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What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | October 18-20

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Posted at 5:53 PM, Oct 16, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (October 18-20), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, October 18

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival

When: Oct. 18-20
Where: Clearwater Beach
Cost: Free
Info: The Clearwater Chalk Art Festival brings local and regional artists, students and artist groups to participate in this three day event, transforming the beach's sidewalks into spectacular larger-than-life canvases. Offering a rare glimpse into the way art is produced in all stages of the process, the public is invited to vote for their favorite artist in the "People's Choice Award" category. The festival also includes a kid's zone, arts & crafts vendors, music, and more! Entry is free and open to the public.

Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention

When: Oct. 18-20
Where: Tampa Convention Center
Cost: $20 per day | $40 3-day pass
Info: Come get tattooed by 400 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the top local, national and international artists! Enjoy daily tattoo competitions and meet TV celebrities from Ink Master, Tattoos After Dark and Best Ink. Tattoo TV stars will be on hand to tattoo the public!

John's Pass Seafood and Music Festival

When: 3 p.m.
Where: John's Pass Village and Boardwalk on Madeira Beach
Cost: Free
Info: The John’s Pass Seafood Festival has always been a celebrated event. For 38 years, the community has come together, utilizing hundreds of local volunteers in support of the vision. John’s Pass Seafood Festival is currently the second largest Seafood Festival on the East Coast. As Pinellas County’s premier seafood festival, the John’s Pass Seafood Festival offers a number of unique attributes that benefit Madeira Beach and all of Pinellas County.

Sarasota Oktoberfest

When: Oct. 18-20
Where: Gulfstream Towers at 33 South Gulfstream Avenue, Sarasota
Cost: Free
Info: Fall means it's time for Oktoberfest! No matter where it is celebrated, there are a universally common staples: lively music, mouthwatering food, and big, big pints of beer. You will be able to stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and pretzels while enjoying authentic German music and dancers.

Dunedin Stone Crab Festival

When: Oct. 18-19
Where: Edgewater Park Dunedin 51 Main Street, Dunedin
Cost: Free
Info: Celebrate the cooler weather in the Bay area with all of your favorites: seafood, beer, friends and family! Come out to Edgewater Park this weekend to enjoy local favorites including shrimp, grouper, hot dogs, pizza, and of course, crabs! They'll also be serving up a great selection of craft beer & wine.

Saturday, October 19

Macaroni and Cheese Fall Festival

When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: SunWest Park at 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson
Cost: Free
Info: Tampa Bay's annual Macaroni n' Cheese Fall Festival returns with a new location! Gourmet food trucks will be competing for Tampa Bay's best macaroni and cheese. Enjoy cheesy food, live music, family fun and so much more this weekend.

Creatures of the Night

When: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: ZooTampa at 1101 West Sligh Ave, Tampa
Cost: $26.95 - $29.95
Info: Creatures of the Night—Tampa Bay's premier family Halloween event—returns every Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. in October! After 4 p.m., the Zoo transforms into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures emerge at dusk with startling surprises around every corner. No horror, no gore, just fun frights for all.

Creatures of the Night at Zoo Tampa | Taste and See Tampa Bay

Sarasota Celtic Music Festival

When: Oct. 19-20
Where: Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton
Cost: Free
Info: When Celtic and Bavarian culture clash, they create a unique spectacle not to be missed! Get ready for Celtoberfest: a beautiful fusion of beer-swilling, kilt-sporting, lederhosen-loving merriment and live music throughout the weekend. This event is family (and dog!) friendly, so don your finest lederhosen, dirndl or most festive tartan and join us for a weekend chock-full of Oktoberfest celebrations with a Celtic twist!

Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena
Cost: $34
Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night at Amalie Arena at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 20

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

When: Oct. 17-20
Where: Coachman Park, Clearwater
Cost: $20
Info: Get ready for the Clearwater Jazz Holiday! This festival will feature all things Jazz with headliner performances by Chicago, Alison Krauss, Boys II Men and many others.

Zac Brown Band: The Owl Tour

When: 7 p.m.
Where: MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Cost: $45
Info: Zac Brown Band is coming to Tampa! The country group will be playing The Owl Tour at MIDFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sunday night at 7 p.m.