Here are the events happening this weekend in Tampa, Florida
Here are the best weekend events Tampa, Florida! This event guide is updated every Thursday. Click here to submit your events to our calendar.
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Gasparilla Music Festival
Tampa Bay’s biggest and baddest music festival is back for three days of fun in the sun with live music, cold drinks, great food and some of the best acts on tour today with more than 50 bands taking the stage.
Florida State Fair
The annual Florida State Fair is a week and a half chock full of tasty eats, fun rides, and live entertainment, with everything from Mexican street corn sundaes and funnel cake Cuban sandwiches to thrill shows, racing pigs, trapeze artists and performing otters.
36th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration
Friday, February 16, 11am–12:30pm
This free annual event at the Tampa Convention Center Ballroom is centered on “Family in Unity: Rooted in Wisdom” and features keynote speaker Kiva Williams from the Mohogany Kids Fine Arts Foundation.
Rides by the River at Armature Works
Saturday, February 17, 8am-11am
Hundreds of Tampa Bay’s greatest vehicles will be on display, plus, local dealers and automotive vendors will show off their latest vehicles and products, along with Buddy Brew Coffee and Craving Donuts trucks.
Downtown Tampa Walking Tour
Saturday, February 17, 10am-11:30am
From its humble beginnings as a 19th-century military outpost to its evolution into a bustling hub of commerce, discover Tampa’s past as you stroll through historic districts on this Saturday walking tour.
Coffee Tasting at Epciurean
Saturday, February 17, 10am–1pm
Join a Master Roaster and explore a tasting flight of 8 different coffees from the rare to the exotic, plus a live coffee roasting demonstration, unlimited coffee, two pastries per guest and a personalized Coffee Connoisseur certificate.
Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival
Saturday and Sunday
Free and open to the public, featuring savory, sweet, and spicy food trucks, this chocolatey themed festival will see food vendors offer their normal menu items, in addition to signature sweet creations.
Chinese New Year Celebration at Water Works Park
Saturday, February 17, 11:30am–4pm
This incredible New Year celebration will include a day full of cultural exhibits, performances, dragon dance, lion dance, children’s playground & craft area, authentic homemade Asian foods and drinks, and much more.
Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest
Saturday, February 17, 1pm–5pm
The free spring training extravaganza is back for 2023 as fans can take to the field at The Trop for fun games, photo sessions, inflatables, live music, a yard sale, and even tours of the Home Clubhouse.
The Market at Water Street: Black History Month Celebration
Sunday, February 18, 10am–3pm
The weekly market at Water Street features 60+ local food and wellness-focused vendors with an array of fresh, local, homemade, handcrafted, fair-trade, vintage or eco-friendly products.
Oxford Exchange Author Talk: Florida’s Historic African American Homes
Sunday, February 18, 3:30pm-5pm
This Sunday only, local favorite Oxford Exchange is hosting an afternoon with Jada Wright Green, the author of Florida’s Historic African American Homes, offering a glimpse into the lives of African Americans who changed the nation.
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