8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | Nov. 16-18

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1. Winter Village (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Enjoy free skating Friday night followed by a free screening of “Home Alone”. The Shops of Winter Village and the waterfront café will be open for patrons looking to shop and enjoy holiday treats. Joining in the celebration are the mascots of Tampa Bay’s sports teams including the Tampa Bay Lightning Bug and Raymond from the Tampa Bay Rays. Get the details

2. Fall Dance Concert (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
This year’s concert features performances by the HCC Dance Ensemble performing works by faculty and guest choreographers. Highlights include There’s a Groove in My Jam, which features a rambunctious, humorous, high-energy, jazz dance-like quartet, accompanied by fast-paced, in-your-face, jazz saxophone music, from the World Saxophone Quartet. Tickets are $15. Get the details

3. Chillounge Night (Saturday) 
North Straub park will transform into a magical wonderland of “glow”. Feel the magic as N. Straub Park radiates into a beautiful playground of color! Enjoy a mix of our traditional Chillounge Night flair interwoven with our new LED furniture line and several LED art installations. Tickets are $30. Get the details

4. Inter-Krewe Showcase and Fashion Show (Saturday) 
Come join the Krewe of the Nautilus Under the Big Top as we present the “Greatest Show in Tampa Bay,” bringing together Tampa Bay area Krewes to showcase Tampa’s Parade season and the Krewes & businesses that support it. Join ringside for an incredible fashion show with the pirate Krewes who will be modeling their Gasparilla finery. Tickets are $40. Get the details

5. Festival of Trees (Saturday)
Stroll through pathways lined with hundreds of trees and wreaths created by local artists, businesses, community leaders and families, all available for purchase. Enjoy festive music, live entertainment, and visits with Santa while you get an early start on your holiday shopping at a variety of vendor booths. Bring the kids to our Children’s Village for face painting, arts & crafts, and story-time. Admission is $5 but mention you are attending the karaoke party and your fee will be free. Get the details

6. Cupcake Festival (Saturday) 
Local cupcake bakers will go head-to-head at the 8th Ybor City Saturday Market Cupcake Festival. A panel of judges will determine the best-tasting cupcakes along with the coolest creations and the winner will earn the title of “Best Cupcake in Tampa 2018″. Visitors to the Cupcake Festival will be able to purchase creations from participating contestants as well as enjoy the regular entertainment and shopping at the Ybor City Saturday Market. This is a free event. Get the details

7. Family Movie Night (Saturday) 
The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department presents FREE Family Movie Night at Sims Park.  “A Dog’s Purpose” is a heartwarming movie about a dog’s love for their human. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades the loveable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with Ethan and reminds him to be his true self. Reminiscent of Marley and Me the movie is filled with lots of laughter and is a must see for the entire family. Get the details

8. RedNeck Ball (Saturday)
Pull out yer wranglers, dust off them boots, hop in your truck and head on down to the D-10 Yacht Club for some down-home fun at the D-10 RedNeck Ball. No attitudes, shirts or shoes required only good manners and a few bucks to help pay for the unlimited booze and live band. Tickets start at $25. Get the details

There are dozens of other events happening around Tampa Bay, so if you don’t see one you like above, please check out our full list of fun things to do. If you don’t see your event listed, you can search for other events or add events to our calendar.

We know there are tons of cool things that make our area so special, so make sure to share the great things happening in your community.

Did you go to a cool event this weekend? If so, we’d love to see pictures. Make sure you include your name and a brief description of the event where the photos were taken, including the city.

We understand that the weather is a key element in planning your weekend. Don’t worry! The Storm Team 8 weather team is on your side. Here’s the latest forecast >> http://www.wfla.com/weather


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