Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (01.03-05.20)

2020 is officially here! Get out and celebrate at The Indie Flea, First Friday Downtown and more!

Our weekend events guide is posted every Friday morning and covers the best events over a three day period. If you’re looking for more events, visit the I Love the Burg calendar. For a $5 fee, businesses/artists/organizers can also list events here. The small fee helps this website continue to do what it does best, that’s celebrating the Sunshine City!

Planning for your concert future? Visit The Mahaffey Theater’s website for a full list of concerts coming to one of the Burg’s premier entertainment venues.

Need more local and indie music in your life? Visit No Clubs’ concert calendar for a look at shows popping up across Tampa Bay.

Want your event featured on I Love The Burg’s website? Click HERE for all the details on how to submit your event.

Coming Soon: 

Flyer for a new food festival in Tampa Bay

February 1 – Florida Food & Brews Festival “LoveLocal” Ticket Deal!  

The Florida Food & Brews Festival will showcase the best bites in the Tampa Bay region! The event will feature plenty of food and brewery competitions, as well as fun tastings. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. Tickets are on sale now for the event. Use code LoveLocal to get an exclusive I Love the Burg ticket discount! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Florida Food & Brews Festival takes place on February 1 at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Avenue North.


Chocolate covered popcorn

I Love the Burg and Salty Sisters present Pelican Tracks Popcorn!

Taste the most delicious new flavor in the Sunshine City. We’re launching a brand new Pelican Tracks Popcorn with the amazing and Best of the Bay Winning Salty Sisters! It’s caramel popcorn drizzled with chocolate and mixed with peanut butter cups. YUM! Visit Salty Sisters at 107 107th Avenue, Treasure Island.


Friday, January 3 

Pair O Dice BeerRaiser at The Ale and the Witch 
Pair O Dice Brewing closed their doors at the end of December. The Ale and The Witch wants to celebrate the wonderful Tampa Bay brewery with some of their best brews. At 6pm every Pair O Dice Pint being served will be just $6 AND 100% of all the sales from their kegs we are donating back to THEIR employees to help them out a bit. 6-10pm. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Infinite Third: 2020 Initiation Ritual at Grassroots
Join Grassroots as they kickoff 2020 with another ritualistic sound offering from Infinite Third. The upstairs lounge will be transformed into an immersive space for you to bathe in the music and reflect on your intentions for the new year/decade. 8pm-midnight. Grassroots, 957 Central Avenue.

Members Only: Salutations Variations for All at The Body Electric Yoga
Join Jessica Mihm for an afternoon of summoning the sun. Learn new ways to both modify and add play to your typical vinyasa so that it feels right in your body. 12:30-1:30pm. Click HERE to register. The Body Electric, 3015 7th Street North.


Saturday, January 4 

Saturday Morning Market at Al Lang Stadium 
The Saturday Morning Market features more than 100 local vendors selling plants, art, clothing, produce, delicious food, strong coffee, pastries, popcorn and more. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium, 501 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Indie Flea Street Faire
It’s 2020, and it’s time to shop local! Shop, drink, and dance in the EDGE District. Dozens of vendors will be outside on Baum Avenue selling art, apparel, baked goods, decor, candles and more. 12-4pm. St. Pete Indie Flea Street Faire, 1133 Baum Avenue North.

Yoga in the Park with The Body Electric
Join Healthy St. Pete on the FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH for Yoga in the Park at Crescent Lake Park. Classes are hosted by The Body Electric Yoga Company. 9-10am. Crescent Lake Park, 1320 5th Street North.

Iberian Rooster Drag Brunch
Now you can see your favorite Fresh Start host, Adriana Sparkle, with Miss St. Pete Pride 2016, Nicole T. Lane and Special Guest! 11am-3pm. $15 per person, and includes the show, choice of entree, breakfast pastries and fruits! Unlimited for $10 more. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Pathfinder Open Tree Climb
Start the new year off on a high note – or on a high branch – and come tree climbing with Pathfinder Outdoor Education! Anyone ages 6 and up can climb – it’s not just for kids! And it’s FREE for every climber. 10am-3pm. Pathfinder Outdoor Education, 1310 22nd Avenue South.

States of Being – Art Opening at Five Deuces Galleria
Come see the work of 6 local artists at the beautiful Five Deuces Galleria in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg. 6-9pm. Five Deuces Galleria, 2101 3rd Avenue South.


Sunday, January 5 

Roadside Attraction Revisited at Sunken Gardens 
Help Sunken Gardens celebrate 100+ years of being one of Florida’s most beloved roadside attractions and 20 years of City ownership! The citizens of St. Pete chose to save this Florida gem, and it belongs to everyone! Wear your best vintage threads while strolling the gardens, shopping vintage and plant vendors, rocking out to the surf guitar tunes of The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show, sharing your own memories for our archives, kids activities by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, food, bar, and more! Event from 12-4pm. $10/Adults, $8/Seniors (62+), $4/Children ages (2-11). Members admitted free of charge. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North.

Sterling Watson Book Signing & Author Talk at Tombolo Books
Prolific local author, and former Professor of Creative Writing/Director of the Writers in Paradise Program, Sterling Watson will speak at Tombolo Books on Sunday. Colette Bancroft will led a discussion with the award-winning author about his latest book, The Committee,a work of historical fiction recalling a McCarthyistic period of Florida history, centering the action in Gainesville where university students and staff attract special attention from the governor’s henchmen. The event runs from 4-6pm.Tombolo Books, 2153 1st Avenue South.

Romeo and Juliet at Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
This full-scale production, set to the composition of Sergei Prokofiev, showcases William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Experience the timeless, passionate romance like never before while 55 talented ballet stars from The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine perform their sought-after production in St. Pete. 3pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.


Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.