Ahhhh Memorial Day weekend, an unofficial kick off to the Summer season. Plan your weekend celebration and kick off the summer in style with salted margaritas, live music, free admission honoring our military to Tampa Bay attractions, firework shows and more.

Tampa Margarita Festival, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Saturday)
The weather is heating up, making it perfect time for the Tampa Margarita Festival to make its way back for another year! This year the team has made a ton of improvements; more bar staff, around 80 bartenders (compared to last year’s 18), new and approved margarita flavors (35 to be exact), more shade, a misting tent and more… Headlining the concert this year, Los Lonely Boys (you know.. they sing the hit "Heaven"). GA tickets are $20 at the door.  And don’t forget about the fireworks at 9:45 p.m.  Check out all the details on our blog post from earlier this week: http://bit.ly/1jteenO

Sunset Music Festival, Raymond James Stadium (Saturday & Sunday)
Back by popular demand, the Sunset Music Festival returns to Raymond James Stadium this weekend for not one, but two-days of live electric dance music and sick tracks from some of the top DJs in the world.  The festival is open to 18+, two-day tickets are $149 for general admission ($219 for VIP) and one-day tickets are $94 ($134 for VIP).  For more details visit www.smftampa.com

Final Days for Sea Lion Splash, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo ( Now through May 31st)
Don’t forget about our special friends making a big splash at the Zoo! These playful sea lions will be sure to bring you laughs and worth the extra $2 charge (in addition to your Zoo admission). For more information visit: www.LowryParkSoo.com/SeaLions

Summer Firework Series, Channel District (Sunday, May 25th)
Spend the evening at Channelside and enjoy a variety of food tucks, live music and the best view of the fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. For more information visit: www.FunInTampaBay.com  

Memorial Day Weekend Deal, Florida Aquarium (Saturday-Monday)
Throughout the weekend all active duty, retired or drilling reservist or National Guard members can get two free tickets to the aquarium. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive admission for only $10. For more information visit: http://www.flaquarium.org/

FREE admission for active/retired military, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo (Monday)
The Zoo is offering free admission for all active duty or retired military personnel (with photo ID) as well as free admission for up to three direct dependents.  For more info visit: http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/

FREE bouncing with Military ID, AirHeads (Monday)
Active and retired military jump for FREE on Memorial day with a valid Military ID.  Also, every Saturday and Sunday in May the kids can jump with their favorite Super Heroes from Noon-3pm. For more information visit: http://www.airheadsusa.com/