Date night can sneak up on us, or we just downright don’t know what to do anymore. Well we have done the grunt work for you and gathered up this weekends best bets for date night.
Christmas in July | July 26, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Help children in need at St. Joe’s Hospital for Christmas in July. Bring your donation and help Santa and his elves as they collect toys. There will also be presentations, treats and lots of smiles from the kids at St. Joe’s. give2stjoeskids.org
Vintage Roost 3 Day Vintage Market | July 26-28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spend the day with your loved ones looking at all the items of the past at the Vintage Market. There will be over 15 vendors in a 5000 sq foot facility, so you are sure to find something unique to bring home! See you there! Yborcityonline.com
Fourth Friday: Tour of the Century | July 26, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Grab your history buff of the family for a grand tour of Le Meridien Tampa in Downtown Tampa! You will be transported back in time when you see the architecture and design that is not done anymore today. People that attend the tour also get discounts on their dinner that night! Get your tickets now! Fourthfridaytpa.com
St. Pete Grouper & Craft Beer Fest | July 26, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m
Visit this free-admission event at Albert Whitted Park for grouper, craft beer and food trucks. All food trucks, in addition to their regular food, will serve a grouper or seafood inspired dish. There will be live music. gulftobayfta.org
Margarita Wars | July 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
TPepin’s Hospitality Centre will host the perfect date night event for your night out. Margarita Wars allows guests to sample more than 15 margaritas with live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and more. Tickets are available at tampabayeventtickets.com. margaritawarstampabay.com
R&B Live Tampa | July 26, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday nights at Dreams Banquet Hall are home to amazing music events every Friday night! Bring your significant other and enjoy a night of great music, open mic and dancing. Make sure to buy your tickets before they run out! Eventbrite.com
Bolts Beach Bash | July 27, 10 a.m.
The Tampa Bay Lighting will be hosting the first ever Bolts Beach Bash at Pier 60 in Clearwater! There will be a hockey tournament starting at 10 a.m. For those who don’t want to compete in the hockey tournament, there will be several other contests, including cornhole, trivia and more. There would be shaved ice, smoothies, waterslide, and a mechanical shark! The night will end with a performance from Young MC and a firework show! Nhl.com
Florida Vegan “Gourmet” Food Festival | July 27, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Head over to the USF Botanical Gardens with your significant other for a celebration for all you plant-based folks! Learn all about preparing vegan dishes with live cooking, eat gourmet food while meeting local vegan chefs and enjoy a nature session. Get your tickets now. Eventbrite.com
Halfway to Gasparilla Party | July 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There’s no need to wait until January to celebrate Gasparilla again! The Tampa Bay Rum Company has you covered this Saturday night with some yummy mixed drinks, featuring their own Rums. Make sure to come in your best pirate costume for a chance to win your own bottle of rum! Don’t forget your tickets, matey! Eventbrite.com
Beerfest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off | July 27, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Throw on your favorite cheetah-print vest and dress as one of your favorite Ferris Bueller characters when you head to the Tampa Theatre this Saturday night! There will be more craft beers and local brewers than you can imagine, as well as snacks from some of the city’s best restaurants. For more details, check this out! Tampatheatre.org
Crystal River Scallop Festival | July 27-28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Enjoy some delicious seafood at Kings Bay Park in Crystal River. Entrance is only $5 and free for those under 12. There will be bouncy houses, pony rides, contests with money prizes, scavenger hunts, food trucks, live music and more. bestfloridafest.com
Yoga on the Lawn | July 28, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Been wanting your partner to try out yoga with you but didn’t want to pay for an expensive yoga class? Then head out to Armature Works this Sunday bright and early for a free yoga class! Just bring a mat, towel, water bottle, and you’re set! RSVP so you can fill out a liability waiver. Eventbrite.com
Bow Wow Haus Adoption Day | July 28, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Humane Society of Tampa Bay as they storm the Westfield Citrus Park with their adoptable dogs and cats in need of homes! They will be showcasing some cool products Bow Wow Haus and allowing pets find their new furr-ever home. Humanesocietytampa.org
Summer Classics: The Wizard of Oz (1939) | July 28, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Continuing on with the Tampa Theatre’s summer classic series, they bring you a movie you all know and love. Tone down your date for an afternoon showing of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. After the screening, there will also be a Q&A and short discussion with a film professor from the University of Tampa. Act fast! tampatheatre.org
Enjoy your date night this weekend!