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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | November 15-17

Posted at 11:57 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 04:50:32-05

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (November 15-17), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, November 15

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

When: Nov. 15-18
Where: Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota
Cost: $8
Info: Welcome to the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival! Every November, two dozen artists from around the world carve masterpieces from tons of sand. Enjoy live music, drinks, food trucks, retail shops and incredible sand sculptures.

Tampa Bay New Car & Truck Show

When: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Tampa Convention Center
Cost: $11
Info: Get ready for the 2020 Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show! Now in its 28th year, this is the most complete showcase of 2020 model cars, trucks, SUVs, hybrids and alternative-fuel vehicles in Tampa Bay.

The Doobie Brothers

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Mahaffey Theater, St. Pete
Cost: $59.50
Info: The Doobie Brothers are coming to St. Pete! They will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Friday night at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 16

Downtown Dunedin Arts & Crafts Festival

When: Nov. 16-17
Where: Main Street, Downtown Dunedin
Cost: Free
Info: Just a short drive from Tampa, along Dunedin's Main Street, you will meet some of the country's finest artists and crafters with products all handmade in America. Ceramic planters, functional pottery, hair accessories, handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and an expansive Green Market offers something for every taste & budget.

Winter's Wonderland

When: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater
Cost: $25.98
Info: Join the fun for a splashingly great holiday celebration at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Experience Winter’s Wonderland with lights and decorations all around the aquarium. See the holiday-themed habitats and wish happy holidays to our resident animals. Enjoy the Kids’ Fun Zone in our 3rd-floor classrooms and learn about penguins and polar bears. Watch and interact with Santa and his elves as they dive in Mavis’s Rescue Hideaway. See the lights around Clearwater Bay on the Sea of Lights boat cruise.

River Tower Festival

When: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: River Tower Park, Tampa
Cost: $15
Info: The River Tower Festival is a celebration of history and community featuring live music, art, food, and local vendors to raise funds for the Sulphur Springs Water Tower and River Tower Park.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

When: 4 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
Cost: $34.25
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Cincinnati vs. USF

When: 6 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Cost: $14
Info: Go Bulls! USF will take on Cincinnati in a college football matchup on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.

Kevin James Live On Tour

When: 8 p.m.
Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater
Cost: $43.25
Info: Comedian, writer, producer, and star of the hit CBS sitcom The King of Queens, Kevin James brings the laughs back to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since 2014. New Show. New Beard. Same IQ. Don’t miss the chance to see the funny man LIVE at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

When: Nov. 16 - Jan. 6
Where: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Cost: Click here for ticket information
Info: It's Christmas every day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, with millions of twinkling lights, the Sing-Along Train, holiday shows and of course, visits with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Christmas Town features extended hours on weekends and additional select dates with even more festive experiences, including indulgent culinary treats at the Christmas Town Village, nighttime experiences on Florida’s best thrill rides and more.

Sunday, November 17

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When: 1 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Cost: $50
Info: Fire the cannons! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.