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Top 8 events in Tampa this weekend (08.23-25.19)

Palm trees lit up at night in Curtis Hixon Park

It’s the freaking weekend again, Tampa! This week our aquarium made scientific history AND the Cross-Bay Ferry was approved to return this November. So, naturally, we want to celebrate.

If you’re looking for a good concert, then you need to check out our music guides over at 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.


Thirsty for more? Check out our feature on the best dive bar in Tampa, The Hub, and if you need some food inspiration, visit our list of the best brunch spots in Tampa.

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Here are the best 8 events happening this weekend in Tampa:

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Summer of Rum Festival photo fro 2018 at Curtis Hixon Park

8/31 – JUST 13 PAIRS LEFT: 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 Dealfor 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.
August 31, 12pm–11pm
Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Dr

Friday, August 23

Vintage Roost Ybor (All Weekend)

This massive vintage market is the next big thing in the city of Tampa. 18+ vendors come together for a weekend full of vintage treasure hunting. Each Vintage Roost 3 Day Market runs from Friday through Sunday on the 2nd and 4th weekend of each month. The event runs from 9am-8pm on Friday; 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Free to attend. Vintage Roost, 2326 E 7th Avenue.

Luau by The Bay at American Social

Grab a Lei and vibe on the Bay for our Friday Night Luau! Enjoy tons of drink specials and a tropical vibe on the waterfront. 7pm-1am. Click HERE to RSVP. American Social, 601 South Harbour Island Boulevard Suite 107.

Saturday, August 24

3rd Annual Incredible Duck Race at Curtis Hixon Park

The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will race 15,000+ Rubber Ducks down the Hillsborough River on Saturday. The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win amazing cash prizes! First place is $5,000, second place is $1,000, third place is $500. Ducks can be adopted at for $5 per duck. The event runs from 10am-1pm. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.

Monster Jam at Amalie Arena

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most, more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action! Jams take place at both 1pm and 7pm Saturday. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

Sunday, August 25

Yoga on the Lawn at Armature Works

Enjoy free yoga on the Armature Works Lawn. 9:30am-10:30am. Free and open to the public. RSVP here. Armature Works, 1910 North Ola Avenue.

Shuffle Grunge Brunch

Wear your flannel and combat boots and be cynical of societal norms, materialism, and conformity to the masses. play Shuffleboard, drink Tang mimosas and eat brunch while Steph $$ spins some some raucous guitar sounds with lazy vocal delivery. 11am-4pm. 2612 North Tampa Street.

Silent Clowns at Tampa Theatre

Tampa Theatre remains one of the only movie palaces in the world that can revive its original programming by presenting a silent film with live musical accompaniment on the theatre’s original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Nationally renowned theatre organist Dr. Steven Ball — a familiar face to fans of our silent film presentations — will be traveling down from St. Louis once again for this very special afternoon of hijinks and hilarity, performing scores of his own creation. 3-5pm. Click here for tickets and full details. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.

Halfway There: A Festival of Beer at Armature Works

Come celebrate the halfway point to Tampa Bay Beer Week 2020 with the Halfway There Festival of Beer. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste beer from over 60 local, national and international breweries that have played a major role in the continued success of the Tampa Bay beer culture. Event takes place from 2-6pm. Tickets are $35. Armature Works, 1910 North Ola Avenue.


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