We’ve all heard of Tampa’s buzzy hub — Armature Works. The TECO Streetcar hangar turned food hall and event venue hosts a handful of must-do experiences for DIY lovers, artists, athletes, and social butterflies.
Here’s nine unique + new ones for you to try in the coming weeks:
Work your creative muscle with one of the spot’s DIY classes.
Ring Workshop with SolMarVida | Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Invite the group chat and create wire-wrapped gemstone rings. Tickets cost $60 per person and include 15 gemstones + wires to try out the craft at home.
Lantern Making Workshop | Monday, April 17 and Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Craft a custom paper lantern to debut and light up the night sky at Tampa Riverfest’s Lantern Parade on Saturday, May 6. Tickets cost $35 per person and include a glass of wine.
Air Plants and Astrology Workshop | Tuesday, April 18
Build your own air plant terrariums while learning about your birth charts + the elemental associations of crystals and gemstones. Bring your birth date, time, and location to get a better reading. Tickets cost $70 per person and include a glass of wine.
Take it outside
Half the fun of Armature Works is the massive lawn space and the view of the Tampa skyline.
Paddle Invasion 2023 | Saturday, May 6 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Paddleboard, surf ski, or canoe your way from Armature Works’ waterfront area down the Hillsborough River in a two or six-mile course. Tickets cost $50.
Shop till you drop
Indie Flea might be over for the season, but Armature Works is throwing some markets of its own:
Second Sunday Market + Art Walk | Every second Sunday of the month from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Shop handmade goods, jewelry, apothecary, candles, and more from local artisans, and enjoy live paintings from regional artists.
Heights Night Market | Every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a market under the stars while browsing artists and makers while jamming out live music.
Drink + jam out
Looking for a night out? M. Bird, the bar space above Armature Works, has three new DJs every Thursday during the month of April. Book a table to avoid the big crowds.
- KC Lights on April 13
- Jmo Let Em Know on April 20
- Le’Cam on April 27
Did we miss any? Let us know.