Does music always sound better to you on Fridays? It's true; it must have something to do with that #FridayFeeling we get when our head pops off the pillow Friday mornings! Whatever it is, a sensibility or reality, this weekend in Tampa Bay is shaping up to be a good one. have kids heading back to school, with tax-free weekend this weekend there are plenty of back to school event in Tampa Bay, check for the ones nearest you in Guide to Back to School Events in Tampa Bay 2017.  Here are our Top 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay:   

Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Friday, August 4th

Tampa Bay Classic 2017 (All Weekend)

If you are a fan of Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, or JLo's World of Dance, this weekend in Tampa Bay you have an opportunity to submerge yourself in one of the nations' top dance competitions. The 11th Annual Tampa Bay Classic at the luxurious Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, located along the scenic waterfront, adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center begins Thursday. Visit the Schedule for details, including the Shag Party scheduled Saturday Night at 6:30 beginning with a Workshop. Ticket prices vary, click the TICKETS button for more.

700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-221-4900

Malios Silent Summer Nights Aug 4th 8 pm

Malio's Prime Steakhouse and Silent Rhino come together this weekend in Downtown Tampa to host Silent Summer Nights! Dance like no one is watching to music through headphones while your friends do the same; the fun comes in when different music plays on different headphones. Totally fun whether you are dancing or just watching. Grab your friends and go, you'll be glad you did!

400 N Ashley Dr, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-223-7746

Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 5th

Tampa Bay Parenting's 10th Back to School Fair 10 am

Join kids and parents across Tampa Bay this weekend for Tampa Bay Parenting's 10th Annual Back to School Fair at Westshore Plaza.  It's Sales Tax Holiday Weekend - the perfect time for Tampa Bay to stock up on school supplies, school clothes, and other school-related necessities WITHOUT PAYING SALES TAX!

  •  6 Winners will each receive $500 for school supplies!
  •  The first 500 kids receive a FREE BACKPACK!
  •  Meet and take pictures with characters and mascots
  •  Tampa Bay Lightning's Thunderbug
  • Tampa Bay Bucs Captain Fear & Bucs Squad for Youth
  • Pirates
  • Tampa Princess Parties
  • Prize packs, gift cards, and more raffled throughout the day! Giveaways include a one night stay at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, a family 4-pack of tickets to LEGOLAND Florida, a 3 month membership to Great Explorations Children's Museum, a family membership to the Florida Aquarium, tickets to Glazer Children's Museum , and MORE!
  • Learn about after school activity providers, doctors, tutoring services, fitness providers, lawyers, dentists, restaurants, wireless providers, stores, community service organizations, city and county agencies, and much more!
250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa FL, 33609. Phone 813-286-0790

AWM Tampa Takeover 2017 11 am to 9 pm

The mission at A Warriors Mind is to provide a hand up to veterans while providing resources and initiatives for civilians and veterans to bridge gaps in their local communities. Head to one of our favorite places,  Beach Bar & Restaurant on Rocky Point this weekend to learn more about getting patriots and veterans together for community service projects, hiring opportunities and events to help increase community awareness and support. Meet AWM's HQ personal and help launch AWM's Tampa Task Force. The first 100 tickets sold put you in a raffle for the celebrity volleyball game. Click the TICKETS button to get yours today.  Here's the line-up

  • Music Act - Opening Act: Hope Stamps Buttrum
  • Main Act: The Rob West Band
  • Special Guests:
  • MTV Challenge Champion: Johnny Bananas
  • MTV Challenge Champion: Cara Maria
  • MTV Challenge: Brad Fiorenza (DJ)
7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa FL, 33607. Phone (813) 281-0566

Backpack Drive on Tax-Free Weekend – Donate & Play! 11 am - 3 pm

The GaYbor Coalition 1st Annual backpack drive sponsored by GameTime benefits Shore Elementary. For each backpack you donate between 11 am and 3 pm you receive one hour of free time play at Tampa's top gameroom, sports bar, and restaurant.

Related Content:  How GameTime is Enhancing Summer Fun in Tampa

1600 E. 8th Ave A147, Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-241-9675

Bolts Brew Fest 7 pm to 10 pm

Creative Loafing and the Tampa Bay Lightning have teamed up to bring you the beer drinking event of the summer, Bolts Brew Fest! Click the link above for details!

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500

Yard of Ale Yappy Hour 1 pm to 5 pm

Yard of Ale will be hosting a Yappy Hour to benefit homeless pets in Tampa Bay this weekend. Stop in for food and drinks with all your friends, two-legged and four! And be sure to bring that friend of yours needing a little something fun and furry in their lives, it's time to MATCHMAKE!

406 South Howard Avenue, Tampa FL, 33606. Phone 813-251-4433

Game of Thrones Night Crawl 6 pm to 11 pm

Bring your Direwolf and stop by 81Bay Brewery Tampa Bay for a G.o.T. party at this fun South Tampa Brewery. Dress as your favorite group, couple or favorite character, and you could win Gift Certificates from 81Bay, Surf and Turf Truck and Empamamas! Play G.o.T. Darts, Crows Beer Pong, and hop on the Throne for a picture opp! Game of Thrones will play on the MONSTER sized screen. 

4465 W Gandy Blvd #600, Tampa FL, 33611. Phone (813) 837-2739

Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 6th

St. Pete Vintage Bash 2 pm to 6 pm

St.Pete's Vintage Bash takes place in Tampa Bay this weekend at the Hollander Hotel. Time to polish up that hot rod and take it for a spin to Downtown St Petersburg for a good old fashioned swimwear contest, bikes, bikes and more bikes! 

421 4th Ave N, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone (727) 873-7900

Metrocon 2017 (All weekend)

MetroCon is back all weekend long with celebrity guests and the cosplay fun we love here in Tampa Bay. Sunday wraps up with the official Costume Contest, and if you've never been we encourage you to go! It's the PERFECT thing to do in Tampa Bay if like us, you are looking for inspiration for Halloween 2017!

333 S Franklin St, Tampa FL, 33602.
We spend five days looking forward to two, and we want to spend our time well..from a top dance competition to a silent disco, to supporting local veterans and kids there are plenty of interesting things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend. We hope this list of Top 10 Things to Do in Tampa Bay will give you a good start. Register on 813area to stay connected to interesting things to do in Tampa, events in Tampa, best restaurants in TampaTampa sports find Live Music in Tampa and more. Hands up if you are ready Tampa Bay!