This weekend is filled with fun things to do in Tampa for the whole family! School is starting back up soon, so give the kiddos an awesome last-hoorah this weekend at a back-to-school bash they'll love! And for you comic book nerds out there, you definitely won't want to miss this year's Tampa Bay Comic Convention. There are some seriously awesome panels and celebrity guests scheduled during the weekend, so get your tickets now to avoid that dreaded weekend FOMO. 

And if you're a true comic fan, we don't want you to miss Tampa's Comic Bar Crawl on Saturday. Spend the day nerding out at the convention, then get ready for a bar crawl to top off your night the right way. If you're looking for a mid-week drink, definitely head to Aloft Tampa Downtown Hotel for their monthly Wine Down Wednesday. Everyone needs a little hump day treat! 

This list of the best things to do in Tampa has something for every type of weekender! 

Bring a Date

Wine Down Wednesday @ Aloft Tampa Downtown

Go from conference call to "last call" at W XYZ Bar for Wine Down Wednesday! $22 gets you a snazzy wristband for bottomless wine, sangria, champagne, and craft beer. This ticket also includes valet parking which is normally $10! Cheers! 

100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-898-8000

Tampa's Comic Bar Crawl (Storming Area 51)

Come out and hang with fellow superhero lovers after a day at Tampa Bay Comic Con! Make sure you're dressed to save the world (or destroy it). In celebration of all the Area 51 talk happening recently, you might expect to see some aliens at this crawl. Crawl starts at American Social and visits four different bars, where you'll get tipsy with free shots, beer, and awesome games! 

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

Riverwalk Dine & Wine Tour

Tour meets at the iconic Oxford Exchange for champagne and a VIP tour. The evening tour discovers downtown Tampa and the Riverfront via a 3-hour walking food and wine tour. You'll visit four to five amazing restaurants who showcase their finest tastings and feature a wine pairing.

420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-253-0222

Brew Strokes at the Boot! - Sip, Paint, Relax

Join Bootleggers Brewing Co. and their very own local artist and beertender, Sarai for a night of drinks, friends, and painting. Price includes class, materials and your take-home painted canvas. Sip while you paint with 25% off all beer for the evening! 

652 Oakfield Dr, Brandon, FL, 33511. Phone (813) 643-9463

Tampa Bay Comic Convention - August 2-4, 2019

Comic book nerds, this one's for you! Dress up in your favorite character garb for a weekend full of your favorite comic book culture. There will be tons of comic books, toys, celebrity guests, comic creators, cosplay, panels, and so much more! Get your tickets for the weekend here! 

333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 223-3824


Luke Bryan

See the country music star everyone's swooning over! Luke Bryan will be performing on Friday night with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston. Get your tickets for this iconic concert here! 

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

311 & Dirty Heads

Jam out with 311 and Dirty Heads on Saturday night! Get your tickets now! 

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

Bring the Kids

Mommy & Me Decorating - Back to School Edition

Bring the kids for a hands-on decorating workshop where they can create delicious desserts with fun designs! Join us The Sweet Tooth Cakery as they  decorate cupcakes, sugar cookies and a special sugary surprise! All ages welcome! 

5220 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL, 33611. Phone (813) 839-4742

Tampa Bay's Largest Back to School Fair

Tampa’s Largest Back to School Fair returns to Westshore Plaza on Saturday! The 12th Annual Back to School Fair will gather the best Tampa Bay has to offer to make the upcoming school year the best one yet! This awesome back to school bash takes place at Westshore Plaza shopping mall on Sales Tax Holiday Saturday. This means you won’t have to pay sales tax on your school-related purchases! There will be tons of events and opportunities for fun throughout the day, so bring the whole family!

250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL, 33609. Phone 813-286-0790

ROLLER SKATING Back 2 Skool Bash

Come join House of Woodbury Arts and some of the best organizations around Tampa Bay at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday for the Ultimate Back 2 Skool Skate Party! This is a family event filled with free giveaways, prizes, contests, outdoor skating, live music, and more!

600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602.
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