It's starting to cool off this weekend, so head out and see what's happening? Check out our list of the top ten events this weekend in Tampa Bay! Or find a way to share, explore or discover something new about your favorite city! 

Share - Localite Spotlight of the Week Tamy Lugo shares Tampa’s fashion with you at CITY Fashion Show!

CITY Fashion Show at the Tampa Museum of Art is an artistic and fashion-forward event that has established its name by bringing a part of NYFW to Tampa with top designers. This year CITY 2018 presents Marc Bouwer’s aesthetically-pleasing designs that define timeless elegance. Sleek and form-fitting, they were made to celebrate the beauty of the female figure. The guests who attend dress up as if they were going to an NY or Paris runway show; It's always a fun and friendly atmosphere celebrating the Tampa culture while supporting the Museum of Art.

Explore - Head to the WTR Pool and Grill! Tampa’s newest hotspot for weekend pool parties!

If you’ve been to Miami, you know they pride themselves on their day-drinking pool parties with beautiful girls lining the pool and handing out shots! And WTR Bar is that Miami style pool and bar with parties on Saturdays and Sundays so young professionals can let loose during their days off! On Saturday they have a Rose All Day party featuring a brunch menu and a free glass of Rose after you pay their $10 cover. On Sunday’s it's pool parties with DJ Camo and DJ Magic Mike that compare to anything you'd see in Vegas. Be sure to reserve a table online before just showing up because like I said, this is Tampa’s newest hotspot!

Discover - Afraid of heights but always wondered what it would feel like to skydive? Check out IFly!

If you’re scared of heights or falling from very high up, head to IFly Tampa for a similar experience of skydiving but without the fall! IFly offers an indoor skydiving simulator that makes you feel like you’ve both jumped from a plane and overcome your fear of heights. Their vertical wind tunnel generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air you will safely float on, without feeling like Charley and his Grandpa in the Chocolate Factory! No need to burp to make yourself fall, an instructor will be in the tunnel with you to ensure your safety. So overcome a fear and maybe find a new hobby at IFly this weekend. It’s fun for the whole family!

Top Ten Events in Tampa This Weekend:

Game of Thrones Trivia Night / Game of Thrones Live

If you’re a Game of Thrones junkie and have seen each of the episodes a thousand times like some of my friends have, this is your weekend. With both a Game of Thrones Trivia Night at 81Bay Brewing Company and Game of Thrones Live at Amalie Arena, you can get your fix of this Emmy-winning binge-worthy show!

Chris Lake at The Kennedy

Attention EDM Lovers: Do you turn on Chris Lake’s “I Want You” every time you need an old-fashioned jam session in the car? If that’s the case, get excited for Chris Lake to takeover The Kennedy this Friday Night!


Go to Busch Gardens for one heck of a fright night this weekend as Howl-O-Scream opens up for its first weekend of scares! Busch Gardens’ haunted houses are returning with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides and new, gruesome realm recommended for guest over the age of 17. 

Lunafest Film Festival

On Saturday, Soroptimist International of Tampa will present LUNAFEST, a fundraising film festival featuring nine short films made by, for, and about women. Support this movement in helping women succeed in the film industry and see some excellent short films that will leave you speechless. The festival helps benefit women and girls locally and globally by donating to the following causes: Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women, Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls, Teen Dating Violence Bookmarks, Teen Achievers and Mentoring, Soroptimist STOP Human Trafficking.

Oktoberfest at The Landing

Nothing goes better with a pint of beer than jumbo pretzels with beer cheese, schnitzel, beer brats & kraut and German potato salad. If you agree, head to The Landing for their Oktoberfest this weekend and enjoy cold pints with authentic German fare. All proceeds from Valrico’s largest party go to the Annual Turkey Food Drive for Metropolitan Ministries and The Landing Charities Inc.

Niall Horan Concert

Still consider yourself a One Directioner? Niall Horan, an old member of the boy band, is headed to the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre this weekend on his Flicker World Tour. Hear some of your favorite of Niall’s hits like “Slow Hands” and “This Town” this Saturday Night!

USF vs ECU Game

Attention Bulls and Bull Fans: Head to Raymond James for another USF game this Saturday Night versus the East Carolina Pirates. The Bulls are 3-0 with wins over the ACC (Georgia Tech) and Big 10 (Illinois), and look like they might be for real. This is their conference opener, with ECU having just beat North Carolina two weeks ago before having their entire team move to Orlando due to Hurricane Florence. 

MegaCon Tampa Bay

Everyone is a fan of something and MEGACON Tampa, the pop culture convention with specials guests from both Movies and TV, is headed to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend. Get an autograph from David Mazouz or Sean Pertwee from Gotham or take a picture with Jeffrey Dean Morgan from The Walking Dead to post on your Instagram! With over 100,000 square feet of shopping, you can find unique gifts for friends or family that are into pop-culture.

Fall Family Festival

If you want to spend time with your family this weekend head to the Fall Family Festival at Water Works Park in Downtown Tampa! There will be fun for everyone, including your furry friends too. A Mini Food Truck Rally for charity, shopping, and of course free samples and resources for families.

Wagner Family Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille

Calling all Foodies and Sommeliers: Get a ticket to the Wagner Family Wine Dinner to enjoy five courses of fine wine and cuisine from Del Frisco’s Grille. The dinner will cost you $115 per person, but with two different and perfectly prepared steaks on the menu, it’s well worth it!

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