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Are you trying to beat the heat and find things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend? We’re covering all the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend so plan your weekend and enjoy all the fun in Champa Bay! There will be free sweet boxes, a chicken wing challenge, a gyro & brew fest, and so much more! Be sure to check out our latest collab with Abbicreates Studio to celebrate 70k with you!

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Events This Weekend

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📷 Metrocon

1. Metrocon

Three days of the largest anime convention in Florida!? Sign us up! Metrocon will have many vendors, stage shows, and cosplay entertainment throughout the whole weekend! Some entertainment includes the world-famous Anime Human Chess Match where your favorite anime and video game characters will battle in a game of chess.♟️Tickets start at $35+ per ticket for each day, be sure to register today!

Event Details
🗓 Day 1: July 23 | 10AM–3AM
🗓 Day 2: July 24 | 10AM–3AM
🗓 Day 3: July 25 | 10AM–6PM
📍 Tampa Convention Center

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Are you trying to find something in Tampa Bay that would be fun and air-conditioned this hot weekend? Art Fusion Galleries is located right in downtown St. Petersburg and is great for everyone to enjoy. With being named the top 25 galleries in the USA, beautiful art surrounds you everywhere in this unique gallery of your dreams. Art Fusion Galleries gives an opportunity for local artists in Tampa Bay to showcase their art for purchase and show their creative side to others. Art Fusions Galleries also has a location in Miami’s Wynwood Art District which started approximately 20 years ago!

🎨If you are an artist and you would like to showcase your one of kind creation at Art Fusion Galleries, be sure to check out their website to fill out an artist submission form!

Gallery Details
🗓 Open Everyday | 11AM–6PM
📍 106 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Do you love yoga? Love to dance? What about raves? If you said yes to all of the above, then we have the perfect event for you this weekend. Yogi Euphoria Rave is taking place at F45 in Sparkman Wharf this Sunday night, so grab your yoga mats, cover yourself in body paint or glitter (or both), and light up the night in your bright colored workout clothes.

After flowing through sequences and dancing in between poses, you’ll get to enjoy an after-party, so we recommend bringing a change of clothes!

Event Details
🗓 July 25 | 11:15AM
📍 F45 at Sparkman Wharf

You better come hungry to the Greek festival of your dreams! Gyro & Brew Fest is going to be at St. Stefanos Orthodox Church this Saturday! There will be overstuffed gyros, chicken souvlakis, and  Greek salads with Greek pastries and cookies for dessert. Pair your Greek meal with a local nano-craft brew or assorted Greek wine. 

Gyro & Brew Fest is free for the entire family with free parking! Come out and come hungry with all the best food and drinks you can only imagine, all in one place!

Event Details
🗓 July 24 | 11PM – 5PM
📍 St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church

Did you know that this Sunday is National Chicken Wing Day?🍗 If you didn’t, you do now! 3 Daughters Brewing will have all the fun celebrating with their 4th Annual Chicken Wing Challenge. You heard that right, this challenge just gets better every year! There will be five different St. Pete food trucks at 3 Daughters Brewing and you have to decide which truck has the best specialty wing. It will be $10 to try all five specialty wings from each food truck and any beer or draft drink of your choice! It’s a family event and fun for all ages. Tickets are selling out, so run FAST!🏃

Featured food trucks:
🍗Wings N Things
🍗Maggie on the Move
🍗Gertrude’s Low Country Wings
🍗Fusion Q’s BBQ
🍗Funnel Vision

Event Details
🗓 July 25 | 12PM–6PM
📍 3 Daughters Brewing

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📷 Abbicreates Studio

C’mon, let’s go find #StuffToDoInTampaBay this weekend! If you’re all about color, Abbicreates Studio is all about the funky and colorful designs! This boutique has fun and colorful t-shirts, art prints, and special made gifts made by Abbi, the creator! Abbicreates Studio has small gifts to choose from such as mugs, key chains, candles, cards, stationery, and clothing! What’s even better about Abbicreates is that they have collabed with UNATION to help us celebrate 70k followers on Instagram and the support you give to UNATION

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An idyllic weekend for me in South Tampa commences irrefutably with brunch at Counter Culture. I propose starting with their Deja Brew cocktail–a marriage of bourbon, espresso, Tahitian vanilla, and a kiss of mint. Chef Pierola’s raspberry danish is something of a miracle, with beautiful lamented layers, luxurious vanilla bean cream, and fresh picked raspberries in perfect formation. The poached eggs bourguignon, featuring succulent pork belly, poached eggs with liquid gold ready to burst, and rounded out with wild foraged mushrooms, is my favorite brunch entree. 
After brunch, it’s off to Armature Works (family friendly–and dog friendly outside)–a vast grassy knoll with panoramic city and waterfront views on the exterior and an expansive brightly lit food hall inside, flanked by a rooftop bar and a pair of intimate local restaurants. Bake’n Babes is always my top priority to satiate my sweet tooth. Owner Julie Curry’s award winning salted chocolate chip cookies–boasting a dynamic pair: decadent Belgian chocolate and Maldon sea salt, has amassed a cult following. Aside from cookies and brownies, the showtopping duo of The Works (a mountain of soft serve with a treasure chest of eye-catching lights and treats) and taiyaki cones (soft serve swirled atop a Japanese fish shaped cake cone) are a personal favorite of mine. Other notable favorite stalls of mine include Cru Cellars, Empamamas, Muchachas, and Bento. 
To close out an afternoon in Tampa, I love stopping for an artfully crafted libation at Hotel Bar, nestled on Tampa St. A true hidden gem in downtown, Hotel Bar has that bespoke atmosphere adorned with a dramatic chandelier and moody ceiling tiles that lends the environment of a posh hotel. Featuring cocktails from hotels around the globe, I recommend the treasured Sidecar, with a balanced profile of aromatic cognac and bright acidity from lemon. 
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Meggan Thomas

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Meggan is a blogger and author for 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, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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