Best of November: 30+ Date Night Events this Month

Best of November: Our Guide to Date Night Events this Month

From fall festivals and drive-in movies to art exhbiits and outdoor concerts, here are our top picks for date night events in Tampa Bay this November.

November 1 – 8

9th Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Saturdays and Sundays through November 1; 10am-5pm
*Outdoor event
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Plant City
This annual maze features a corn maze, live music, duck races, fall games, a pumpkin patch, butterfly garden (additional charge) and more. Make it a complete date day by pairing up your visit with a stop at Keel & Curley Winery, which is a short 15-minute drive from the maze. Bring cash for the on site vendors as many don’t accept card payments.
$11

Sushi + Axe Throwing
Sunday, November 1, 4pm
Stumpy’s Hatchet House Tampa – Axe Throwing
Join Dang Good Sushi @ Stumpy’s Hatchet House for a sushi axe throwing time! Each ticket includes axe throwing, 3 create your own sushi rolls and one alcoholic beverage. Vegan/vegetarian friendly upon request.
$60

The Drive-In At Armature Works: Romeo + Juliet Community Screening
Sunday, November 1, 10pm
*Outdoor event
The Drive-In At Armature Works
Right in the heart of The Heights district, this is a perfect spot to watch movies under the stars, with stunning views of the Tampa skyline and Hillsborough River as your backdrop.
$5

Drive-In Movie Theaters in Tampa Bay
Image credit: Rooftop Cinema Club at Armature Works

New & Noteworthy Book Club
Wednesday, November 4, 6-7:30pm
*Virtual event hosted by Oxford Exchange
Grab your favorite beverage and join Oxford Exchange for a discussion of hot new & noteworthy titles each month! November’s New & Noteworthy Book Club features ‘Fifty Words For Rain’ by Asha Lemmie. This event will take place via a Zoom Conference Call.
FREE; Registration required

Tampa Bay Burger Week
November 5 – 15
Multiple participating restaurants
Enjoy burger specials for $10 and under at select Tampa Bay area restaurants, exclusive pricing on Funky Buddha, and more. Stop in at a participating location during the 10-day-long promotion and ask for the Tampa Bay Burger Week special. A portion of the proceeds will go to Feeding Tampa Bay.
$10 and under

Always … Patsy Cline / A Straz Center Production
November 5 – December 6
Straz Center, Jaeb Theater
More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash, this Straz Center production is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk. Complete with down-home country humor and heart, this musical play includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.”
$55.50/couple

Rock The Park LIVE w/ Poetry n Lotion, Shelby Sol & More!
Thursday, November 5, 7pm
*Outdoor event
Downtown Tampa – Tampa Museum of Art outdoor terrace
Rock the Park returns to the park for this free, monthly outdoor concert! Masks required. This event will be socially distanced with 20 total “pods” available, each sitting up to 6 people in a group. 10 pods are available for advance registration here; the remainder will be first come, first served the day of the event.
FREE Admission

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Image credit: Rock The Park Tampa

Glass Workshops and Open House
November 6 – 7, times vary
Gott Glass Studio & Gallery
This unique one-on-one opportunity in the Hot Shop gives you the chance to work with a professional instructor to learn the fundamentals of glass blowing. The Hot Glass Date includes working together to make flaming glass hearts and two ornaments (or two items of equal time commitment) with the help of an instructor.
$129/couple – Hot Glass Date

St. Pete Mural Tours by Bike
Saturday, November 7, 2pm
*Outdoor event
Hop on your bike or take advantage of Coast Bike Share and join this leisurely Mural Tour ride with numerous stops. Learn more about these dynamic murals and the power of public art in St. Pete! Limited to 15 people, masks required, registration required by 4pm November 6.
$25 with bike rental; $20 bring your own bike

First Saturday Jazz featuring Nate Najar & Daniella Soledade
Saturday, November 7, 8-10pm
Independent Bar & Cafe, Tampa
First Saturday Jazz is back at the Indie! Nate Najar and the lovely Daniella Soledade will perform several spellbinding sets of bossa nova music. First come first served seating is limited! Masks are required when not seated and social distancing is in effect. Table service only – no standing or bar service.
FREE Admission

The Drive-In At Armature Works: 50 First Dates
Saturday, November 7, 10pm
*Outdoor event
The Drive-In At Armature Works
Right in the heart of The Heights district, this is a perfect spot to watch movies under the stars, with stunning views of the Tampa skyline and Hillsborough River as your backdrop.
$22 – $28/car

