This is going to be an exciting weekend in Tampa Bay because the Super Bowl is finally here!!! We have tons of events lined up for you to help kick it off the right way. It’s a weekend of celebration because our very own Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be competing against the Kansas City Chiefs!
Get your jerseys ready and check out our guide on the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.
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Super Bowl LV 2021
We’re going to the Super Bowl!!! The Buccaneers become the first team to play Super Bowl in their home stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium and to say we’re excited is an understatement. Can’t make it to the game? No worries, Tampa has tons of festivities around the city to kick of the Super Bowl. Check out our Super Bowl Guide for more information.
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa's Super Bowl LV Crawl
The biggest sporting event of the year is coming to Tampa Bay and what better way to start off the festivities than with a bar crawl!? Tampa’s Super Bowl LV Bar Crawl has you covered with 2 nights of bar hopping!
8 bars will be participating so you can enjoy a drink from Park & Rec, GenX Tavern, La La’s Sangria, and more of your favorite bars. A ticket will get you one free welcome drink at each bar, discounted food and drink specials, $10 off Coast and Hopr bikes to help you get around, bar games, and more fun. Grab your crew and show the city who has the best fans in the league!
🗓 FEB 5 & 6
📍 Park & Rec TPA
All the Smoke VIP Pregame Party
If you’re looking for the best pre-game party, this is the event for you. It’s within walking distance to the Raymond James Stadium so you won’t miss the big game if you have tickets to go.
This tailgate party offers all all inclusive food from some of the best food trucks and caterers in the city and a premium bar.They’ll also have games, photo ops, celebrity appearances, and so much more. All fans are welcome and you don’t need a ticket to the Super Bowl to get in. The best part is that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bullard Family Foundation. You’ll be partying for a good cause!
🗓 FEB 7 | 130PM-530PM
📍 Higgins Hall
Downtown Tampa Super Bowl Experience
The Super Bowl has touched down in Tampa Bay and the festivities have already begun. Fans will have the opportunity to attend Super Bowl Experience, the NFL and Host Committee’s joint interactive football theme park.
This experience will offer fans the opportunity to virtually meet and greet with current NFL players, participate in games, and shop NFL merchandise. You’ll also get to take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and see all 54 Super Bowl rings. The best part is this event is completely free! Grab your football loving friend and check out this amazing experience in Downtown Tampa.
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Influencer of the Week - Charlie Chows Down
Hi, I am Charlie from Charlie Chows Down, a blog that highlights a fashionable and trendy foodie who enjoys flavorful meals and picturesque drinks. What I personally love about Tampa Bay is that it geographically covers so many cities and counties with such a doable, short drive that gives residents and visitors so many options for exploring.
Tampa Bay has an amazing food scene and ironically is how I choose to spend a lot of my free time. I have a passion for finding new and delectable restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Since we are in the middle of a pandemic it may be harder to do so safely, so I have found myself frequencing more coffee and tea cafes for to-go drinks and smaller crowds.
There are a few coffee and tea shops I find myself at the most: Chocolate Pi, Foundation Coffee Co., Blush Tea and Coffee, and Moge Tee Tea. Chocolate Pi is a vintage dessert shop with antique inspired dishware, instagrammable drinks, and flavorful baked goods ranging from Salted Caramel cakes to Fruity Pebble macarons. Foundation Coffee Co. located in Riverview is a hidden gem and my neighborhood favorite. It is a pet-friendly, outdoor cafe which is the perfect location to switch up your work-from-home space or just to enjoy Tampa’s lovely weather with a cup of coffee. Blush Tea and Coffee has quaint vibes, a wall of an uncountable amount of loose leaf teas, local baked goods, and a mix of traditional and non-traditional coffee drinks. My new obsession of 2021 is boba milk teas. Moge Tee, an internationally known, authentic boba tea spot, is new to the Tampa Bay area and offers more fresh ingredients than your typical boba establishment.
I could go on about coffee, tea, and more but follow along on @charliechowsdown for more suggestions on where to eat and drink throughout the beloved Tampa Bay. Let me know if you visit one of these amazing businesses.
More Things to Do in Tampa Bay
Lights on Tampa is illuminating the city! They have installed lights around bridges in Channelside and along the Riverwalk.
For more on new thing in Tampa Bay make sure to check out our What’s New in Tampa Bay blog post. We constantly update it with the most recent business openings and all of the new restaurants in Tampa Bay.