Happy New Year, Tampa! Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s time for life to return to normal. No more holiday parties or ugly sweater obligations, just fun Tampa events and things to do this weekend giving you an escape from the post-holidays doldrums. 

Check out our list of the coolest must-attend events this weekend in Tampa, and find even more on 813area, your free, local guide to everything Tampa Bay!

Free Downtown Concert Jan 3 - Rock The Park at Curtis Hixon Park

Free Downtown Concert Jan 3 - Rock The Park at Curtis Hixon Park

on Thursday, 3 Jan, 6:30 PM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Rock the Park Tampa is held at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. A free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres. Please help us spread the word & invite your friends!

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Best of the Bay 2018

Best of the Bay 2018

on Thursday, 3 Jan, 8:00 PM
at Improv Comedy Theater
1600 E 8th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

This extra-special showcase features this year’s Creative Loafing's "Best of the Bay" Winners at the Best of the Bay Winning Comedy Club, hosted by “Best Fake News” crew Tampa News Force! Special guests include past “Best Up-and-Coming Comedian” Tiffany Barbee featuring “Best Stand-Up Comic” of 2018 Catherine Maloney!

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Florida’s Largest Winter Home Show

Florida’s Largest Winter Home Show

on Friday, 4 Jan, 11:00 AM
at Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610

Florida's Largest Winter Home Show begins this Friday at the Florida State Fairgrounds with over 900 exhibits of new products and services for your home! Enjoy a walk through the expo hall and get inspiration for your next home project!

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Fresh Market at Wiregrass

Fresh Market at Wiregrass

on Saturday, 5 Jan, 10:00 AM
at The Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

A Fresh Market held at the Shops at Wiregrass; open-air retail and entertainment destination.

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Motor Vice Car Show

Motor Vice Car Show

on Saturday, 5 Jan, 11:00 AM
at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
1001 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607

The Vice Coasts largest period correct 80s and 90s themed car show is coming to Tampa, Florida on January 5th. Everything from refreshments to entertainment is crafted to put you and your car back in the era from whence it came.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks

Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks

on Saturday, 5 Jan, 8:00 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Bolts fans will gather on Saturday Night around 8 p.m. at Amalie Arena as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the San Jose Sharks! Join the Lightning and bring the thunder as they compete to keep the #1 spot!

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Tampa Resolution Run 2019

Tampa Resolution Run 2019

on Sunday, 6 Jan, 8:00 AM
at
4810 N Himes Ave, Al Lopez Park, Tampa, FL 33614

The 2nd Annual Tampa Resolution Run! Celebrate the 2019 with new goals and a new PR! Register to run either a 5k (you can also walk this!) or a 10k at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, FL.

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Fresh Market at Hyde Park

Fresh Market at Hyde Park

on Sunday, 6 Jan, 10:00 AM
at Hyde Park Village
1602 W Snow Cir, Tampa, FL 33606

Located in the beautiful Hyde Park Village, come shop local from 100+ vendors every 1st Sunday from 10am-3pm! Live Music kicks off at 10am. Fun for all ages and Dog Friendly.

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The Greatest Travel Show - Hosted by The Annual Worldwide Travel

The Greatest Travel Show - Hosted by The Annual Worldwide Travel

on Sunday, 6 Jan, 12:30 PM
at Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore - Airport Area
700 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609

Experience The Greatest Travel Show! Where travelers come together to dream, plan, and book their next travel experience!

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Dat Phan LIVE in Tampa

Dat Phan LIVE in Tampa

on Sunday, 6 Jan, 7:00 PM
at Side Splitters Comedy Club
12938 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618

Dat Phan is the Original Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and is a Headlining Comedian touring live across the U.S. He has made numerous TV and movie appearances including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Family Guy” voiceover, and “Cellular”.

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