8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | Oct. 12-14

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1. Brews By the Bay (Friday)
Enjoy samples of 100+ beers and food tastings from 30+ restaurants with amazing undersea views at downtown Tampa’s most unique beer and food event. The Florida Aquarium will be overflowing with endless beers, delicious food from local area restaurants, a sea of live entertainment including The Spazmatics, and a silent disco. All exhibits will be open to enjoy. Tickets are $55. Get the details

2. Oktoberfest (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Fall means it’s time for Oktoberfest! For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beer garden. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets as the park buzzes with live music, dancing, alphorns, dirndls, lederhosen – and of course, beer! Tickets are $10-25. Get the details

3. Golf Tournament  (Saturday) 
Beginning with a Shotgun start at 1 p.m., the tournament will also include competitions to win a $10,000 cash prize, vacation packages, and other prizes. The Pineywoods Realty Inaugural Golf Tournament, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County. It is $300 for a team and $75 for an individual. Get the details

4. Halloween Holiday Fest & Fall Market Hop (Saturday)
Two lots full of a colorful fam of makers, artists, Vintage, art, upcycled, handmade, Foodies, interactive art activities, photo corners, succulents, entertainment, holiday-themed activities and a pet costume contest. Entry is free. Get the details

5. Uncorked: Fall Wine Festival (Saturday) 
Guests of Uncorked will sample an array of over 125 delicious wines, Prosecco, Italian cordials and liqueurs while tasting Italian cuisine from Tampa Bay’s best restaurants and caterers. Tickets are $60. Get the details

6. Pie Festival (Saturday) 
Along with plenty of pie and tunes, the festival will also have plenty of entertainment including pie eating contests for kids and adults, the Amateur Pie Bake Off, a large kid’s area, a doggy cooling station, delicious food options and beer from local breweries with sales benefiting the Humane Society of Pinellas. Admission is free. Get the details

7. Art Fair (Saturday, Sunday) 
Browse the work of local and visiting artists on display for viewing as well as for sale at this annual art event held in charming Hyde Park Village. Guests can shop village stores and dine at village eateries in between their art adventures. Admission is free. Get the details

8. Hispanic Heritage Festival (Sunday)
Enjoy a diverse lineup of Latin entertainment as you indulge in tasty dishes and celebrate Hispanic art, fashion and culture at this popular Clearwater event. This year’s scheduled artists include Latin Grammy nominees Alexis y Fido as well as Yandel, Fuego and Johnny Sky. Attendance is free. 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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