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Get Up and Go Kayaking and More Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay

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Hey there! If you’re here you are probably trying to find things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend. Good thing for you, we have found all the best stuff! From kayaking with dolphins to eating your way through a food truck rally, there are lots of fun options.

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Get Up And Go Kayak Tampa Bay

Get Up and Go Kayaking Tampa Bay

Right now is the perfect time to get up and go kayaking! It’s without a doubt one of the best ways to social distance. Get Up and Go Kayaking Tampa Bay is so unique because they offer a 100% clear kayak guided eco-tour in Shell Key Preserve!

Shell Key is full of dolphins, manatees, and more marine life that you can easily see through your clear kayak! Our favorite part of the tour was going through an epic mangrove tunnel. If you’re on a hunt for things to do in Tampa today, spend the day at St. Pete Beach then sign up for Get Up and Go’s sunset slot, and thank us later.


More fun water activities to do across Tampa Bay:

Tampa Bay Boat & Jet Ski Rentals
Urban Kai SUP
SUP Escapes
Sweewater Kayaks Rentals at Weedon Islands
Gators Parasail
Totally Tubular Watersports

National Fry Day At 3 Daughters Things To Do In Tampa Bay
📷 3 Daughters Brewing

National French Fry Day

This week we don’t only have Friday to look forward to, but FRY DAY too. 3 Daughters Brewing is inviting everyone out this weekend to celebrate the best form of potatoes: french fries.

To commemorate the occasion, they’re bringing in two all-star food trucks to dish out a variety of styles of french fries and they’ll even have live music with Shane Meade & the Sound. Like many of 3 Daughters’ events, this is one of the free things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.

Event Details
🗓  JUL 11 | 1PM–6PM
📍 3 Daughters Brewing


Some other places to satisfy your cravings:

The Cake Girl
Joey Brooklyn’s Pizza
Bake’n Babes
Nebraska Mini Mart
Five-O Donut Co.

Pier 60 Movie Nights Things To Do In Tampa Bay
📷 Pier 60

Pier 60 Movies: Toy Story 4

For all of y’all searching for free family-friendly things to do in Tampa Bay, let us introduce you to Pier 60 Summer Movie Series! This week, the movie will be Toy Story 4, which definitely makes it one of our favorite Tampa events this weekend.

Bring the kiddos to Clearwater Beach and enjoy a movie under the stars, with popcorn and concessions available on site. 6 feet physical distancing guidelines apply and face coverings are suggested.

Event Details
🗓 JUL 10 | 8:30PM–10:30PM
📍 Pier 60 Park Clearwater


More things to do in Clearwater:

Visit Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Hang out at Coachman Park
Climb aboard Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise
Eat at Frenchy’s
Play mini golf at Captain Bligh’s Landing

Monster Truck and Food Truck Rally Festival

The Monster Truck and Food Truck Rally isn’t only the biggest event in Wesley Chapel but one of the biggest events in Tampa this weekend!

Enjoy over 50 Food trucks, 100 artisan craft vendors, games, family activities, competitions like corn hole, and more. This festival is one of the top things to do in Tampa Bay for families this weekend.

Event Details
🗓 JUL 11 | 11AM–6PM
📍 The Grove Wesley Chapel


A few of our favorite local food trucks:

Pop Goes the Waffle
Two Asians and a Grill
Rico’s Acai
Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese
Lolis Mexican
Burger Culture
Halal Food Truck – Hamada Maqluba

All American Fishing Tournament Things To Do In Tampa Bay
📷 Warren Sapp

All American Fishing Tournament: Fishing Funds the Cure

If you’re hooked on fishing, this is definitely going to be one of the things to do in Tampa Bay that will get you reel-y excited! Now through September 30th, you can help reel in a cure for pediatric cancer with The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Fishing Funds the Cure is a virtual fishing tournament that provides an opportunity for fishermen of all levels to use their passion to raise awareness and funding for our young warriors battling cancer.

It is only $25 to register and if you refer 5 people to register for the All American Fishing Tournament 2020, your entry fee will be refunded and you will participate for FREE!


Tampa Bay’s best fishing spots:

Edward Medard Reservoir
Fort Desoto
Bishop’s Harbor
Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier
Lake Tarpon

More things to do in Tampa Bay

Another great event to look forward to in Tampa this weekend is the 3-Day Vintage Roost Market! It runs from Friday to Sunday in Ybor.

Next week, there is an event that we’ve been looking forward to for a while! Parking Lot Social is happening at Raymond James! It is a great thing to do in Tampa Bay where everyone can have fun while practicing social distancing.

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Jenna Podesla

Jenna Podesla

Jenna is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!