Things to do in Tampa

Drinksgiving @ Franklin Manor
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 3:00 am
Drinksgiving @ Franklin Manor | Tampa | Florida | United States

Everyone will be in town so celebrate “DRINKSGIVING” with at Franklin Manor.

On Thanksgiving Eve night enjoy your first Corona or Tullamore Dew featured cocktail “Ben’s Apple Cider” on the house!

Live band on the patio & DJ’s throughout the night. No entry fee for Franklin Manor friends and valet is available.

Franklin Manor is located at 912 N Franklin Street in Downtown Tampa.

Come Back Alice Performing Live w/ Custard Pie @ Skipper's Smokehouse
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 12:00 am
Come Back Alice Performing Live w/ Custard Pie @ Skipper's Smokehouse | Tampa | Florida | United States


Come Back Alice is a genre defying high-energy Rock N Roll band from St. Petersburg, FL.  “Formed in 2012, Come Back Alice has a patently-unique sound that they’ve dubbed Southern Gypsy Funk, a blend of rock, soul, gypsy jazz and funk music, the flavors of which compliment each other like ingredients in a fine New Orleans gumbo. With improvisational influences and a love of bands known for killer live performances—including The Band, Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, and The Allman Brothers Band—even the biggest Come Back Alice fans don’t know what to expect from show to show from a band that has never repeated a set list.” – Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times. Fronted by multi-instrumentalist (and newly-weds) Tony Tyler and Dani Jaye, the connection witnessed onstage is impalpable. Switching between slide guitar, B3 organ, Violin, and keys, these two have a knack for captivating audiences with an electric stage presence one would come to expect from a truly organic Rock N Roll show. A Georgia native, Tyler met Jaye shortly after moving to Florida to play with the late Dan Toler (Allman Brothers Band). The two stayed local for a short time, writing music and looking for players with dreams as big as their own. After meeting drummer Yral Morris in Sarasota, FL, they knew they had found the rhythmic core needed to take the sound to the next level. Morris, a Miami bred groove machine, honed his chops in the gospel churches of south Florida. With a style all his own, his dynamically powerful approach on drumming makes him a perfect fit to an entirely unique band. Within the last year, the band has added Percussionist Jimmy Rector. Prior to moving to Florida and meeting Tony and Dani while jamming around a campfire, Rector resided in rural Missouri and worked as a studio drummer that was known for pushing the bar with a wide array of musical projects of all different genres. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2015, which recorded at award-winning Tree sound Studios in Atlanta, GA. The album was accompanied by a critically acclaimed music video for their single ‘Coraline.” The music video took home the gold by winning Music Video of the Year at the Los Angeles Gorilla Film Festival, “Coraline” was also nominated for an award at several other film festivals. Having already performed in more than 10 states at some of the nations largest festivals and venues, Come Back Alice is taking the nation by storm. The band is currently in the process of producing a new studio album, set to be released in Spring 2018, alongside a career breaking year of genre defying high-energy Rock N Roll performances.

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w/ Custard Pie Custard Pie is a 4-piece from Valdosta, GA that has quickly cemented themselves as one of the best new jam bands around. Infectious grooves, lush guitar tones, and catchy tunes that turn into sonic journeys are their trademark. With their fantastic light show and great tunes, Custard Pie is a live act that you really want to see.

Pitch Night @ The Attic Cafe @ The Attic Cafe
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pitch Night @ The Attic Cafe @ The Attic Cafe | Tampa | Florida | United States

Stop by The Attic on Kennedy to enjoy a lively startup atmosphere and meet fellow local startup enthusiasts.

Agenda: 6pm-7:30pm-Company Pitches & Success Stories, 7:30pm-Stay for Networking

This is a casual event with several refreshment options, including Buddy Brew Coffee, Cigar City Beer, and other local craft beverages.

So grab a drink, mingle, and get plugged into Tampa Bay’s Tech Startup Community!

Fresh Market @ Wiregrass
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fresh Market @ Wiregrass

The Fresh Market features 50+ vendors in the heart of the shopping center where you’ll find a variety of local, certified organic, hydroponic and conventional produce, plants, organic garden food/supplies, locally made foods such as jams, salsa, dips, seasonings, sauces and oil, as well as local artists showcasing their creative efforts and eco-friendly products.

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Tampa Tree Lighting Ceremony 2017 @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tampa Tree Lighting Ceremony 2017 @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park  | Tampa | Florida | United States

The City of Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 with the high-energy sounds of the 10-piece horn band, Late Night Brass. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and snuggle in and enjoy the sounds of the season.
Tampa’s first family, The Buckhorns, will do the honors of officially lighting the 30-foot glittering Christmas Tree at approximately 7:50 p.m.
Immediately following the tree lighting will be a free movie in the park.

Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour @ Amalie Arena
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour @ Amalie Arena

Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Tickets available online.

Santa Fest 2017 @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Santa Fest 2017 @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park  | Tampa | Florida | United States

Get in the holiday spirit with the City of Tampa’s Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The event will include free photos with Santa Claus, holiday entertainment, crafts, games and activities. Attendees can also catch up with the 36th Annual Downtown Tampa Christmas Parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m.

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Rock the Park @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rock the Park @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Rock the Park is held at Tampa’s New Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. A free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres. Please help us spread the word & invite your friends!

Same Day Delivery Orchestra
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Snow on 7th – Ybor City @ Ybor City
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Snow on 7th - Ybor City @ Ybor City  | Tampa | Florida | United States

Ybor Collaborative is hosting its 7th Annual Snow on 7th Parade featuring 19 Marching Bands under a sky of snow!

Join Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Santa Claus for this FREE family friendly event on Saturday, December 9th.
The pre-show will feature local children’s dance groups talent to get visitors into the holiday spirit.

The Tampa Bay Pride Band will usher in the official start of the parade with Mayor Bob Buckhorn in the lead and the snow will begin to flow from the rooftops like magic in Florida.

Marching bands from all over Hillsborough County will continue the holiday cheer with other special guests included. Santa and Mrs. Claus will signal the finale of this special holiday tradition.

Pre-Show will begin at 6pm
Parade 7pm

Monster Jam Comes to Raymond James Stadium @ Raymond James Stadium
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm
Monster Jam Comes to Raymond James Stadium @ Raymond James Stadium


Climb your trucks and start your engines, Monster Jam is coming to the Raymond James Stadium. As one of the country’s premier live motorsport events, Monster Jam features the biggest, baddest monster trucks in the business going at it in bone-crushing races and freestyles. Events scheduled for January 13, 2018 and February 3, 2018, get tickets online today.