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Localtopia and More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

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Another eventful week has arrived! We’re not sure if you’re ready for all the exciting things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend! With events like Localtopia, Florida Strawberry Restaurant Month, and St. Petersburg Super Greek Festival, there is an option for everyone.

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1. The 7th Annual Localtopia

St. Pete’s largest community celebration of all things local is back again! This time it is bigger than ever with over 200 of your favorite independent businesses and community organizations.

This includes a Food Truck Rally Alley on 4th Street and Restaurant Row on 2nd Avenue.

For the first time, there will be a Mimosa Bar from 10AM–3PM hosted by Sipping Nomads, on the “New to Localtopia Block” on 3rd Street.

Localtopia is a free event happening this weekend and completely family-friendly.

This year there will be Bike Valet available at Williams Park. For those driving, a limited amount of street parking is available in Downtown. Otherwise, we suggest the Sundial St. Pete Garage or the New Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement Garage, both of which are wheelchair accessible.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 22 | 10AM–5PM
📍 Williams Park

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2. Florida Strawberry Restaurant Month

Strawberry season has arrived! If you love this delicious fruit as much as we do then you’ll be BERRY excited to hear about this next thing to do in Tampa Bay.

Until March 14th, Tampa Bay restaurants will be serving menu selections featuring juicy strawberries. Restaurant guests can compete for special prizes by taking selfies with the featured dish or beverage AND tagging images with #2020FlaStrawberry.

Did we mention how SWEET these prizes are? Grand Prize includes a VIP weekend for two at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort plus $300 in local restaurant gift cards. The Second Place Prize is $200 in local restaurant gift cards.

Participating Restaurants

Oggi Italian
Grace Restaurant
Noble Crust in Dale Mabry Noble Crust in St. Pete
Johnson BBQ
Bulla Gastrobar

Event Details
🗓 FEB 15–MAR 15
📍 Participating Restaurants

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3. St. Petersburg Super Greek Festival

OPA! Celebrate authentic Greek food, culture, dance, and traditions this weekend! 

The Super Greek Festival is a great thing to do in Tampa Bay for everyone. Enjoy fresh dishes such as Gyros, Souvlaki, Lamb Shank, and so much more. Taste delicious sweets like Baklava and sip on traditional Greek Coffee or a Frappe! If you’re over 21, don’t forget to stop at the Beer, Wine and Ouzo Garden.

In addition to the drinks and food, there will be handcrafted items for sale, Greek dancers and a DJ, as well as plenty of entertainment for the kids including a rock wall and bounce house.

Tickets are free if you get it in advance, otherwise, it’s $3 at the door!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 21–22 | 11AM–10PM
🗓 FEB 23 | 11AM–6PM
📍 St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church

Jam out to local and regional musical acts at the third annual Music and Arts Festival in the beautiful Seminole Heights.

Whether you love art, enjoy live music, or just want to have a good time at an event that supports the community, this is the perfect thing to do in Tampa Bay for you.

Expect indoor and outdoor stages, art for sale by local artists, interactive art displays, stellar Seminole Heights merchandise from Hopcloth  and much, much more!

This annual event is a partnership between the South Seminole Heights Civic Association & Brew Bus Brewing to raise money for neighborhood improvement projects in Seminole Heights and to fully endow a $25k scholarship for a local Hillsborough High School graduate to attend USF.

Children under 12 are free!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 22 | 2PM–11PM
📍 Brew Bus Brewing

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5. BRUNCHED 2020 | 21+

Love brunch? If you answer yes (which come ‘on, who wouldn’t?), then we found you just the thing to do in Tampa Bay this weekend. Time to get BRUNCHED!

Sample unlimited brunch bites by Tampa Bay area restaurants while sipping on bottomless mimosas, because let’s be real, what’s brunch without them. Are you team Bloody Mary? Lucky for you there will be an epic Bloody Mary battle that you won’t want to miss, and you will have the power to vote for your fav.

There is a VIP option available that will give you early access to the event and exclusive appetizers including Southern Fried Chicken + Waffle Bites, Shrimp + Grits Croquettes, and more!

Click here to see all restaurants and companies participating!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 22 | 1PM–3PM
📍 Tampa River Center

But wait...here are 5 more things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend!

Fiesta Day

Gasparilla Distance Classic

St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival

26th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

Art and Seafood on the Waterfront

Upcoming Things to Do in Tampa Bay:

One of our favorite local music festivals is returning for its 9th year! Gasparilla Music Festival is back on March 7th & 8th and we couldn’t be more excited for all the national, regional, and local artists.

Check out the killer lineup and get your tickets before they sell out.

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!