Happy Thanksgiving Tampa! What are you thankful for this year? We are for how much Tampa is growing... because that means more fun things to do each weekend! Check out our list of the best ways to spend your Thanksgiving break!


Thanksgiving Eve Party @ Club Prana

Are you ready to pop bottles and pour champagne with your high school besties this Wednesday Night at Club Prana? Get back into the swing of things with your childhood friends as you party until the early hours of Thanksgiving! Club Prana is providing fabulous service from some of the hottest bartenders in Tampa! Grab a shot for your high school crush, or find someone new to crush on this Wednesday night at Club Prana!

Thanksgiving Eve Bar Crawl w/ Downtown Crawlers

Thanksgiving means food, friends, family and fun! The Downtown Crawlers Bar Crawl on Wednesday Night has all four! You’ll hit up some of the coolest spots in town including Franklin Manor, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, District Tavern and Zydeco Brew Works! If you’re looking to go out and have a good time before being grilled by all of your family members at dinner on Thursday, this is where you need to be on Wednesday night!  

TB Lightning vs Florida Panthers

Feel the thunder Wednesday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning face the non-playoff-bound-again Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena! The game begins at 7:30 p.m. and the rivalry is strong between the good NHL team in Florida that has fan support and the other one that had the rats that one time wasn't it so cute but not really? Bolts are favored, as usual, and head to Hattrick’s or Ferg’s Live for a post-game party to celebrate the win!

O’Brien’s Thanksgiving Eve Bash

If you’re on the Riverview/Brandon side of the Selmon Expressway, head to your favorite neighborhood bar for some drinks before your family arrives on Thursday morning. Have one last hoorah with your friends at O’Briens this Wednesday night.

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Happy Thanksgiving Tampa! If you’re not cooking a Thanksgiving meal check out our list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for a bar stool to prop yourself up on to cure a hangover from Thanksgiving Eve, check out our list of bars open on Thanksgiving Day in Tampa!

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble

If you’ve been training for a Turkey Trot, check out Goody Goody’s Turkey Gobble 5K in Downtown Tampa on Thanksgiving morning. And though we know you run because you love it, you might get a record-breaking time knowing there’s breakfast at the finish line for all who participate! Bring your friends, family or pets and have them run alongside you as you burn calories for the largest meal of the year!

Club Prana’s Thanksgiving Party

Once your done with Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll be ready for a nap and a night of fun. Tryptophan will make you sleepy, but a Vodka & Red Bull from Club Prana will keep you going all night long! Let loose after a day full of answering "important life questions" at Club Prana’s Thanksgiving Party!


The War on I-4

Man, we all got sick of UCF in a hurry, didn’t we? Now you know how USF fans feel every day of the year. Go to Raymond James Stadium this Friday and root for America’s Team as they look to stop the Knights’ national title streak at zero. 

Queen Niaja @ The Orpheum

Queen Niaja will be taking over The Orpheum this Friday night! The talented singer and songwriter will bring you into her world of being a mom, lover and friend. The Orpheum will be packed on Friday night as this American entertainer brings soulful R&B to the stage!

Seven Lions @The Ritz Ybor

One of the oldest and most talented EDM artists is on his way to Tampa this Friday night! Seven Lions takes over the Ritz in Ybor City with his unique sound and cult-like following. You'll see fans of all ages headbanging and hugging their friends extra tight as Seven Lions brings you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. If you don’t have tickets yet, grab them here before they sell out!

Ian Bagg @ Improv

If you’re family is anything like mine then they love to laugh and have a great sense of humor! Ian Bagg is in town just to make your sides hurt and your families happy! Bagg has been on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tonight Show so you know you’re in for a good time.

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25th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Trying to get some holiday shopping done early this year? Head to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the 25th Annual Holiday Craft Fair to find the perfect gift for every person on your Christmas list! With thousands of gifts to choose from you’ll see custom home and holiday decor, unique gifts, farmhouse decor, homemade fudge, gourmet delights, wine slush mixes, personalized items, ornaments, organic soaps, painted glass and more.

Live Horse Racing Begins at Tampa Bay Downs

Head to Tampa Bay Downs this Saturday for the first live horse racing of the year. Get your Daily Racing Form practice in before the big money races come to town! Tampa Bay Downs invites you to watch, drink and wager this Saturday as the great tradition of equine racing in Oldsmar returns.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers

If you didn’t get enough football on Thanksgiving or Black Friday head to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. Or watch them throw interceptions and turn the ball over needlessly while being gashed on defense at some of our favorite sports bars in Tampa!

Looking for more ways to explore or discover Tampa Bay this weekend? Check out 813area, your local free guide to your favorite city!

Cover photo courtesy of University of Tampa.