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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | May 4-6

Posted at 3:28 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 00:53:47-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (May 4-6), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, May 4

Tampa Riverfest

When: May 4-5
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: It’s time for the fourth annual celebration of Tampa’s Riverwalk! With the Wiener Dog Derby, Mac n’ Cheese Throwdown, Hot Air Balloon Glow, live music and Taste of the Riverwalk, the 2018 Tampa Riverfest will certainly deliver the sights and sounds of downtown Tampa.


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays

When: May 4-6
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Cost: Click here for more information 
Info: Come watch the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue Jays for a weekend series at Tropicana Field! First pitch is Friday at 7:10 p.m. Saturday’s game begins at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday’s matchup kicks off at 1:10 p.m. 

Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Watch Party at Tampa Riverfest

When: 4 p.m. 
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: Free
Info: Friday’s Game 4 watch party, which is part of Tampa Riverfest 2018, will start at 4 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Enjoy food trucks and beer tents before and during the game. The puck will drop at 7 p.m.

Gulfport Art Walk

When: 4 p.m. 
Where: 3007 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport
Cost: Free
Info: Observe and purchase from talented independent artists at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Club’s state of the art telescopes, weather permitting, every first Friday. While browsing the art and craft booths, don’t miss Gulfport’s unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen fine restaurants within the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. 

Saturday, May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Tampa Bay

When: All day 
Where: Click here for more information 
Cost: Free
Info: AY AY AY! Grab your sombrero and have the lime and salt handy because restaurants, breweries, bars and more in the Tampa Bay area are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. We have a full list of events in the area. Check them out here.

The Derby Party at Cask Social

When: 3 p.m. 
Where: Cask Social at 208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa,
Cost: $40
Info: Dress in your finest dress, hat, suit and linens! Celebrate Derby Day with mint juleps, southern-themed appetizers, live music, craft beer, whiskey, cigars and of course a large viewing screen for the main race. 

Halftime Music Festival

When: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Cost: $40
Info: The Halftime Music Festival will feature headliner Snoop Dogg along with T.I, Koral G, Baby Rasta y Gringo and many more at Raymond James Stadium. 

Kris Kristofferson at Capitol Theatre

When: 8 p.m. 
Where: Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Cost: $40
Info: Country music legend, prolific songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson makes his way to Clearwater for his Capitol Theatre debut. Kristofferson is famed as a solo artist and as part of the country supergroup The Highwaymen, which also included Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. His songs have been covered by Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash and many others. 

Sunday, May 6

Tampa Greyhound Park Exotic Driving Experience

When: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Tampa Greyhound Track at 8300 N Nebraska Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $119
Info: Get behind the wheel of a real exotic car at Tampa Greyhound Park this weekend! Make sure to book in advance! Click here for more information.

Game 5: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins

When: 3 p.m. 
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: Get ready for playoff hockey! The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena for Game 5 of the Second Round. Don’t have a ticket? Watch the game for free outside the arena in Thunder Alley! 

Old Crow Medicine Show at Jannus Live

When: 7 p.m. 
Where: Jannus Live at 200 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Cost: $37.50
Info: Old Crow Medicine Show is coming to St. Petersburg this Sunday! They will be performing at Jannus Live at 7 p.m.