Yay! The weekend is finally here! This week has been a wet one, but don't let the rainy afternoons get you down. We've got a sweet list of the best things to do in Tampa to keep those rainy day blues away! Most of these events are under a roof, but there are a few that might be worth braving the drizzles. For example, a night run meets music festival-- a party on the move! MetroCon will also be at the Tampa Convention Center for all you Anime lovers out there! 

There's also some great things to do in Tampa that the kiddos will love! Take them to the Summer Carnival or National Mac n Cheese Day at The Landing (come on, you're never too young to grub out on some good ol' cheesy mac).   

Don't worry fellow fun-seeking peeps, you'll have a great weekend if you stick with us! Keep scrolling to decide which one of these awesome things to do in Tampa is your favorite! 

Date Night

Flashback Friday GLOW

Gen X and Y babies, this one's for you! Get ready for a superfly 90's Glow Party at Sky Zone! There will be awesome throwback jams, black lights, old-school games and much more to get you feeling retro-rad!

10137 E Adamo Dr, Tampa FL, 33619. Phone (813) 833-1740

National Mac n Cheese Day at The Landing

Fill your bellies with the comfort food everyone loves! Sunday is National Mac and Cheese Day, and The Landing in Valrico is celebrating with all the cheesy noms! They will have a bacon and chicken mac and cheese that you won't be able to resist. 

4351 Lynx Paw Trl, Valrico, FL, 33596. Phone (813) 653-0002

Rose all Day Saturdays

Pool season is in full swing! WTR is throwing a Rose-fueled pool party you won't want to miss. Get a free glass of Rosé when you walk in and keep the party going with $4 glasses all day! So, slip into that bikini (or Speedo) and get ready to party!

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

Bottles & Boards Thursdays

There's no better place to be on a Thursday than Thee Tree House! Enjoy $10 all you can drink house wines, half-off select bottled wines and specials on cheese and charcuterie all day. Cheers to that! 

1809 W Platt Street, Tampa, FL, 33606. Phone (813) 605-0119

Night Nation Run Tampa

This is the world’s first running music festival! It's the ultimate blend of a music festival and a fun run. Experience a music-filled course with live DJs, bubble zones, light shows, neon and black lights, and more! 

4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL, 33607.



Join the fun for four days of excitement at METROCON from July 11 to July 14 at the Tampa Convention Center! There will be tons of celebrity and entertainment guests packing the house. Meet voice actors like Monia Rial, David Matranga and Alexis Tipton. Or join one of the many live-action shows like the Anime Human Combat Chess Match, Fire Show, or Lip Sync Battle! There is tons of fun planned for the whole weekend! 

333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL, 33602.

Music Events

Mary J. Blige & Nas

This duo requires no introduction. See Mary J. Blige and Nas at the Amphitheatre on Saturday. Get your tickets for this epic performance now! 

4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL, 33610. Phone 813-740-2446

Boombox Cartel – Tampa, FL

Sunset Events and Disco Donnie with Tampa EDM present BOOMBOX CARTEL at The RITZ Ybor. Doors open at 10 p.m. and party goes until 3 a.m.

1503 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL , 33605. Phone 813-390-0397

Smakk Rocks Brandon O'Briens!

The Smakkage returns to the O'Briens Irish Pub in Brandon on Friday night! Get ready to party all night with this rockin' band at the always-fun O'Briens. 

701 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL, 33511.

Bring the Kids

Summer Carnival

It's summer and it’s time to celebrate! Join the fun at Westfield Citrus Park Mall for some Summer carnival activities. There will be face painting, cotton candy and classic carnival games for everyone to enjoy. The first 200 children in line receive a free carnival treat box!

8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL, 33625. Phone (813) 926-4644
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