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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend | June 7-9

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 02:51:58-04

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (June 7-9), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, June 7

Yngwie Malmsteen
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Bilheimer Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Cost: $30
Info: GRAMMY® nominated Swedish guitar player and songwriter Yngwie Malmsteen brings his neoclassical metal playing style back to the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre! Yngwie’s career has spanned over 40 years with over twenty albums to his name. Drawing influence from classical composers such as Bach, Paganini and Vivaldi, he is responsible for birthing the neo-classical genre to the world of rock.

Ink Mania Expo
When: June 7-9
Where: The Coliseum at 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg
Cost: $25
Info: This event will include seminars, a DJ battle, special performances & entertainment, an art fusion wall, a graffiti wall, tattoo contests and awards, special guests, and more! Whether you’re getting your first tattoo or looking to get a cover up tattoo or a piercing, this is the place to be.

Saturday, June 8

Moon Bay Grand Opening
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Florida Aquarium at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: $31.45 for adults, $26.70 for kids
Info: Moon Bay is The Florida Aquarium’s newest interactive touch experience located in the 1st-floor lobby. The exhibit features moon jellies and is one of four places in the United States where you can touch them. The exhibit will teach you all about these aquatic creatures; for example, moon jellies (and all jellies) are not fish, so the term “jellyfish” is not accurate. This safe environment is ideal for learning about jellies and gently petting them.

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Tampa Rowdies vs. North Carolina FC
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Al Lang Stadium at 230 1st Street S, St. Petersburg
Cost: $17
Info: The Tampa Bay Rowdies are taking on the North Carolina FC on Saturday night. Game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Repticon Tampa Reptile Show
When: June 8-9
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 N US Highway 301, Tampa
Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, kids 4 and under get in free
Info: This two-day reptile show and sale has been running across the country for the past decade. See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations.

The Great Florida BBQ Festival
When: June 8-9
Where: Anderson Snow Park at 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill
Cost: $10 per car (up to 8 people)
Info: A community cook off bringing people together in celebration of our Veterans. Live music, KCBS-licensed BBQ competitions, huge kids play area and a host of quality vendors - this event will have something for the entire family.

Sunday, June 9

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Southern Brewing and Wine Making at 4500 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa
Cost: FREE
Info: The Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market Summer Series takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month from May through September each year. This market is downsized from the main season and supports 50+ local vendors selling what's made in Tampa Bay! Find everything from farm fresh produce, eggs, meats and honey to fresh baked goods, artisan foods, lunch bites, local art and hand crafts. Fun for all ages, free parking on site, live local music, dog friendly and bike valet provided by Two Broke Spokes.

Hootie & The Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Amphitheatre at 4802 US-301, Tampa
Cost: $29.50
Info: Iconic pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish returns to full-time touring in 2019 with their Group Therapy Tour, with special guest Barenaked Ladies. General parking is included in ticket purchase.