The top 8 weekend events in Tampa (08.16-18.19)

It’s the weekend in the city of Tampa! Here are the 10 best events going on in the city from August 16 – August 18! Did we miss the event you’re most excited for? Let us know in the comments.

If you’re looking for a good concert, then you need to reference No Clubs. The organization has a huge calendar of shows featuring local, national and international touring artists. Click HERE for the full Tampa Bay concert lineup.

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Upcoming Events

8/31 – LAST CHANCE to get Summer of Rum Festival tickets – EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT
Get ready to spend August 31 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa, sipping on rum and enjoying some fun under the sun. This 1-day event includes live music, featuring Sublime with Rome; over 40 rum drinks, a curated Caribbean Food Market, a vendor marketplace, and fireworks show. We have a special 2-Pack General Admission Ticket Deal for our That’s So Tampa followers. Save over 30% on a 2-Pack GA of Summer of Rum Festival Tickets while supplies last. 21+ only. Click here to buy tickets. While supplies last.
August 31, 12pm–11pm
Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Dr

Friday, August 16

Bolts Brew Fest

The NHL season may be over, but the Bolts are ready to celebrate in the city of Tampa. The three-hour event will feature tons of beers from your favorite brewers, and a few Lightning stars may be in attendance. You must be 21+ to attend. The event begins at 7pm. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 day of. VIP admission is $140. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Miami Dolphins

The Bucs are back…in pre-season action against Florida rival The Miami Dolphins. The game begins at 7:30pm. Click here for tickets. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 North Dale Mabry Drive.

Bush at Florida State Fairgrounds

The London rock group hits up the Florida State Fairgrounds this Friday. The band’s biggest hits include Glycerine, Machinehead, and Comedown. Begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US-301.

Saturday, August 17

Bungalo Homes Free Ice Cream Giveaway – Sponsored

Bungalo Homes is giving free scoops out this Saturday inside two of their renovated homes. The ice cream will be supplied by Datz. Stop 1: 1660 Country Lane, Dunedin; Stop 2: 1607 Muirfield Drive, Odessa.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Prost! Busch Gardens Bier Fest is back! The celebration blends the area’s love of beer with some old school traditions for a food and drink fest not to be missed. Bier Fest runs on weekends through September 8. Click HERE for a full list of beer, bites, and to purchase tickets. Busch Gardens, 10165 McKinley Drive.

Joan Jett at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

We love rock and roll, so we’re definitely going to see Joan Jett, and we’re going to dance. The rock icon performs in Tampa this Saturday. 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 US-301.

Vibes of the Bay 2019

Symphonic Distribution presents Vibes of the Bay at Crowbar. This is the 5th annual indie music fest in the city that celebrates our thriving local music scene. Doors open at 4pm. The event is free with RSVP, or $10 at the door. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th Street.

Sunday, August 18

Summer Classics: Shawshank Redemption

The historic Tampa Theatre brings back its Summer Classics series this Sunday. Tampa Theatre will show the beloved film The Shawshank Redemption on the big screen. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with film critic Bob Ross. The screening begins at 3pm. Tickets are $10. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin Street.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of thatssotampa.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@thatssotampa.com.