love, the Revivalists, Camille Trust, Cimafunk, the Aces and more to see both day and night!

Enjoy GMFโ€™s award winning food vendor row, dubbed Calle Cocina, featuring both innovative and traditional street fare prepared by local, independently owned and operated restaurants, like King of the Coop, Big Red BBQ, and Coppertail Brewing Co.

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Feb. 25th-27th
๐ŸŽŸ Starting at $45
๐Ÿ“ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Listen up Tampa Bay foodies! The Tampa Taco Fest is headed to Al Lopez Park, and if you love tacos – you need to be there! Not only will you find tons of local vendors to help satisfy your cravings with Mexican delicacies, but also keeping you refreshed with a variety of drinks. Margs anyone? Cheers to the weekend!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Feb. 26th | 10:00am
๐ŸŽŸย  GA $5 | VIP $50
๐Ÿ“Al Lopez Park

Celebrate Mardi Gras the right way – with a bar crawl! Top Shelf Crawls are bringing their Mardi Gras Bar Crawl to St. Pete and you have to be there.

Bring your party animal friends to enjoy drink specials, a live DJ, festive beads, even a souvenir shot glass, what more could you ask for?!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Feb. 26th | 5:00pm-2:00am
๐ŸŽŸ Starting at $12.99
๐Ÿ“ The One Night Stand

If you haven’t been to the Vintage Roost Market in Ybor yet, you need to add it to your list of plans! This isn’t you’re ordinary market, here you’ll find a unique selection of vintage finds and decor to spice up your home.

Right in the heart of Ybor, after your shopping you can grab a drink at Casa Santo Stefano or dinner at Columbia Cafe!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Feb. 25-27
๐ŸŽŸ Free
๐Ÿ“ 2326 E 7th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

Enjoy some fresh air at the Sanokfa Cultural Black History Market! Have yourself a shopping day with over 50 black-owned local businesses to support. Whether you’re looking for Urban wear, hoping to munch on some food truck grub, or enjoy live music, stop by for a visit to find just that and so much more!
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Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Feb. 26th | 11:00am-6:00pm
๐ŸŽŸ Free
๐Ÿ“ Rebirth Event Park

Weekend Entertainment ๐ŸŽค

Ruth Eckerd Hall Events

Make your way down to Ruth Eckerd Hall to catch some awesome live performances! From Daughtry, Celtic Thunder, and Bret Michaels, you’re in for a great weekend. Grab your tickets below!

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  • Feb. 26

Get ready to sing your heart out! Plan a karaoke night with your besties and head over to LALA St. Pete in the Grand Central District. You can rent out a private karaoke room, have some dinner, or even grab drinks out at their rooftop bar. Make it a night to remember!

Check out our What’s New in Tampa Bay blog for more openings and spots coming soon!

UNATION Team Picks: Madison

Things To Do In Tampa Bay

“Taking a day trip to Plant City to visit Keel and Curley is one of my favorite things do on the weekends! It’s the perfect place to enjoy local wine, fresh air, and live music. Be sure to come hungry because there food menu is so go – the gator bites are a must order!” – Madison | UNATION Content Lead

Tampa Bay Black-Owned Business of the Week

February is Black History Month and there are lots of ways to celebrate! This month, and all year long, we encourage you to support local black-owned businesses in Tampa Bay. For a complete list, visit 30+ Black-Owned Businesses in Tampa Bay to Support.

Meet Abbi!

The creative business woman behind Abbicreates Studio LLC! Abbi wears multiple hats – a Professional On Air TV Graphic Designer and Small Business Owner.

You can expect fun and cute Tampa Bay merch, even more! We are obsessed with every collection from art prints, t-shirts, to keychains, Abbi creates it all! Keep up with @abbicreates on Instagram for new creations and drops!

Save the Date ๐Ÿ—“

Tampa Cigar Week

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ Mar. 24th-27th
๐Ÿ“ Select Locations in Ybor

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ May. 15th
๐Ÿ“ Amalie Arena

That's it for This Week, Tampa Bay!

Want to keep the fun going?Keep up with us on socials! Follow us @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram,ย Facebook,ย TikTok, and YouTube for more of the best things to do in Tampa Bay.

Selena Perez

Selena Perez

Selena is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bayย City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION appย and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram,ย Facebook, and YouTube.

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