Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this Memorial Day weekend | May 26-29

Posted at 12:46 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 23:56:41-04

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! If you're looking for something fun to do this 3-day weekend (May 26-29), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area. 

Friday, May 26

Train performing with OAR and Natasha Bedingfield

The rock band Train is on tour with OAR and Natasha Bedingfield! The trio will be making its way to the Florida State Fair Grounds for a Friday night concert you won’t want to miss. It begins at 7 p.m. at the MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre. Tickets begin at $23 for general admission. Click here for more information.

Friday Concerts in the Park

If you’re wanting more of a laid back scene but still want to enjoy live music, check out Friday Concerts in the Park. This is Tampa’s longest running concert series which features live music from reggae and jazz to country and rock n’ roll. Bring a picnic basket and your four legged friend (on a leash). Friday’s free event features the Johnny G. Lyon Band and it kicks off at 7 p.m. at Lowry Park. Click here for more information. 

Saturday, May 27

Ybor City & St. Pete Saturday Morning Market

Looking for fresh local produce at a great price? Both the St. Pete and Ybor City Saturday Morning Markets have you covered. Show up early to shop from the variety of vendors.

Jack Hanna Weekend at Busch Gardens

Celebrity animal expert “Jungle Jack” Hanna will be hosting animal shows, autograph signings, meet-and-greets and special appearances at Busch Gardens both Saturday and Sunday. This lifelong adventurer will be sharing animal facts and travel tales of some of the planet’s most precious and endangered species. Click here for more information.


Who doesn’t love BBQ and live music by the water? American indie rock band Grouplove will headline the 97X BBQ event on Saturday with musical guest Milky Chance, K.Flay, COIN and others. The event begins at noon and goes until 11 p.m. at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Click here for more information.

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Margs on margs on margs! Grab the salt and limes for the 5th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival. 50,000 margaritas and tons of local food will be served during the festival with headliner Barenaked Ladies. There will also be a large fireworks show to end the night. You must be 21 years or older to attend. Click here for ticket information.

Sunset Music Festival

EDM fans, rejoice! The Sunset Music Festival returns to Raymond James Stadium for another action packed weekend. Hear the freshest sounds from headlining performances by Major Lazer, Above & Beyond, RL Grime, Zeds Dead and many more. More than 50,000 dance music fans are expected at this year’s festival. Click here for more information.

Sunday, May 28

Light up Tampa Bay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Celebrate our fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend with a vast mix of food and beverages along the downtown Tampa waterfront. The party starts at 6 p.m. at Channelside Bay Plaza with live music, outdoor games and entertainment. A large fireworks display will light up the city’s skyline at 8:45 p.m. Click here for more information. 

Treasure Kwest

It's an escape room, but indoors! A brand new family-friendly, pirate-themed attraction opened this week on Clearwater Beach. It offers you a hidden plethora of games where you'll solve pirate-speaking riddles, puzzles and clues to find Clearwater Beach history. If you're a member of the military, you also get a 25 percent. Click here for more information. 

Monday, May 29

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, events and ceremonies will be held to honor those who died in active military service. Check out our list of events and deals happening throughout Tampa Bay. 

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