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Our Mission is clear. “Connect the World Through Events.”

And while that Mission may sound simple, it’s not always easy. The last few months have not been easy. And certainly, the last few days have not been easy. Our hearts break over the clear and painful fracture in our country.

There are times to stay silent. Now is not one of those times.

We stand with those who are peacefully protesting the grave injustice of George Floyd’s death. Every man and woman is entitled to their unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Over 20,000 days ago Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” 

We cannot say it better. 

Some say that America is a “failed experiment.”  We think they are wrong. At its core America is hope. Hope can move mountains. Hope can heal. 

Others say that we will get back to “normal” soon. We hope that never happens. We are the architects of our future. It’s our choice to let those led by self-serving political interests define our normal. We choose NO to normal. Our “new normal” is what we make it. 

Connecting the World Through Events is our Mission because events are where we bond around common interests and experience life together. Together. No matter the color of our skin. Together. 

Fractures can be repaired. 

As our city begins to open we hope that you can find joy in connecting with one another safely at a fun thing to do in Tampa Bay this week. Here are some of our favorites:

As we look to find more ways to support our community, we want to highlight a list of black-owned businesses in Tampa Bay! A few that we love are:
7th and Grove
Rays Vegan Soul
Queen of Sheba
Saucin Wings
Blue Sage Boutique
Meeyogi
Green Bench Brewing
COPA

For more, check out our blog: Support Black-Owned Businesses in Tampa Bay. If you don’t see your favorite black-owned business on here, DM us on Instagram or Facebook!

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Topgolf Tampa

Who’s ready to par-TEE because Topgolf officially reopened last week! Whether you’re a golfer or not, Topgolf is always a fun thing to do in Tampa Bay. We love going on Half Price Tuesdays for half off games.

Topgolf Tampa is implementing new measures to keep everyone healthy and safe. Visit their website for more details!

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Vintage Roost 3 Day Market

Vintage Roost 3 Day Vintage Market is BACK! Friday through Sunday, 17 vendors will be offering their own unique distinctive vintage flair at Vintage Roost in Ybor City.

Vintage Roost recommends wearing a mask while shopping and maintaining a 6-foot social distance. The market is in accordance with the latest stated Florida State COVID-19 guidelines of a 50% capacity making this is a safe thing to do in Tampa Bay this weekend!

Event Details
🗓  JUN 12-14 | 9AM-5PM
📍 Vintage Roost 

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Lutz Watermelon Festival

If you’re looking for a family-friendly thing to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, head to Lutz for their Watermelon Festival! Get ready for watermelon everything–a pageant, spitting contest, eating contest, catapult contest, and more.

Oh, and there will even be watermelon wine!

Event Details
🗓  JUN 13 | 11AM-6PM
📍 County Line Produce

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Get Fit St. Pete: Trail Fun Run

Looking to get outside this weekend? The St. Pete Running Company will lead a Trail Run at the beautiful Boyd Hill Nature Preserve this Saturday!

The length of the loop is approximately 5K but anyone can feel free to travel any distance they desire making it a great thing to do in Tampa Bay for runners and walkers of all levels. The meeting point is the flag pole in front of the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center.

Event Details
🗓  JUN 13 | 9AM-10AM
📍 Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Clearwater Historical Society Museum Reopening

Clearwater Historical Society reopens the Museum this Saturday! This is a great thing to do in Tampa Bay if you’re in the Clearwater area. Admission is free and you can see the New Women of Clearwater exhibit as well as the permanent exhibits on Clearwater history in Heritage Hall. Everything has been cleaned and they will be following all CDC Guidelines.

Event Details
🗓  JUN 13 | 10AM-2PM
📍 Clearwater Historical Society

Virtual Things to Do in Tampa Bay

If you’re looking strictly for more virtual things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, we found some good ones! Check the UNATION app for even more.

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Virtual Shine St .Pete Mural Festival

SHINE Mural Festival is a little different this year. The St. Pete mural festival has become another virtual thing to do in Tampa Bay this week. Explore the art of St. Pete wherever you are.  For any mural, click on Read More to see photos, watch videos and find out about the artist and the artwork.

The SHINE Virtual Mural Tour is supported by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete.

Event Details
🗓  Happening now
🖥 St. Pete Arts Alliance Website

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📷 Social Media Day Tampa Bay

Social Media Month Tampa Bay

Social Media Day Tampa Bay has become a full month now that it is a digital event this year! This is the perfect thing to do in Tampa Bay for social media professionals and brands! This week there will be an Agency/Influencer Relationship panel, zoom networking, and so much more!

Event Details
🗓 Now through JUN 30
🖥  SMDay 2020 Private Facebook Group

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Rock the Park Livestream

Rock the Park Tampa is typically held at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on the first Thursday of each month. For 10 years RTP has produced a free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres.

In these changing times, they’ve decided to continue to bring a live musical experience every Thursday via a LIVESTREAM. The Rock the Park Livestream is a completely free thing to do in Tampa Bay!

Event Details
🗓  JUN 11 | 7:30PM-8:30PM
🖥  Rock the Park Facebook Live

Upcoming Things to Do in Tampa Bay

If you’re looking for things to do in Tampa Bay in the coming weeks, then make sure to put Tampa Bay Comic Con on your calendar. It’s making its way to the Tampa Convention Center this July.

They will enforce safety measures such as limiting capacity, temperature screenings, and they will include hand sanitizer stations.

For more things to do, give us a follow on @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Facebook and Instagram!

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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