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market
Sunday, November 8, 11am-3pm
Southern Brewing & Winery
Enjoy live music and shop with local vendors who sell fresh produce, plants, baked goods, artisan foods and hand crafted gifts! Food Trucks offer lunch bites and the brewery is serving up some of the best local wine & beer in town. Dog friendly & bike valet.
FREE Admission

November 9 – 15

Wine Education Happy Hour: Big Reds
Tuesday, November 10, 7-8pm
Book + Bottle
Come enjoy a safe, socially-distanced, and guided wine tasting through some big ol’ red wines! You can add on a gorgeous charcuterie box from Gather Round and Graze for an additional $15 that is perfect for two people to snack on.
$40

Heights Night Market
Wednesday, November 11, 5:30-9:30
*Outdoor event
Armature Works
Heights Night Market is a monthly, evening, outdoor market featuring live music plus a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts and so much more. Held outdoors, with additional space placed between vendors to promote social distancing.
FREE Admission

Heights Night Market at Armature Works
Image credit: Armature works

Cru U Freshman Wine Class: Old World vs New World Wines
Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm
Armature Works
Taste at least four examples side-by-side to compare the major grapes grown in France vs the rest of the world. Gain an understanding of the various styles of wines so you can understand and better describe what you like to drink! Class includes instruction, tasting of at least 8 wines, and a cheese plate to pair. Hosted by Cru Cellars.
$100/couple

Couples Cooking: First Timers Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 12, 6:30pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park
In this hands-on cooking class, learn to make five classic Thanksgiving dishes under the guidance of a chef.
$100/couple

Glow Table Dinner
Friday, November 13, 7-9pm
*Outdoor event
Plaza between the Mahaffey Theatre and the Dali Museum
Enjoy a festive outdoor dining experience with LED Glow Tables and quality food, drinks, and service from 400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse. Let the evening come alive with your friends as accomplished cirque performances will rotate from table to table between meal courses.
$160

Pastries with Primates at ZooTampa
Saturday, November 14, 8-9:30am
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Enjoy a morning at the Zoo and connect with our eight Bornean Orangutans who each has a unique personality. Tickets include breakfast (donuts & bagels, coffee, juice), stroll and watch Guenons, Orangutans and Colobus enjoy their breakfast, admission to the Zoo after and more.
$75 for members; $100 non-members

90-point Rated Wines: VIP Food & Wine Experience
Saturday, November 14, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park
Enjoy an hour of sampling 90-point rated wines paired with Chef-inspired creations. Stay for cocktails only, or sign up for the 2-course dinner after.
$20 for tasting only; $45 for tasting and 2-course dinner

Epic Art Show
Saturday, November 14, multiple time slots available 5-8pm
Epicurean Hotel
Sip on a complimentary glass of wine and take a gander at artwork from local Tampa Artists on the Garden Terrace. Make it a full date with reservations at Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar.
$20

The Drive-In At Armature Works: Elf Community Screening
Sunday, November 15, 10pm
*Outdoor event
The Drive-In At Armature Works
Right in the heart of The Heights district, this is a perfect spot to watch movies under the stars, with stunning views of the Tampa skyline and Hillsborough River as your backdrop.
$5

November 16 – 22

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate
Wednesday, November 18, 5-10pm
Boca Tampa
Enjoy a decadent menu of three artisan cheese and chocolate tastings, complete with carefully curated wine selections. Reservations can be made between 5pm-9pm.
$25

3rd Thursday Tampa
Thursday, November 19, 6-10pm
*Outdoor event
Grand Central at Kennedy
This event is a monthly gourmet food truck event featuring cocktails provided by the restaurants and bars at Grand Central at Kennedy. Free 2-hour parking is located on site and dogs are welcome.
FREE Admission

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
*Outdoor event
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages.
FREE Admission; $15/person for ice skating

Image credit: Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Cranksgiving Tampa 2020
Saturday, November 21, 10am-4pm
Coppertail Brewing Co
Cranksgiving is a bicycle scavenger hunt and food drive, and these events take place across the nation in November to benefit local charities as they prepare for Thanksgiving. The ninth edition of Cranksgiving Tampa will continue to benefit Metropolitan Ministries. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s socially distanced food drive on two wheels.

