A massive Bucs beach party is planned for NFL’s opening weekend

An aerial shot of Tradewinds resort
Photo courtesy Tradewinds Islands Resort

Raise the flags, fire the cannons, and … break out your swimsuit? Hosted at TradeWinds Islands Resorts, the 3rd-annual Bucs Beach Bash is a weekend-long party in the sand to celebrate the start of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers season.

The family-friendly event takes place September 9-11, as the Bucs open their season on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. Fans can party like a pirate all weekend long with live music, corn hole tournaments, poolside parties, Bucs Watch Party and Kid Zone, plus fan favorites like the Buccaneer’s Cheerleaders, Captain Fear, pirates, and the Buccaneer’s Street Team.


The events begin Friday, September 9, with a tailgate kickoff party at RumFish Grill, featuring live music, happy hour specials and an appearance by the Buccaneers Street Team. Saturday’s schedule kicks off in the afternoon, starting with a cornhole tournament where the winner will receive two “Gameday Getaway” tickets. Saturday’s events continue with a live beachside DJ and fun in the Bucs Kid Zone, wrapping up that evening with a concert on the beach.

Sunday’s schedule includes a second cornhole tournament with the winner receiving two tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game, followed by more live music on the beach. The fun continues that evening as guests watch the Bucs take on the Cowboys on a big screen on the beach.

The Bucs Beach Bash events are free and open to the public, though Tradewinds is also offering special two-night VIP hotel packages as the Official Beach Resort of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The VIP packages include accommodations at a discounted rate; access to the VIP Lounge for the Saturday night concert and the Sunday night gameday watch party; bucket of beers and appetizers at RumFish Grill; and a Buccaneers swag bag, as well as the nightly resort amenity fee that includes one parking pass, one beach cabana and more.

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