"There's nothing to do in Tampa this weekend," said no one ever! The Bay Area is FULL of fun events, parties, festivals and fundraisers we love and this past weekend was exceptional! Our weekend wrap up dives into the freshest events exposing the breadth and depth of much of what Tampa offers. We hope you enjoy this showcase of fun so please enjoy this little 'look back' into some of the top events found on Things to Do in Tampa Bay This Weekend, April 28-30

Weekend Wrap up in #my813

Pride & Passion 2017: Cirque de Mascarade

The Tampa Museum of Art hosted 2017's Pride & Passion event this weekend. The night was complete with intricate costumes, bewitching masks and vibrant personalities. Pride & Passion was a cabaret-inspired event for the books, lasting memories, new friends, this event had it all! Watch for a full article by one of our Local Contributors, she covered the event describing the night as "passion perfected", saying overall the experience was 'Ah-may-Zing!' In the meantime enjoy our photo album from this fantastic night by clicking on the photo below!


Mayor's Mac and Cheese 

We all know Mayor Bob Buckhorn loves to indulge Tampa with urbanity, fun and fantastic food. All three were proudly prominent at this, the fourth annual Mayor's Mac and Cheese Throwdown! People from across Hillsborough flooded downtown Tampa for this free event at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. There, they tasted more than 20 variations of mac and cheese from renowned local vendors and enjoyed Tampa's waterfront. A little excitement ensued on the sidelines this year, did you see the protesters?  They were protesting the ingestion of cheese! Click on a photo below to see the full photo album and let us know what you saw at the event this year in comments below.

The Junior League of Tampa and Pan Am Dragon Boat Association joined forces this year for the International Dragon Boat Races in downtown Tampa! This colorful and energetic fundraiser brings the Tampa Bay community together, promotes healthy living and active lifestyles. This, one of the biggest events in Tampa this past weekend wrapped up another successful charity event on the Hillsborough River! Click the photo to see all the fab pics from this extraordinary event!

Sunscreen Film Festival 

The Sunscreen Film Festival came to St. Petersburg once again with all the glitz and glamor we expected! Guests received A-list star treatment from the opening celebration on Thursday where our #my813 Contributor Carlee interviewed guests and stars live on the red carpet. You can catch our live feeds on our Facebook Page 'Follow' it to be notified next time we go live! Enjoy all the closing night wrap party Nova 535 pics by clicking on the photo!

Tampa's best restaurants and breweries were given the opportunity to shine during Best of Tampa Bay at the annual fundraiser for the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Over 40 participating restaurants and caterers brought their best food, beer, wine and more to this fun, relaxing foodie-centric charity event! Click the link in the photos below to see if photographer Corey Campbell captured you or your friends sipping a few while gnoshing down gourmet goodies along the River this past weekend! 

Here's the man behind Sunset Music Festival, John Santoro, spending the evening at Best of Tampa Bay! That's a BIG bottle and one heck of a guy!

Our friends from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa checked out the Best of Tampa Bay event this weekend, were you there? Share your thoughts on the event in comments below! 

Club Prana

You can find our photographers each weekend at Club Prana in Ybor City! We're there to capture the night's highlights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Look for us in the crowd!

How lucky are we to live in such a great place? Every week there are too many things to choose from when deciding how to spend your weekend in Tampa! Start planning by staying tuned to our Things to Do page and keep an eye out for our photographers and brand ambassadors at events, many times they can offer you great deals from local businesses you love! And be sure to bookmark this page so you can take a peek at next week's wrap up, we can't wait to see who we see and meet who we meet, and we look forward to meeting you! Never hesitate to say, "Hi", when you see us in the crowd!  Interested in becoming a Local Contributor for #my813? Follow this link and tell us about yourself!