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The most local events in Tampa Bay, Florida

Curated calendar for new openings, tours, exhibits, and foodie events.

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You asked, we’re answering. A new and improved TBAYtoday events calendar is here.

Or maybe you didn’t realize we even had an events calendar — consider this your ticket to the most fun and relevant events in Tampa Bay, including:

  • Summer Rum & Seafood Festival by the North Tampa Bay Chamber | Sat., Aug. 27 | 4-10 p.m. | Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Dr., Lutz | $5+ |Enjoy dishes from 12+ restaurants and sip on brews from local distilleries while a tribute band brings the coastal atmosphere. 🦐
  • Special Needs Town Hall | Mon., Aug. 29 | 5 p.m. | Kate Jackson Recreation Center, 821 S. Rome Ave.| Free | Join leaders from the Senior Connection Center, Tampa government, and more as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health across generations.
  • $6 Sundays at the St. Petersburg Museum of History | Sun., Aug. 28 |12-5 p.m. | St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg | $6 | No need to register, just show up and enjoy exhibits on the origins of flight + Little Cooperstown.
  • Avenue Q | Wed., Aug. 31-Sun., Sept. 25 | Straz Center | $20.50+ | The Tony-winning puppet-and-human musical has been seen before hereabouts, but a talented cast (including Spencer Meyers and Julia Rifino) should bring the funny.
  • Armadillo Run 5k and 10k | Sat., Aug. 27 | 5-10 a.m. | Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive, Oldsmar | $35.00 - $40.00 | The Armadillo Run is a premier run held on flat, fast, scenic and nationally certified 5K and 10K courses with chip timing.

As Tampa Bay residents ourselves, we love making sure that TBAYtoday has access to the most robust, relevant, and hyperlocal events calendar possible. In part, we rely on readers like you to keep us in the loop — start submitting your events now. (Just like before, you can add your event to our calendar for free but we’ve also added a few new paid promotional opportunities to take advantage of as well, starting at just $15.)

In addition to the hundreds of events that you can discover each month on our website, each issue of our newsletter features a dedicated events section, with our curated editorial picks for the upcoming week, organized by day. Keep scrolling just a little bit and you’ll see what we mean. Pro tip: click the link to see our full calendar if you want to start planning ahead.

Want to know which events we’re most excited about? Your friendly neighborhood City Editors (👋 that’s us, Bailey + David) can often be found out and about at the newest restaurant openings, Rays and Bucs games, festivals, and fairs — see what we’re up to in the Wrap section at the bottom of each newsletter or by following us on Instagram @theTBAYtoday. Click this link to bookmark your best events for September.

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