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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? July 27-29

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 13:05:59-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (July 27-29), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, July 27

Get buzzed in St. Pete on boozy ice cream cocktails

When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Beans & Barlour at 538 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for full menu
Info: Three words best describe the newest addition to Downtown St. Pete’s foodie scene: Frozen Alcoholic Dessert. Opening on July 27, Beans & Barlour will feature cocktail inspired alcohol-infused ice cream. The new craft coffee bar and dessert lounge offers a wide array of boozy frozen treats. Check out the video below. 


St. Pete Grouper & Craft Beer Festival

When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg 
Cost: Free Admission
Info: The St. Pete Grouper & Craft Beer Festival begins this weekend! The family-friendly event will feature over a dozen food trucks serving up grouper and seafood inspired dishes with plenty of craft beer options. Bring a chair or blanket for the live music! 

Downtown Clearwater Art Walk

When: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Second Century Studios at 331 Cleveland St., Suite A
Cost: Free
Info: Stroll Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater to sip, eat and enjoy curated art from over 10 local restaurants and art shops. The art will be open to the public and available for purchase 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  All participating Downtown Clearwater locations will have food and drink specials. The event will also feature an opportunity for guests to explore Downtown Clearwater by receiving a Downtown Clearwater Art Walk Passport. Visit all locations, get your passport stamped and enter a raffle to win a stay at a Clearwater Beach hotel.

Margarita Wars 2018

When: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Where: TPepin's Hospitality Centre
Cost: $45
Info: It's that time of the year again—time to celebrate the best guilty pleasure of the summer: the margarita! You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to sample margaritas created with Tres Agaves by more than 15 of the Tampa Bay area's best mixologists and try your hand at tipsy judging as YOU help award 'Tampa Bay’s Best Margarita' at Margarita Wars! Plus, we're celebrating Tampa Bay Taco Week as you enjoy Mexican-inspired bites from local restaurants, live it up in a photo booth by Premier Photo Booths of Tampa, and more!

Sweeney Todd School Edition

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall at Ruth Eckerd Hall Drive, Clearwater,
Cost: $20
Info: An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up. and the carnage has only just begun!

Saturday, July 28

Sing-Along Mary Poppins at Tampa Theatre

When: 3 p.m.
Where: Tampa Theatre at 711 North Franklin Street, Tampa 
Cost: $13
Info: Come watch and sing-along to the classic film ‘Mary Poppins’ this weekend at Tampa Theatre! Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character – or in a Mary Poppins-inspired costume – for this very special sing-along screening. 

Tampa Bay Rowdies Vs. New York Red Bulls II

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Al Lang Stadium at 230 1st Street South, St. Petersburg 
Cost: $25.85
Info: The Tampa Bay Rowdies will take on the New York Red Bulls II on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Don McLean at Capitol Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Cost: $47.50
Info: Don McLean, one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters, returns to the Capitol Theatre! Join him is special guest Pure Prairie League. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, he has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Luenell at Improv Comedy Theater

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Improv Comedy Theater at 1600 East 8th Avenue C-112, Tampa
Cost: $20
Info: Luenell is a force of nature. This talented comedian, actress and singer is best known for her role in the movie Borat. Luenell had appearances in three No. 1 feature films; Think like A Man, the 3D animated hit Hotel Transylvania and Taken 2. Luenell also hasn’t been short on television appearances either with recent episodes of The Middle and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. 

Sunday, July 29

The Great LEGO Race

When: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Where: LEGO Land Florida at 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven 
Cost: Click here for ticket information 
Info: Brick fans, start your engines! Get ready for The Great LEGO Race, a virtual reality rollercoaster experience that puts you right in the center of an action-packed road rally. Immerse yourself in a brick-built world racing brick-built cars in the hopes of becoming the next LEGO racing champion! Buckle up and go for an exhilarating ride on this new VR experience at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. 


Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at The Dali

When: 11 a.m.
Where: Dali Museum at 1 Dali Boulevard, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for more information
Info: Cafe Gala invites you to start your week with Mimosas & Masterpieces, an artistic take on Sunday Fundays. Chef Chuck Bandel creates specialty items based on seasonal ingredients, so each week’s menu varies. Order at the counter, choose a seat indoors or out, enjoy a Catalan-inspired brunch, raise a glass to surreal Sundays, then visit the galleries, stroll the grounds, contemplate the Avant-garden, browse the Museum Store and soak in all the brilliance.

Tampa Prego Expo

When: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 South Franklin, Tampa 
Cost: $15
Info: The Prego Expo is the premier pregnancy, parenting, and baby expo in Tampa. Meet over 70 exhibitors focused on everything before, during and after the bump!

Westfield Back 2 School Bash

When: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall at 8201 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 
Cost: Free
Info: Join us at the Westfield Mall's Full Inclusion Back to School Bash this summer while your family prepares for the 2018 school year. This event is filled with hands-on activities, an interactive scavenger hunt, children food demos, a fun-filled sports zone, meet and greets with the best local Tampa Bay mascots and more! Free backpacks with school supplies will also be available for the first 250 children.