Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | September 22-24

Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-24 20:19:18-04

If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (September 22-24), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, September 22

Arcade Fire at USF Sun Dome Arena

Arcade Fire is coming to Tampa! They will be performing at the USF Sun Dome on Friday night at 7 p.m. Tickets start around $45. 

Rent - 20th Anniversary Tour at the Straz Center

Rent returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts from September 19 – September 24. Don’t miss the inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear. This timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters – love. Click here for more information. 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators 

The Lightning will face-off against the Nashville Predators in a preseason matchup at Amalie Arena. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. 


Howl-O-Scream 2017

Howl-O-Scream begins Friday night at Busch Gardens! For 19 select nights, the scares are everywhere at Howl-O-Scream 2017. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable terror lives around every dark corner and even Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides are overrun with creatures riding alongside brave, thrill-seeking guests.

Saturday, September 23

Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller at Amalie Arena

Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller are bringing their nationwide 2017 tour to Tampa Bay. ‘The Spin Stops Here’ political show will highlight current politics in the media landscape. The show begins at 5 p.m. at Amalie Arena. 

John Witherspoon performing at the Improv Comedy Theater 

Standup comedian and hilarious actor John Witherspoon is performing at the Improv Comedy Theater in Ybor City. He will have two shows on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $25. 

World Rowing Championships in Sarasota

For the first time in over twenty years, the World Rowing Championships will return to the United States at the newly developed Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida. Tampa Bay is excited to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships. From rowing enthusiasts of all ages to volunteers of all kinds, the Sarasota-Bradenton community is ready to welcome all international athletes and fans. Click here for ticket information. 

Enjoy LEGOLAND at a major discount on Saturday 

Thanks to the 5th Annual 4-H Day, LEGOLAND tickets only cost $35 with portions of the proceeds benefiting the Florida 4-H Foundation. LEGOLAND is a great way to have fun with the entire family and learn about science, engineering and technology.

Sunday, September 24

Snooty Memorial Open House at the South Florida Museum

The South Florida Museum will pay tribute to Snooty’s legacy with a special day of remembrance for the famous manatee. This daylong celebration of Snooty’s life will include a visual tribute to Snooty that will be shown in the Museum’s Bishop Planetarium, opportunities for visitors to help create memorial projects honoring Snooty as well as visit the Parker Manatee Aquarium to learn more about Snooty’s true legacy: the Museum’s Manatee Rehabilitation Program. This free event goes from noon until 5 p.m. 

Zac Brown Band at MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater 

Get excited, country music fans! Zac Brown Band will be performing at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Sunday night. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $46. 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers 

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting a Sunshine State matchup against the Florida Panthers on Sunday. This will be the last preseason game of the year. The game begins at 4 p.m. 

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