Most weeks it is challenging to narrow my list down to Ten Things to Do in Tampa, this week is a bit different. Quieter, THIS was the week to pick if you were a promoter looking for a weekend where your event was not competing with another. Though there are few true 'events' this week in Tampa Bay, we live in the perfect area when it comes to finding fun, engaging outdoor recreation in Tampa. Our list this week includes a mix of events happening in Tampa, places to go, things to do and see in Tampa.


American Craft Beer Week

Celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers across the U.S. with The Brewers Association as once again they assemble American Craft Beer Week from May 15-21st.  Local Tampa Breweries offer weekly special deals and up the fun in honor of 'the craft' of brewing.

Related Content:  American Craft Beer Week in Tampa Kicks Off Today  |  Easy Guide with Links to the Best Craft Breweries | Hillsborough  or  Easy Guide with Links to the Best Craft Breweries | Pinellas 


St. Pete Street Food & Beer Fest - FREE EVENT

Enjoy 'epic' as in epicurean street food and ice cold, well crafted small batch beers alongside suds from some of the larger breweries like 3 Daughters Brewing and Big Storm Brewing at this 1st annual local foodie, and craft beer festival held at the Port from 6 pm - 9 pm. 

250 8th Ave SE, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701

Jameis Winston Football ProCamp

At this Buc QB's two-day camp, Jameis Winston and pro coaches will offer tips and hands-on instruction, including lectures, fundamental football skills stations, contests, and non-contact games.  No worries moms and dads, campers will be placed into small groups by age to ensure that each child gets maximum instruction. This thing to do is great for athletes of all skill levels. Awards will be given in each age group along with personalized fun gifts. For more information, please contact Alex at or click the link above.

Tampa Bay Family Fair

One of our fave groups, the Tampa Bay Moms Group invites you to their annual Family Fair! This year enjoy the new venue fitting for the massive amount of family fun they pack into this family friendly fun day in Tampa!  Water Works Park is the place to be this Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm.

1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-274-8615

6th Annual Burger Showdown

Join many local Tampa restaurants as they battle for annual bragging rights in this tasty competition and fundraiser. Vying for the title “Best Burger in Tampa Bay”, a portion of the proceeds benefits The VooDoo Chef Foundation and their culinary charities. The Burger Showdown is FREE to attend!! Burger sampling tickets and beverages are available for purchase. Burger Sampling Tickets allow for the event attendee to sample (1) burger from each of the restaurants competing in Burger Showdown and vote on their favorite, resulting in the 'People's Choice Award'.  A panel of local celebrity and culinary judges award the 'Best Burger in the Bay', 'Best Beef Burger', 'Where's The Beef?' (chicken, veggie, etc.), 'Best Use of Bacon', 'Bring the Heat', 'Best Side Dish' and 'Best Use of VooDoo Sauce'. Look for favorite players and prior winners to bring their best to this consistently well-done (pun not intended) thing to do in Tampa Bay. Sponsored by Budweiser, there will be plenty of suds and sunshine onhand! 


  • Around the World Burgers
  • Boca Tampa
  • East Lake Woodlands Country Club
  • EATS! American Grill
  • The Empress Tea Room & Bistro with Divine Menus Catering
  • Just Grillin
  • The Bacon Boss Food Truck
  • The Rolling Gourmet
  • Dessert samples from Le' Anns Cheesecakes 'N More!
  • More restaurants will be added, stay tuned! 
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone (813) 251-3378

2nd Annual Bands & Beer on the Bay

The 2nd year for this fun charitable event in Tampa Bay featuring live music, craft beer, wings, food trucks, a VIP tent, beer/wine passes, and more, at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park.  Welcome back The Black Honkeys and other local bands thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor and the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center.  GA is $5. The festival sounds off at 4 p.m. (gates open at 3:30) with local favorite Jeriko Turnpike as they crank it up early in the day. Also appearing: 

  • 5:30 The Hard Luck Society from Gainesville, Florida. They'll mix it up with some pedal steel and upright bass.
  • 7:00 Four Star Riot from Clearwater, Florida hits the stage. They opened for Bon Jovi and Maroon 5.
  • 8:30 The Black Honkeys. You know they rock! 

Follow the link to read more about this event about the Wing Throwdown, Food Vendors, Crooked Thumb Brewery and the Beer and Wine pass! Find out about the VIP tent ($60) amenities Contact Charrie Moscardini at the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center at 727-791-8255, or email additional info.

110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor FL, 34695.

ALS Awareness Game with the Tampa Bay Rays vs. NY Yankees

MY personal favorite game of the year, we lost a family member to this disease. Join us for ALS Awareness Night with the Tampa Bay Rays as they take on the New York Yankees! Show your support for the ALS community and help us #StrikeOutALS.

One Tropicana Dr, Saint Petersburg FL, 33705.

SPLASH Sundays at The Epicurean in SoHo

A sexy sophisticated pool party featuring artisan-craft Cocktails, Grilled Goodies, Music and YOU!

1207 South Howard, Tampa FL, 33606. Phone 813-999-8700

Urban Kai

Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, with a new location next to the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, offers lessons, tours, fitness classes and sales for stand up paddle boarding (aka SUP). SUP is the latest recreational, low impact, fun activity to get and keep you fit! Spend the day 'floating' on the river as you check out the sights, see how much fun exercise can be with Urban Kai then grab a seat waterside at the Grille for a bite and a perfectly crafted cocktail or craft beer as you watch the world glide by while you relax and refresh in a top location in Downtown Tampa.

Taste of Dunedin

Taste of Dunedin takes place on Sunday, May 21st all over Downtown Dunedin as local restaurants and vendors participate. Get your tasting pass today! There will be a will-call location at Main Street and the trail. You may also purchase tickets there and in front of the Shoppes at Victoria Place- 200 Main Street and Mirabella and Found - 481 & 475 Main Street. A 10 Taste Ticket is $25.00 and a 20 Taste Ticket is $40.00. Buy tickets early at one of these locations until Sunday or on their Facebook page.

  • Lucky Lobster -941 Huntley Avenue
  • Clay and Paper Gallery of Art- 362 Main Street
  • Spice and Tea Exchange- 200 Main Street, Suite 106
  • Mermaids Secret Garden- 318 Main Street
  • Waterside furnishings- 357 Scotland Street
  • Studio Adams House of Creativity- 678 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin FL, 34698. Phone (727) 437-3569
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