Weekly-Weekend-What-to-Do (08.17-19.18)

Upcoming Events

Summer of Rum Festival (Sept. 1 & 2)
The 6th annual Summer of Rum Festival is right around the corner. Spend Labor Day Weekend, September 1st and 2nd in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park sipping on rum and enjoying some fun under the sun. This 2-day event includes live music, featuring Sugar Ray and the Wailers as headliners; over 40 rum drinks, a curated Caribbean Food Market, a rum tasting party and a fireworks show. Saturday hours are from noon – 11pm and Sunday hours are from 11am – 9:30pm.

For a limited time only, That’s So Tampa readers get an exclusive ticket deal for the Summer of Rum Festival! We are offering a limited supply of two-day general admission tickets for just $15, from $25 (save $10)! We have 20 VIP tickets available for just $50, from $75 (save $25)

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Get Wet! Summer Splash Party (Sunday, Aug. 26)Park & Rec is wrapping up the season with a splash—get wet with us at our end of Summer block party! Water slides, mini pools, music by Certified Fresh DJs, a special food menu + drink specials!
Park & Rec 100 4th Street S

Friday, August 17

2018 St. Pete Moonlight Ride
Inspired by a HUGE public group ride in Denver, CO, the Inaugural St Pete Moonlight Ride will be taking over the streets of St Pete! Starting the the Grand Central District (aka free parking), we will be heading down Central Ave for the entire ride as a group. Educating motorists the right to travel on the roads is the first step in Biker/Pedestrian safety. Note: ALL bicyclists are REQUIRED to have lights on the front/back of your bikes and must follow ALL local traffic laws. 8pm.
Right Around the Corner 2244 Central Ave

Babe Boogie
Join Hello Darlin’ Records and the St. Pete Women’s Collective for the most babely boogie since…well, ever. Dress for the get-down, and move on up with the jammiest jams you’ve ever heard in your entire life. Five dollars gets you in the door for all the vinyl, all the moves, and all the grooves. 7pm.
St. Pete Women’s Collective 2800 2nd Ave. N.

Wine Tasting @ Sundial
Stop by for complimentary wine tasting, appetizers, and do some shopping. Support this locally-owned business! Florida Jean is a cute store with fun casual clothes (not just jeans) for men & women, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, and art. 5pm.
Florida Jean Company 169 2nd Ave N

Rosé Tasting
Wine tasting dry Rosé: a crisp, high-acid Austrian Zweigelt, an easy Oregon Pinot Noir rosé, a Spanish Trepat Cava, a delicious Spanish Grenache/Monastrell, a Natural California Valdiguie blend and a light, spritzy Italian Barbera rosé. This tasting is $15/person. No tickets necessary. 6-9pm
Winesmith 1620 Central Ave

Food Trucks: Rally Around Town: Wing Fest
Food trucks gather for waterfront dining, with indoor, air-conditioned seating available, and live music. 6pm.
Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE

Saturday, August 18

FREE Yoga at Sundial
Head to the courtyard at Sundial St. Pete for a FREE yoga session hosted by The Body Electric Yoga Company. Check-in starts at 7:30am and the class will begin at 8am Don’t forget to bring a towel, yoga mat and water bottle. Don’t worry, there will be a limited supply of free yoga mats to use during the class in case you don’t have one.
Please fill out our electronic liability form here if you have not done so already and check-in at our registration desk to be accounted for upon arrival.
Sundial St. Pete 153 2nd Ave. N

TSN Presents: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
Come join us for a premiere film screening, and don’t forget to get dressed up! We will have ushers to show you to your seats and host prize raffles, and a concession stand with free popcorn and soda. Feel free to bring any other snacks you wish to enjoy. 6pm.
Metro Wellness & Community Centers 3251 3rd Ave N #125

Unexpected Color
New Mixed Media Works by Judy Vienneau Opening Reception featuring a Live Music Jam with Carole Shelton. FREE and open to the public. 6pm.
St. Pete ArtWorks 2412 Central Avenue

Sunday, August 19

Legacy and Remembrance: Panel Discussion with Special Guests Alex and David Graham
Life lessons that are conveyed by parents and grandparents have profound effect. When those patriarchs and matriarchs endured the Holocaust, those lessons and their legacy have special resonance. $9 per person for general admission and/or free for Museum members. Please RSVP by calling 727.820.0100 ext. 230. RSVP is required. 2pm
The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th Street S

Sunday Funday
Join the party all day long for #SundayFunday, with music from DJ Fresh & Certified Fresh DJs! It’s also SIN Night—bring proof of employment in for a SIN card to enjoy 50% off everything starting at 5pm!
Park & Rec – 100 4th Street S

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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop 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.