Hello again, Tampa Bay! We hope you’re ready to start planning out the perfect weekend because we have the best events lined up for you. After all, it is the first week of May and we want to start the month off strong with great events! If you like food, holiday festivities, and sweets, you’re going to want to keep reading.
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Events This Weekend
📷 The Cake Drip
1. The Cake Drip Mother’s Day Event
There is nothing sweeter than spoiling your mother on Mother’s Day, and what better way to do that than at The Cake Drip in Hyde Park Village? On May 8th and 9th, you can reserve a table through UNATION for the celebration. Admission includes a 1.5-hour experience in the boutique studio, bottle service for mimosas, a make your own chocolate bar session, dessert charcuterie board, followed by high tea with desserts. Make sure to check out the link below and reserve a spot so you don’t miss out!
🗓 MAY 8-9 | 10AM–8:30PM
📍 Hyde Park Village
📷 The Hyppo
2. Grow on Us: The Hyppo
Grow Financial’s Grow On Us campaign is back! If you haven’t heard of the campaign, the credit union will pick up the tab for locals at several restaurants and small businesses in Tampa and St. Petersburg. The next participating restaurant is The Hyppo located in St. Pete, Hyde Park, and Ybor. The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops is beloved across the Tampa Bay area for its creatively flavored and all-natural ice pops. On May 6, The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops will serve a delicious strawberry guava pop free to the public.
🗓 MAY 6 | Time Varies Based on Locations
📍 St. Pete, Hyde Park, and Ybor
📷 Royalty Free
3. Social Media Day
It’s safe to agree that Social Media has revolutionized the way our society operates daily. Social Media Day was established in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. UNATION is partnering with the city of Tampa Bay to establish social experiences offline to strengthen those that we make online. There will be beverages, swag bags, networking, and prizes. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
🗓 JUN 30 | 4:30PM–7PM
📍The Italian Club – Ybor City
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4. Beer and Burger Throwdown
An event too tasty to miss, join Simply Events for the Original, Award-Winning, 6th Annual Beer & Burger Throwdown, at Waterfront Park. The Beer & Burger Throwdown was created to celebrate the area’s fantastic burger chefs, unique craft breweries, and the best performers and bands in Tampa Bay. The event will feature mouthwatering burgers and sliders, gourmet snack options, craft beer, entertainment including a Comedy Show, and more!
🗓 MAY 8 | 12PM–8PM
📍Safety Harbor Waterfront Park
Local Business Spotlight
📷 Spaddy's Coffee
Spaddy's Coffee Co.
Spaddy’s Coffee is a coffee shop located in Seminole Heights. This spot offers quality coffee with a variety of specialty and traditional coffee drinks! Our team’s favorite is the iced café con Leche with Cuban bread. A great aspect of Spaddy’s is their Courtyard! This is the perfect spot to enjoy your Spaddy’s coffee as you relax, and maybe get some work done or catch up with a friend.
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Living in Tampa Bay
Tampa has been my home for thirty years now and I’m also happy to say it’s the city that birthed me. This will always be home to me. It’s where I grew up, it’s where I met my husband and it’s where we are raising my daughter! Tampa is one of the most remarkable cities in all of Florida! So much about it has changed over the last several years, but one thing always remains— the culture.
One thing I can say that I have always been so appreciative of about this ever-growing city is the diverse culture that is so rich and so present in everything around us! From the food to the art and the people, Tampa is full of fun-loving creatives and young entrepreneurs just out here trying to make a name for themselves! I am proud to be from Tampa.
Being a food blogger I naturally, have immersed myself deep into the foodie scene and I can confidently say that we are also the home to several exquisite restaurants and have a plethora of talented chefs who get to show off their talents daily right here in Tampa Bay Area! You can find a ton of my favorite spots that I love to enjoy in Tampa, as well as St Pete and beyond on my Instagram page — @tampafoodplug. Hope to see you around town!
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