This weekend will be one big party in the Bay! There are so many awesome things to do in Tampa, with something for every type of fun-seeker! College football is back on August 24th, so that means a party is in order. Downtown Crawlers is doing the damn thing with a College Football Kickoff Bar Crawl in Tampa. If you're looking forward to this season, make sure to rep your team for this epic bar crawl!

There are also great things to do in Tampa for those of you who don't give a flying football about sports. A gourmet food festival is taking over Armature Works for a foodie's dream come true. If you're looking for an event in Tampa to keep the kiddos entertained, look no further. Monster Jam is coming to Amalie Arena for a day of insane motorized madness (what kid doesn't love watching giant trucks fly off dirt hills?). 

Whatever floats your boat this weekend, rest assured we've got the best things to do in Tampa listed right here!

Tampa's College Football Kickoff Bar Crawl

Represent your college pigskin team in the best college football event in the bay! For the 3rd year in a row, Downtown Crawlers and Franklin Manor are hosting this bar crawl, where you'll drink, party, and meet other football-loving peeps! Grab your ticket for transport to some of Tampa's best bars, a free welcome drink everywhere you go, bar games and tons of fun! 

912 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 487-9990

Gourmet Feastival

This fabulous food fest draws more than 1,000 people each year who enjoy signature dishes from Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. It's foodie heaven with fabulous entertainment, and an impressive silent auction filled with unique items. Best part? The funds raised support The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, a nonprofit that helps women and girls achieve their potential. Your contribution stays right here in our community! It's a win-win! 

1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 250-3725

Luau By the Bay - Complimentary Tito's Cocktail

It's another American Social party you won't want to miss! This time, they're dishing out free Tito's. Yes please! Grab your gang and party Hawaiin style on Tampa Bay. 

601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-605-3333

Summer Silent Party

Show off those dance moves at The Patio Tampa! You know the drill -- bring $10, get your headphones and jam all night to the music of your choice. They'll be playing all the best hits from hip-hop, R&B, dance, the 80s, 90s, and more! 

421 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL, 33609. Phone 813-873-7846

Beer Yoga and Topgolf Fun

There's nothing like sipping a cold beer while going into cobra pose. Soend your Saturday at Topgolf for their Beer Yoga Event! Your ticket donation gets you one hour of Yoga, one beer for your Yoga session and two hours of Topgolf fun! 

10690 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL, 33619. Phone 813-298-1811

Sangria Night

Get spicy with Latin vibes at the farm! Join Keel & Curley Winery for a night full of all things sangria! There will be Latin entertainment from DJ D2 on the patio deck, Latin-inspired vendors, sangria (duh), and more! Admission and parking is free for everyone! 

5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL, 33565. Phone 813-752-9100

Coppertail Brewing Co. Fifth Anniversary Party

Five years later, Coppertail Brewing Co. is still brewing strong and throwing a party to mark the occasion! 35+ taps will be flowing including special foeder beers created for the occasion and a number of guest brewery offerings. Rain or shine, the party includes free general admission and anniversary cake, live music, and a pig roast and other food options for purchase.

2601 E. 2nd Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone (813) 247-1500

Fun for the Kiddos 

Old Town...RODEO

Experience the sights and sounds of a frontier tradition! Enjoy the spectacle of bull riding, barrel racing, mounted shooting, and more! If you're a lover of rodeo excitement, don't miss this little slice of the wild wild West at the Florida State Fairgrounds

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

Let's Glow Crazy- Kids ONLY! Glow in the Dark Painting Party

Take the kiddos for a night of glow-in-the-dark creative fun! It will be a workshop and party lit by glow-in-the-dark everything! Spots are limited, so get your ticket quick! 

2020 Land O Lakes Blvd Suite #4, Lutz, FL, 33549. Phone (813) 586-3521

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most-- gas-powered craziness! Monster Jam Triple Threat Series brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. Bring the whole fam to Amalie Arena for more trucks, racing, freestyle, wheelies and awesome action! 

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500
Did we help you find fun? Make sure you register online for free at 813area and 727area to stay up-to-date with all the awesome things to do in Tampa! 
Cover photo courtesy of Unsplash