Sep 14, 2023 - Things to Do

Tampa Bay weekend events: '90s Con, Cuban sandwiches and more

A Cuban sandwich. Photo: Courtesy of MOSI

This weekend in Tampa Bay, learn about the science of the Cuban sandwich at MOSI, check out '90s Con at the Tampa Convention Center, see a water lantern festival in Hudson and more.

๐Ÿฅช 1. Celebrate the Cuban

The title of Tampa Bay's best Cuban sandwich could be decided by your vote at the "Science of the Cuban Sandwich" event at the Museum of Science and Industry.

What's happening: There will be drink pairings, live music, sandwich making demonstrations, interactive displays, raffles and more.

What they're saying: "We're very excited to use this inaugural event to introduce the community to all the new improvements to MOSI," says MOSI's CEO, John Graydon Smith.

When: 6-9pm Saturday

Where: MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

Cost: Tickets for MOSI members are $20. Non-member tickets are $25. Registration is required.

Of note: This event is for ages 18+.

๐ŸŽ‰ 2. '90s Con

  • Get rad at a three-day 1990s-themed festival at the Tampa Convention Center. Celebrity guests include cast members from "Boy Meets World," "Cabin Fever," "Kim Possible" and more. Day passes start at $40.
  • 4โ€“8pm Friday, 10amโ€“6pm Saturday and 10amโ€“5pm Sunday.

๐Ÿ‰ 3. Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

  • Eat Asian foods from local vendors, listen to live music and watch a performance of a lion dance. Performed at important occasions in Chinese and other Asian cultures, the dance mimics the movements of a lion to bring good luck and fortune. It all happens at Saigon Night Market in Pinellas Park 3โ€“10pm Saturday and 2โ€“9pm Sunday. Free.

๐Ÿˆ 4. Go Bulls

  • Watch the USF Bulls take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James 3:30pm Saturday. Tickets start at $21

๐Ÿป 5. Wulfaven Oktoberfest

  • Drink beer, eat traditional German cuisine and enjoy live music in Carrollwood noonโ€“11pm Saturday at Wulfaven Brewing Co.'s first Oktoberfest. Free.

๐Ÿฎ 6. Water Lantern Festival

๐ŸŽจ 7. Festival of the Arts

  • Watch a runway fashion show and view local artists' work 7โ€“10pm Friday at Jackie Z Style Co. and 6โ€“10pm Saturday at Coastal Creative in St. Pete. This annual show benefits the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Tickets start at $35.

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