TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (November 10-12), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, November 10
What: Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival When: November 10-13 Where: Siesta Beach, Florida Cost: $10/day Event Info: The Siesta Key Crystal Classic kicks off this weekend at America’s No. 1 Beach! For three days, the international sand sculpting festival will feature artists creating life-size masterpieces out of Siesta's sugar-fine sand. There will be plenty of food vendors, drink specials and live music. You can also learn how to create your own sand sculpture! The festival costs $10/day and it runs November 10-13. Come soak up the sunset as Siesta Beach transforms into an outdoor art gallery!
What:The 2017 Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market When: November 9-12 Where: Florida State Fairgrounds: Expo Hall and Entertainment Hall at 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa Cost: $8 Event Info: Don’t miss out on the Holiday Gift Market Preview Party, a Junior League of Tampa tradition, which includes an exclusive sneak peek at this year’s hottest new gift ideas, live entertainment, food samplings from local restaurants, a cash bar and more!
What:Ribfest 2017 When: November 10-12
Where: Vinoy Park at 701 Bay Shore Drive Northeast Historic Old Northeast, Saint Petersburg Cost: $30 Event Info: We're kicking off a full weekend of rockin' ribs and helpin' kids at 11:00 a.m. on Friday! Let the sweet smell of BBQ and live music draw you to the waterfront at Vinoy Park for the first full day of Fall fun in the sun. Get ready to rock with featured headliners, Huey Lewis & The News!
What: Tampa Greek Festival 2017 When: November 10-12 Where: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church at 2418 W. Swann Ave., Tampa FL Cost: $2 and free parking Event Info: OPA! Come join us and share in the rich history, culture, community and culinary delights of Greece. Enjoy wonderful Greek food, music, dancing and shopping! One of Hillsborough County’s oldest cultural celebrations, The Tampa Greek Festival was established more than 30 years ago to share its heritage, its Orthodoxy and its wonderful food with the Tampa Bay community. Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy strolling through the Grand Hall, indulging in inventive spirits at the Opa! Whether it’s freshly-prepared Mediterranean style food and pastries, an evening of live music and beautiful dance, or a unique shopping experience, the Tampa Greek Festival gives everyone the chance to enjoy life like a Greek.
What:30th Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival When: November 10-12 Where: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church at 2418 West Swann Avenue Parkland Estates, Tampa Cost: Free Event Info: The Sponge Docks Seafood Festival will take place on November 10-12, 2017 and will provide plenty of tasty choices to please everyone’s palate!Continuous live music is once again offered in the food court all weekend long, featuring local and regional musicians as well as local community talent. Historic Tarpon Springs is famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but also for some of the best Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. This 3-day outdoor festival will feature tons of fresh local seafood to tempt your taste buds, an art/craft show with up to 60 local and regional artists selling their work. There will also be continuous live music, unique retail shops and complimentary festivities for the whole family.
What:Chris Stapleton Concert When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa Cost: $22.75 Event Info: American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton will be performing at the Florida State Fairgrounds this Friday!
What:St. Pete Craft Beer & Bites Tour When: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Grand Central at 2817 Central Avenue Historic Kenwood, Saint Petersburg Cost: $65 Event Info: Craft beer enthusiasts, upscale fine dining, Florida casual… there's a tour for everyone! Experience the food and beer scene in St. Pete during a 3-hour walking tour that will offer you the opportunity to meet the chefs and owners of one of a kind restaurants, breweries and shops.
What:Star Wars and the Power of Costume for MFA members When: November 11 - April 1 Where: Museum of Fine Arts - St. Pete Cost: Click here for more information Event Info: The force is strong at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete! Star Wars and the Power of Costume gives you a chance to see over 60 original costumes used during the first seven films of the saga. Check out this amazing showcase of cinematic history starting November 13 - April 1, 2018. MFA members will have exclusive access to the exhibit November 11-12.
What: The Three Penny Opera When: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Where: Straz Center at 1010 North Macinnes Place Downtown, Tampa Cost: $29.50 Event Info: The musical that inspired the Broadway classics Cabaret and Chicago, The Threepenny Opera is not at all an opera but a musical comedy satire that exposes the high stakes of low life. Unscrupulous criminal "Mack the Knife" sets his eyes on Polly Peachum, daughter of J. J. Peachum, boss of London’s beggars. Furious with Mack’s intentions, Polly’s father sets out to get Mack arrested and hanged — but Mack isn't a man to give up without a fight.
What:Kite Festival When: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Where: Treasure Island - Behind Thunderbird Beach Resort Cost: Free Event Info: The free, family-oriented event will feature general kite flying, kite games, stunt kite lessons and demos.
What:Drink at The Dog Bar When: 12 p.m. - 1 a.m. Where: The Dog Bar at 300 Central Ave Street, St. Petersburg Cost: $5 to bring your dog Event Info: If you’re looking for the perfect place for your furry friend, and also grab a beer, then look no further. The Dog Bar in St. Petersburg combines the idea of a dog park and bar, all rolled into one. The best part? No matter the breed, color, shape or size, all types of dogs are welcome! Click here for details.
Sunday, November 12
What:Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the New York Jets When: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa Cost: Click here for more information Event Info: Come watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New York Jets at Raymond James Stadium! Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
What:2017 Four Nations Cup When: 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive Downtown, Tampa Cost: $25 Event Info: USA Hockey announced the full schedule for the “The Time is Now Tour” featuring the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team. The Tour, which includes three games against Canada and the 2017 Four Nations Cup, will be a key component of Team USA's preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea while also showcasing the sport at its highest level in select communities across the country.
What:La La Land in Concert When: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st Street South, Saint Petersburg Cost: $45 Event Info: Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, LA LA LAND, set in modern day Los Angeles, explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.