This Weekend in Tampa (07.03-05.15)

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Summer Of Rum Festival (August 15) 
Celebrate National Rum Day at The Cuban Club in Ybor City! Event takes place on Saturday, August 15 and goes from noon to 11pm. The event will feature live music, food, rum tasting stations and more! Follow this link for more information and to purchase your passes





Friday, 7/3


Red, White and Zoo Holiday Weekend at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo 

In honor of Independence Day, members of the military (active-duty, retirees and veterans) and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit the Zoo for free July 3-5. The military member will need to show a valid military photo ID at the Zoo’s ticket counter. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Avenue. 



Full Impact Pro Wrestling Presents Declaration of Independence at The Orpheum

Prepare for some high octane action this Friday at The Orpheum. Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm. The Orpheum, 1915 East 7th Avenue. 



Hot Dog Party 9: In Hot Water. Don't Grill Me Dog at Crowbar

Get ready for one of the best 4th of July celebrations in Tampa. There will be an 8 minute hot dog eating contest hosted by Matt E Lee and Tom DeGeorge. After, Wolf-Face, Great Peacock, Hotbox, Brother Cephus and Rising Down will all perform live. Doors open at 6pm. $8 cover. Crowbar, 1812 North 17th Street. 



Yellow Dubmarine with Soul Purpose at Skipper's Smokehouse

Yellow Dubmarine (BEATLES REGGAE TRIBUTE) Yellow Dubmarine pays tribute to the greatest Beatles songs of all time, performing the music from the “1” album in a tightly rehearsed reggae style. The album features every number-one single released by The Beatles in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band’s break-up, “1” was the world’s best-selling album of the 21st century, selling over 31 million copies. Devoted to paying tribute to The Beatles, Yellow Dub has toured hard, covering 44 states already. They’ve been touring in support of their first recorded effort, a dubbed out interpretation of the iconic album, Abbey Road, entitled, “Abbey Dub.” Tickets between $7 and $10. Begins at 8pm. Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 



Jazz In July: The Ultimate Independence Day Celebration 

Jazz in July benefiting the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. Enjoy an extraordinary night in black-tie fashion, live entertainment, party, art and dance as the city celebrates independence. Begins at 8pm. Call 813.447.8538 for ticket information. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5033 West Kennedy Boulevard. 



Sweet Crude at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

Sweet Crude premiered in Spring 2013. The band, boasting surnames like Marceaux, Arceneaux, and Chachere, seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 4-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks. In just two years as a band, Sweet Crude has had an amazing ride. The band won the 2014 Big Easy Award for “Best Emerging Artist” and is nominated for “Best Rock Band” at the 2015 Best of the Beat Awards. Show starts at 10pm. No cover. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, 5119 North Nebraska Avenue. 


4th of July Fireworks Cruise with Yacht Starship (July 3 & 4)

Celebrate the 4th of July on the water! The cruise includes an open bar, a buffet with upscale American favorites, stellar DJ entertainment and a fireworks finale choreographed to patriotic music. The cruise boards at 6:30pm, departs at 7pm and returns at 9:30pm. $119.95 for adults, $59.95 for children. Yacht Starship, 603 Channelside Drive. Call 813.223.7999 or follow this link for ticket information




Saturday, July 4


4th Of July Family FunFest Aboard the American Victory Ship (July 4)

Enjoy kids face painting, arts, crafts, food, music and of course great fireworks. The event goes from 6:30-9:30pm. $12 for adults, $7 for kids (4-12), $10 for military with ID, kids 3 and under are free. American Victory Ship located at 705 Channelside Drive. Call 813.228.8766 for more information or follow this link to purchase your tickets



Busch Gardens Lights Up The Sky for Fourth of July

On Independence Day, Busch Gardens Tampa celebrates the red, white and blue all day, and even when the sun goes down, with thrill rides in the dark, live entertainment and an incredible fireworks show. Open until midnight, guests can celebrate the Fourth of July festivities all night long. Open from  9:30am-midnight. Follow this link for ticket information. Busch Gardens, 10165 North MCKinley Drive.



4th of July at Florida Aquarium (July 4)

Enter the Aquarium for a front row seat of the fireworks, extended hours, family entertainment and all-American themed dinner options for purchase. Included with admission. Join the aquarium for the ultimate fireworks viewing experience with the best seats on the Bay aboard our Bay Spirit II catamaran! The boat departs from the Aquarium at 7:30pm for a sunset cruise, returning to the channel for the most spectacular views of the fireworks. The cruise includes a ticket for one drink and hors d'oeuvres. Admission to the Aquarium is also included with a Fireworks Cruise ticket. Fireworks will take place at 9:15pm. Cruise tickets are $69 general admission, $59 for members. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. Follow this link for more information



Red, White and Brew Party at Ferg's Live (July 4)

The Soul Circus Cowboys will perform live along with an after-hours DJ, Barry Carew that will mix up top 40 and country jams. Ferg's is in the perfect location to watch the fireworks. Begins at 7pm. Follow this link for ticket information. Ferg's Live Tampa, 490 Channelside Drive. 



Light Up Channelside Fourth of July Celebration (July 4)

This year, Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa will host Tampa Bay's BIGGEST independence day celebration! Enjoy live music by Josh Walther and the Phase5 Band,entertainment by DJ Randy Johnson, family fun and fireworks. Waterfront opens at 6pm, Fireworks begins at 9pm. FREE and open to the public. Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive. 



Red, White and Blues with Bridget Kelly Band at Skipper's Smokehouse 

The Bridget Kelly Band and DieDra and The Ruff Pro Band arrive at Skipper's Smokehouse for a special Fourth of July performance. Both groups have received national and global acclaim. Both are at the forefront of the blues movement in Tampa Bay. The show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. 








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