Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (8.2-8.4.19)

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Upcoming Events

8/31 – The 7th Annual Summer of Rum Festival – 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 Deal for 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

Image of school supplies including books, pencils and chalkboard promoting 3 day vintage market on August 9 to 11

Vintage Roost
Search through a plethora of fun and interesting finds at Vintage Roost in Ybor City! Located on 7th Ave the heart of this historic community at 2326 E 7th Avenue. With 18 vendors each offering their own unique distinctive vintage flair the 5,000 sq. feet of Vintage Roost will be brimming with fantastic pieces for you to discover. Click here.
August 9 to 11
Vintage Roost 2326 E 7th Avenue


This Weekend

Friday, August 2

Summer Series
This summertime program offers kids and parents a break from the sun and rain with free access to over-sized games throughout the week under 12,000 square feet of shade during its installation.
All Weekend
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Blvd

Tampa Bay Comic Convention  
The Tampa Bay Comic Convention has been exciting comic fans from all over the area since 2000. The convention features comic books (of course), toys, cosplay, art, and more. Everything you need for a cornucopia of nerdy fun! In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and comic con-related celebrities will be in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As Florida’s #1 family-friendly and fan-owned comic book convention, the Tampa Bay Comic Con is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free! 
All Weekend
Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf (All Weekend)
Grab a drink and find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Powered by Gasparilla Music Festival, this show not only has a great view it’s FREE.
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf  615 Channelside Dr

Friday Family Fun Night: Dive-In Movie Pool Party
FREE Family Movie: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (PG) from 8-10pm.
Food trucks available for Food & Beverage Purchases. Kona Ice Truck features Shaved Ice Treats. Hot Mess Truck features BBQ, Tacos, Kids Meals and more!
Macdill Air Force Base

Innovocative Theatre’s production of The Hundred Dresses      
Innovocative Theatre continues its devotion to examining violence and bullying among American children and adolescents with The Hundred Dresses. The time is September 1938, and ten-year-old Wanda Petronski is trying to fit in among the other students in her small Connecticut town, but her poor reading skills, shy nature, and social status make it difficult. The added stigma Wanda faces as a member of a Polish immigrant family comes to a head when she claims she has one hundred beautiful dresses; though she’s only ever been seen in one. In this unique stage adaptation, Wanda’s story unfolds through the eyes of another student: Maddie, the best friend of Peggy, the most popular girl in school. When Peggy and other students start to make fun of Wanda, Maddie is confronted with an uncomfortable choice.
All Weekend
Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd  


Saturday, August 3

Tampa Back to School Bash
Parents and guardians can register their child on-site to receive FREE school physicals, eye exams, haircuts, school supplies, plus food and fun for the whole family! (The “:01” start and end times are symbolic to support “unity” and coming together as ONE for change.) Learn more here.
8:01am to 2:01pm
Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Ybor Saturday Market        
Head to the heart of historic Ybor City to enjoy the local foods and handmade products that Tampa has to offer! From the freshest produce and tasty gourmet treats to handcrafted jewelry and much more; you’re sure to find something to love. Park in Ybor City or ride over on the free trolley!
9am to 1pm
Centennial Park, N 19th St.

Summer is King
Follow the herd to ZooTampa at Lowry Park where Summer is King! Each week starting Friday, July 12th until August 8th, your Zoo visit will be filled with themed animal chats & enrichments, fun activities for the kids, and specialty food items all in celebration of Africa. Summer is King is included with ZooTampa General Admission. Click here for tickets.
9:30am to 5pm
ZooTampa 1101 W. Sligh Ave.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Tampa Bay area teachers and the public are invited to visit the Henry B. Plant Museum as they prepare for another exciting school year.  To honor their dedication to educating our youth, admission is FREE for teachers and their families with their school ID.
10am to 5pm
Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd

Live Music Skate Party
Come join House of Woodbury Arts and Entertainment company as we through the livest outdoor skate party at Curtis Hixon Park. Enjoy a night of roller skating under the stars while listening to the hottest local artists of Tampa perform with a live band! Also chow down on some gourmet cuisine from premiere food trucks this city has to offer. Buy your tickets here.
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park 600 North Ashley Drive

Eric Lindell + Anson Funderburgh
Eric Lindell, Americana artist from New Orleans pumping soul into funk, blues & roots-rock with special guest Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh. Buy tickets here.
Begins 8pm
Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road


Sunday, August 4

Fresh Market at Hyde Park
Over 130 vendors will be on hand selling fresh produce, handcrafts, sauces, fresh bread, jams, clothing, jewelry, artwork, coffee, eggs, juice, plants, handmade soaps, lunch bites and SO much more! Live music will set the soundtrack for this market, which is fun for all ages and dog-friendly.
10am to 2pm
Hyde Park Village, 1602 W Snow Circle

Free Back to School Event          
Giving Hands Foundation with be Hosting it’s 6th Annual Back to School event. Join the fun and help 100 less fortunate children go back to school fully prepared with book bags, school supplies, haircuts, and school uniforms. There will be a full catered lunch, games, and prizes as well.
Begins 11am
Giving Hands Beauty Salon, 207 N Dale Mabry Hwy

History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay      
Almost as soon as the cigar smoke started rising from the factories of Tampa’s Ybor City, the beer started flowing. In 1897, the aroma of Cuban tobacco emanating from the city’s cigar factories mingled with the scent of imported hops fermenting at the Florida Brewery – the state’s first. Learn about early breweries and brewing methods, Prohibition’s effects on Florida, the rise of national breweries in Tampa, and how the home brewing movement of the 1970s triggered a cultural shift in the way Americans consume beer.
Begins 10am
Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St

Yoga in the Park
In operation since 2010, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to continue it’s Sunday Yoga in the Park tradition with our newest addition, seasoned yoga instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga.
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr

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Written by Brien Neal

Brien Neal

Brien Neal is the Manager of Digital Strategy for RKC.me and a contributor for That's So Tampa and I Love the Burg. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a B.S. in Advertising.