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Tampa Bay Jeep Fest and more things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

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Your weekend guide for all the best things to do in Tampa Bay is here! Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there are still plenty of things to do in Tampa Bay that can be done at distance and/or with a mask on.

We have so many fun events for you to enjoy. We’re especially excited for the Tampa Bay Jeep Fest and touring the murals in St. Pete! 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the most up to date things to do in Tampa today. Now let’s get to it.

📷 Tampa Bay Jeep Fest

We’re jeepin’ it real with the annual Tampa Bay Jeep Fest happening this weekend. This 2-day event includes a Jeep show with awards, live music, vendors, and more. 

Day 1: Off-Roading Rally
Enjoy a full day of off-roading family fun, trail riding, scavenger hunts, and more!

Event Details
🗓SAT | 930AM
📍Citrus Wildlife Management Area

Day 2: Show & Shine
There will be over 300 Jeeps, vendors, raffles, prizes, and so much more. 

Event Details
🗓SUN | 4PM-9PM
📍Quaker Steak & Lube

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Scoops and Stream with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Have you been to the newly opened ice cream shop in Sparkman Wharf? Cult Favorite Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is now in Tampa Bay! This is their first shop in Florida.

Swing by the walk up window carved into the side of a refurbished shipping container to pick up your favorite scoops. They have everything from Blueberry Crisp to Brown Butter Almond Brittle. You can choose whether to pick up your 10 scoops on Friday or Saturday. Then, on Saturday you’ll get to meet Jeni herself by jumping on a live broadcast. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Event Details
🗓  SAT | 7PM
📍 Sparkman Wharf

Other Places to get dessert in Tampa Bay:

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Shop to Table

Your favorite shops are stepping outside of their stores and heading to Hyde Park Village. Do your shopping while enjoying that Florida sunshine.

You can check out our favorite candle shop, Candle Pour, for custom scents, room scents, and linen sprays. If you’re with your pup, make sure to pick them up a new toy from Downtown Dogs. So many of our local favorites will be here so you don’t want to miss out!

Event Details
🗓 SUN | 12PM–5PM
📍 Hyde Park Village

Other things to do in Hyde Park Village:

Do you love to fish? If so, you don’t want to miss this! Now through September 30th, you can help reel in a cure for pediatric cancer with The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Fishing Funds the Cure is a virtual fishing tournament that provides an opportunity for fishermen of all levels to use their passion to raise awareness and funding for our young warriors battling cancer. 

It is only $25 to register and if you refer 5 people to register for the All American Fishing Tournament 2020, your entry fee will be refunded and you will participate for FREE! 

We love going down Bayshore Boulevard to Ballast Point Park to fish!

For more details check out: Fishing Funds The Cure: Virtual Fishing Tournament.

If you love admiring the murals in St. Pete, then you’ll love this. PixelStix creator Matthew Walker and Shine have chosen 9 murals to share the story behind the work of art and the artist that created it. You’ll be able to do all of this from the safety of your car.

How it works:
Download the free PixelStix app on your phone
Search for “Drive-In Mural Theatre”
Follow the map to a drive-in location  & park in a way that doesn’t block anyones view
Use the app to listen to a 3-5 minute explanation of the mural
When you’re done, hit the back button twice to return to the map and drive to your next location

This tour covers 2 miles of Downtown St. Petersburg. It’s a way to enjoy the beautiful murals while social distancing.

Event Details
📍 Downtown St. Petersburg

More Stuff to do in Downtown St Pete:

More things to do in Tampa Bay

For more things to do in Tampa Bay this week check out more of our city guides! Here are a few articles we think you’d love: 

13 Must Visit Rooftop Bars in Tampa Bay

The 7 Best Places to Kayak in Tampa Bay

Everything you need to know about the new St Pete Pier

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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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