TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (November 22-24), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, November 22
First Annual Italian Food & Wine Festival
When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg
Info: Join Gulf to Bay Food Truck Association for food, fun, live music and all the pasta, pizza, cannolis and wine you can eat and drink. More than 30 food trucks will be in attendance, plus various craft vendors.
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When: November 20-24
Where: 10400 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island
Info: Treasure Island, Florida’s sand sculpture capital, hosts the 11th Annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup. All it takes is several tons of sand, plenty of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece – at least for ten master sculptors who will return to Treasure Island for the invitational competition, which has grown to be the largest masters competition in the Southeast United States.
When: November 20-24
Where: TradeWinds Island Resorts at 5500 & 6000 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach
Info: Enjoy free afternoon and nightly beach concerts featuring Fuel, Soul Asylum, Charlie Daniels Band, Bret Michaels, Saving Abel, Saliva, Moonshine Bandits, Tantric and more! Reserved viewing starts at $10. There will also be daily entertainment, poolside biker games, a builder’s row expo, a vendor exhibit showcase, a live bike auction and nightly beach bar crawls.
When: November 22-December 29
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Cost: $19.99 Adults | $16.99 Ages 14-17 | $14.99 Ages 4-13
Info: Enjoy the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze at Enchant Christmas. And don’t forget to check out the Christmas Market, where you’ll find something for everyone on your list with more than 40 local and international vendors. When you’re done, feast on specially selected seasonal foods and drinks made just for Enchant. St. Petersburg residents can receive a $15 discount by using code STPETE2019 at checkout.
Winter Village at Curtis Hixon
When: November 22-January 5
Where: Curtis Hixon Park at 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa
Info: Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy ice skating on the outdoor ice rink and grab a bite at the Winter Village Cafe.
Saturday, November 23
Holidays on the Farm
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Keel Farms at 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City
Cost: $5 (kids 5 and under: free)
Info: Join Keel Farms for lots of holiday fun on the farm! See Santa and enjoy u-pick to hand pick farm-fresh produce, vendors, a bounce house, life-size snow globe and more! Admission includes a hayride and kids activities.
Taps, Tacos + Tequila
When: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Nathan Benderson Park at 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota
Info: Check out the largest Craft Beer, Taco & Cocktail Festival in Sarasota! Ticket includes two tacos and unlimited cocktails, craft beers, ciders, hard waters and samples of tequilas, rums and other spirits.
Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival
When: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Highlander Park at 1937 Ed Eckert Drive, Dunedin
Info: The Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival is an annual event centered around traditional and contemporary Celtic music and both local and national craft beer. Gate opens at 11 a.m. and bands start at noon. New this year, they’re taking craft beer to a whole new level!!! There will be a special Craft Brew Village with over 50 craft beers and ciders from around the area! This new event within an event is only $20 extra with your paid admission. Unlimited 4 oz samples for 4 hours!
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sundial St. Pete at 153 2nd Ave N, Saint Petersburg
Info: Mark your calendars and get ready to kick off the holiday season at Sundial. Join in the festivities as Santa makes his grand arrival! This magical night will be filled with the first snowfall on Sundial (yes, it's really going to snow!), a tree lighting, Holiday musical entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts from Sundial Gift Shoppe, cookie decorating from Locale Market and much more! PLUS, you can win FREE MONEY from the Sundial Money Machine contest!
Sunday, November 24
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Info: Catch Ariana Grande on her Sweetener World Tour in Tampa. She’ll perform with special guest, Social House. Doors will open up to 90 minutes before showtime. Make sure you check Amalie Arena's website for security information before going to make sure you won't have any problems.