Looking to share, explore and discover what's going on in Tampa this weekend? Well, we have a list of exactly where you want to be in the 813 during your days off!
Are you a USF Bull? Or alumni? Even if you’re just a Tampa native that loves your Bulls, this is the weekend of all weekends to be a fan because the Bulls Block Party takes over Ybor City! You will start the day at the Italian Club and stumble through ten of your favorite Ybor establishments. From Coyote Ugly and Gaspar’s Grotto to Club Prana and Tequila’s, there is a spot everyone will love on this bar crawl! So put on your best green and gold gear and head to Ybor this Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m.
If you’re excited about the kick off of college football then check out the College Football Kickoff Bar Crawl put on by Downtown Crawlers this Saturday! Start the day at Franklin Manor in Downtown Tampa and head to three more bars with transportation included in the purchase of your ticket to the event. The second spot is Yeoman’s Cask & Lion then Ducky’s and finally grab your last drink at American Social to end your day and the kick-off of football season. Your ticket also includes one free welcome shot at each bar and food and drink specials throughout the crawl. Downtown Crawlers will provide games and raffles to win prizes that will have you all geared up for football season! Bring your crew, make new friends, discover new places, win cool stuff and have a good old time!
This Thursday night hit up Club Prana for a wet and wild night! A foam machine will cover you head to toe in suds while you and your friends dance the night away. Girls, wear your cutest bikini and get in for free before 11 p.m. Buy bottles for $100 and VIP tables to make Thursday night feel like a movie.
Ever wanted to fly through the night sky? Well, Empower Adventures can get you close at their moonlit ziplining adventure! During this once a month event you’ll climb up into the trees and zip line your way across 3,000 feet of zip lines in the light of the Full Moon. Your family will enjoy this experience as you challenge yourself to conquer your fear of heights as you walk across their 200-foot suspension bridge. Reserve spots for the whole family today because they fill up fast!
National Dog Day Celebrations
To all the dog-moms and dog-dads out there that are like me, you’ll want to celebrate National Dog Day with your furry best friend by your side! There are yappy hours at Franklin Manor and Hyde Park Village that both of you will enjoy. From 11 am- 2 pm on Sunday stop by Hyde Park Village for a celebration that will include a DJ, balloon artist, hot dogs and mac n cheese. If you’re looking to adopt a dog they will have adoptions from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay available. An icy-treat for your pets is included too! Franklin Manor invites dog parents to join their “tail”gate pawty from 3-7pm where your $10 entrance fee is donated to pets in need. That entrance fee also gets you a free Three Olives Cocktail from the bar! Cheers to our furry friends and all that they do for us!
Celebrate the Halfway mark to Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019 with a festival of beer. Join 50 breweries from local, national, to international that make the Tampa beer scene so eclectic. All tickets are general admission, $35 in advance and $50 the day of at the door. After purchasing a ticket you are given a commemorative sample glass and unlimited samplings. If you get hungry, food will be available for purchase at The Heights Public Market.
Stop asking your girlfriend where she wants to eat, you already know her answer. The coveted “I don’t know” or “anything”. Instead, take her to The Hall on Franklin in Downtown Tampa. The Hall on Franklin is a European inspired food hall where you can order from any of the five establishments located inside the hall. There is a coffee shop called Kofe, a dessert menu from Bake n Babes, a seafood joint called Fish Camp, a sandwich shop called Heights Melts, a poke place called Poke Rose, and North Star Eatery. This is one of the best places in town to take your significant other when you both can’t agree on some place to dine!
If you’re looking for something fun to do on a Sunday morning with all of your friends (and your hangover from the night before didn’t linger) check out some of these bottomless drink deals in SoHo.
Ava- $20 Bottomless Mimosas
Cask- $15 Bottomless Mimosas- 2-hour limit
World of Beer- $12 Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or Beermosas
Bulla Gastrobar- $20 Bottomless Sangria or Mimosas
Ciccio Water- $15 Bottomless Mimosas- HINT: Eat slow. The bottomless drinks are only served until your meal is cleared from the table.
Elevage- $15 Bottomless Mimosas
Is your poker face ready? This weekend at Silks Poker Room there is a $40,000 tournament so I hope you’ve been practicing! Buy in for this tournament is only $175 and you start the game with 20,000 chips! But only the winners of their level three tournaments are given a spot in the $40K game. So if you’re confident in your game show em’ what you’re made of this weekend at Silks Poker Room.
Calling all Tritons and Bulls, check out the Rays games this weekend against the Boston Red Sox! Students will receive discounted tickets that can be purchased up until the first pitch. Eckerd students can grab their tickets from the Franklin Templeton Building until Friday. USF students can order tickets online. Students from both universities will be given Ray’s swag that has been made custom for that game and are invited to join a happy hour at Ferg’s prior for a free drink and discounted appetizers.
I know you’ve seen pictures of the Caribbean Carnivals that celebrities like Rihanna dressed head to toe in rhinestones, bright colors, and glitter. This weekend in New Port Richey it’s your turn to dress up, or watch the show! Attendees can enjoy Latin and Caribbean food, cold beverages and a variety of music throughout the day and evening! The event is free and family friendly. This multicultural event celebrates the spirit, food, and music of the islands and brings area residents together to enjoy the Caribbean experience. The main event is the parade that begins at 2 pm from Grand Blvd and ends in Sims Park located in Downtown New Port Richey.
Monster Jam takes over Amalie Arena this Saturday and it’s the perfect event for the whole family. This adrenaline-charged entertainment will have your kids, husband or wife up on their toes! The entertainers use world-class Monster Jam vehicles to deliver what fans want to see most: Action. They battle for points in challenging Racing and Freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit. The point leader will receive an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals to compete for the title of World Champion. Come out with your family and friends to this action-packed event.
Our Localite Spotlight of the week, Airie Lomask’s suggestion: Visit Hyde Park Village
“Are you looking for something to do this weekend in Tampa? One of my favorite things to do is visit historic places, and Historic Hyde Park has an eclectic shopping district called Hyde Park Village which has plenty to offer including restaurants. It is a great, family friendly area and has lots of weekly activities that are a draw for families, couples, singles, and friends. Whether you are stopping by local shops--my favorite being Kendra Scott--or dining on some delicious local food at On Swann, you will have a memorable evening. Hyde Park Village is ideal for a weekend excursion due to its historic charm and style as well as its close proximity to downtown and Soho. If you are looking for a low key weekend outing or even one that is inexpensive, this could be your weekend destination. You can hang out eating pastries from the Sprinkles cupcake ATM while sitting by the fountain. The 27th the Snow Circle Soiree is happening from 6 pm to 7 pm and I have been two years in a row and it's quite enjoyable.” -Airie Lomask