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Running with the Rays Virtual 5K and More Stuff to do in Tampa Bay this Weekend

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We have you covered with the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend! There really is something for everyone in this beautiful city. Check out these awesome events, local businesses, and our staff pick of the week!

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Running with the Rays Virtual 5K

Support the Rays this month by participating in their first ever virtual 5k! Run, jog, or walk any time and anywhere the entire month of September.

The proceeds will be benefitting the Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund. The Rays Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those in need within the community, focusing on education, youth development, wellness, and social responsibility. The first 1,000 entires are guaranteed a medal!

It’s the perfect time to walk around some of Tampa’s beautiful outdoor areas for a good cause!

Event Details
🗓 SEPT 1 – SEPT 30
📍 Online

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Clearwater's Taste the Town

Who doesn’t love the restaurants in Clearwater? There’s so many delicious spots to choose from! This is the last weekend for Taste the Town so we definitely want to make sure you take advantage of all the great deals.

For the last week of the Clearwater’s Taste the Town the focus is seafood! Get the best seafood dishes from restaurants like Cousins Main Lobster, Ocean Hai, Crabby’s Dockside, and so much more. Check out the full list here and start planning the best dining experience.

Event Details
🗓 Now – SEPT 7
📍 Clearwater

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The Essentials Market at Hyde Park Village

Are you missing your locally sourced favorites? If so, we have good news for you! Hyde Park Village has reimagined their Fresh Market with some social distancing guidelines in place for everyone’s safety. 

Join the Essentials Market by booking an appointment. You’ll get to enjoy this monthly market with plenty of space to shop and stroll through your favorite vendors.

All shoppers must wash their hands and a face mask is strongly encouraged. You don’t want to miss out so make sure to book your appointment now!

Event Details
🗓 SEPT 6 | 10AM-3PM
📍Hyde Park Village Circle

Local Business Spotlight

If you love one-of-a-kind pieces then you’ll love Far Forest Exchange. This shop brings you the best vintage clothes and decor to deck out your wardrobe or your home. You’ll definitely have people asking “where did you get that?” after buying a few pieces from here.

They also have a selection of books and vinyls for the old soul in you. It’s the perfect spot to come to inspire some creativity and spruce up your decor.

Staff Pick of the Week - Jenna

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Last weekend I went to visit one Tampa’s main staples, Armature Works! If you aren’t familiar with Armature Works, it is basically a trendy food hall filled with the most amazing local vendors. It’s the perfect place to bring out of town guests or go to with a bunch of friends that can’t agree on where to eat.
 
In addition to the vendors, Armature Works has a couple sit down restaurants that offer full service. I ate dinner at one of my all time favorites, Steelbach. They have some of the best steaks in Tampa Bay…so if you like steak and haven’t tried it, I suggest you call to make a reservation right now. Also order the Mac n’ cheese and thank me later. Everything on the menu is phenomenal!

More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

What's New

We are so excited for St. Pete’s newest addition, The Urban Stillhouse. You’ll find this beautiful restaurant bar in the Warehouse District. This unique entertainment space is built around the complete sensory experience and production of fine spirits. It’s a 16,000 sq. ft space inspired by the team’s historic background and favorite destinations like Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming, Canada, Scotland, and more. We can’t wait to go and try their Horse Solider Bourbon cocktails!

Say hello to the newest craft brewery in Tampa Heights! Woven Water Brewing Company is currently opening for curbside beer. We are so excited to try all of their different brews. To get your to-go beers all you have to do is order online and choose a pickup time from their allotted 30 minute pickup windows. Keep an eye out on their Instagram to see when they’ll be opening their doors for guests to enjoy their tasting room!

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Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on social.
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