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Music Festivals, Art Classes, and More Virtual Events in Tampa Bay This Weekend

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Finding things to do in Tampa Bay may be difficult since we are all keeping a social distance but we put together a list of the best ways to spend your time at home during quarantine.

Check out our Community Page for more information and ways to help the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stay up to date on everything by following us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Facebook and Instagram!

Upcoming Virtual Events

Do you miss events? We sure do. But we are loving events are getting creative and hosting virtual experiences that we all can enjoy during this quarantine. Start adding these virtual events to your calendar: 

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97x Next Big Stream: Virtual Music Festival  | 🗓APR 25 | 6PM – 9PM
Not sure about y’all, but we really miss concerts. The 97x Next Big Stream is making social distancing a little easier. 97X is launching 3 hours of commercial free performances from some of the most iconic performances 97x’s Next Big Thing has seen over the last 20 years!

Stuff to Do in Quarantine LIVE: Kelly of The Wild | 🗓APR 30  
On Thursday, April 30th, artist, Kelly of the Wild, will be taking over our Instagram and going live to teach everyone how to draw a wild animal. Follow us on @stufftodointampabay for more details.

Walking Funds The Cure (Virtual Walk)  | 🗓APR 30  
Walking Funds The Cure goes VIRTUAL! Join us in the “43” Challenge so together we can be one step closer to finding a cure for Pediatric Cancer. Please join in the “43” Challenge by:  Walking 1 mile a day for 43 days. Walk 4.3 miles this week. Walk 4 minutes and 30 seconds each day. Walk whatever distance you chose on April 30th. For more info in our blog: Cure Pediatric Cancer One Step At a Time.

Know of another virtual event? DM us on Instagram or Facebook and let us know!

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What better time to get in shape than right now? So many local gyms and studios are offering home workout options! 

SweatNET Tampa Bay 
Offering a FREE MONTH of SweatNET to gain access to live workouts, meditations, recipes and more! Just use code “FREESWEAT” at checkout.

Union Three Studio
Offering two at-home workout options! U3 AT HOME – ALL IN costs $179 and includes a bike, mat, shoes, 1 set of hand weights and a subscription to pre-recorded and live classes! U3 AT HOME – Subscription only gives you access to prerecorded and live classes for $39/month.

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CAMP Tampa
CAMP2GO has officially launched! For $35/month you can access high-quality on-demand workout videos that will be built on weekly. 100% of the proceeds go to the Camp instructors!

For more workouts, check out our blog: WFH: Workouts From Home.

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With Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and all the other streaming services, the amount of things to watch is endless! If you haven’t watched Tiger King yet, we suggest you start binging it now. It features Tampa’s own Big Cat Rescue! But if you already have finished it, then check out these local offerings!

The Tampa Theatre may be closed but they have curated a list of daily streaming recommendations that you can watch while you’re social distancing! Find their suggestions on their Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter!

The Florida Aquarium has a new Facebook Live Series: SEA-SPAN! Everyday at 10AM, you and your kids can get an update on all the sea creatures and animals living at the aquarium while they’re closed. 

The Dalí Museum invites you to explore, engage and be amazed through their digital experiences. They are offering a 360 tour of the Museum, Dreams of Dalí, a virtual reality experience, and multiple online-only exhibits, curated by the Museum Librarian.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium  is closed but their team is still providing world-class care for Winter, Hope and all of the animals at the aquarium. You can catch all the animals on Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s 24/7 webcams as well as FB Live each day on their Facebook Channel.

Want more local things to look at?
Read all about them in our Virtual Experiences in Tampa Bay Blog.

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Did you know how many talented musicians we have in Tampa Bay? A LOT. If the songs on your playlist are getting old, grace your ears with these local artists:

Electronic Pop/Hip-Hop
🎧Listen to: Criminals
Available on Spotify and Apple Music

Lukas James
🎧Listen to: Young
Available on Spotify and Apple Music

Lizzy Jane
🎧Listen to: Blow Your Mind
Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud

Jariah Higgins
🎧Listen to: Cupid
Available on Spotify and Apple Music

JudyAnne Jackson
🎧Listen to: Never Seen the Rain Cover
Available on Youtube and judyannejackson.com

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Get Creative

Local businesses have come up with take-home crafts that will get your creative juices flowing! These DIY projects may just be the solution to your quarantine sanity.

AR Workshop Tampa Take & Make DIY Kit
Turn your “bored” into “boards!” Register for AR Workshop’s DIY-AT-HOME Kits on their website and get ready to make a beautiful home decor piece! Kits include all materials such as stencils, wood, a stain color, paint choices, brushes, and instructions. 

Cactus Moon Beam $35 DIY Succulent Garden Kits
All materials, plants and detailed care instructions included. FREE porch delivery in Tampa with the purchase of 2 or more kits. Local orders can DM @cactusmoonbeam on Instagram or find CactusMoonBeam on Etsy for shipped kits!

Curbside Clay and Pottery Painting To-Go
The Ceramic Garden is offering three types of clay to work with from home! They also have ready to go ceramic pieces for painting, including mugs, plates, and bowls.

For more DIY projects
Skim through our DIY At Home: 12 Classes and Workshops in Tampa Bay Blog!

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There’s nothing like escaping reality and diving into a good book! Right now Oxford Exchange is offering book recommendations and FREE delivery on anything from their shop/bookstore!

We recommend reading something written by a Tampa Bay author!

Tourist Season  
Enid Shomer

Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.
Cynthia Barnett

Hold My Paw

P.K. Lichtenberger

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Local Meal Kits and Groceries
Work on your cooking skills and become the best amateur chef there is! Local restaurants are making it easy and offering their own cooking kits.

For details and more local restaurants offering meal kits and groceries take a look at our blog: Support Local: Tampa Bay Restaurants Offering Meal Kits + Groceries.

Local Recipes
We put together a collection of divine recipes from local restaurants for you to try out at home in our Stuff to Cook in Tampa Bay Blog! For those who are really striving to be a Tampa Bay cook, let’s begin with the basics: Tampa Bay’s World Renown Cuban Sandwich.

Throw on these ingredients, starting from the bottom of the sandwich making it all the way to the top!

  • Cuban bread
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Salami
  • Ham
  • Pork
  • Pickles
  • Mustard

Can’t Cook? Order Takeout
If cooking is never going to be your thing, support your local businesses and order delivery/takeout! Find what Tampa Bay’s restaurants are offering in our How to Support Local Businesses Blog!

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It’s no secret that the Coronavirus is affecting everyone in some fashion, and some more than others. In these times, giving back to the community is so important! Here are 4 ways you can help from home:

  1. Partake in a Virtual Festival that gives back to businesses and the community like Shop Local for Good and Good Deeds Day Challenge!
  2. Tip a local service industry worker at random online.
  3. Donate to an organization, such as Feeding Tampa Bay and End68, who are helping families facing food insecurity.
  4. Foster or adopt a furry friend! 

Check out our  How to Give Back Blog for more ways to show love to the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

For more things to do in Tampa Bay

Follow us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Facebook and Instagram! We will continue to share updates and how to support the community during this time.

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!

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