Hello all and Happy Friday to each and every one of you! Jerm here to tell you about some festival fun coming up this weekend in Tampa Bay as January in Tampa Bay is full of festivals and this weekend will kick off fun festivals for families and all to enjoy!

Tampa Bay Black Heritage FestivalThe Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival kicks off tonight at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts with the Heritage Evening Gala, followed by tomorrow's much anticipated 2 Day Heritage Street Festival at Curtis Hixon Park which will be headlined by award winning artists Rose Royce, amongst other great acts!

The weekend continues with the Soul Roll Invitational, Drum Line Extravaganza and much more so be sure to check the events calendar daily to be sure you are not missing out on these great events!

Festival of ChocolateAlso going on this weekend is the Festival of Chocolate at MOSI! This Saturday, Sunday, and Monday be sure to stop by and experience what I can only describe as a chocolate utopia at the Museum of Science & Industry.

Unless you work at a chocolate factory, you've probably never seen this much chocolate all in one place before! This is an event for chocolate lovers of all ages, so be sure to bring the family out for all of the amazing vendors, demos, classes, wine & chocolate, and everything else chocolaty one can image!

What a great way to kick-off your weekend here full of Tampa Bay area events! Let us know of any more festival related events going on in the area as well, but be sure to check back here for more event related things to do in Tampa Bay!