TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (January 25-27), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, January 25
When: Jan. 25-26
Where: SUN n' FUN at 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland
Cost: Free Parking | $5 Admission
Info: Join the Lakeland Pigfest Board of Directors and the over 150 competition barbecue teams for a weekend of good eatin’, good friends, and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities as we kick off the 23rd Annual Lakeland Pigfest! Click here for more information.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Ybor
Info: Legendary EDM artist Steve Aoki will be performing this weekend at The Ritz Ybor! The Friday night show begins at 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 26
When: All Day
Where: Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa
Info: Since 1904, pirates have been invading Tampa for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest! Pirate accents and eye patches will be aplenty and parking and traffic will be busy. The Gasparilla Invasion will start at 11 a.m. when the Jose Gasparilla will set sail at the south end of Hillsborough Bay and travel north to Seddon Channel to dock at the Tampa Convention Center at 1 p.m. A Gasparilla Brunch will be held at the Tampa Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are required for this event. The Parade of the Pirates begins at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard It will continue along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street turning east on Brorein Street and then north on Ashley Drive. The parade will end at Cass Street and Ashley Drive. The parade is FREE to attend.
Sunday, January 26
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Curtis Hixon Park
Info: Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla are excited to announce that Smooth Jazz artist NAJEE will headline the first Annual Gasparilla JazzFEST on Sunday, January 27 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! A variety of vendors and food trucks will offer brunch items for purchase including (but not limited to) Donuts, Grilled Cheese, French Toast, Egg Sandwiches, Bloody Mary's, Mimosas and more! JazzFEST is family friendly and FREE to attend.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg
Info: Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world. In its twentieth year, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.