Cheers to the New Year, Tampa Bay!
Whether you’re working on your New Year’s resolutions or hoping to try something new, it’s time for a fresh start to welcome the new year and we’ve got the perfect thing for you. From Comic Con, to an art festival, spice up your weekend with the best things to do in Tampa Bay.
Calling all comic book junkies and cosplayers! St. Pete Comic Con is coming to the Coliseum in downtown St. Pete for their two-day convention. Enjoy all things comics, anime, cosplay, and more while checking out tons of exhibits and special guests! Show of your talents and best comic con attire, grab your tickets before they sell out!
“Everyone should experience Comic Con at least once! It’s incredible to see so much talent, plus the cosplay is amazing. You’ll leave wanting to bring your own costume the next year! – Selena | UNATION City Guide Lead
🗓 Jan. 8-9 | Hours vary by day
🎟 Ticket passes starting at $20
📍 St. Pete Coliseum
A little retail therapy never hurt anyone, right? Shop local at The Market Marie in Clearwater this weekend with over 50 local small business owners. Enjoy live music as you shop, free yoga, henna, food trucks, and so much more.
Pro-Tip: Not sure where to park? There will be parking available on 640 Pierce St, Clearwater FL, 33756
🗓 Jan. 8 | 10:00am-2:00pm
📍 710 Court St, Clearwater, Florida, 33756
Our Tampa Bay Lightning are going head to head against the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins this weekend, and what better way to spend a Bolts game than at home in Tampa Tickets are still available for both games, but they’re going quick. If you haven’t been to a Lightning game at Amalie Arena yet, check out our fan’s guide before you go!
Our Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming back home to play against the Carolina Panthers. Tickets are on sale now and starting at $120, so throw on your jersey, head to Raymond James Stadium, and start the tailgating. Before the game, head to our Fan’s Guide to see all the best spots to check out in and around the stadium.
🗓 Jan. 9 | 1:00pm
🎟 Starting at $120
📍 Raymond James Stadium
Local art is taking over downtown Dunedin! Go out for a stroll along main street and check out the 25th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival. Explore the perfect blend of high-end geographic appeal and a great opportunity to participate in a high profit show. Enjoy some fresh air, a nice day out in Dunedin, and tons of creative exhibits.
🗓 Jan. 8-9 | 10:00am-5:00pm
📍 271 Main Street in Dunedin, FL
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Be sure to check out their infrared sauna blanket and Normatec compression therapy for even better results! You can start your free consultation and mention this post (link to content) for a free Compression treatment at your first appointment.
Plan Ahead for These Upcoming Events
Gasparilla season is near! Mark your calendar for the Children’s Parade on January 22nd and the Parade of Pirates on January 29th. Show off your best pirate-fit on Bayshore and stay tuned to UNATION for the best places to pre-game Gasparilla and more pirate themed events coming to town this January.
Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
🗓️ Jan. 29 | 2:00pm-6:00pm
📍 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa
Children’s Gasparilla Parade
🗓️ Jan. 22 | 11:00am–7:00pm
📍 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa