Tampa is tipping off the weekend with awesome things to do for all fun-seekers! Women's Final Four is back in Tampa and bringing plenty of entertainment opportunities for the entire family. But, if basketball ain't it, perhaps some healthy competition at an Office trivia bar crawl would be more your sport.
The Italian Club is also putting on some fantastico events for all the wine-loving Tampa amici out there. Whatever your mood might be this weekend, there's something going on that will score major fun points!
Bring a Date
Why should kids have all the fun? Join the largest adult egg hunt for an afternoon of craft beer, drunken shenanigans, and over $75,000 in prizes! Pre-party will begin at 11 a.m., and the hunt starts at 1 p.m. Expect live music, entertainment, craft beer tasting, a food truck rally, and an epic egg hunt with more than just candy for prizes! Tickets are $40 for general participants and $15 for designated drivers.
Use all that cornhole practice from college to benefit a good cause! This throwdown will benefit Veteran's Closet and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. It's $100 per two-person team, which includes two shirts and lunch/drink tickets. There's a Pro League, Semi-Pro League, and Kids League with prizes for first and second place in each league. Registration begins at 9 a.m.., and the tournament begins an hour later.
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica! Show off your Office obsession during this Ybor City bar crawl with prizes and plenty of drunken fun. Make a team and get your tickets to the most epic Dunder-Mifflin employee party ever. There's free cover at all participating bars as well as drinks specials!
Festivals and Events
Tampa's Best Party is back with a new name and a new look but the same “eat, drink, party” spirit! Best of Tampa Bay is now TASTE @The Straz, an all-inclusive all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasting more than 50 of Tampa's best restaurants.
Enjoy full open bars and five live bands! Since its inception 34 years ago, the Straz Center's signature fundraising event has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Supporting the arts never tasted so good!
Taste the best food and drink Italy has to offer at Winefest! The The Italian Club of Tampa will be showcasing Italy’s vast wine regions as well as a selection of wines from California's regions. Expect live entertainment, silent auctions, and of course, delicious wine! Tickets start at $40.
Get ready for Tampa's best blueberry festival! Come pick your own berries and enjoy live music as well as over 100 food and craft vendors. Bring the kids, too! There will be a kids area for plenty of family-friendly fun. Admission is free, but just pay $10 for parking.
Take the Kids
Celebrate your inner Italian with a day of Italy-inspired entertainment! Programmed activities include the annual bocce tournament and homemade vino competition, The Italian Club cooking tent, and a grape stomp. There will be fun for all ages! Admission is free.
Tip off your weekend with a trip to Tourney Town presented by Capital One. Tourney Town is a free festival jam-packed with special appearances, autograph signings, interactive games, giveaways, basketball contests, and more! Admission is free.
Hop, skip, and jump into Women’s Final Four action with the NCAA Bounce presented by Buick. Youth ages 18 and under are invited to participate in this unique parade and free Women’s Final Four event from Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to Tourney Town. The first 2,000 participants will receive a free basketball and shirt! Check-in starts at 11 a.m.
The celebration of women’s basketball continues Saturday evening at Curtis Hixon Park with a free event open for all. This must-see event includes live music, fireworks, and a celebration of the great game of basketball.
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