ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It's Memorial Day Weekend, which for many marks the unofficial start to their summer. While it's a day to reflect and honor our fallen military members for many, the holiday weekend has also become a time filled with events.
Here in the Tampa Bay area, there is no shortage of things to do this weekend. Some of the highlights are below.
When: Saturday, May 28
Where: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa
How much: Tickets start at $30. For more information and prices, click here.
What: Food, margaritas and live music all day! Music includes headliner Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King, and the Village People. For more info, click here.
When: Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29
Where: Raymond James Stadium (Front Lot), Tampa
How much: Tickets start at $99 for a single day. For more information, click here.
What: With more than 60 music acts, the three-day festival takes over RayJay's front lot.
When: Sunday, May 29
Where: Ybor Centennial Park
How much: FREE general admission. VIP tickets are available starting at $80. For more info, click here.
What: Enjoy LIVE cultural music on Stage featuring LIVE Music and Dance Performances, a true cultural festival featuring Food, Art & Cultural Exhibitors!
When: Friday, May 28
Where: Carol Marsani Hall at the Straz Center, Tampa
How much: Tickets starts at $120. For more information, click here.
What: Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable Blippi off the screen and onto the stage in a world-class production filled with audience engagement and amazing music.
Memorial Day Events
When: Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30
Where: The Florida Aquarium, Tampa
How much: Free ticket with purchase of general admission. For ticket prices, click here.
What: Members of the military will receive a complimentary admission ticket with the purchase of a General admission ticket to The Florida Aquarium.
When: Monday, May 30
Where: The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg
How much: Free for military members and Gold Star and Blue Star families.
What: This Memorial Day we are honoring those who serve our country with free admission to the museum for Veterans, Active Military, Gold Star and Blue Star Families.
When: Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29
Where: Raprager Farms, Odessa
How much: Tickets start at $15. For more info, click here.
What: Live Music will be available throughout the day. An additional $20 donation gets you free beer and wine all day long.
Memorial Day Parades & Ceremonies
Sarasota - Parade
10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Main Street and Osprey Avenue, Sarasota
Largo - Ceremony
9 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Largo Central Park
Palm Harbor - Service
9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Rest Haven Memorial Park
11 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at MacDill Park
11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at American Legion "U.S.S. Tampa" Post 5