Our city is heating up (both figuratively and literally...um, high of 98 on Sunday!?) with awesome things to do in Tampa this weekend. Memorial Day is around the corner, and we're definitely trying to get that party started as soon as work lets out on Friday. We've got your list of all the good times happening around Tampa so you'll experience everything except F.O.M.O. this weekend. If you're a margarita mama (or papa), it's your lucky weekend, because the Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival is going to salt your Saturday with sweet and sour deliciousness. And for those of you who are just trying to dance the night away, grab your tickets for Sunset Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend in Tampa

Whatever flavor you're looking to season your weekend with, there are plenty of things to do in Tampa to satisfy your hunger for fun! Get out there and make some Memorial Day Weekend memories! 

Bring a Date 

Orin Swift Wine Dinner

Grab a sweetie and get ready for a mouth-watering exclusive four-course dinner at Del Frisco's Grille in Tampa. Dinner will be prepared by our Executive Chef Aaron Henschen with wine pairings from Orin Swift. Menu includes delicious items like seared lamb chops, duck confit ravioli and chocolate ganache. Um, yum! There are two nights to get your wine and dine on, so choose either Thursday and Friday and get your tickets now!  

4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33607. Phone 813-878-6890

Rascal Flatts

Start off your Memorial Day Weekend in Tampa with a night of jams! Get your tickets to see the iconic country music dudes of Rascal Flatts at the Amphitheatre on Friday night! 

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

Friday Night Live at Wtr

Friday night is for all-access sunset concerts and good times! Catch some of Tampa's best talent waterside at sunset while you enjoy your favorite cocktail under the stars. This Friday Green Light Go will be performing for a night of great vibes. Best part-- there is no cover! So grab your favorite gals and guys and get ready to party! 

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


Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival 2019

Celebrate America's favorite drink, the Margarita, and spend Memorial Day weekend at the best booze festival in Tampa Bay! Enjoy live music, mucho margaritas, games, shopping, great food and an epic fireworks show. Big name performers include Nelly, Cold War Kids and Asylum! Gotta be at least 21 to attend. Make sure to buy your tickets early and use promo code "813area" to save $5! Bottoms up!  

1001 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33607.

Sunset '19 Music Festival 

Kick off your summer soundtrack with a weekend at Sunset! Get ready for a lineup of top acts for your Memorial Day Weekend in Tampa, alongside a wide variety of performers, art installations and awesome vendors. General admission tickets start at $139.  

4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL, 33607. Phone (813) 350-6500

Tampa Bay Greekfest: Divine Unity Luau

Head out to the "Crown Jewel" of Tampa Bay Greekfest. This Hawaiian-inspired event will bring together D9 Greeks in a dynamic showing of Divine Unity. This year's Luau will feature food trucks, merchandise vendors and of course, festive spirits! There will be local and national R&B and Hip-Hop artists and hype DJs to keep the good vibes flowing! 

900 E Scott St., Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone (813) 274-8615

Downtown Tampa Reggae Rum Festival

Rum Forrest Rum! Kick off the weekend with refreshing rum drinks, amazing Caribbean food and cool vibes from Tampa's number one reggae band. $10 gets you in the door plus all the amazing food you can eat  and a ticket to try delicious tropical rum punches. Jam on! 

513 Franklin St, Tampa, FL, 33602. Phone 813-223-4473

Bring the Kids

Ice Cream 5K to Benefit Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

This family-friendly event features a Baby Crawl, Toddler Race, Kids 1 Mile Run and a 5K. Don't miss the after-party where there'll be ice cream, awards, music and tons of fun! A portion of the proceeds and registration fees go to support John Hopkins All Children's Hospital as well as 100% of all donations.

4810 North Himes, Tampa, FL, 33614. Phone 813-274-8615

Memorial Day Events

Memorial Weekend at the Florida Aquarium

All active military get two free general admission tickets to see more than 8,000 amazing creatures at The Florida Aquarium this weekend! Bring your valid military ID for awesome ticket prices to make your Memorial Day Weekend a memorable one! 

Memorial Weekend Pizza Skate

Skate into the weekend with an all-you-can-eat pizza and skating party! Admission is $7 and includes pizza and skates for a night of family fun. 

5121 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL, 33603. Phone 813-876-5826


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