With Halloween a distant, candy-fueled memory, it's time to gear up for the other upcoming holidays! We've got a great list of things to do in Tampa this weekend that will help you get a headstart on the upcoming chaos -- I mean, fun! There are more than a few opportunities this weekend to sip your way back to sanity, like Del Frisco's Dalmore Scotch Dinner and Aloft's Wine Down Wednesday. After all, it's never too early to start preparing for the holidays (make it a double, please). 

And for all you shop-a-holics, there are several things to do in Tampa this weekend where you can get rid of some of that cash burning a hole in your pocket. Foodies have a good few days up ahead too, with grub-centric festivals and Tampa events happening all weekend. 

Rest assured fellow Tampanians, we've got something in this list of the top 10 things to do in Tampa that will tickle your fun-seeking fancy. Cheers!  

Wine Down Wednesday @ Aloft Tampa Downtown

It's humpday, and you deserve a little liquid courage to help finish off the week. Every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., head to Aloft in Downtown Tampa for a humpday happy hour that will revive your week. For $22, you can sip back and enjoy bottomless wine and craft beers until you feel like Friday isn't that far away! 

100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-898-8000

Dalmore Scotch Dinner at Del Frisco's

Join Del Frisco's on Friday at 6 p.m. for their savory Dalmore Scotch Dinner. The dinner will feature a four-course menu prepared by their Executive Chef, with dishes like lobster bisque, lamb bolognese, and slow-roasted pork tenderloin. Each course will be married with a scotch, starting with Dalmore's 12-year and ending with a Cigar Malt Reserve. Scotch-sippers will come hungry and go home feeling full and fuzzy inside! 

4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33607. Phone 813-878-6890

Flavor of West Tampa: Sangria and Cigars

This year, the Flavor of West Tampa will be in the brand new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park! Celebrate the vibrant and tasty cultures of West Tampa with food from local restaurants, libations, entertainment, games and giveaways! This event is free and family-friendly. 

1001 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33607.

Fiddler on the Roof at The Straz Center

This entirely fresh, funny and fantastic production of Fiddler on the Roof will give you a reason to celebrate. When the original production won ten Tony’s, it became the longest-running musical in Broadway history! See the performance that speaks on relationships, faith, and family at the Straz Center this weekend. 

1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-229-7827

Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot!

Sample more than 200 whiskeys at the 3rd annual Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot event at Bern's Steak House! Enjoy several nights of seated tastings, classes, and dinners followed by the grand tasting on Saturday where you can sample hundreds of handcrafted whisk(e)ys. 

1208 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606. Phone 813-251-2421

Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market

The Holiday Gift Market is the Junior League of Tampa’s largest fundraising event. Peruse around and enjoy a unique shopping experience with over 200 merchants selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and handbags to food, art and children’s items. Net proceeds of the event fund the Junior League’s community projects and programs around Tampa Bay.

4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL, 33610. Phone 813-621-7821

2019 Tampa Greek Festival

The 38th Annual Tampa Greek Food Festival serves authentic, homemade Greek dishes and desserts in a family-fun atmosphere of dancing, live music, and Mediterranean open-air shopping! What better way to spend the weekend than satisfying your cravings for Greek lamb, gyros, and herb lemon chicken? St. John's famous finishing touches, such as Baklava, Kourambiedes, Koulourakia, and many other famous Greek pastry treats, are a tasty excuse to stay just a little longer and enjoy live music until closing.

2418 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL,  33609. Phone (813) 876-8830

CAMP Games Kids 2019

Sparkman Wharf kept the entire family in mind for this action-packed event! This is their first-ever fitness event designed specifically for kids! Get the little ones up and moving on Saturday for a challenging and energetic morning of kid-centric fitness fun!

615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, 33602.

Cupcake Festival

Local cupcake bakers will go head-to-head at the 9th Ybor City Saturday Market Cupcake Festival. A panel of judges will determine the best-tasting cupcakes along with the coolest creations, and the winner will earn the title of “Best Cupcake in Tampa 2019.″ Visitors to the Cupcake Festival will be able to purchase creations from participating contestants as well as enjoy the regular entertainment and shopping at the Ybor City Saturday Market.

corner of 8th Ave and 19th St, Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone 813-241-2442

Temple Terrace Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Get your holiday shopping done at this huge outdoor event (which is also the longest-running outdoor event in NE Hillsborough County)! More than 100 award-winning artists and crafters share their valuable treasures with you just in time for the season of giving. Admission and parking are free, just bring some moo-la to shop around at the creative vendors and get some grub at the food trucks!

P.O. Box 291266, Temple Terrace, FL, 33687.
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