Gasparilla Music Festival, Brick-or-Treat and more, fall in full swing in Tampa Bay


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – As fall and Halloween events continue to roll out in the Tampa Bay area, there is still plenty to do if you and your family aren’t all on the ‘season. spooky ”.

From the Gasparilla Music Festival in downtown Tampa to the Florida State Fairgrounds boat show, there’s something to keep everyone busy this weekend.

If you’re ready for Halloween, however, you and your youngsters can pay for a trip to Legoland with their first “Brick-Or-Treat” prep weekend.

These events are presented in no particular order. If you are aware of anything happening in the area in the future, send an email to [email protected].

1. Flag Football for Special Olympics at Raymond James Stadium

The one-day flag football celebration will take place on Saturday at the Super Bowl Champions’ Field during the Sunshine Bowl.

“Down. Settle. Shack! This is your chance to hit the turf and play flag football on an NFL field. Grab your playbook and put your list together for a fun day of 6v6 games. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two games, ”says the event’s website.

Registration for new teams is closed, but others in the stadium club can enjoy food and drink, live music, and for ages 21 and over, a blackjack tournament. Jack in the Club participants can watch the flag football competition through the club’s panoramic windows.

2. Brick-or-Treat at Legoland

The first Brick-or-Treat weekend takes place at Winter Haven Theme Park this weekend with five themed stations for kids starting at 2:30 p.m.

Lego monster character experiences will return to the park for friendly get-togethers, along with plenty of shows in the early afternoon and fireworks in the evening.

The events will take place every weekend in October.

3. Gasparilla Music Festival

The Gasparilla Music Festival will return to Curtis Hixon Park and other venues in downtown Tampa from October 1-3, bringing with it local food and more than 35 local and national bands.

Big Ray’s Fish Camp and the Nebraska Mini Mart are among the new restaurants added to the festival in the park.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination is required to enter the festival.

4. Tampa Bay Boat Show

The Tamp Bay Boat Show returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds this weekend with many types of models, from pontoon boats to kayaks, jet skis and other exhibits.

The event is free for the whole family and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

5. Taste of the beaches

With the official event kicking off next week, Taste of the Beaches kicks off Friday starting at 7 p.m. with live music, craft beer and an auction at St. Pete Beach. .

“Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to relax outside under the stars in the beautiful waterfront park. Enjoy a live concert from Tom Petty Experience and bid on over 20 exclusive items at live auction! Auction items include multiple beachfront hotel stays, poolside cabanas, VIP tours and more! said a press release.

Taste of the Beaches tickets are available for purchase during the event for $ 10 per ticket and offer one taste per participating restaurant.

6. Robust Maniac

The festival and mud race are “like a recreation for adults” with a 3-story water slide, trampolines and beer.

The party starts at 8:30 am with the festival itself and includes food and beer, as well as games. Tickets for this part of the event are free.

The 3-mile course, with 20 obstacles, opens at 9 a.m., but participants will be given a specific time limit to participate.

7. Tampa Bay Rays Drive-Through ‘Swag Pick-Up’

The Rays announced their ongoing activities throughout the Tampa Bay area ahead of the playoffs. The giveaways will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Florida Aquarium parking lot and Sunday at the same time at Tropicana Field, in the parking lots on 3rd Avenue South.

8. Beer World Oktoberfest

Raise a drink at World of Beer stores in Tampa International and Brandon this weekend to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Those in attendance from noon onwards will toast the party with special food, cocktails and contests, including a stein outfit contest at 1 p.m. and a pretzel-eating contest at 2 p.m., as well as a race. stein relay at 3 p.m.


Gerald R. Schneider

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