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Shopapalooza Festival and More Things to do in Tampa Bay This Weekend

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Whether you’re setting up your holiday decorations as we speak, or are waiting until December, what better way to get into the festive spirit than with the best things to do in Tampa Bay?! If you’re on the lookout for the latest local festival, hoping to enjoy some live music, or ready for hot chocolate and ice skating, keep on reading to find the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend that best suits you!

Retail Therapy Anyone? 🎁

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2021 Shopapalooza Festival

Who needs to get some holiday gift shopping done? LocalShops1 is bringing the Shopapalooza Festival back to Tampa Bay with over 300+ local vendors and small businesses to help you shop. Shopping all done? Enjoy some delicious food, live music, local artists, and more all weekend long at this free event!

Pro-Tip: Bring the whole family! Especially the little ones, they’re going to LOVE the Christmas Village! πŸŽ„

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27-28 | 10AM-5PM
🎟️  Free
πŸ“ Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Sip & Shop 'Til You Drop! πŸ₯‚

Sip Shop Hooray is one of our local favorites to show some love and support in Tampa Bay. They take pride in being a body inclusive, gender-neutral, high-end boutique with not only amazing prices, but an incredible bar to sip while you shop full of happy hours, wine classes, instagrammable photo ops, and more. They just so happen to be rolling out some festivities that you don’t want to miss for Small Business Saturday. You can expect sales, a live DJ to dance the night away, complimentary champagne – what can be better than that?? Celebrate the anniversary of their soft opening and come ready to party!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27 | 10AM-5PM
🎟️  Free
πŸ“2053 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg Florida


Time to Get Crafty 🧢

The 30th Annual Thanksgiving Arts and Craft Festival

Get your creativity flowing at The 30th Annual Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival. This two-day event will feature over 150 small and local businesses to help you find that perfect holiday gift. Here you’ll find a variety of fine art and crafts, stop by between 10AM-5PM for this outdoor showcase hosted by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce. Admission and parking are free!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27-28 | 10AM-5PM
🎟️  Free
πŸ“1 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3415

Get your running shoes on bright and early for the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot! Although unfortunately, they won’t be having the 10k this year, you can still choose to participate in either the 5k or 1-mile runs! Online registration has already started so if you want to join, sign up and start stretching!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 25Β 
🎟️  Vary by run
πŸ“ 540 S Hercules Ave
Clearwater, FL US 33764

Deck the Halls! πŸ””

Ruth Eckerd Hall Holiday Events

Get in the holiday spirit at Ruth Eckerd Hall with one of the three incredible holiday live shows! On Saturday night, Dave Koz and friends are hitting the stage to perform all of the holiday classics. On Sunday night, enjoy the lively Celtic Angels Christmas. Then on Tuesday, watch the holiday classic, a Christmas Carol, live. Grab your tickets today!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27, 28, 30
🎟️  Vary by show
πŸ“ Ruth Eckerd Hall and Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

Get Ready to Jam Out 🎢

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Soul Beach 2021: The Outdoor R&B/Jazz Concert & Comedy on the Water

Who’s down for some live music and waterfront view this weekend? Visit Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill Tampa for Soul Beach 2021: The Outdoor R&B/Jazz Concert & Comedy on the Water. With performances from Yoshi, Omari Dillard, and more artists, you won’t want to miss it. Enjoy a beautiful sunset, live music, some laughs, and drinks to match. Take advantage of the outdoor bar and restaurant to satisfy your cravings. With Ryan Robinson as your host, you’re in for some good entertainment and a good time!

Pro-Tip: Ditch the sneakers and bring your sandals! This event is on the beach, so bring your best beach attire! 😎

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27 | 7:30PM
🎟️  $30
πŸ“ Whiskey Joe’s Tampa Bar & Grill

Step Inside a Magical Holiday Dream πŸŽ„

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Enchant Christmas

If you can picture the most magical holiday dream in your head, we promise you Enchant Christmas is a dream come true! St. Pete’s Tropicana Field will be taken over with dazzling light displays, a ton of holly-jolly photo ops, an ice skating trail, and a village full of local vendors, festive treats, and more! Bring the whole family, your friends, even your special someone to experience this winter wonderland and make some memories to last.

Pro-Tip: Check their calendar for special events including Paws & Claus where you can bring your pups along for the fun! 🐢

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 20-Jan. 2Β 
🎟️  Starting at $25
πŸ“ Tropicana Field, St. Pete

Join Noah’s Ark Farm for their open house fundraiser at their beautiful country setting. As if cuddling 30 Bunnies in the Bunny Playland isn’t cute enough, you can also walk Brando their sweet Donkey, brush Macho the goat and Snow White the sheep, feed the cows, and so much more. One pony ride will be included for all children, there will also be plenty of photo booth ops to get into the holiday spirit! Get creative with some face painting for a donation – proceeds benefit the Niko Eckley Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps the rescued fur babies and children in need. They kindly ask you to leave your pets at home to have some fun with their farm animals!

Pro-Tip: This is a cash-only event, so come prepared! No need to bring outside food and drinks, they’ll have concessions available.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27
🎟️  $10 Per Person (2 and Up)
πŸ“ Noah’s Ark On Wheels and Noah’s Ark Farm

Cheer on Our Champa Bay Teams!

Game Details
πŸ—“ Nov. 27 | 1-3PM
πŸ“ Al Lang Stadium

Spice Up Your Weekend with New Experiences!

On the hunt for holiday gifts? Our Shop Small Tampa Bay UNATION Experience is perfect for you! 🎁  Gift your best friend a 50% off facial from Belamour Aesthetics, a $10 gift card to both Joyful Notion and Hazel + Dot, a 5×7 UNATION Tampa Skyline print from Abbie Creates, a dry style, or two braids and sip menu drink from Sip and Dry, and a DIY painted mug from Color Me Mine all in one.

Please note, vouchers can be used on the same day or you can redeem each coupon separately within the 30 day period. Limit 2 vouchers per person.

In the mood for exploring? Treat yourself to a Day Spent Right in Tampa Heights with our UNATION Experience! Refresh yourself with a 12 oz glass of kombucha from Flower Crown Kombucha, get your body moving with a Gaze Hot Yoga class, and cool down with a single or standard scoop of ice cream Jeni’s Ice Cream at the Pearl.

Please note, vouchers can be used on the same day or you can redeem each coupon separately within the 30 day period. Limit 2 vouchers per person.

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See You Next Weekend, Tampa Bay!

Come back for the latest events next week! Don’t forget to follow us @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram,Β Facebook,Β TikTok, and YouTube to keep up with the best things to do in Tampa Bay!

Selena Perez

Selena Perez

Selena is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa BayΒ City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION appΒ and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram,Β Facebook, and YouTube.

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