With America's 242nd Birthday forthcoming... are you ready for the 4th forthwith? Or do you need a weekend to relax before that midweek celebration of 'Merica, freedom, and a bit of radicalism that turned out ok eventually?

In either case, check out our top 10 things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay!

Snow Circle Summer Soiree

This Thursday stop by Hyde Park Village for their Summer Soiree in Snow Circle! There will be drinks, bites and in store events at each shop. Some of the shops included are: Scout & Molly’s, Color Me Mine, Fig & Julep, Downtown Dogs, J.McLaughlin and Buddy Brew Coffee. Stop by this Thursday evening from 6-8pm for special deals and live music!

744 South Village Circle, Tampa FL, 33606.


Moonlight Canopy Tours

If you're looking for something fun and unique do try with your friends or family check out the Moonlight Canopy Tours at Empower Adventures Tampa Bay! Zip across 3,000 feet of zip lines and traverse our 200′ suspension bridge in the DARK this Friday night!

423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar FL , 34677. Phone (813) 448-5635

Downtown Tampa Reggae Food & Rum Fest

If you’re into Reggae then stop by the Jerk Hut in Downtown Tampa this Friday night at 8pm. The festival will bring amazing food, live reggae, and handcrafted tropical cocktails right in the heart of beautiful Downtown. The $10 that you pay at the door includes unlimited bites of Caribbean favorites like jerk chicken, jerk pork, curry chicken, fried plantains, and our famous calypso meatballs and Redd Sauce wings. Plus, you get a free glass of rum punch as soon as you enter!

513 North Franklin Street, Tampa FL, 33602.

Pre 4th Bikini Party at Club Prana

Celebrate your independence early and check out Club Prana’s pre-4th of July party Saturday night. If you wear your bikini to the club, they’ll let you in for free! Enjoy the 4th early at Tampa’s only five-story nightclub where you can enjoy hip-hop, dance and Latin beats!

1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-241-4139

7th Annual Summer Showdown

Come to Curtis Hixon Park this Saturday at noon for the 7th Annual Summer Showdown, where festival goers decide on the Best Sandwich in the Bay! Local restaurants will be selling sample sizes of their burgers, sandwiches, and sides for you to vote. You can select any of your favorites for Best Burger in the Bay, Best Hot Sandwich, Best Cold Sandwich, Best Melt, Best Use of Bacon, Best Use of Avocado, Bring the Heat, Best Side Dish and the Best Use of VooDoo. Good luck competitors, may the best sandwich win!

600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602.

Thirty Seconds To Mars

This Saturday Thirty Seconds to Mars is coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre to rock your socks off! You’ll hear hits like “Closer to the Edge” and “Walk on Water” as this brother duo sends chills up and down your spine, and enjoy a dangerous night falling in love with Jared Leto, just like Angela Chase did lo those many years ago. 

4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL, 33610.

2nd Annual Tampa Corgi Races ft. Tampa Bay Corgi Meetup Group

72 corgis will race, trot, herd and derp their way across the finish line as they battle for the 2018 racing trophy this Saturday night. Last years winner Louie is hoping for a comeback tour and reunion with the trophy! There will be horse racing earlier in the day followed by a live band and seafood festival. Corgi races start at 7 pm, but get there early to grab some seafood to enjoy during the show!

11225 Race Track Road, Tampa FL, 33626. Phone 813-855-4401

Tampa Male Revue | Rock Hard Revue | The Magic Mike Experience

Stop by Club Skye Saturday night for the Magic Mike Experience. This show is known to be steamier than the Las Vegas strip! It features an all-male cast that will tantalize you with live vocals, synchronized choreography, themed costumes and audience participation. This event is perfect for girls night and bachelorette parties alike, but make your girls a promise: what happens at the show, stays at the show!

1509 E 8th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605. Phone 813-247-6606

10 Years of Enhanced Tour w/ Tritonal – Tampa, FL

Head to The Ritz for Tritonal, the iconic house music duo from Austin, Texas. You’ll be shuffling to some of their hits like “Out My Mind”, “Call Me” and “Good Thing” all night long! They're celebrating 10 years of music success on Saturday night in Ybor City! Since 2008 they have been a powerhouse in the world of EDM music.

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

The Independence Run 5k and 10k

This Sunday run off your hangover from the night before as you celebrate your freedom by running a 5K or 10K race in Al Lopez Park. Each participant will receive a medal, a performance t-shirt and unlimited free photos of themselves before, during and after the race. But the whole family is invited because they’re having face painters, family-friendly music and local vendors at the finish line!

4810 North Himes, Tampa FL, 33614. Phone 727-255-9058