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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | August 16-18

Posted: 12:11 PM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-19 03:21:06-04
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TAMPA, Fla.—If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (August 16-18), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, August 16

Tater Tot Throwdown
When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Dr. SE, St. Pete
Cost: FREE
Info: All of the food trucks will serve up tater tot dishes as well as offering their normal cuisine. Enjoy musical entertainment, beautiful waterfront seating, a children’s playground, and more! Pets, picnic chairs and blankets are welcome.

Glow Flow - Yoga
When: 6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Dunedin Community Center at 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin
Cost: $15 ($20 after August 14)
Info: Glow Flow is all about fun loving yogis of all skill levels coming together for a night of yoga, music and creative expressions that make your body and soul GLOW! Glow sticks, glow in the dark paint, refreshments and Glow Party shirt provided.

Bolts Brew Fest
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Cost: $50 ($60 day of event)
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning is hosting Bolts Brew Fest! The three-hour event will offer craft beers from a variety of different local craft breweries, oversized games, Lightning personalities and more! General Admission tickets will include unlimited beer sampling and other fun perks to be announced. Children or adults under the age of 21 will not be permitted to attend this event. Designated Driver tickets can be purchased for $35.

Hippiefest: 50th Anniversary
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland St, Clearwater
Cost: $25
Info: Hippiefest: 50th Anniversary Woodstock Celebration rolls into Clearwater on a "Magic" Bus filled with halcyon day hit makers! It's peace, love, happiness and an evening full of great music that has stood the test of time. You'll have a chance to let your freak flags fly, once again, as the immensely popular Hippiefest tour comes to celebrate an incredible era in music and American culture.

Saturday, August 17

4th Annual USF Bulls Block Party
When: 1:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Ybor City at 1731 E 7th Ave, Tampa
Cost: $20 ($25 day of event)
Info: Get ready to join fellow USF alumni and friends as you color Tampa’s Ybor City green and gold at one of the largest and most heralded USF alumni events in Florida! This event features access to special guest speakers, FREE giveaways, and entry to participating locations offering food and drink specials. Money raised goes to support the USF Alumni Association Greater Tampa Area Chapter, USF Athletics, and scholarship endowments. Check-in will take place at L’Unione Italiana.

Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl
When: 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Where: Red Star Rock Bar Ybor at 1710 E 7th Ave, Tampa
Cost: $15
Info: Crawl With Us is throwing the biggest Marvel trivia party ever! Get your tickets now so your team has their Marvel character badges ready, or else... Hulk Smash! Trivia will take place at four different bars; play by yourself or with a team of 7 other people! Ticket includes waived cover at all the participating venues, typically 1-2 free drinks chosen by select venues, drink/food specials and crawl-themed swag. The after party will take place at Coyote Ugly.

Vibes of the Bay
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Crowbar at 1812 N 17th St, Ybor City
Cost: FREE
Info: Symphonic Distribution is proud to present Tampa’s 5th annual Vibes of the Bay, a one-day independent music festival highlighting the thriving music community. This annual event provides a platform to showcase the distinct and growing music scene. Hang out with hundreds of music and art lovers, influencers, photographers, bloggers, and vendors to enjoy the talent that makes up just a fraction of the Tampa music scene! Must be 18 or older to attend. RSVP for free here.

Silent Disco
When: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Tampa Museum of Art at 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
Cost: $40 ($30 for museum members)
Info: The dance party for everyone! Get ready to dance as the Tampa Museum of Art brings back Silent Disco! The surreal musical experience, unlike any other, allows attendees to choose from three DJ stations at the switch of a button. Listeners will only hear the music being played on their selected station for a personalized experience.

Sunday, August 18

USF Day at Tropicana Field
When: 1:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Dr, St. Pete
Cost: $38
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays invite you to USF Day at Tropicana Field. Watch the Rays take on the Detroit Tigers. For just $38 ($75 value), this specially priced ticket package includes a seat in the Lower Level and a Rays/USF co-branded hat. You can pick up your Rays/USF hat at the Redemption Center located inside the Gate 3 concourse through the 5th inning. Tickets must be purchased by August 15 at 11:59 p.m. Use the code “USF1” to score this deal.

Queen and Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Cost: $45.75
Info: Original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are teaming up with singer Adam Lambert to bring you your favorite Queen songs. Never known to rest on their laurels, Queen on this Rhapsody tour will unveil a stage show as experimental and rule-defying as the hit-packed Queen back catalog.

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