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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? August 3-5

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 12:04:27-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (August 3-5), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, August 3

Tampa Bay Comic Con

When: August 3-5
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa
Cost: $30
Info: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Tampa Bay Comic Con! There’s a good chance you are likely to see Superman, Spiderman, Batman and a collection of other superheroes on the streets of downtown Tampa this weekend.The masses that support the annual event will be in full regalia at the Tampa Convention Center on South Franklin Street. People dressed in a wide array of costumes is only part of the festivities. It's a venue for celebrity watchers, comic book enthusiasts, vendors, writers and everything nerdy.


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox

When: August 3-5
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Chicago White Sox for a 3-game weekend series at the Trop! First pitch is 7:10 p.m. Friday night. 

First Friday in St. Pete

When: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Downtown St. Pete, Florida 
Cost: Free
Info: On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food that make St. Pete Florida’s most exciting city. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 10. Your admission is free, the music is live, and the food and drink is delicious. 

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town: The Bandwagon Tour

When: 7 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa 
Cost: $34
Info: Miranda Lambert is bringing The Bandwagon Tour to Tampa this weekend! She will be performing with Little Big Town, Turnpike Troubadours and Tenille Townes. The show begins at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. 

Steve Byrne Standup Comedy

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Improv Comedy Theater at 1600 East 8th Avenue C-112, Tampa 
Cost: $17
Info: Standup comedian and actor Steve Byrne will be taking the stage in Tampa this weekend. His show at the Improv Comedy Theater begins at 8 p.m. 


Saturday, August 4

Bend & Brew Yoga

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: C.1949 Florida Beer Garden at 6905 North Orleans Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $5
Info: Bring your mat for some yoga and beer! Enjoy a soothing yoga session in the beer garden, then come grab a discounted draft after. What's stopping you, let’s flow and let go!

Kevin Hart: The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 
Cost: $35
Info: Kevin Hart is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates across the world, including a stop at Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on Saturday, August 4! The show begins at 7 p.m. ALSO - cellphones will not be allowed during the show. 

Hippiefest 2018

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at Ruth Eckerd Hall Drive, Clearwater 
Cost: $20
Info: Hippiefest 2018 rolls into Clearwater on a "Magic" Bus filled with halcyon day hit makers including Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland! It's peace, love, happiness and an evening full of great music that has stood the test of time. Don't forget to arrive early for the Hippie Marketplace featuring live local music, food, authentic signed poster auction featuring a wide variety of performers, specialty vendors, the vintage vinyl vault, 70s car show and more! You'll have a chance to let your freak flags fly, once again, as the immensely popular Hippiefest tour returns to celebrate an incredible era in music and American culture.

Sunday, August 5

Rays on the Runway

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront at 333 1st Street South, St. Petersburg 
Cost: $125
Info: From fly balls to fashionistas, don’t miss a night of fun as the Children’s Dream Fund kids walk the runway with the Rays players and their ladies! 

The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore

When: 7 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa 
Cost: $30.50
Info: Macklemore and Kesha are coming to Tampa on Sunday! The duo will be performing with Wes Period at the Florida State Fairgrounds.