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What's happening in Tampa Bay this Memorial Day weekend? | May 25-28

Posted at 11:45 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 03:01:06-04

TAMPA, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, May 25

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles

When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 
Cost: Click here for ticket information 
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Baltimore Orioles for a 3-game weekend series at Tropicana Field! First pitch is Friday night at 7:10 p.m.

The Florida Orchestra - Patriotic Salute

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Carol Morsani Hall at 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
Cost: $17.75
Info: In honor of Memorial Day, the orchestra salutes the American spirit, with music from America’s greatest popular composers, from John Philip Sousa to John Williams.

Tony Roberts at Tampa Improv

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Tampa Improv at 1600 East 8th Ave C-112, Tampa
Cost: $20
Info: Tony has entertained audiences in some of the nation’s hottest comedy arenas including Caroline’s, The Boston Comedy Club in New York City, The Peppermint Lounge in New Jersey and many more! He also tours the country playing theatres and areas as part of The Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam Tour and Nephew Tommy’s I Got People Inside My Head Tour. 

Saturday, May 26

97X BBQ Music and Arts Festival

When: 11 a.m. 
Where: Vinoy Park at 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg 
Cost: $29 online, $45 at the door
Info: The biggest show of the summer returns! The 97X BBQ Music & Arts Festival runs Saturday at beautiful Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The stage will feature Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah & The Lion, AJR and many more. It’s a full day of music, plus, this year the festival will celebrate the arts with art exhibits, live demonstrations, art vendors and more. 

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival (Canceled Sunday)

When: May 26-27
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: Tickets start at $20
Info: Spend Memorial Day weekend at the best festival in Tampa Bay! Enjoy over 50 kinds of margaritas, live music, games, pop-up food concepts, a tequila tasting, a margarita run, margarita brunch, and end the night with a bang with the biggest fireworks show! The Wallflowers, Everclear, and Plain White T’s will headline the 2-day event.


Sunset Music Festival (Canceled Sunday)

When: May 26-27
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Cost: $109.95 per day
Info: Get ready to rave! The Sunset Music Festival will feature some of the best EDM artists in the country during the 2-day festival in Tampa. Artists include Marshmello, San Holo, Nghtmare, Slander and many more! 

St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival (POSTPONED)

When: May 26-27
Where: St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota
Cost: Free Admission
Info: The St. Armands Seafood and Music Festival will offer delectable seafood dishes and talented local music performances on both Saturday and Sunday! Food offerings will include an open raw bar serving oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and much more. Foods will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of side dishes, desserts and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. 

Sunday, May 27

Pick sunflowers HarvestMoon Farm in Masaryktown (last weekend)

When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Where: HarvestMoon Farm at 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown
Cost: $11.50
Info: Sunflower season has arrived in Tampa Bay! HarvestMoon Farms in Masaryktown offers the perfect way to get lost in nature. Stroll through the 5-acre sunflower maze, pick out your favorite flower and make memories with the whole family. The farm features a 70-foot jumping pillow, barnyard games, petting zoo, cow train rides and so much more. 


Sunshine Sunday

When: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Where: Glazer Children’s Museum at 
Cost: $5
Info: Sunshine Sunday is a special bi-monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey.

Tampa Ballet Center Spring Concert

When: 3 p.m. 
Where: USF College of the Arts at 4204 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $20 cash or check only 
Info: The Tampa Ballet Center will be presenting its Spring Concert at the USF College of the Arts, USF Theatre 1. Dance fans will enjoy excerpts from Diana and Acteon, Le Corsaire and Talisman, as well as original works by TBC Director Robin Pollara, RDE. Several pieces are dedicated to the late Josette Manougian, the founder of TBC. Dancing in her honor, TBC continues to share the art of classical dance with the Tampa Bay community by uniquely offering performance opportunities to current and up-and-coming dance professionals. Purchase tickets at the theater on show day. Cash or check only. Tickets are $20 and children under six attend for free.

Free Yoga in the Park (Canceled) 

When: 6 p.m.
Where: Curtis HIxon Park at 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Namaste! Enjoy a free yoga class at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa! Make sure to bring your mat and check the website for weather updates. Please don't forget to support the class with a donation.

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Weekend at the Aquarium

When: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: Information below
Info: Honoring our military heroes from sea to shining sea! All active duty, veteran, retired or drilling reservist or National Guardsmen will receive two free tickets for Memorial Day weekend! Dependent and up to four guests can also get a special $10 per person Aquarium admission price. So come visit the aquarium and get closer than you ever thought to more than 7,000 amazing creatures. 

American Flags: The Stars and Stripes in American History and Culture

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: 801 Old Water Street, Tampa
Cost: $28.95
Info: Based on one of the preeminent collections of American flags in the world, "The Stars and Stripes in American History and Culture" features textiles, artwork and memorabilia exploring the history and context of the American flag. The exhibit features original flags dating to the 1790s, a 27-star flag marking Florida’s admission into the Union, while works from American pop artists Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns are also included. Johns’ Flag (1954) and Warhol’s Moonwalk (1987) illustrate the American Flags place in popular culture, while photography from the 1960s and September 11, 2001 illustrate the symbolic power of the Stars and Stripes.