Our list of things to do in Tampa this weekend is filled with awesome fun. Sunday is the big day for moms, so make sure you consider yo' mama in your weekend plans. We all know the wrath of a forgotten mother... yikes! Don't worry, though- we've got you covered for great Mother's Day ideas in Tampa.

Does avoiding the mom-centric brunch crowds sound nice? Then check out the festivals in Tampa happening this weekend! And if your mom is a rock n' roll queen, consider snagging her a ticket to see Slayer at the Amphitheatre. There's some great things to do in Tampa this weekend, no matter what style of fun you're looking to have! 

Bring a Date

Seminole Heights Block Party

Rock the block at Mermaid Tavern for the Seminole Heights Block Party! Hang out with your neighbors and fellow beer snobs for an awesome afternoon of great brews, food, and live music. Ride your bikes (bicycle valet provided by Velo Champ) and bring the pups to enjoy all the activities going on!

6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL, 33604. Phone 813-238-5618

Guy Harvey Weekend

Meet the legendary Florida artist at  Busch Gardens and learn about his dedication to conservation and his passion for marine wildlife. Bring your favorite gear for him to sign or purchase Guy Harvey paintings, merchandise, and more!

Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL, 33674. Phone 888-800-5447

Mother's Day Tea & Lettering

Celebrate Mother's Day in Tampa with a creative date! Join Josefina of Love Offering for two hours of fun as you learn how to use brush markers to create beautiful script. Everyone will receive a lettering packet with necessary lettering supplies, instruction, and light refreshments. It's the perfect mother-daughter date! 

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


Southeast Food Fest: Tampa

Get out to this festival to see nearly 100 carefully curated vendors who will showcase the Southeast's premier tasty temptations! This festive culinary marketplace will include specialty food makers, small batch creators, artisans, farmers, craft breweries, wineries, chef demos, workshops, and food trucks. It's a foodie's dream come true! 

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

Tampa Riverwalk Food and Art Festival

Spend the day at Water Works Park with 80 vendors of delicious food, drinks, and art! You'll be able to eat amazing local food, make creative gifts with local artists, and purchase small-batch goods. Sounds like an afternoon of amazingness! 

1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-451-7936


SLAYER in Tampa

SLAYER and their 2019 Final Tour will be at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday night! Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, and Cannibal Corpse will also be performing. Get your tickets here!

4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL, 33610.

RÜFÜS DU SOL at The Cuban Club, Tampa, FL

See RÜFÜS DU SOL for their American Solace Tour at the Cuban Club! This show is in high demand, so get your tickets now! 

2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone (813) 248-2954

Marc Rebillet, Tampa, May 10

See Marc Rebillet at The Orpheum on Friday! Doors are at 7 p.m., and all ages are welcome. Get your tickets here! 

1915 East 7th Ave, Tampa, FL, 33605. Phone 813-248-9500

Bring the Kids

Tampa Train Day

All aboard for this celebration of railroading: past, present, and future! Enjoy a day of history exhibits, model train and history displays, live music, and food trucks at this free, family-friendly event now in its 12th year!

601 North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-445-3493


This event is all about celebrating comics, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, and the world of fandom! It's free and fun for all ages. There will be Cosplay contests, Super Smash Bros. tournaments, art contests, and more! LibCon is in two locations: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library and SouthShore Regional Library

15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL, 33573. Phone (813) 273-3652
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