It’s the time of year in Tampa when a little bit of magic happens: everyone’s cars turn green, Kleenex sees a spike in sales and everyone’s eyes are somehow always watering. Spring is just around the corner! Technically not for a few more weeks, but those with allergies might argue it’s already here. We’ve got plenty of activities that will distract from your yellowish, greenish car that needs to be washed (Eh, why bother? This is Florida, we’ll trophy pollen over snow any day!). The weather is beautiful, so it’s time to make the absolute best of it. Check out our popping list of things to do this weekend in Tampa, grab a buddy (and maybe some allergy meds) and get out amongst the fun!
Don't get stuck doing the same ol' song and date. Head out to some of these to-dos to spice up the mundane and get those brownie points you so desperately need!
Wine down at District Tavern on Wednesday, February 27th with all-you-can-drink wine, starting at $20, from 7-10 P.M. Mayoral candidate Harry Cohen will be doing a community meet and greet from from 6-7:30 p.m., and talented jazz singer, Corrine Oliviia will be there to set the mood.
Pete's Place is the best place to find cheap whiskey, drink specials and karaoke every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday night's specials are geared toward the ladies, with $4 you-call-it vodka drinks and karaoke jams at 10 p.m. Make sure to get there early to get a buzz and request your favorite sing-along song!
Listen up, Foodies of Tampa! @ThisBabeEats is back for another Instagram Food Tour of Tampa Bay’s coolest eateries! Kiera Andrews is back to show you some of her favorite foodie destinations that she uses to run her influencer page. Andrews is headed to Sparkman Wharf, The Hall on Franklin and Armature Works to show her most loyal fans how to make their followers mouths salivate and bellies grumble.
After incredible success and demand, esteemed performer and international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will extend in to 2019 with an additional 37 spring dates across North America. Her performance in Tampa is sold out, but don't be afraid to get on the resale train or scalper's market, because this lady knows how to put on a show that you definitely don't want to miss!
This St. Patrick's Day pre-party at Obrien’s is sure to make the Irish proud. With drink specials, awesome raffle prizes and drinking competitions, if you've got a soft-spot for drunken shenanigans, this is your place to be this weekend! The guys from American Freedom distillery will be in attendance doing a bottle signing of all their products. JJ Taylor will be featuring beer specials as well. Did we mention there will be an 80-year-old bottle of Johnnie Walker Black up for bidding?
Local entertainer Abraham Mayne brings his hilarious jokes and immature behavior back to the stage for the second time in Tampa to perform "Rated Immature" along with Dante Brown from MayneStreet Comedy Team. Abraham shares his opinions on racial profiling, allergies, his immature behavior, beliefs on sex, being a light-skin in America, and being fired from producing a hit show.
Register online for free admission. Tickets are $10 at the door. This event features the best wedding vendors and professionals to help you find everything for your perfect day.
Festivals and Events
Ah, festivals. A gathering of people with common interests who can hangout, eat, drink and be merry! Tampa Bay Beer Week will be in full swing, so don't miss out on a hearty good time with some of the best beer and company Tampa has to offer.
Celebrate Tampa Bay's beer culture in a series of events with local brewers, distributors, and vendors! There will be free admissions, live music, delicious local cuisine, and craft beer from over 40 Florida breweries! This is the fifth annual beer festival and it's a family-friendly event. Let's showcase the city we love as an emerging and vibrant craft and specialty beer destination.
ZooBrews returns for an all-inclusive night of beer, wine, spirits and food. Wine lovers will sip on bold & decadent wines, beer enthusiasts will savor a variety of craft brews and mixologists will mix up innovative cocktails to make your mouth water! Encounter amazing wildlife and dance the night away to live music in a lush and tropical garden. The event benefits animal care, education programs, research and global conservation. Guests must be 21 & up to attend.
The annual Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 2 from 2-5 p.m. This year the event will be at Perry Harvey Sr. Park in Tampa. Kick-off Tampa Bay Beer week while helping raise money for the awesome Florida Brewer's Guild. Tickets are on sale now and general admission is only $45.
The Brewer's Ball is an event for Florida craft beer lovers. Join the fun in an afternoon of Florida's best beers, music, awards and one of the best beer raffles in Florida. This festival features over 100 of Florida's Best Beers on tap! BFB will have pre-paid codes for Uber/Lyft to ensure attendees get home safely.
Mark your calendars for a weekend packed full of the arts! More than 250 visual artists will showcase their work alongside performing artists in Curtis Hixon Park and Kiley Garden in Downtown Tampa. It's free and awesome!
"Let me root, root, root for the home team!" Well, technically they aren't the home team, but it sure feels like it! The New York Yankees are Spring training in Tampa, and it's about time you get out there and buy yourself some cracker jacks.
Don't miss a second of the action this spring at George M. Steinbrenner Field with the renewal or purchase of New York Yankees Spring Training season tickets.