The sun is shinning (it doesn't quite feel like fall.... yet) and Mother Nature is serving us up crystal clear blue skies all weekend long. We've got you covered with a few of our top picks and fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay!
Friday, October 17
Cigar Heritage Party| Ybor City Museum State Park
Enjoy premium cigars from Tabanero Cigars and Thompson Cigar Company, Liquor Tastings from Florida Cane Vodka and Sunshine Moonshine, delicious food and craft beer from Tampa Bay Brewing Company and live music by Acho Brother- all in the beautiful museum garden. Snag a VIP ticket and you get an extra hour of liquor and food sampling starting at 6:30 p.m. General Admission starts at 7:30 p.m. and the event goes until 10 p.m. Tickets are $45/$55 day of (general admission) and $75/$85 day of (VIP). All proceeds benefit the Ybor City Museum Society. For more info visit: http://www.ybormuseum.org/events-a-programs
New Belgium Brewing Clips Beer & Film Tour | Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
For the love of… beer! The New Belgium “Clips Beer & Film Tour” is a one-of-a-kind event where you’ll get to try tons of beer offerings and paired with inspiring short films created by fans. You can sample (3 oz. samples), or a 12 oz. pour of New Belgium classics and join in on contests. This event is FREE (the beer is not) and the film begins at 7:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to local Tampa charity, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. For more info visit: http://www.newbelgium.com/events/clips-beer-and-film/city-detail.aspx?id=8821197a-d2e0-44b5-9c25-7dcb9c2a03cb
Saturday, October 18
Streetcar Fest | Downtown Tampa and Ybor | Tampa Streetcar
A quarter can’t buy you much more than well… a cheap piece of bubble gum these days, but Saturday it buys you a ride on the Tampa’s historic streetcars! Heck yeah! For only 25 cents (10 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.) you can hop on streetcar and enjoy stops by the Cupcake Festival (Centennial Park) as part of Ybor’s Saturday Market, enjoy live music from DJs (12 p.m. – 8 p.m.) and food stops along the way. For more information visit: www.TECOLineStreetcar.org
Funk Fest | Raymond James Stadium
What once started as a two day Tampa festival, has been scaled back to one day, but don’t think that has dimmed the talent soul-filled talent. Philadelphia singer Jill Scott is headlining with performances by Heads of State (Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gil), Fantasia and 112 and Doug E. Fresh. Festival gates open at 2 p.m. (parking lots open at 1 p.m.) and the show kicks off at 4 p.m. through 11 p.m. Tickets range from ($37-$75). For more info visit: http://www.tampasportsauthority.com/allevents/funk-fest-2014
Sunday, October 19
A Night at the Museum | Tampa Bay History Center
History comes alive, literally… this Sunday night at the Tampa Bay History Center! Hang with legendary Tampa pirates, explorers, Ghost-busters , a pioneer woman and more as they roam the historical galleries for a Halloween party with trick-or-treating throughout the museum. Enjoy hands-on games, costume contest and parade. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. Cost is $14 for adults and $9 children. For more information visit: http://tampabayhistorycenter.org/
Don't miss out on all the Halloween fun- be sure to visit our site for a list of all the Halloween events happening this fall.