Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (07.03-06.17)

Sit back and watch the fireworks this week in the Burg! The Rowdies will host a special game and celebration on Thursday, the MFA hosts a huge art panel, the Red Sox are in town, and more happening this week.

Special thanks to Instagram user @adrix20_fl for sharing the beautiful featured #instaburg photo.

Here’s your full events guide:


Monday, July 3

Fourth of July SALE at Tampa Bay Furnishings (All Weekend)
From June 30 through July 4 enjoy 20% off store wide plus additional savings on specially marked clearance items at Tampa Bay Furnishings. Sale prices are not to be combined with any other discounts, coupons, or offers. Tampa Bay Furnishings, 3034 9th Street North.

Into the Woods at The Palladium (Friday and Sunday)
Join the St. Petersburg Opera in the musical presentation of “Into the Woods”. This show follows the intertwining of different fairytales and their influence on each other. Show begins at 7:30pm. $22-$67. The Palladium, 253 5th Avenue North.


Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day Celebration at Great Explorations
Join Great Explorations for a day of patriotic activities. Open from 10am-4pm. Free admission to all members of the military (active and retired) and first responders. Bring proper ID to receive a discount for patriotic crafts and activities all day. 10am-4pm. Great Explorations, 1925 4th Street North.

HONNA 4th of July Children’s Parade
Don’t miss HONNA’s annual Children’s 4th of July Parade, complete with the American Spirit Fife and Drum Band and HONNA’s own Fire Station #4! Wear your most patriotic gear, and children are encouraged to decorate and bring their bikes, strollers, wagons, etc for the parade down Coffee Pot Bayou. 10am-noon. Coffee Pot Park, 1st Street and 30th Avenue Northeast.

Fourth of July at Museum of Fine Arts
10th Annual Fireworks Buffet featuring art, food, fireworks, and entertainment. You will have access to the MFA collection and the special exhibition galleries, an incredible buffet, music by Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, and fireworks over Tampa Bay. Specialty beer and wine menu available. 6:30-9pm. $46 for adults, $23 children. Click HERE for full menu. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Barefoot Bob and The Hope at SubCentral – Iberian Rooster
Dive into some classic rock sprinkled with Alternative 90’s and current hits with Barefoot Bob and the Hope! 10pm-2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

2017 City Fourth of July Fireworks
Celebrate independence with a free festive fireworks celebration on the waterfront with live music, kids’ games and activities, face painting, food trucks and more. Enjoy a patriotic live broadcast from Q105’s Flash in North Straub Park. Fun from 5-7pm, fireworks start at 9pm. North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast.


Wednesday, July 5

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join Jessica for yoga in the warehouse. The musical guest this week is beloved man-about-town Mark Etherington. The flow is moderately-paced and you can modify as you wish! The music is great. Afterward, belly-up for a bevvy with your new yoga friends. 6-7pm. Cost: $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$5 BE members. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd Street South.

Fresh Start Drag Showcase at SubCentral – Iberian Rooster
Adriana Sparkle will host SubCentral’s Fresh Start: Drag Showcase open to ALL Queens & Kings looking to strut their stuff! Have you always wanted to give DRAG a try? Or have you not done it in a while and want to dust off those old Cha-Cha heels? Or are you just a PERFORM-A-HOLIC!? Come show the Burg what you got! 11pm-2am. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.


Thursday, July 6


Independence Day Celebration: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs FC Cincinnati
Join the Rowdies for a special Independence Day celebration. Before the match, para-commandos will drop in to Al Lang Stadium to deliver the flag. After the match, Kool and the Gang will perform live on the field! The Thursday night match kicks off at 8pm. Click HERE for tickets or call 727.222.2000. Al Lang Stadium, 2m30 1st Street Southeast.

Learning from Each Other: The Tampa-Havana Exchange at Museum of Fine Arts
Please join the community for a panel discussion focusing on the artist exchange program between the prestigious San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana and the non-profit contemporary art space Tempus Projects in Seminole Heights, Tampa. 6:30-8pm. Click here for details. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive Northeast.

Cult Classics at The Dali: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Dali’s can’t-miss summer celebration is back and better than ever. Grab your lawn chair, don some movie-inspired duds and enjoy free flicks, local food truck fare, and cold craft brews. The fun goes down the first Thursday of the month all summer long. This Thursday, they’re showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Event runs from 7-11pm, movie begins at 8:30pm. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox
This week and weekend, the Rays host the Red Sox. Thursdays game begins at 7:10pm. Click HERE for tickets. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive.


Coming Soon . . .


Hunger + Thirst Presents Bushwood on the Block – July 16
Join the Hunger + Thirst Restaurant Group for a 9 hole putt-putt tournament, as they bring Bushwood Country Club to the Block. Dress to impress in your best golfer style. Rain or shine, they’re are hitting the greens! $7 Country Club Cocktails, $3 Miller Lite Drafts, $4 Fireball shots, $4 Jameson green tea shots 21+, registration is at 2PM outside of The Avenue Eat + Drink (330 1st Avenue South). It’s free to register. Reserve your spot online. Runs from 3-7pm on July 16. The Avenue, 330 1st Avenue South.



Fly St. Pete Summer Camp
Fly St. Pete Summer Camp is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Aviation, Math) infused hands-on learning. Young aviators will explore the history of aviation, different types of aircrafts, field trips, guest speakers, and they’ll hop into a genuine aircraft to fly St. Pete! Click HERE for registration information. The camp runs from July 10-14.



UNIFIED at Morean Arts Center for Clay
The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present Florida’s premier live-art event focused on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment. This breakthrough event is an interactive, live-art extravaganza called UNIFIED featuring locally and internationally recognized artists and performers based in Tampa Bay. Join the UNATB for a night of great food, drinks, art and performances as we UNITE to promote Gender Equality in Tampa Bay and beyond. Part of the proceeds of the evening will go toward Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). The fun begins at 6pm on July 27. Click here for tickets. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.


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Written by Dexter Fabian

Dexter Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dexter relocated to the U.S. from Manila, Philippines in 2003 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2006 where he's been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helps developed the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.