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Hey Tampa Bay, look no further for your weekend plans!

Although summer is coming to an end, there is no shortage of fun in Tampa Bay! From spooky ghost tours, to a craft beer festival, to cheering on our Champa Bay sports teams and more, you won’t want to miss out on the best things happening this weekend. If you haven’t already, keep scrolling and subscribe to get the lowdown sent directly to your inbox each week!

Are you ready to get scared and have shivers down your spine? Ybor City Ghost Tour has all the stories about real people, history, and the ghosts that make up Ybor City. The tour is an easy walk through Ybor City and lasts about 2 hours. Kick off spooky season and  make your reservations with a Ghost Tour Guide today and tell them your friends from UNATION sent you!

Event Details
🗓 Daily | 8PM bookings
🎟️ Children $10 | Adults $25
📍 1523 East 7th Ave., Ybor City, 33605

Before or after your spooky evening, explore Ybor City!

Whether you’re looking to grab dinner before or a night cap after your spooky ghost tour, head to our Ybor City Neighborhood Guide for all the best things to do while in Ybor City!

Bolts + beer = Bolts Brew Fest! ⚡️ Get into the Lightning spirit while sipping on some craft brews at Amalie Arena this Friday night. Sample your way through hundreds of beer options, grab a photo with Thunderbug, play fun games, and get excited for hockey season. 🍻 Tickets start at $35 for general admission but the VIP is well worth it!

VIP Admission includes:
⚡️Unlimited beer sampling
⚡️Access to games
⚡️ Early entry from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
⚡️Access to AMALIE Arena’s VIP Lounge featuring exclusive VIP-only beer and food
⚡️Plus the Stanley Cup will be in the VIP Lounge for photo opportunities from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
⚡️One (1) complimentary ticket voucher for one (1) Tampa Bay Lightning pre-season game & more

General Admission includes:
⚡️Unlimited beer sampling
⚡️Access to games & more

Event Details
🗓 Sept 17, 2021| 7PM-10PM
🎟️ General Admission $50 | Designated Driver $35 | VIP $110
📍 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Florida, 33602

Speaking of hockey season…

You won’t want to miss cheering on our back-to-back Stanley Cup champs in their first preseason game! The Lightning take on the Nashville Predators on September 30th at 7PM. Tickets are available, starting at only $13.25.

Q: What do you get when Belles of the Bar, Joyful Notion, and Glow Aesthetics Bar get together?
A: The best girls’ night, time for self-care, and a cure to the Monday blues!

Head over to Joyful Notion boutique located in Sparkman Wharf with your gal pals to enjoy a night where you can sip custom made cocktails, receive some of your favorite anti-aging treatments, and shop the cutest boutique styles.  There will also be opportunities to win giveaways!

This event will leave you feeling the JOY from Joyful Notion, the BELLE from Belles of the Bar, and the GLOW from Glow Aesthetic Bar.

Event Details
🗓 Sept 20, 2021| 3PM-10PM
🎟️ Free
📍 615 Channelside Dr Suite 119, Tampa, FL 33602

For more to do at Sparkman Wharf…

While you’re checking out Joyful Notion, explore more of Sparkman Wharf with our Guide to the Best Things to do at Sparkman Wharf

Come out and shop till you drop at Winthrop Pop-Up Market this Saturday in Riverview! With dozens of local small businesses featuring art, hand-crafted gifts, unique food, drinks, and more, there is something for everyone. This monthly market is a staple in Riverview and a great way to shop local and enjoy some fresh air.

Event Details
🗓 Sept 18, 2021| 9AM-2PM
🎟️ Free
📍 11349 Bloomingdale Ave, Riverview, Florida, 33578

Looking for more markets this weekend?

From fresh produce to local art to homemade treats, there is no shortage of markets in the Tampa Bay area. Our curated guide features more than 12 local markets. Check it out next time you plan to shop local! 12+ Best Markets in Tampa Bay: Farmer’s Markets, Maker Markets & More.

Cheer on our Champa Bay Teams!

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After defeating the Dallas Cowboys in week one, the Buccaneers are heading back to Raymond James Stadium this Sunday to make it 2-0. Whether you are a football fanatic or just looking for an excuse to drink beer with the squad, head out to watch the Buccaneers take on the Atlanta Falcons.

Event Details
🗓 Sept 19, 2021| 4:05PM
🎟️ Vary due to seating
📍4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607

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Tampa Bay Rays

As the Rays regular season is coming to a close, you can enjoy discounted tickets and concessions, including $5 select beers, popcorn, and candy, for the remaining home games. If you’ve been wanting to go to Tropicana Field, now is the time because the regular season ends September 26th.

Event Details
🗓 Sept 16–26th 
🎟️ Tickets start at $10
📍1 Tropicana Dr., St. Pete, FL 33705

Can’t make to the game? No prob, we’ve got your back! 
  • Head to any of our favorite sports bars in Tampa Bay to cheer on the Buccaneers and Rays. And check out our Instagram stories every Wednesday for the best places to watch the games!
  • If you don’t want to go out for the game, you can watch on NBC, FOX Sports, or… if you’re really old school, you can listen on 97.9 FM for the Buccaneers and 95.3 FM for the Rays.

Ready for Another Boat Parade?

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Pride on the River

Join us as we celebrate Tampa’s inaugural end-of-summer celebration, Pride on the River! Taking place along the Hillsborough River, the evening will be filled with entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  

List of events
🏳️‍🌈1:00pm – Drag Brunch Hosted by Brianna Summers at Marriot Water Street’s Anchor & Brine (tickets available)
🏳️‍🌈3:00pm – Pride Boat Parade commences at Garrison Channel (Register your boat)
🏳️‍🌈4:00pm – Pride on the River Festival at Armature Works Pier (Free/VIP tickets available)
🏳️‍🌈8:15pm – Fireworks Show (viewable from Tampa Heights)

Event Details
🗓 Sept 18, 2021|1PM-9PM
🎟️ Starting at $30 for selected events
📍 Tampa Riverwalk

Local Business Spotlight

Looking for a shop that has it all? (RE)treat by Rhonda Shear is a new consignment shop in downtown St. Pete and we’re already obsessed. From gorgeous furniture, home decor, and designer clothing and accessories, (Re)treat really does have it all. Whether you want to refresh your closet or an all out interior makeover, (Re)treat has all the bargains. And if you’re looking to consign your items, this is the place for you too!

Sunday | 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00am-6:00pm

📍1940 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Plan Ahead for these Upcoming Events

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Sunshine Bowl

Want the chance to play flag football on the Super Bowl winning field for a good cause? The Sunshine Bowl is happening at Raymond James Stadium on October 2nd in support of the Special Olympics. Grab your friends and build your flag football team today!

Event Details
🗓 October 2 | 12PM
🎟️ $100 to play | Team goal of $1,200
📍Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

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Florida Gulf Coast Eggfest

Get EGGcited for Eggfest! Mark your calendars and grab your tickers for a day full of live music, yummy drinks, and amazing food fresh off on a Big Green Egg.

Event Details
🗓 October 2 | 10AM-6PM
🎟️ Tickets start at $60
📍Tabellas at Delaney Creek, Tampa, FL 33619

Ready to see your favorite artist live in concert?

Live music is back in Tampa Bay and we’ve curated a list of upcoming concerts in Tampa Bay that you won’t want to miss. Discover upcoming shows and buying tickets has never been easier! 10+ Upcoming Concerts in Tampa Bay That You Won’t Want to Miss

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See you next week, Tampa Bay!

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Meggan Thomas

Meggan Thomas

Meggan is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.