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Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (05.11-13.18)

Friday, May 11

Chello Hollyday at River Tower Park
Mowtown band Chello Hollyday will be playing a mix of blues and rock jams and plenty of brass from 7-9pm at River Tower Park for Free Friday Concerts in the park. Visit for rest of the month’s schedule. River Tower Park – 401 E. Bird St.

The Night Market For Makers
The Night Market is a pop-up night-time market from 6-10pm at Coppertail Brewing for makers to showcase their items, including bakers, woodworkers, artisans and more and where shoppers can shop small and local! Come find 50+ makers under the moonlight! Visit for more information. Coppertail Brewing – 2601 E. 2nd Ave.  


Colt Ford Live in Concert at The Dallas Bull
Country music star Colt Ford will perform hits from his album Declaration of Independence at The Dallas Bull. Show starts at 7pm and advanced tickets cost $15 or $20 if purchased at the door. The Dallas Bull – 3322 U.S. 301

Alan Jackson at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Country music star Alan Jackson will bring his Honky Tonk Highway Tour to the MIDFLORIDA Amphitheatre at 7:30pm. Joining him on this tour is Lee Ann Womack. Tickets start at $24. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – 4802 US Highway 301 N.

Coral Haze IPA Release Party at Coppertail Brewing to Support Conservation Efforts
Join Coppertail Brewing Co. between 4pm and 7pm for a debut party for a newly-released IPA named Coral Haze with $1 of every pint benefiting the Florida Aquarium in their effort to save coral reefs around the world. This release party is free and open to those 21+ Visit for more information. Coppertail Brewing – 2601 E. 2nd Ave. 


Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Washington Capitals
Head out to Amalie Arena and watch as the Tampa Bay Lighting Play against the Washington Capitals for game 1, round 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Game starts at 8 pm. Get your tickets here. Amalie Arena – 401 Channelside Dr.

Saturday, May 12

Riverfront Rock – Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Grand Opening (Saturday and Sunday)

Celebrate Tampa’s newest attraction – Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park – during the grand opening celebration this weekend. This new 25-acre park features relaxing water views, dynamic public art, sports fields/courts, picnic areas, a large rowing center and a splash pad for little ones. Weekend events are free run from 9am-10pm and include a mac and cheese throw down, performances from Third Eye Blind (Saturday), Florida Orchestra and U.S. Navy Band (Sunday) and fireworks to end both nights. Visit for more information and the entire weekend’s schedule of events. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park – 1001 N. Boulevard 

Tampa Bay Airfest at MacDill Air Force Base
Head out to MacDill Air Force Base for this year’s free Airfest from 8am-3pm showcasing extreme aviation capabilities. The headlining U.S. Navy Blue Angels are joined this year by the F-22 Demo team and the A-10 Demo Team (flying airshows for the first time in 7 years). Visit for more information – free parking included – and come ready to feel the thunder. MacDill Air Force Base – 3108 N. Boundary Blvd

Tampa Train Day at Union Station
Join the fun at historic Tampa Union Station at Tampa Train Day! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic station’s 1998 restoration with railroading and history exhibits, displays, live music and food, all at this free event from 10am-4pm. Tampa Union Station – 601 N. Nebraska Ave. 

Yoga On Tap at The Attic in Ybor
Join Rissa Wray of The Body Electric Yoga Company at 12:30pm for yoga in the Attic, the intimate concert venue located atop Rock Brothers Brewing Company in Historic Ybor City! Class features live music from local artist J.T. Brown. The flow is moderately-paced with plenty of room for modifications and variations as you like. Cost is $10 in advance, $5 for BE members or $15 at the door. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and recharged. The Attic at Rock Brothers – 1510 E. 8th Ave. 

Last Day of The Tampa Bay Fringe Festival 
The 2nd annual Tampa Fringe Festival will come to an end today! This 10-day performing arts festival included an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy, musicals, magic shows and more, all at different venues throughout Tampa! Visit for Saturday’s schedule and event locations, performances and ticket prices. Various Locations in Tampa

James Taylor and His All Star Band at Amalie Arena
American singer-songwriter James Taylor is bringing his All Star Band on tour with him and will make a performance stop at Amalie Arena at 7:30pm. Visit for tickets. Amalie Arena – 401 Channelside Dr. 

FREE Admission to The Florida Aquarium During Mother’s Day Weekend (Saturday and Sunday)
Bring mom to the Florida Aquarium anytime during normal operating hours where she will get free admission with purchase of one fully-paid admission. The Florida Aquarium – 701 Channelside Dr.

Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day)

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Washington Capitals
Treat mom by heading out to Amalie Arena together and watching as the Tampa Bay Lighting Play against the Washington Capitals for game 2, round 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Game starts at 8 pm. Get your tickets here. Amalie Arena – 401 Channelside Dr

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