The Market On Gandy
Saturday, November 21, 1-6pm
81Bay Brewing Company
The market is filled with one-of-a-kind artists bringing you unique, handmade items from home decor to jewelry, baked goods and so much more! So come by, grab a few beers and do a little shopping while supporting small businesses and your local craft brewery.
FREE Admission

Van Gogh Alive
November 21, 2020 – April 11, 2021
The Dalí Museum
Experience Vincent van Gogh’s works in an immersive art installation that opens a new window into the celebrated painter’s artistic genius. From his famous “Starry Night” to his radiant “Sunflowers,” Van Gogh’s vibrant work invites viewers to revel in color, light and sound. Visitors will feel the sensation of walking right into Van Gogh’s paintings – an experience that is both educational and inspiring. The exhibition features more than 3,000 Van Gogh images at enormous scale, viewed through high-definition projectors and synchronized to a powerful classical score. The Dalí will be open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with extended hours Thursdays and Fridays until 8 p.m. Half-price adult tickets are available Thursday nights. On opening day, Saturday, Nov. 21, the Museum will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Included with museum admission; timed entry tickets required

Date night events in Tampa Bay - Van Gogh Alive exhibit
Image credit: Grande Experiences

Yoga on the Lawn
Sunday, November 22, 9:30-10:30am
*Outdoor event
Armature Works
Class will be held outdoors on our Front Lawn and space is first come, first served. Early arrival is suggested. All skill levels are welcome. Yoga will be instructed by Kodawari Studios. Please remember to bring your yoga mat, towel and water bottle.
FREE

November 23 – 30

Sparkman Wharf Trivia Night
Tuesday, November 24, 7-8:30pm
*Outdoor event
Sparkman Wharf Lawn
Trivia takes place on the lawn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus enjoy $1 off beer at Fermented Reality for all team members with proof of scorecard.
FREE Admission

Sunset Happy Hour Paddle
Friday, November 27, 4:45pm
*Outdoor event
Armature Works
Join Urban Kai for this weekly sunset paddle board rental event at Armature Works. Ticket includes rental and all paddleboard gear. Kayaks are also available.
$25/person

Tampa Riverwalk Pickers & Brews Vintage Festival
November 28 -29
*Outdoor event
Water Works Park Tampa
Hunt for your Vintage, Industrial, Rustic, Shabby Chic, Collectables, Upcycled Art, Artisan inspired finds plus enjoy brews from local breweries.
FREE Admission

Bend, Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, November 29, 10am
*Outdoor event
Epicurean Hotel
Recenter and restart with poolside yoga. Keep the relaxation going with a complimentary alcoholic beverage at the end of class. Enjoy all day pool access and stay for brunch – one lucky guest will win a $25 gift card for brunch at Élevage. Bring your own yoga mat.
$25/person in advance; $30/person at the door

Date night events in Tampa Bay - poolside yoga at the Epicurean
Image credit: Epicurean Hotel

Ongoing Events

Sweetfield Farms Fall Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Select dates through November 8, times vary
Sweetfield Farms – Masaryktown
Tickets to this farm’s annual festival include a variety of family and date-friendly activities, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay ride, and more. There are tons of things to keep the kiddos busy if you’re bringing the whole family. Timed entry tickets must be purchased online in advance this year.
$9.75

HarvestMoon Fun Farm Corn Maze + Pumpkin Patch
Select dates through November 8
HarvestMoon Farm – Masaryktown
HarvestMoon Farm offers five acres of nonstop fun. Work on your teamwork skills as you twist and turn your way through the farm’s 5-acre corn maze, which features a new design each year. Other activities include the pumpkin patch, petting farm and more. Masks are required when interacting with staff. Advance tickets are recommended as capacity is limited.
$12.95 and up

Harvest Holler Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Fridays – Sundays through November 15; times vary
Harvest Holler Farm – Polk City, Florida (short drive from Tampa)
This working family farm in Polk City is a fall favorite and sports an incredible pumpkin patch. Check out the corn maze, search for the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, and challenge your boo to a game of corn hole.
$10.50

Busch Gardens Bier Fest
Weekends through November 21, 2020
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Bier Fest is back at Busch Gardens! Every Friday – Sunday, explore craft beers from local breweries, across the country and around the world. Sip and savor seasonal favorites and new brew-inspired dishes featuring fall flavors from 16 culinary cabins at one of Florida’s most spacious outdoor theme parks.
Event access included with park admission

Sunset Dolphin Cruises + Extended Aquarium Hours
Saturdays through December 26, 5-9pm
The Florida Aquarium
Enjoy extended hours at The Florida Aquarium every Saturday night plus sunset dolphin cruises, interactive exhibits, and more.
Included with admission

Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema
While the historic auditorium remains dark in the face of COVID-19, Tampa Theatre continues to look for ways to provide unique cinematic experiences for our fans and friends. Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema is a collection of new, first-run and curated classic movies released via streaming platforms by our film distribution partners exclusively for art-house audiences.
Virtual ticket: $12


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Feature image credit: The Dalí Museum


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