TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (July 12-14), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, July 12
When: July 11-14
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa
Cost: $35 for adults | $10 for children 12 and under
Info: Get ready for cosplay, video games, lip sync battles and more at this year’s METROCON. Florida's largest anime convention will run July 11-14 at the Tampa Convention Center. METROCON is a convention produced for fans, by fans and features exhibitors, celebrity guests and unique and exciting entertainment. Over 10,000 fans are expected to attend.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Info: All the best of British Rock is coming to Clearwater! The Royal Affair Tour starring the groups YES & Asia will be making its way to Ruth Eckerd Hall this weekend.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Cost: $5 General Admission | $9 General Admission with Unlimited Drinks & Popcorn
Info: The classic horror film 'Scream' will be playing at Capitol Theatre Friday night at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 13
When: July 13-14
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US Highway 301 North, Tampa
Info: SharkCon is back with more education and even more fun! This year Discovery Channel's Shark Week officially joins the event. Hear and meet shark scientists, Shark Week personalities, conservationists, and celebrities. Enjoy activities from aquarium, zoo and conservation partners, artists, scuba, water sport, ocean and shark-themed vendors.
When: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Edgewater Park Dunedin at 51 Main Street, Dunedin
Cost: Free Admission
Info: Get ready for the Dunedin Orange Festival! Enjoy a craft beer brew off, pin-up girl competition, live music, food vendors, entertainment, and fun for all ages.
When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Westfield Citrus Park at 8021 Citrus Park, Tampa
Cost: Free Admission but online registration is encouraged
Info: Happy Camper features face painting, camp arts & crafts, photo ops, balloon twisting and other exciting activities! Plus, the first 200 kids will receive an exciting camping necessity!
When: Now until Mid- September
Where: Citrus County - Homosassa, Florida
Cost: $350 for four people / $87.50 per person
Info: You can go on an 'underwater Easter Egg hunt' for scallops in Citrus County! Scallop season runs from early July to late September and it's the perfect adventure for the whole family. Hop on a boat and go scalloping in the beautiful water of Crystal River and Homosassa River. Snorkel underwater and search for bay scallops, which rest under four to six feet of water along the seagrass bottom.
Sunday, July 14
When: 1 p.m.
Where: The Straz at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Info: This “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “electrifying!”. The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods.
When: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Hurricane Rooftop Bar at 809 Gulf Way, St Pete Beach
Cost: Moderately priced
Info: Located just across the street from the Gulf, with rooftop twin bars that offer spectacular sunset views, the Hurricane has become a destination for both locals and vacationers. Offering the finest in fresh, wild-caught seafood in a tantalizing array of appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts, the Hurricane dazzles with three levels of dining and complimentary views, seven days a week.