Sarah Dessen summed up summer so perfectly in "That Summer" when she wrote, "It’s funny how one summer can change everything. It must be something about the heat and the smell of chlorine, fresh-cut grass and honeysuckle, asphalt sizzling after late-day thunderstorms, the steam rising while everything drips around it. Something about long, lazy days and whirring air conditioners and bright plastic flip-flops from the drugstore thwacking down the street. Something about fall being so close, another year, another Christmas, another beginning. So much in one summer, stirring up like the storms that crest at the end of each day, blowing out all the heat and dirt to leave everything gasping and cool. Everyone can reach back to one summer and lay a finger to it, finding the exact point when everything changed. That summer was mine." As we head into Labor Day in Tampa, we hope you had 'that summer' and that we played a part in guiding you to memorable events and great memories. Register to stay connected this fall. 

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Friday, September 1

Celebrate Oldsmar 2017

Celebrate Oldsmar at this two day, family-friendly event this Labor Day Weekend in R.E. Olds park with food, music, and plenty of fun for everyone.

107 Shore Drive W., Oldsmar FL, 34677. Phone 8137491260

Lil Wayne

Turn down for WHAT????  Lil Wayne at Jannus Landing in Downtown St. Petersburg - tickets run $ 50.00 - $100.00 and all ages are invited to this party. Click on the link for details and ticketing information.

16 2nd St. N., St. Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone 727-565-0550
 

Labor Day Beach House 3 Day Event

This year at Shephard's it's a 3 Day Labor Day weekend event beginning September 1st to September 3rd closing out Beach House Sundays. Click the link above for additional details on this things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay event.

619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach FL, 33767. Phone 727-442-5107

 

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Saturday, September 2

17th Annual Geckofest

Calling all flower children, hippies and tree huggers! Flock to Gulfport’s stunning waterfront and bring your buds for a day of peace, art, and music! Gulfport invites you to the 17th Annual Geckofest, celebrating everything beautiful in this world.

3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport FL, 33707. Phone 7273225217

Yboar City Bacon Brew and BBQ Festival

This Labor Day in Tampa event is FREE! Yboar City Bacon Brew and BBQ Festival, hosted by DJ Anthony is sure to be tasty fun!

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1913 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone (813) 229-2214

Summer of Rum Festival 2017 Ft. Shaggy & Baha Men

We've been waiting so long! It's finally here! What better way to celebrate Labor Day weekend than at the 5th annual Summer of Rum Festival as Mr. Boombastic himself, SHAGGY headlines along with six reggae/fusion/island inspired bands! Taking place in Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park from 12 pm to 11 pm.  Over a dozen Rum Shacks will be serving over 40 rum drinks, showcasing major rum brands.  The party ends with fireworks at 11 pm!  GA Tickets to the festival are $20 in Advance Online or $25 at the gate.  VIP Passes are sold out.  There is a Rum Run before this event:  Run for Rum - Summer of Rum Fest ft. Shaggy and a post event Scavenger Hunt in Ybor Sunday:  Summer of Rum Festival - Rum Hunt.

Related Content:  Labor Day Tampa | Rum Festival Doubles Size With New Location

600 N. Ashely Dr., Tampa FL, 33602.

St Petersburg's 2nd Annual Crab & Music Festival

2nd Annual Crab & Music Festival, Family-Friendly, you will enjoy crabilicious dishes and plenty of fun on Bayshore Dr. N.E.

480 Bayshore Dr. SE., St. Petersburg FL, 33701.

 

Things to Do in Tampa Bay Sunday, September 3

Guardians Of The GLOW Galaxy! A Blacklight Party!

Honey Pot's BIGGEST glow party of the year will take you on an OUT OF THIS WORLD adventure as they host a"Guardians Of The Galaxy" themed party in Ybor City.

1507 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-247-4663
 
Things to Do in Tampa Bay Monday, September 4

BBQ Cookout & Music at Beach

The Biggest and Best Tampa Party venue is better than ever this Labor Day in Tampa! Drink specials including $4 drafts and Kentucky Mule Daiquiri's are only part of the fun planned this Monday at 

 7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL, 33607. Phone (813) 281-0566

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks, Buffet and Carnival

Celebrate at Innisbrook as we say goodbye to summer with the rest of the country. We know it stays summer here until the holidays, and we love it!  But that's no reason why we can't share in the Labor Day fun. Head out to Innisbrook for a carnival, fireworks and more. Click on the link for details.

36750 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor FL, 34684. Phone (888) 794-8627
 
Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in Tampa Bay 9/1 -9/4 includes only a few events taking place this Labor Day in Tampa and Labor Day in St. Pete - Clearwater. Click on the links to learn about more Labor Day weekend things to do and events in your area. Visit 813area Labor Day and 727area Labor Day. We are gearing up for Halloween, and gathering info so you can make reservations in time for the top events in your area and around the state. Register to stay connected to events, local businesses and more, your subscription is free!