TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (June 8-10), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, June 8
When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays invite you to Pride Night at the Trop! The Rays will take on the Seattle Mariners for a weekend series beginning Friday at 7:10 p.m. For just $30 ($50 value), this specially-priced ticket package includes a seat in the Lower Level and a Rays Pride Hat. Groups of 10 or more will receive an additional discount, preferred seating, and a scrolling scoreboard welcome. For more information call 727-342-5719.
When: 8 p..m.
Where: The Straz Center at 1010 North Macinnes Place, Tampa
Info: The hills are alive! The brand new production of The Sound of Music is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
When: June 8-10
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa
Cost: $4 Admission | $6 Parking
Info: Summer vacation planning is made easy at the Tampa Bay Summer RV Show! This event will showcase multiple RV dealers competing for your business with new and used RVs of every size, shape and style. Lots of parts and accessories will be on hand as well as bounce houses and entertainment for the kids on the weekend.
When: June 8-10
Where: St Petersburg Coliseum at 535 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Info: Whether you're getting your first tattoo, or looking to get a cover-up tattoo, the Ink Mania Expo in St. Pete is the place to be. This year’s event will include seminars, live music, special performances and entertainment, an art fusion wall, a graffiti wall, tattoo contests and awards, special guests, and more! From local & international award-winning tattoo artists to unique specialty vendors, everyone always comes together to make an amazing weekend.
Saturday, June 9
When: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Westshore Yacht Club 5715 Yeats Manor Drive, Tampa
Info: Get ready for some fishing! The 2018 HCSO Charity Fishing Tournament will feature more than 65 boats searching for the big one! Be on the lookout for Snook, Redfish and Trout. The Captains' meeting will be held the night before, June 8th, at 7 p.m. at the Westshore Yacht Club. Fishing will start on June 9 at 6 a.m. Dinner, judging and prizes will be held at 3 p.m.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Palm Pavilion Beachside at Grill & Bar 1603, Bay Esplanade, Clearwater
Cost: $20 per person
Info: The best beach party of the year has arrived! Bring your sunblock, beach chairs and friends to the Bags on the Beach Cornhole Tournament in Clearwater! This event is for all levels of players. Both men and women can participate in the Open Division (skilled players) or the Fun Division (recreational players). Check-in is at 10 a.m. and games will begin at noon right behind the Palm Pavillion on Clearwater Beach. Money raised will go to Benefit H.E.P. (Homeless Empowerment Program).
Volunteer Day - Gandy Beach Clean Up
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Gandy Beach, St. Petersburg
Info: Join the NTC crew and Keep Pinellas Beautiful as they clean up the beach on the north side of Gandy Boulevard closest to the bridge. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and sunscreen. All are welcome! We'll grab lunch afterward at The Getaway.
When: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Sunshine Skyway Plaza, St. Petersburg
Info: Burger lovers, rejoice! The St. Pete Burgers in da Burg will feature nearly a dozen different gourmet food trucks cooking up your favorite type of burger alongside their trademark cuisine. This pet-friendly event will also have live music and beer tents.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at 400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa
Info: Blending the pop culture phenomenon of the Black Panther movie with the true history and culture of Africa, Sankofa Productions presents A NIGHT IN WAKANDA, an intimate social gathering that fuses learning & entertainment into a cultural experience. This event will feature traditional African cuisine, live musical performances, and a presentation on African history by renowned author and historian, Dr. Runoko Rashidi. Join us on the red carpet in your best African fashion and take part in this unique event powered by a desire to embrace our hidden history and culture in a fun and refreshing way. Seats are very limited. Purchase your tickets early!
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Info: Comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo returns to the Capitol Theatre after his sold-out debut in 2016! Caliendo has been making people laugh his whole career. Known for his dead-on impressions of famous actors (Al Pacino and Robin Williams); politicians (George W. Bush and Bill Clinton); broadcasters (John Madden and Charles Barkley); and talk show hosts (Dr. Phil and David Letterman), Caliendo is an eleven-year veteran of television sketch comedy (MADtv, Frank TV). He is currently seen as a regular contributor on ESPN’s Mike & Mike, has comedy specials on TBS and Comedy Central and is a regular on the late night talk show circuit including Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show.
Sunday, June 10
When: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg
Info: Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean islands without having to board a plane or cruise ship. If you love Caribbean music, like to experience different cultures, or just like to have fun, you have to attend Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival. With colorful costumes, exquisite delicacies, and exotic music, this event is a must-see for all music and art lovers.
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Mahaffey Theatre at 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg
Info: A wonderful show of music and all types of dance performed by students ages 3-18. Excerpts from the ballet ‘Coppelia’ and songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’ along with many well-known songs such as ‘In The Navy’, ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’, ‘Prince Ali’ and ‘Human’. As a spectator, you will see tap, ballet, acrobatics, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical and creative dance with the little ones.