The 813area Podcast is back, recorded live from the Sourcetoad Studios at the Tampa Bay WaVE in Downtown Tampa. Your hosts Collin Sherwin and Brock Bjorn bring you everything there is to offer this jam-packed opening weekend in the month of May with all the Cinco de Mayo Tampa festivities, Kentucky Derby watch parties, the University of South Florida and University of Tampa commencement ceremonies (congratulations graduates!), Tampa RiverfestLynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour and Halftime Music Festival.

Got it all? If you don't have plans, there are still plenty of events to choose for, and we break down all of the options from the ritzy to the rowdy!

The Tampa Riverfest is an all-day festival in and of itself with a multitude events downtown including a Downtown Crawlers Scavenger Hunt with a Tampa staycation at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina on the line, featuring adult and kid-friendly versions! Riverfest also brings you events such as TacoFest at Tampa Riverfest, a Wiener Dog DerbyTaste of the Riverwalk and a free concert series... all on Cinco de Mayo! There's also the second round matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Friday Night at Curtis Hixon Park

The guys also talk about various Cinco de Mayo in Tampa events like the Corona Premier Official Launch Party at Franklin Manor, the Tacos and Tequila Party at The RITZ Ybor and the major celebrations happening at both the SoHo MacDinton's and MacDinton's St Pete; including a jalapeno eating contest for cash prizes!

For those who enjoy the Triple Crown and horse racing, there are also plenty of events celebrating the Kentucky Derby on Saturday including the Kentucky Derby Day at Tampa Bay DownsCinco De Zydeco which is a combined Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo party. And for those dapper folks out there, the 13 Ugly Men Presents The Derby Party at Cask.

We also look into the future for Mother's Day and where to get your reservations and other fun events next weekend, because you should start planning now!

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