TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (August 23-25), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, August 23
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: George Steinbrenner Field at 3802 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tampa
Info: Get ready for some Minor League Baseball action! The Tampa Tarpons will host the Lakeland Flying Tigers at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 6850 Beach Plaza, St Pete Beach
Info: Enjoy a free screening of The Meg at Upham Beach! Come out and enjoy a night under the stars while watching a blockbuster hit being shown from the barge. You can float and watch the movie or bring a blanket and relax on the sand! The film is free to attend and Paradise Grille will be providing food and beverages for purchase.
Saturday, August 24
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa
Info: The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will race 15,000+ rubber ducks down the Hillsborough River on August 24. The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win amazing cash prizes! First place is $5,000, second place is $1,000 and third place is $500. The Incredible Duck Race is a free event in Curtis Hixon Park with family-friendly music, food, and activities all leading up to the big race. Ducks can be adopted at TampaDuckRace.com for $5 per duck.
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Info: The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series kicks off this weekend! This event will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m. at Amalie Arena.
When: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Downtown St. Pete
Info: Time to fiesta! The official Tacos and Margs Crawl is back, taking over downtown St Pete's best bars for a taco and tequila-inspired bar crawl on Saturday, August 24! Salt or no salt? Party and win free tacos and other cool stuff by checking in with the Bar Crawl Nation app.
When: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Vertical Ventures in Tampa and St. Pete
Info: If you have always wanted to go rock climbing, you can try it for free at Vertical Ventures. In celebration of Global Climbing Day on August 24, the indoor climbing gym is waiving the admission fee for first-time climbers. Guests can take part in the celebration on Global Climbing Day from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Due to limited space, it's first come, first serve.
Sunday, August 25
When: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay at 3000 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: On weekends from Aug. 17 - Sept. 8, explore craft beers from around the world, including over 40 new brews! This festival blends the local Tampa bay craft scene with time-honored traditions to create a unique food and beer celebration. Enjoy live entertainment and contemporary fare that pays homage to a traditional Oktoberfest with a modern spin.