Need some fun ways to start your weekend? We have 10 ideas, in no particular order, to help you out.
Where's the rum gone? To The Cuban Club for the Summer of Rum fest in Ybor City. There are four delicious rum zones throughout the Cuban Club with live music by Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways and much more. Tickets cost $25 at the door and it is expected to sell out.
Free cancer screening + movie
If you hang out at Clearwater Beach you can participate both! Moffitt's Mole Patrol will be offering free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach. Then at sunset watch a free movie at the pier. Tonight they are showing Captain Phillips (PG-13)
Saturday and Sunday at the Rosa Fiorelli Winery the whole family is invited to a festival that includes grape stomping, food truck, live music and much more. Admission and parking is free. Click here for directions to the winery
Hippie fest at Tarpon Springs
Wear your tie-dye shirt and join the party! It's from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Sponge Docks and Tarpon Avenue. Admission is free and events includes a VW Bug Show, food, beer, live music, raffles and much more.
Celebration of Brewing in Sarasota
At Morton's Gourmet Market on South Osprety Avenue. Enjoy a sampling from a wide sampling of brews from around the world from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event costs $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event.
Gulf Coast Land & Sea Expo
At the Manatee Convention & Civic center that will be filled with some of the Onshore and Offshore boats, fishing, hunting and cooking gear. Get ready to shop, learn and share you outdoor passions. There will also be special features, free seminars and demos. The event is free and starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
97X Craft Beer Experience
More than 100 craft beers will be available for sampling at the 97X Craft Beer Experience at the Mahaffey Theater. Admission includes a commemorative 97X Craft Beer Experience cup and guests will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day. Tickets cost $35 at the door. It is expected to sell out.
St. Pete cupcake contest
Come see, or participate in, the Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest. It is held at The Morean Arts Center from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Audience members will be allowed to taste entries on a first come, first serve basis. Come see some cool cupcakes!
Rock N' Blues Hippiefest
Clearwater is also having a Hippiefest this weekend. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. party at Ruth Eckerd Hall with a musical lineup that includes a Johnny Winters and features the Edgar Winter Band and Savoy Browns Kim Simmonds, along with special guests Vanilla Fudge and Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth. Tickets cost between $45 and $80.
Join other dog lovers in South Tampa as you enjoy beer and raise money for the homeless pets at the Human Society of Tampa Bay. From 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Human Society will host its 4th annual pub crawl that will start at MacDinton's and end at the Dubliner Irish Pub. Well-behaved, socialized dogs are welcome at each location. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door and include participation in the Pup Crawl, a Humane Society of Tampa Bay koozie, one "chance drawing" ticket for our grand prize and drink specials at every stop on the crawl.
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