If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (June 9-11), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, June 9
Celebrate your pride and diversity at Tropicana Field as the Rays take on the Oakland A’s. Friday night’s game will pay tribute to those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting. For just $30, you can purchase a specially priced ticket that includes a seat in the lower box and a Rays Pride Tumbler, which will be distributed at Gate 3 through the 5th inning. MORE | Tampa Bay Area marks Pulse anniversary with remembrance events
It’s all about the ink! The Ink Mania Tattoo and Art Expo will showcase live tattooing, featured artists, local music, cigar rollers, tattoo contests, food trucks, a beer garden and much more. The event lasts all weekend at the Historic Coliseum in St. Petersburg.
Learn about Greek heritage and culture at the family-friendly Opa! Palooza Greek Festival. The event will feature Greek-style food, pastries, spirits, live music, workshops and more. The festival lasts all weekend at Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Admission is free and there’s also free parking at the Dog Splash Park nearby.
Saturday, June 10
With the summer heating up, why not cool off with a cold one? Saturday’s Tampa Beer Run is a 5K race which offers beer stops every ¾ of a mile. After finishing the race, you also get a free brew, beer glass, t-shirt and an after-party with drinks, food and live music. Proceeds from the event will help benefit My Hope Chest, a non-profit breast cancer charity. The run starts at Al Lopez Park at 9 a.m. It’s $50 to race.
The rap artist T.I. is bring The Hustle Gang Tour to St. Pete. Other featured performing artists including Young Dro, London Jae, Tokyo Jetz and more. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg.
Take a trip back to the 90s! Third Eye Blind will be rocking out at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater on Saturday night. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $31.
Get ready to rage, EDM fans! Benny Benassi returns to Tampa Bay for a special edition of AMP!D Saturdays at The Ritz Ybor. Tickets start at $25 and you must be 18 years or older to attend.
Repticon is back! Come check out the reptile and exotic pet show at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. From crocodiles and leopard geckos, to yellow-footed tortoises and sunshine serpents, this event is for all age.
Sunday, June 11
Rock out! Iron Maiden’s majorly popular The Book of Souls World Tour will be making a pit stop in Tampa on Sunday night. The zombie-themed concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena. Tickets begin at $45.
Who will win it all? The 14th annual Miss St. Pete Pride will crown another talented drag queen this Sunday to coincide with Pride Month. This event is free and kicks off at Quench Lounge at 8 p.m.