Top Tampa Weekend Events (April 2-4, 2021)

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Here are the events happening this weekend in Tampa, Florida — these local events include markets, concerts, art exhibitions, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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Taste of South Tampa 2021 – May 2
Enjoy this tasty, socially distant experience as you indulge in an afternoon tasting 20+ local Tampa restaurants. The Taste of South Tampa, presented by Older Lundy Alvarez & Koch, is an annual event hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Steelbach, Meanchi’s, Tampa Pizza Company, Bulla, Cru Cellars, Chicken Salad Chick and more! The event takes place on May 2. Click HERE for tickets. 2629 Bayshore Boulevard.

Dark Door Spirits Events to Keep on Your Radar
Dark Door Spirits is a hidden gem in Tampa, and they offer up some of the most innovative events in the entire region. Book a tour of the distillery, join a blend your own gin/bourbon. class, or join one of the distillery’s cocktail classes. Click HERE to see all the distillery’s upcoming events. Dark Door Spirits, 6608 Anderson Road. 

Tampa Bay Grilled Cheese & Brews Festival
Friday, April 2, 2021 • 1pm–6pm

The 𝐓𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 is the ORIGINAL themed Food Truck Festival from Generation Entertainment and sponsored/ hosted by 81Bay Brewing Company.Food trucks of all kinds will be serving their best Grilled Cheese dishes  Free admission and free parking. 4465 W Gandy Boulevard. 

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Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
All Weekend

Bands such as Sugar Ray, Sister Hazel, and Santana will perform live this weekend at Busch Gardens during the Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy a great selection of drinks and local bites while you enjoy live music and the best thrill rides in the city. Click HERE to reserve tickets and to learn more about the event. 10165 McKinley Dr. 

Live and Local on The Riverwalk Stage with the Straz Center 
Friday, April 2, 2021 • 6pm–9pm

Carlos Peña is a Colombian singer-songwriter who introduces a mix of rhythms and eclectic sounds, influenced by genres like Folk, Blues, Salsa, Flamenco, Trova Cubana and Bossanova. 1010 N WC Macinnes Place.

Logan Grant Band at Sparkman Wharf 
Friday, April 2, 2021 • 6pm–9pm
Carlos Peña is a Colombian singer-songwriter who introduces a mix of rhythms and eclectic sounds, influenced by genres like Folk, Blues, Salsa, Flamenco, Trova Cubana and Bossanova. 1010 N WC Macinnes Place.

Visits with the Easter Bunny at Armature Works
Saturday, April 4, 2021 • 11am-2pm
The Easter Bunny will be visiting Armature Works! Join them April 3rd and 4th, from 11am – 2pm, in the Heights Public Market for visits with The Easter Bunny. The Bunny will be hopping around the market for photo ops and passing out Easter eggs to kids. 1910 N Ola Avenue

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Tampa Theatre Opens Its Doors
All Weekend
Tampa’s iconic movie palace is back in business for in-person screenings. Click HERE to see what’s playing in the theatre. 711 N Franklin Street. 

Ybor City Saturday Market
Saturday, April 3 2021 • 9am–3pm
At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. 1901 N 19th Street. 

Patel Conservatory Presents On The Edge
Sunday, April 4, 2021 • 7pm
Featuring the award-winning dancers of the Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Program alongside artists from Next Generation Ballet (NGB), On The Edge offers something from the contemporary dance world for everyone. Directed by NGB Artistic Director, Philip Neal, On The Edge showcases a variety of works fusing high-energy precision with the fluidity of contemporary dance. Program highlights include world premieres from former Radio City Rockette Dance Captain, Kelly King, and Youth America Grand Prix 2018 Winner in Choreography, Maria Konrad. Click HERE for tickets

The Essentials Market at Hyde Park Village
Sunday, April 4, 2021 • 10am-3pm
The Essentials Market is a monthly event featuring a selection of the vendors you love, with plenty of space to shop and stroll. 1602 W Snow Avenue. 

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.