Things to Do in Tampa Clearwater & St. Pete in September

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Things to Do in September in Tampa, Clearwater & St. Pete

Get out and explore exciting things to do in Tampa, Clearwater & St. Pete this month with your favorite plus one by checking out our favorite things to do in Tampa Bay this September 2023! There’s a lot on our curated guide of things to do, so keep scrolling! It starts with event highlights for things to do this week, followed by our top picks for Tampa Bay events for the rest of the month.

You’ll also find an ongoing events section for even more date night ideas in Tampa. Check back often as we add more Tampa Bay events to this listing throughout the month.


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Free Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Clearwater & St. Petersburg

You don’t need a huge budget in order to have a fantastic time – there are so many great free things to do in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg!  Need some ideas about free things to do in Tampa Bay?  We’ve got you covered – check our list that we’ve compiled of our favorite free things to do in Tampa, our favorite free things to do in St. Petersburg, and our favorite free things to do in Clearwater – all over the Tampa Bay area!

These include monthly festivals to art and walking tours, local attractions, and more.

Featured Events

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze

Saturdays and Sundays
10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29, 11/4, 11/5

Fall into a whirlwind of autumn enchantment at the Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City.
On Saturdays and Sundays from October 7 to November 5, the excitement knows no bounds as weekends come alive with the magic of harvest and Halloween. Traverse a 5-acre corn maze, a dynamic labyrinth of 6-ft. tall corn stalks.
Challenge your tracking skills as you navigate the twists and turns, embracing the thrill of the hunt. Beyond the maze, explore the area’s largest pumpkin patch, soar on the 30’ x 50’ jump pad, take hayrides through the Cypress woods, create a custom wildflower bouquet, capture picturesque moments in Insta-worthy spots throughout the festive area and enjoy oodles of games and goodies for young and young-at-heart.
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze is THE place for fall fun!
Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Tampa 2023

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Tampa 2023


Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Tuesday, September 26, 7:00pm
The Sound
Tickets start at $39.50

Daughtry: Bare Bones Tour
Tuesday, September 26, 8:00pm
Nancy & David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Tickets start at $59.50

DIY Charcuterie
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Armature Works
Workshop attendees will have a hands-on interactive experience while learning techniques on how to build a beautiful and delicious charcuterie board. What’s better than cheese? A cheese and wine pairing! Owner of Graze Uniquely, Jen, will take you through all the tips and tricks to be an expert at Charcuterie building! Complimentary wine for 21+ (ID required)
$100 per couple

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00pm
Lona at Tampa Marriott Water Street
Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a festive 3-course dinner where Chef Richard Sandoval will be introducing each course and sharing the meaning behind each dish as they relate to the celebration. Courses will showcase the vibrant flavors of the Day of the Dead celebration and will be paired with a handcrafted cocktail.
$95 per person

The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Dalí Museum
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite you to join us for a special talk on one of the most delectable bites of food history: the Cuban sandwich. The lecture will include a special Cuban Sandwich tasting by Chef Chuck Bandel.

September 29 – 30
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Come celebrate Oktoberfest! TBBC will have live music, traditional German cuisine, stein hoisting competitions, best dressed contests, and of course COLD BEER!

All Time Low
Friday, September 29, 6:00pm
The Ritz Ybor
Tickets start at $43.50

Shinedown: Revolutions Live
Friday, September 29, 6:40pm
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tickets start at $29.50

Eric Church: The Outsiders Revival Tour
Saturday, September 30, 7:30pm
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tickets start at $46

THE FIGHTERS: Tales from the Cage
Saturday, September 30, 8:00pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall
THE FIGHTERS: Tales from the Cage, a multimedia live stage event that gives audiences a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional fighting comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall! Moderated by mixed martial artist Hannah “24K” Goldy, three MMA champions.
Tickets start at $33.75

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Saturday, September 30, 8:00pm
Nancy & David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Tickets start at $49.50


September 8 – October 31
Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Howl-O-Scream 2023 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Stranglewood Estate.
Howl-O-Scream 2023 Stranglewood Estate. Image Credit Dani Meyering


Looking ahead…

November 4 – January 20, select dates
St. Pete Pier
impressive lineup of 12 national headliners spanning a diverse range of musical genres. From the Grammy-winning Ludacris to the soulful rhythms of The Revivalists, from the infectious beats of Quinn XCII and the chart-topping hits of G Eazy, this series will deliver unforgettable performances.

Rise Up St. Pete Lineup

  • 11.04 – The Revivalists
  • 11.10 – Quinn XCII
  • 11.11 – Iration
  • 11.26 – The Hip Abduction
  • 12.01 – LAUV & Chelsea Cutler
  • 12.08 – Cavetown
  • 12.09 – G-Eazy
  • 12.15 – Ludacris
  • 1.20 – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Other artists to be announced.

More Things to Do – Ongoing Tampa Bay Events

A Taste of Water Street
Water Street

These spring and fall events will feature unique seasonal experiences and always deliver on the promise of an unforgettable night out. Guests are invited to experience the entirety of the Water Street Tampa neighborhood like never before — enjoying tastings at new restaurants and bars in addition to familiar favorites while roaming musicians, pop-up entertainment and shops along Water Street, Raybon Plaza and Via Corazon further enhance the evening.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater Beach
Beginning this month, guests will be transported to a summer of peace, love, and dolphins. Celebrate the facts, fiction, and fun of these enchanting marine mammals, while exploring the fascinating science of dolphins and their intimate connection with humans throughout history. Dolphintopia will feature unique dolphin art installations, activities, interactive shows, and vibrant Instagrammable photo ops.

The elements of this saltwater celebration will change throughout the summer, offering annual members different experiences. The Dolphintopia celebration is included with general admission. Guests can also visit CMA’s resident dolphins in their habitats while visiting, and purchase VIP Dolphin Experiences or Photo Moment Experiences.

Silent Party Tampa
Select Fridays or Saturdays, usually the second Saturday of the month
Aloft Tampa Downtown

Fairgrounds St. Pete
Permanent exhibition open Thursdays – Sundays
800 28th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Fairgrounds St. Pete is a permanent indoor immersive, explorable art and technology experience in St. Pete, Florida. Over 60 local and international artists were commissioned to make art for you to immerse yourself in and enjoy.

Related: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure at Fairgrounds St. Pete

Sunset Yoga at St. Pete Pier
First Wednesday of the month, 7pm
St. Pete Pier
Join The Body Electric Yoga Company every first Wednesday evening for a yoga class at St. Pete Pier. Class will be grounding but fun, with lots of modifications offered to accommodate everybody.

Art on the House
Thursdays from 4 – 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art, downtown Tampa
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of art in Tampa with exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art.
Choose your own admission price

St. Pete Shuffle Friday Nights
Fridays from 7 – 10pm
St. Pete Shuffle, St. Pete
Learn to play shuffleboard with help from St. Pete Shuffle’s staff and volunteers, who will get you set up on a court and teach you how to play.
$10; free for members and their guests

St. Pete Walking Mural Tours
Saturdays from 10 – 11:30am, St. Pete
Tour begins at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg
Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals found in the four block tour. Limited to 10 people, masks required, book prior to 4 p.m. the prior day.

Etched Feathers
Current Exhibit through October 15, 2023
Tampa History Center, Tampa
Embark on a guided tour through 500 years of Cuban history and its Tampa connections. This informative, 30-minute tour combines the location, people, and local connections to this Caribbean neighborhood.



Looking for more things to do this week?

Check out this guide to family-friendly events in Tampa Bay from our sister publication Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. Heading to Orlando? Here’s a guide to the best Orlando events this month at the theme parks and beyond.

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