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Things to do in Tampa Bay July 23 – 25, 2021

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This weekend is jam-packed with tons of fun with the Gyro & Brew FestCornhole Tournament benefiting the Brotherhood Ride and Ybor City Saturday Market to name a few. 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

Busch Gardens Events 2021  Tampa Florida Check out link for Speical events Aug 13th – Oct 31st (BierFest), Howl-O-Scream Sept 10th – October 31st, Kids Weekends Oct 2nd – Oct 31st and from Nov 12th – Jan 2nd Christmas Town.

Nathan Benderson Park Rec Days! Saturdays and Wednesdays thru September 22nd 11am – 3pm

Blue Star Museum program for families Bay History Center Sun – Sat 10am – 5pm (813) 228-0097 thru September 6th

Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida  Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St Tampa, (813) 228-0097 10 AM  – 5 PM extended thru January 2022

Here’s what’s happening this weekend

FRIDAY, July 23rd

Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7pm – Midnight 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, Dress in your Gothic best and we’ll set the mood – serving kava, botanical teas, and coffee all evening. Gothic dress code is not required, but definitely encouraged! Don’t have gothic attire? That’s okay – we’d still love to host you. thru December 17, 2021

METROCON: Florida’s Largest Anime Convention **OFFICIAL** | Facebook METROCON is a for fans, by fans anime convention featuring celebrity guests, exhibitors, and the most unique and exciting convention entertainment in the multiverse! 

SATURDAY, July 24th

Gyro & Brew Fest 11am – 5PM St, Petersburg    Opa! Everything is Greek and delicious Greek Street Foods, craft and Greek beers and wines are the shining stars at this one-day indoor family festival with live Greek music, a children’s play area, vendors, dancing, gyros, souvlaki, Greek salad, pastries, cookies, craft beers and Greek wines. Free (food/drink additional).            Location: St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th St. N, St. Petersburg. 727-345-8235

Cornhole Tournament benefiting the Brotherhood Ride Bullfrog creek Brewing Co, in Valrico 6PM

Saturday Morning Market101 1st Avenue Southeast Saint Petersburg 9 AM – 2PM  thru September 25th event 350 2nd Ave N Williams Park   *** Please note, according to CDC rules if you are fully vaccinated you no longer need to wear your mask at Market.

Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 1pm  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 amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh baked breads, 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!!

METROCON: Florida’s Largest Anime Convention **OFFICIAL** | Facebook METROCON is a for fans, by fans anime convention featuring celebrity guests, exhibitors, and the most unique and exciting convention entertainment in the multiverse! 

SUNDAY, July 25th

Yoga in the Park-SunAM-Julian B Lane from 10:30am – 11:30am every Sunday thru October 24th

Car Show at The Forge! Noon – 4PM Classic and new cars will be showcased at The Forge parking lot! Live Music by Hollywood! Drink and food specials available!! Location: 109 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511

METROCON: Florida’s Largest Anime Convention **OFFICIAL** | Facebook METROCON is a for fans, by fans anime convention featuring celebrity guests, exhibitors, and the most unique and exciting convention entertainment in the multiverse! 

Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 

Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 1pm  Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park on select Saturdays for this free, open-air market!  August 7th, 21st, 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th

Breakfast Just Got Wild sponsored by Nutella® at the Lowry Park ZooTampa 8am to 9:30am (813) -935-8552  August 14th will be Breakfast with African Elephants.

Tampa Bay Comic Convention – 2021 July 30 12pm – Aug 1 5pm Tampa Bay Comic Convention is a comic book convention located in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center. Featured are comic books, toys, celebrity guests, comic creators, cosplay, panels, and so much more! 

Family Summer Saturdays The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art 11 AM – 3PM 150 Central Avenue St Petersburg (727) 892-4200  August 21st.

Seminole Heights Sunday Market Morning 4500 N. Nebraska Avenue Tampa 11AM – 3 PM  Find 30 of your favorite local vendors selling a variety of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, jams, dips, bath & body, local art and lunch bites provided by food vendors and food trucks. Aug 8th, Sept 12th

Super Greek Festival  @supergreekfest come out for a fun family friendly event. Enjoy delicious, overstuffed gyro or chicken souvlakis, Greek salads, Greek pastries and cookies and a variety of local and unique craft beers and Greek wines under a large outdoor tent. Live music, play area for children under 15, numerous vendors, dancing and other activities will keep everyone entertained! Free admission. Free parking. 11am to 8pm. Address: 3600 76th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Phone: (727) 345-8235. Future dates August 14 

Beards & Bands For Bradley Benefit For BH3

Park Square at Fishhawk 16132 Churchview Drive, Lithia| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 AT 12 PM – 9 PM

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11am – 3pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts plus so much more in the Gathering space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month Aug 8th, Sept 12th, Oct 10th, Nov 14th and Dec 12th

Family Fun Run location Highland Recreation Complex Largo FL (727) 518-3016 for more information – Spooky Trail Fun Run – Fri, October 8 at 7:00 pm

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John Warner

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