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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | January 17-19

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 03:11:14-05

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (January 17-19), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, January 17

Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival

When: Jan. 17-19
Where: J.D. Hamel Park, Sarasota
Cost: Free
Info: Bring the whole family to the Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival this weekend! Enjoy fresh seafood, delicious drinks and live music all weekend at J.D. Hamel Park in Sarasota.

The Florida Orchestra - Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Carol Morsani Hall at The Straz
Cost: $20.75
Info: Michael Francis and TFO bring together the arts, combining music with MFA’s new Tobin exhibit and the Tampa City Ballet. Music includes Swiss pianist Gilles Vonsattel on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Golden Cockerel, and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.

Saturday, January 18

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

When: January 10-19
Where: various locations around Tampa
Cost: $10 (price varies by event)
Info: The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is a ten-day cultural event that features speakers, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople locally and nationally. Check out events like the 2020 TBBHF Music Fest, Financial Seminar & Luncheon, Heritage Gala: The Royal Ball, and the Scholarship Gaming Tournament.

Sarasota Beer & Burger Throw Down

When: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota
Cost: Free Admission
Info: The Beer & Burger Throw Down is an epic day of burger indulgence, beer sampling, live music and family fun. Patrons will get the opportunity to try burgers from over 12 award winning food trucks from Central Florida. And free craft beer samples will be available while supplies last from noon until 3 p.m. Then the public will vote for “People’s Choice Best Burger” and “Best Craft Beer".

St. Pete Beer and Bacon Festival

When: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Vinoy Park, St. Pete
Cost: $45
Info: Get ready for all things beer and bacon! Your ticket to the St. Pete Beer and Bacon Festival will include unlimited sampling of 75+ craft beers, 50+ bacon-inspired dishes, live music, games, prizes, and so much more.

Gasparilla Children’s Extravaganza

When: 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: The 2020 Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza kicks off in Tampa on Saturday, January 18! Click here for parking and road closure information.

Steve Aoki at The Ritz Ybor

When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Ybor
Cost: $50
Info: EDM artist Steve Aoki will be playing in Tampa this weekend! Check him out at The Ritz Ybor on Saturday night at 10 p.m.

Sunday, January 19

Tampa Riverwalk Fit Festival

When: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Water Works Park, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Come experience Tampa's healthy side! Enjoy healthy food trucks, diverse sports, free wellness screenings, live music, and so much more.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

When: January 10-19
Where: various locations around Tampa
Cost: $10 (price varies by event)
Info: The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is a ten-day cultural event that features speakers, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople locally and nationally. Check out events like the 2020 TBBHF Music Fest, Financial Seminar & Luncheon, Heritage Gala: The Royal Ball, and the Scholarship Gaming Tournament.
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