1. Tampa Pig Jig (Friday, Saturday)
Show your support at this annual fundraiser held along the Tampa Bay waterfront while raising awareness of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclorosis (FSGS) and funding for NephCure Kidney International. The afternoon will offer attendees great food, drinks, games, live music and a barbecue competition. Tickets are $40. Get the details
2. St. Petersburg Festival of the Arts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, SPF18 showcases the performing arts with a spectrum of special events and one-of-a-kind experiences.
From opera to surprise pop-up performances in restaurants, SPF18 features theatre, dance, music, culinary arts and family-friendly events. Tickets prices vary. Get the details
3. Clearwater Jazz Holiday (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a four-day and four-night, world-class, live, music festival, enjoyed by over 35,000 people for a 39th year. The music festival has evolved from a series of concerts on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues around Clearwater into an annual, international, music festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year to beautiful Coachman Park in Clearwater. Tickets are $20. Get the details
4. Crafts for Kids (Saturday)
Get ready for Halloween by making a silly spider headband at a free crafting event at Lakeshore Learning in Tampa. This event is free. Get the details
5. Oktoberfest (Saturday, Sunday)
Fall means it’s time for Oktoberfest! In honor of the historical traditions, you will be able to celebrate by stuffing yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage and both pretzels and beer while enjoying authentic German music and dancers, accompanied by family and friends on St. Pete Beach. Admission is free. Get the details
6. The Heights Arts Studio + Gallery Tour (Saturday)
The self-guided tour includes 11 sites featuring private artists’ studios and art exhibition spaces. With many of the studios located in private spaces, the tour provides unique access, highlights the artists and cultural organizations residing in and contributing to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Tickets are $15. Get the details
7. Full Throttle Pro Wrestling (Saturday)
See the culmination of a year’s worth of thrills as the most exciting independent stars and WWE and Impact Wrestling veterans clash in a stacked night of action.There will be four championship matches and a spooky “casket match” for Halloween. Admission is $15. Get the details
8. Dunedin Stone Crab Festival (Sunday)
Seafood lovers can’t wait for this time of year – stone crab season! Celebrate their arrival at this tasty Dunedin event complete with seafood, beer/wine and live music. Admission 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.
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