Summer of Rum Festival The 6th annual Summer of Rum Festival is right around the corner. Spend Labor Day Weekend, September 1st and 2nd in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park sipping on rum and enjoying some fun under the sun. This 2-day event includes live music, featuring Sugar Ray and the Wailers as headliners; over 40 rum drinks, a curated Caribbean Food Market, a rum tasting party and a fireworks show. Saturday hours are from noon – 11pm and Sunday hours are from 11am – 9:30pm.
For a limited time only, That’s So Tampa readers get an exclusive ticket deal for the Summer of Rum Festival! We are offering a limited supply of two-day general admission tickets for just $15, from $25 (save $10)! We have 20 VIP tickets available for just $50, from $75 (save $25)!
Friday, August 17
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jobsite Theater presents the tale of transgender immigrant Hedwig Robinson’s life-changing night when she performs her queer-glam rock musical act. 8pm. Start at $29.50.
Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place
Bolts Brew Fest
Mingle with Lightning personalities as you sip on craft beers and play hockey-themed games. Upgrade to VIP for early admission, access to the Lexus Lounge, VIP food and drink selections, a locker room tour and one ticket to a Tampa Bay Lightning pre-season game. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 7pm.
Amalie Arena 401 Channelside Drive
Saturday, August 18
The Incredible Duck Race
The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will race 10,000+ Rubber Ducks down the Hillsborough River on August 18, 2018. The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win amazing cash prizes! The Incredible Duck Race will be held in Curtis Hixon Park with family friendly music, food, and activities all leading up to the big race. Ducks can be adopted at TampaDuckRace.com for $5 per duck. All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Tampa charitable foundation. Although we would love to have you attend, you don’t need to be present to win – so take a chance and adopt a duck!
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park 600 North Ashley Drive
Bring you best Disco moves! Join in the fun to raise funds for outreach programs at the Tampa Museum of Art! Feel free to dress in your best “Disco Wear!” 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art 120 Gasparilla Plaza
Vibes of the Bay 2018 presented by Symphonic Distribution
Vibes of the Bay is a one-day independent music festival held in the burgeoning arts scene of Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida presented by Symphonic Distribution. Hundreds of music and art lovers, influencers, photographers and bloggers converge each year at Crowbar to enjoy some of the best music innovators and emerging talent from the Tampa area. Enjoy live art installations, food trucks, vendors and refreshments while getting a look at Tampa’s thriving music scene. Starts 4pm. Free with RSVP.
Crowbar 1812 N 17th St.
81 Bay Two Year Celebration
Celebrate their TWO YEAR anniversary! Partying all day and night with beer releases, rolling out our new loyalty card program, debuting new merch, local live music and new this year – an adults only chill Vintage Lounge in the production space hosted by The Market At 81Bay Brewing Co. Noon til late.
81 Bay Brewing 4465 W Gandy Blvd #600
Sunday, August 19
Tampa Bay Philly Phood Phest
Generation Entertainment Florida is back with one of their favorite events. Some of the best gourmet food truck, trailers and tents serve up their take on food from the Philadelphia area! 1-5pm.
Carrollwood Cultural Center 4537 Lowell Rd.
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