Nov 9, 2023 - Things to Do

Tampa Bay weekend events: Heroes and Headliners, Craft Beer Festival

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This weekend in Tampa Bay, check out a Veterans Day concert, a wings and waffle event at the Air Museum, and a stone crab and music festival in Cortez.

1. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² Honor the Veterans

Celebrate the military community in Tampa with a Veterans Day concert hosted by Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek.

What's happening: Heroes and Headliners will feature performances from Imagine Dragons, H.E.R., and Chris Stapleton.

When: 5:30pm Saturday

Where: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Of note: You can livestream the concert at 6:15pm Saturday.

Cost: Tickets start at $174.

2. πŸ— Wings 'n Waffles

  • Eat chicken wings and waffles and hear from aviation expert, veteran, and pilot John Helms at the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland 9am-10am Saturday. Free for members of the Florida Air Museum. $10 at the doors for non-members.

3. πŸ•Ί Saved by the Ball Party

4. πŸ–ΌοΈ A Decade at the Table

  • Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Creatives Artists Collective with exhibits featuring sixteen women artists, now through Saturday on the second floor of the Kress Building in Ybor. Free.
  • Opening ceremony 6-9pm Thursday and closing ceremony 1-3pm Saturday.

5. 🍁 Fall Family Festival

  • Enjoy an evening of family fun with bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pie eating contests, food trucks, s'mores, and live bluegrass music 4:30-7:30pm Saturday at Faith Baptist Church of Sarasota. Free.

6. πŸ¦€ Cortez Stone Crab and Music Festival

  • Eat fresh stone crab, shrimp and grits, and clam chowder, and enjoy live music, local artists, and a kids zone 10am-6pm Saturday at Swordfish Grill in Cortez near Anna Maria Island. Free.

7. 🍺 Craft Beer Festival

  • Celebrate local and regional craft beer with live music and exclusive tastings from 21 breweries noon-4pm Sunday at 1837 Hillview Street in Sarasota. Tickets are $25.

8. πŸ“œ Pioneer Day

  • Experience the history of Hillsborough County pioneers with live music, heritage crafts, clogging, quilts, vendors, food, train rides, museum exhibits, historical archives, lithograph press prints, and a bake sale 9am-3pm Saturday at East Hillsborough Historical in Plant City. Free.

9. 🎸 Tampa Indie Night

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