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Things to do in Tampa Bay January 28th – 30th

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This weekend is full of various events throughout TampaBay, Especially Gasparilla Parade!  Here are a few featured events Sunset Smooth Jazz Series, Ybor City Saturday Market , and Pinellas TacoFest. Let me know what events you have attended. I love the hear from you!  If you have an event you would like me to feature, just let me know. 

Family-Friendly Events

Manatee ViewingCenter  · Nature Preserve Free at 6990 Dickman Rd Apollo Beach through April 15th.

Now that it’s a little cooler outside the Manatees and other sea creaters enjoy goingto the Teco Energuy Plant. he Manatee Viewing Center’s mission is to educate the public about the Florida manatee and its habitat. The center is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend
Additional events for your consideration!

FRIDAY, January 28th

Sunset Smooth Jazz Series starts every Friday Evening from 6 pm to 10 pm at The Sunset Room 204 E Henderson Ave. Tampa FL 33602

Rough Riders Gasparilla Pre-Invasion Party – Open to All – Inside Event From 7 PM – 11 PM at the Tampa Convention Center Pre-Invasion Party at Tampa Convention Center  – Open to all
Inside Event – Enter via Escalators by the Sail Pavilion
Light Appetizers (not dinner), Cash Bar – Drink Specials, Music by Rhino Cubes
$20 pp – tickets online now – https://tamparoughriders.org/event-4556508 

SATURDAY, January 29th

The pirate ship “Jose Gasparilla” bears down on Tampa in 2019 for the celebration of pirate lore known as Gasparilla that has been carrying on for more than 100 years. [ Times (2019) ]


2022 Gasparilla Pirate Fest [Official Event Page] January 29th, 2022 from 11 am – 8 pm Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is a uniquely Tampa event created by city leaders more than 100 years ago to lure people to visit Tampa. Last year’s parade was canceled because of coronavirus concerns, but organizers say this year, all systems go. There are no limits on crowds or mask mandates. However, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor urged attendees to practice “personal responsibility” when wearing masks in tight groups and staying home if immunocompromised.
Gasparilla Invasion Brunch
Location: Tampa Convention Center
Tickets Required

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gasparilla Invasion
Location: The Jose Gasparilla sets sail at the south end of Hillsborough Bay at 11:30 am., sails north to Seddon Channel & docks at the Tampa Convention Center at 1:00 pm.

2:00 p.m. – approx. 5:30 p.m.
Parade of the Pirates presented by YMKG
Begins at Bay to Bay Blvd & Bayshore Blvd.

val® in "Historic Downtown Dade City" From 9 AM to 5 PM
Dade City, FL

Annual Kumquat Festival® in “Historic Downtown Dade City” From 9 AM to 5 PM
Activities Include: Arts & Crafts; Health & Wellness vendors, Sponsors; Car & Truck Show; Farmer’s Market; Kids Corral for kids of all ages; Kumquats, Kumquat Pie & Products; Quilt Challenge (displayed at festival); Lots of Food; Family Fun Event!

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am – 3 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find unique products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more.

Pinellas TacoFest 10 AM – 5 PM Largo Convention Center 
That’s what I’m Taco-ing about!
Tacos everything!
Food trucks!
Pepper eating contests!
Taco competition!
Amateur salsa & Hot sauce competition!
Live Music!
Vendors!
Taco-riffic fun for all!

SUNDAY, January 30th

Taco and Hot Sauce festival contest. Largo Event Center
Taco Fest North Largo, FL

Pinellas TacoFest 10 AM – 5 PM Largo Convention Center 
That’s what I’m Taco-ing about!
Tacos everything!
Food trucks!
Pepper eating contests!
Taco competition!
Amateur salsa & Hot sauce competition!
Live Music!
Vendors!
Taco-riffic fun for all!

Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am – 3 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find unique products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more. February 5,12,26, March 5, 12, 19 (9am – 3pm)

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11 am – 3 pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, woodwork, gifts, plus so much more in the Gathering Space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month 

Second Saturday ArtWalk @ The Factory From 5 pm – 9 pm 2622 Fairfield Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Can you believe it is 2022! Celebrate the New Year with The Factory St. Pete and our incredible Artists! Come Check out our Resident Artists displaying their newest Artworks:
The Nature of Fire, Grounded Gallery, Lucky Leroy, Abstract Poet, Beauties in a Bottle, Tommy Bayot, F Squared Ceramics, LittleBull_4U, The Tampa Bay Sewcial Club, Richard Randell, Patricia Tierney-Moses, and Koch Photography


Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Petersburg Coliseum 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring to windows and home protection. Free admission. Daily giveaways! February 26-27, 2022

FEATURING NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES  
Tampa – St. Petersburg Florida Area 
Sarasota-Bradenton Florida Area
Ocala Florida Area


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