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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | July 26-28

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 21:12:00-04

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (July 26-28), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, July 26

Tampa Bay Bucs Training Camp Open Practice

When: 4 p.m.
Where: AdventHealth Training Center at 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Buccaneers Training Camp will be held both on the practice fields of the AdventHealth Training Center and inside the brand new indoor practice facility! This year bleachers and tents have returned. Tickets will need to be reserved prior to arriving. Tickets and parking are completely FREE.

St. Pete Grouper & Craft Beer Fest

When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Dr SE, St. Petersburg
Cost: Free Admission
Info: St. Pete/Clearwater is the grouper capital of the world and we’re all about celebrating the tasty, flaky white fish. Get ready for food, fun, craft beer and live music at the St. Pete Grouper & Craft Beer Fest Food Truck Festival! All trucks will be serving up specialty grouper and seafood-inspired dishes, along with offering their normal cuisine.

Blink-182 & Lil Wayne

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at 4802 US-301, Tampa,
Cost: $37.50
Info: Blink-182 and Lil Wayne are hitting the road together to co-headline a North American tour. They will perform in Tampa on Friday, July 26 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

Saturday, July 27

2019 Bolts Bash

When: 10 a.m.
Where: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach
Cost: Free
Info: Join us for hockey in paradise! The Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting the first annual Bolts' Beach Bash at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. Enjoy an entire day of fun in the sun including ball hockey, live music, cornhole tournaments, inflatables, beach activities and so much more.

Florida Vegan "Gourmet" Food Festival

When: 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: USF Botanical Gardens at 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa
Cost: $5 | 12 and under free
Info: Florida Vegan Food Festival Experience is a plant-based lifestyle celebration welcoming individuals all throughout the Bay area and surrounding region to enjoy an evening of veganism. Eat gourmet vegan food while meeting local chefs of vegan cuisine. Learn the art of preparing gourmet vegan dishes with live cooking and food preparation demos. Shop at the fest while supporting local vegan-friendly businesses and enjoy the organic farmers market.

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BeerFest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 North Franklin Street, Tampa
Cost: $40 advance-sale tickets
Info: So for BeerFest 2019, Tampa Theatre is going to kick back, maybe take in a ball game, maybe steal a car, and celebrate Ferris Brewer’s Day Off from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top independent restaurants. A limited-capacity premium sampling begins at 7 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $65. Grand sampling ticket-holders can enter at 8 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $40. BeerFest guests are invited to don their cheetah-print vest and sneakers, dress as their favorite Ferris Bueller character, or come in a costume inspired by the movie.

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Shawn Mendes: The Tour

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $65.75
Info: Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit the road in 2019 on a global arena tour. “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” will perform at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Saturday, July 27.

Sunday, July 28

Tampa Prego Expo

When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 S. Franklin, Tampa
Cost: $15
Info: Meet over 70 exciting exhibitors specializing infertility, pregnancy, and baby. Talk to all the experts about birthing plans, parenting techniques, registry must-haves and personal health. Different exhibitors include hospitals, birthing centers, pediatricians, daycares, photographers, bakeries, retail and boutiques, mommy and baby products and many more!

Lionel Richie: Hello Tour

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $55.75
Info: Lionel Richie will take fans on a spectacular musical journey with the Hello Tour, coming to Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on July 28, where he will play all the hits during the headline outing. The tour is in support of Richie’s new album, Live from Las Vegas.

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