Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which means summer is on the horizon! Memorial Day weekend begins Friday, May 26 and continues through Monday (a federal holiday), May 29!
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN TAMPA BAY
We’ve rounded up our favorite getaways, eats, things to do, and hot spots for some fun in the sun. Keep reading for your ultimate list of the best ways to spend the long weekend in the Bay area!
Also-if you have kiddos with you, our media partners at Tampa Bay Parenting are sharing some awesome things to do with the kids Memorial Day weekend!
Sunday May 28, 8pm and Monday May 29, 11am
3810 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
The American Legion in Tampa is hosting its annual Memorial Day ceremony at the American Legion on Kennedy Blvd. This is the 100th year the ceremony has taken place here–first honored in 1922. Families are invited to honor the sacrifices of the brave men and women. The Memorial Service will be held at 11 am and you may bring your American flag to wave along Kennedy Blvd. Wreath registration will also be available.
May 27-29, 2023
Pirate Water Taxi
To celebrate Memorial Day, military members can ride the pirate water taxi for free between May 27th and May 29, 2023, with the purchase of one full-priced ticket (Adult or Child).
Location: Departing from Tampa Convention Center Dock. Offer includes one (1) comp per transaction for any active duty, veteran, retired, or drilling reservist or National Guardsman. Must present a valid Military ID.
May 26-29, 2023
The Florida Aquarium honored our service members with free admission in honor of Memorial Day weekend. Active and retired military members will receive one free admission with the purchase of one general admission.
What we love about living in Tampa Bay is the endless amount of things to do around town. If you want to fill up your weekend calendar or just take it easy and pick a few things to do in between, we have a list of ideas to get you going. Plus, check out the special events taking place Memorial Day weekend only!
Browse our complete list of Memorial Day Weekend Things to Do
From BBQ to burgers, we’ve rounded up our favorite spots to grab a bite, whether you’re dining in or packing lunch for the beach. Hosting a get together over the long weekend? Check out our list of favorite Memorial Day Weekend recipes too!
Having a three-day weekend is a great excuse to get out of town or stay local and enjoy a staycation. We’ve got a list of great ideas to help you out, whether you want to relax, go on an adventure, party it up, or get pampered.
We’re sharing our favorite places to spend on the sand and in the springs. We’ve also got the scoop on which beaches allow you to enjoy an adult beverage from the shore. If hanging out at a hotel pool sounds like the perfect day, we’ll tell you how you can pull that off without having to book a room.