TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (July 20-22), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, July 20
When: July 19-22
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa
Info: METROCON is an anime convention featuring celebrity guests, exhibitors, and the most unique entertainment in the multiverse! At METROCON, they strive to bring you the best convention experience possible with four days full of anime, video games, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and more at the Tampa Convention Center.
When: July 20-22
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Field Drive, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for ticket prices
Info: Come watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Miami Marlins in a Florida showdown at Tropicana Field! The 3-game weekend series begins Friday at 7:10 p.m.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Straz Center at 1010 North Machines Place, Tampa
Info: The smooth styling of summer jazz will be featured in this culminating performance from the students of the Patel Conservatory Summer Jazz Intensive as they present an evening of various jazz styles and improvisation. Join us as up and coming jazz musicians bring their skills to the Morsani Hall.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa
Info: The Rascal Flatts are coming to Tampa this weekend! They will be performing their Back To Us Tour with Carly Pearce and Dan + Shay. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Saturday, July 21
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Westfield Citrus Park at 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Boulevard, Tampa
Info: While your family prepares for the 2018 school year, enjoy yourselves at an event filled with hands on activities, family and school resources for all children, an interactive scavenger hunt (created to have fun and collect free swag), meet and greets with the best local Tampa Bay mascots, princesses, characters and more! The Westfield Full Inclusion Back to School Bash will also feature free backpacks filled with school supplies for the first 250 children.
When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: American Social at 601 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Tampa
Cost: Click here for more information
Info: American Social is offering complimentary bottomless mimosas every Saturday for ladies with the purchase of an entree. This offer will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Straz Center at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Info: Students in grades nine through college bring this blockbuster Broadway hit to life. Hello, Dolly! follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi as she "arranges things" for a certain Yonkers half-a-millionaire. This favorite musical masterpiece never fails to entertain with its larger than life characters, high-energy dance numbers and some of the most memorable songs in musical theater history.
When: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 North Franklin, Tampa
Cost: $65 / $40 - General Admission
Info: If you feel the need for mead, join the fun at Tampa’s majestic movie palace on Saturday for a Mach 2 evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants. A limited-capacity premium sampling begins at 7 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $65. Grand sampling ticket-holders can enter at 8 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $40. BeerFest guests are invited to don their beer goggles, dress as their favorite Top Gun character or come in a costume inspired by the movie.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Al Lang Stadium at 230 1st Street South, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: The Tampa Bay Rowdies will host the Indy Eleven for a Saturday night matchup at 7:30 p.m.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa
Info: It's one heck of a rock and roll party as Chicago & REO Speedwagon team up for an unforgettable co-headlining tour! The two will be playing at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 22
When: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Devil’s Den at 5390 N.E. 180th Avenue, Williston
Info: Located nearly 60 feet underground, you can find one of Florida’s best swimming holes. Tourists from all around the world travel to Devil’s Den Spring in Williston, Florida to snorkel and scuba dive inside a prehistoric cave. With a maximum depth of 54 feet, Devil’s Den Spring offers ancient rock formations that date back 33 million years. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy fantastic views inside crystal clear water that remains a cool 72 degrees year-round.
When: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Armature Works at 1910 North Ola Avenue, Tampa
Cost: Click here for more information -
Info: Armature Works is a food-lover’s dream and a truly innovative concept in Tampa. With its unobstructed view of the Hillsborough River and the Tampa skyline, the restored mixed-use building has brought new life into the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. The 22,000-square-foot industrial Heights Public Market features an open floor plan with communal seating surrounded by 14 bars and restaurants showcasing the top chefs in the Bay Area.