What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? October 12-14

Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 11:15:39-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (October 12-14), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, October 12

Kid Rock + Brantley Gilbert

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa 
Cost: $44
Info: The Red Blooded Rock N Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour featuring Kid Rock and Brantley Gilbert is coming to Tampa this weekend! The duo will be rocking out the Florida State Fairgrounds Amphitheatre starting at 6:30 p.m. Country music comedian Wheeler Walker Jr. will also be performing. Buckle up for a wild ride! 

Romeo Santos

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $35
Info:  Latin music superstar Romeo Santos will be performing his Golden Tour at Amalie Arena Friday night! Tickets begin at $35. 

Oktoberfest TAMPA 2018

When: October 12-14
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa 
Cost: $10
Info: You're all invited to the 9th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa event held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this weekend! Have you seen the Beard & Mustache Competition? It's a serious showdown of facial hair, talent and style! Enjoy delicious brats, German beer, live alphorn performances, oompah music, Schuplattler dancers and even a German DJ - DJ Jay Kay! They will be hosting daily Ceremonial Keg Tappings, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest and Mustache competition on Saturday, and some good ol' chicken dance every day. This event is family friendly & doggie friendly.

The Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention

When: October 12-14
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa 
Cost: $20
Info: Calling all ink lovers! The 4th Annual Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention kicks off for a weekend-long event at the Tampa Convention Center. Special contestants from Ink Master will also be there. All ages are welcome and tickets cost $20. 

2018 Florida Birding & Nature Festival

When: October 12-14
Where: Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus at 10451 Nancy Watkins Drive, Tampa
Cost: $25 per day, $40 for weekend
Info: Come celebrate the wonders of the birds, wildlife, and natural lands that we enjoy in West Central Florida! A three-day festival offering field trips, boat trips, presentations, keynotes, and a nature expo of vendors and exhibits. Enjoy and learn from renowned professionals, experience peak migration, and shop unique products.

Saturday, October 13

Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular

When: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Ed Smith Stadium at 2700 12th Street Sarasota
Cost: Non-perishable food item donation
Info: Big league family fun at Ed Smith Stadium! Children dress up in costume to enjoy games and activities on the concourse and outfield from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. A costume parade around the bases begins at 6:40 p.m. The movie, Hocus Pocus (PG) begins at approximately at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket to enjoy the movie on the outfield or watch from stadium seating. Concessions are available for purchase. No coolers or outside food allowed, except for sealed water bottles. No strollers, lawn chairs or high heels on the field. Admission is a non-perishable food item donation to All Faiths Food Pantry.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

When: 7 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 
Cost: $21
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena Friday night! Puck drops at 7 p.m. 

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Sunday, October 14

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at HarvestMoon Farm

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Where: HarvestMoon Farm at 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown
Cost: $11.95
Info: Ready to go through twists and turns to find your way out of a 5-acre corn maze? If so, HarvestMoon Farm in Masaryktown is the place for you! In addition to the maze, you and your family can enjoy the petting farm, 70-foot jumping pillow, cow train ride, pumpkin patch and much more. The maze will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through November 5. Admission is $11.95 and free for ages 2 and younger. 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

When: 2 p.m. 
Where: The Straz Center at 1010 Macinnes Place, Tampa 
Cost: $48.75
Info: Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.