Fall is finally here, so the weather is nice and the events are plentiful! Check out some of the coolest things to do in Tampa this weekend!


Snails @ The Ritz Ybor

If you didn’t get enough last weekend at EDC Orlando headbangers, check out Snails vomit-trap at The Ritz Thursday night! He’s bringing the heat to his Shell 2.0 tour with new visuals that will overwhelm your senses. Grab a vodka Red Bull at the bar because you’re energy will need to be in 4th gear so you can headbang until a neck brace is calling your name!

If you’re willing to cross the Howard Franklin to St. Pete check out St. Pete Beach Bikefest with live entertainment from Witch Hazel and more!


Opening of Winter Village 2018 in Curtis Hixon Park

Get your skates sharpened and you skating skills back up to par for this year’s Winter Village in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This Friday night it kicks off at 5 p.m., and you can take your friends or family ice skating right in the middle of Downtown Tampa! Throughout the rest of November and December, there will be movies on the lawn that you can watch as you skate and a market with gifts, crafts and vendors so you can shop for gifts as you enjoy the beautiful winter weather Florida has to offer. 

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Tampa International Auto Show 2018

Start your engines and get ready to rumble! The Tampa Bay International Auto Show is back! With over 350 different automobiles to test drive, a collection of high end luxury vehicles and fun for the whole family this is an event you won’t want to miss. Grab your kids for a test drive of mini-electric vehicles and see if they’re ready for their license or get their face painted and keep them happy while you browse the exotic selection of cars all afternoon!

Techstars Startup Weekend Tampa Bay

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley style! Bring along your Erlich and Gilfoyle for this event because you’ll need all the brain power you can find to succeed! It's about pitching, business model creation, prototyping, designing and market validation, and more! Whether you already have an idea or have no idea at all the startup space of Tampa invites you to get your creative juices flowing and come up with something revolutionary this weekend!

Tampa has some great events going on this Friday but St. Pete brings foodies together on Friday night with plenty of things to do at Oozefest III in the 727area!


Club Prana’s 20th Anniversary Party

Tampa’s only five-story hotspot, Club Prana, is celebrating a big birthday: 20 years of success in Ybor City! Put on your hottest latex dress and highest heels for an evening to remember at Club Prana. Champagne bottles are popping all night long as the music and people go wild for their favorite hotspot in Ybor City! Congrats Club Prana, you are an Ybor City staple that is and has been loved by so many for 20 years and counting!

The Comedy Get Down at Florida State Fairgrounds

Stuff tissues in your bag and make sure you’re wearing waterproof mascara before heading to the Comedy Get Down at The Florida State Fairgrounds. This weekend George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Eddie Griffin and get together for their stand-up comedy tour that will make your sides hurt and bring you to tears! The storylines portrayed in this show explore the personal and professional relationships of the funny fivesome as they deal with life on the road. That includes, among other distractions, seedy venues, pushy wives, angry baby mamas, obsessive fans, shady politicians, and demanding celebrities.

Indie Flea Market at Armature Works

The Indie Flea Market of Tampa Bay is held the 3rd Sunday of each month at Armature Works in Downtown Tampa. If you like flowers, candles, food, crafts, intricate jewelry or succulents, check out this one-of-a-kind monthly market inside the event hall at Armature Works that showcases 80 different vendors each month. I\f you’re in need of some hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind trinkets, this is the perfect place for you! Be sure to grab a bite to eat and a cocktail from any of Heights Public Market’s eateries after to avoid the after shop drop!

Take a trip to St. Pete during your day off and hit up some of the coolest events in St. Pete while you’re there! We suggest:

  1. Chillounge St. Pete

  2. Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival

  3. Big Gigantic Concert at Jannus Live


Circuits and Champagne in Hyde Park Village

Have trouble deciding between brunch and a good Sunday morning workout? Don’t worry about it this weekend as you can do both at the same time! This 45-minute workout will have you sweating, sore and ready for a glass of champagne. So get your workout in and stay motivated knowing a glass of bubbly is your reward in Hyde Park Village this Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

If you avoid working out on the weekend, we don’t blame you! Head to St. Pete or Dunedin to hit up one of the 727area’s best craft festivals and start your holiday shopping early! Both the 20th Annual CraftArt Festival and the 26th Annual Dunedin Craft Festival are this weekend!

For more fun things to do in Tampa this weekend check out 813area, your local guide to your favorite city!

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