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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | August 9-11

Posted at 1:18 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 02:40:54-04

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (August 9-11), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, August 9

Summer Movie Series: The Matrix

When: 6 p.m.
Where: Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland St, Clearwater
Cost: $5 General Admission | $9 GA with unlimited popcorn & drinks
Info: Enjoy a screening of The Matrix at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater this weekend. There will also be trivia prior to the movie beginning at 6 p.m. Prizes will include tickets to upcoming shows at the Capitol Theatre. Snack on unlimited popcorn and drinks for just $9.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

When: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay at 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: As the sun goes down, the party heats up at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during summer nights! Dance the night away at themed party zones throughout the park and take on Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark, including their newest launch coaster 'Tigris.' Explore the park after dark with extended hours to 10 p.m. on select days from now until August 11.

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Saturday, August 10

Dunedin Food Tour

When: 1 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Dunedin
Cost: $72
Info: You can get a taste of local cuisine with Dunedin Food Tour. Try seafood, craft beer and more from across 5-7 independently-owned locations situated along the Pinellas Trail. These walking food tours are available on Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. Total distance walked over the 3 ½ hours is around one mile. Tours cost $72 per person and include an array of food, adult beverages at some locations and tips for the wait staff.

Taste local cuisine with Dunedin Food Tour | Taste and See Tampa Bay

Endless Summer at Adventure Island

When: August 10-11 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Adventure Island at 10001 McKinley Dr, Tampa
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: Get on island time with a steel drummer, new BBQ station and more during Endless Summer Weekends. Adventure Island is making the most of the summer sun, staying open until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. with a steel drummer by the Adventure Island Food Truck. Plus, they're setting up a backyard BBQ location in the Duval Street area of the park to satisfy your appetite after a day in the sun. Don't forget to enjoy life-size beach games with your friends on the sand.

Adventure Island: Tampa Bay's largest waterpark | Taste and See Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Birmingham Legion FC

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Al Lang Stadium at 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg
Cost: $17
Info: The Tampa Bay Rowdies are taking on Birmingham Legion FC this weekend at Al Lang Stadium. Tickets start at $17.

Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $29.50
Info: The powerhouse trio - Jonas Brothers - are bringing their Happiness Begins Tour to Tampa this Saturday! This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.

Sunday, August 11

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

When: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Spongs Docks at 735 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs
Cost: Free
Info: Sponges. Greek Food. Culture. The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is the perfect spot for a family adventure. A walk along the Dodecanese Boulevard and you'll find Greek restaurants, shops, dessert bakeries and, of course, sponges. That's what the Docks are known for, after all.

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks: Fun for the whole family | Taste and See Tampa Bay

The Ringling

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: The Ringling at 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota
Cost: $25
Info: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. The Ringling serves as the legacy of John and Mable Ringling—a place of art, architecture, and circus in an environment that inspires, educates, and entertains. This 66-acre museum complex in Sarasota features the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan mansion, Historic Asolo Theater, Art Library, and Bayfront Gardens.

The Ringling Museum: Explore art, architecture & circus history | Taste and See Tampa Bay