30+ Things To Do for Tampa Memorial Day Weekend 2018

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Memorial Day is just a few days away! If you’re looking for some ways to spend it, we’ve got you covered. From Friday to Monday, check out these Tampa Memorial Day weekend ideas!

Friday, May 25

1. Picker Place Ybor Market | 9am to 6pm

From Thursday, May 24th to Sunday, May 27th, you can enjoy the vintage market with over 10,000 square feet of air conditioned space. Here, you’ll find a wide and diverse assortment of vintage, rustic, industrial and many other style goods.

2. Fourth Friday Tampa | 4pm to 10pm, Time Varies by Venue

Fourth Friday is an easy way for you to experience the best of Tampa with an evening full of special offerings by many venues in downtown Tampa. There will be free admission, discounts, or special offers at museums, theaters, and more. You can also enjoy live music and Sip & Stroll at the Tampa Riverwalk.

3. Clearwater Blast Friday | 5:30pm

At Clearwater Blast Friday, you’ll get food trucks and vendors along with drinks! And of course, there will be live entertainment! This event is held at Ruth Eckerd Hall and is free.

4. Friday Concert Series in the Park | 7pm to 9pm

For a country music kind of night, head to the River Tower Park to see the Cadillac Cowboy perform live. This concert series is free!

5. Tampa Bay Rays vs Orioles | 7:10pm

The Tampa Bay Rays will be playing the first game in a series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, May 25th at 7:10pm. The following games in the series will take place on May 26th and 27th. Get your tickets and see the schedule here.

6. Florida Orchestra Patriotic Salute | 8pm

Head to the Straz Center in Tampa to see the Florida Orchestra salute the American speaker in honor of Memorial Day. There will be music by a few well-known American composers. The salute will take place again at the Mahaffey Theater on May 26th.

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Saturday, May 26

7. Honor Our Heroes 5K | 8am

This 5k will run along upper Tampa Bay on Shore Dr. There will be a time limit of 1 hour and 5 minutes for everyone to complete the 5K. Registration includes 2 post race craft beers, a medal, merchandise drawings, and chip timing.

8. St Pete Saturday Morning Market | 9am to 2pm

To see over 130 different vendors, head to Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Pete for the weekly fresh market. The various vendors sell products from food to soaps and more.

9. Picker Place Ybor Market | 9am to 6pm

From Thursday, May 24th to Sunday, May 27th, you can enjoy the vintage market with over 10,000 square feet of air conditioned space. Here, you’ll find a wide and diverse assortment of vintage, rustic, industrial and many other style goods.

10. Memorial Day Classic Car Show | 10am to 1pm

If you’ve got a nice car, try going to the 7th annual Memorial Day Classic Car Show held at American Legion Post 152. There is no registration fee and there will be trophies for best in show. Also, car owners will receive a free meal for themselves and a guest.

11. Clearwater Farmers Market | 10am to 4pm

For fresh produce, the Clearwater Farmers Market is the place to be. Every week, you’ll be able to find the freshest products provided by the best local vendors around.

12. 97x BBQ Music and Arts Festival | 11am to 11pm

If you’re into alternative music, then you don’t want to miss the annual 97x BBQ Music and Arts Festival at Vinoy Park. This year’s artists include Dirty Heads, Awolnation, AJR, and many more.

13. Tampa Bay Margarita Festival | 12pm

Enjoy a day full of margarita fun. There will be over 60 different margaritas to choose from along with food trucks and live entertainment by several bands, including the Plain White T’s and more.

14. Sunset Music Festival | 3pm to 12am

The Sunset Music Festival will be back at the Raymond James Stadium parking lot for another year so bring out your festival gear! There will be dozens of artists ready to perform for you and give you a good time.

15. Tampa Bay Rays vs Orioles | 4:10pm

The Tampa Bay Rays will be playing the second game in a series with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, May 26th at 4:10pm. The last game in the series will take place on May 27th. Get your tickets and see the schedule here.

16. Memorial Day Water Ski Show | 5:30pm

This Saturday weekly water skiing show will have a special performance for Memorial Day! The show will take place at Tower Lake at 6pm with the preshow starting at 5:30pm.

17. Florida Orchestra Patriotic Salute | 8pm

Head to the Mahaffey Theater in St Petersburg to see the Florida Orchestra salute the American speaker in honor of Memorial Day. There will be music by a few well-known American composers.

18. Shephard’s 90’s Beach Party | 9pm to 2:30am

For those feeling nostalgic, the Shephard’s 90’s Beach Party is for you. There will be live performances by Vanilla Ice, Positive K and DJ Skribble.

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Sunday, May 27

19. Picker Place Ybor Market | 9am to 6pm

From Thursday, May 24th to Sunday, May 27th, you can enjoy the vintage market with over 10,000 square feet of air conditioned space. Here, you’ll find a wide and diverse assortment of vintage, rustic, industrial and many other style goods.

20. Veterans Memorial Park Observance | 10am

Honor your veterans at the 21st annual Memorial Day observance at Veterans Memorial Park and LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum. There will be speakers, a color guard, a rifle salute, refreshments, a wreath ceremony, and more.

21. Tampa Bay Margarita Festival | 12pm

Enjoy a day full of margarita fun. There will be over 60 different margaritas to choose from along with food trucks and live entertainment by several bands, including the Plain White T’s and more.

22. Memorial Sunday Sandbar Concert | 12:30pm to 4pm

This marks the 12th annual free floating sandbar concert! To experience this concert, you must come by boat, kayak or canoe.

23. Tampa Bay Rays vs Orioles | 1:10pm

The Tampa Bay Rays will be playing the last game in a series with the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, May 27th at 1:10pm. Get your tickets and see the schedule here.

24. Sunset Music Festival | 3pm to 12am

The Sunset Music Festival will be back at the Raymond James Stadium parking lot for another year so bring out your festival gear! There will be dozens of artists ready to perform for you and give you a good time.

25. Yoga in the Park | 6pm to 7pm

Enjoy a relaxing hour of yoga at Curtis Hixon Park. This event is free, though donations are accepted. Keep in mind, weather can result in a cancellation of the class.

26. Millennium Age Silent Party | 9:30pm to 2am

Put on your headphones and party like you never have before. Music will play only from your headphones, with no speakers around, making it a silent party. There will be 3 different channels with different music for you to choose from.

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Monday, May 28

27. Memorial Day Ceremony Oldsmar | 10am

Honor our fallen veterans at this ceremony including a keynote speaker, presentation of colors, national anthem, refreshments and a bald eagle visit.

28. Memorial Day Ceremony Largo | 7pm

This annual ceremony includes a color guard performance, a wreath presentation, and music. It will take place in the Military Court of Honor at Largo Central Park.

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Other Ideas for Any Day

29. Picnic at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park

30. Beach Day at Clearwater or St Pete Beach

31. Nature Park Exploration

32. Bike Ride at Bayshore Blvd

33. Walk or Bike at Tampa Riverwalk

34. Vinoy Park Relaxation

35. Dog Date at Various Venues

 

 

Once you’ve got your Tampa Memorial Day plans figured out, you can start thinking about the next date after that! For some inspiration, check out Dance the Night Away: Drop In Dance Lesson Dates or Dog Friendly Dates in Tampa Bay!


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