What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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Tampa Bay Events February 16 and February 17 2019

If you’re like us, you’re probably feeling like winter has been taking so long to vacate. Luckily, we’ve still go some decent and seasonal temperatures compared to the –50-degree windchills and feet of snow the Great Lakes Region and Northeast has seen this winter.

For that reason, we’ve got plenty of reason to celebrate and enjoy Tampa Bay. There are also plenty of great things to do in our area this weekend.

Here are our favorites:

1) Florida State Fair @ Florida State Fairgrounds – Tampa, Florida

Various times throughout the February 16, 2019, weekend

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Our last issue of “What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?” highlighted the Florida State Fair already. You can read more about it here. If you happened to miss it last weekend, all hope is not lost! Swing on by the fairgrounds throughout the weekend and catch all the fun and celebration of Florida that is the Florida State Fair.

More information is available on the Florida State Fair Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

2) Engineering Expo 2019 @ University of South Florida – Tampa, Florida

Friday, February 15, 2019, and Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Whether your career has led you to the hard science of engineering or you’re simply somebody fascinated by learning about the way things work and how to build solutions, the 2019 Engineering Expo at USF will shine a light on the processes that make up everything around us.

Especially geared at those in K-12, the 2019 Engineering Expo, themed “Sea the Future,” will help children and parents alike appreciate the vast challenges and solutions that close proximity to the Ocean has given us here in Tampa Bay.

More information is available on the event’s 10 Times profile, which you can reach by clicking here.

3) Bay Area Renaissance Festival @ Bay Arena Ren Fest – Tampa, Florida

Various times throughout the February 16, 2019, weekend

knight at renaissance fair in tampa bay

If falconry, chainmail and jousting are of special interest to you, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself at home at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, a celebration of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period in European history.

More information, including events and ticketing, can be found on the Bay Area Renaissance Festival’s Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

4) Hamilton @ the Straz Center for the Performing Arts – Tampa, Florida

Various showtimes throughout the February 16, 2019, weekend

Needing little in the way of introduction, Hamilton is a tour-de-force musical set against the backdrop of the founding of this country. A multiple award-winning show, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash-hit has arrived in our backyard with a weekend of shows that allow you to catch up on this important and compelling piece of historical pop culture.

More information and ticketing are available on the Straz Center website, which you can reach by clicking here.

5) Social Media Blogging Bootcamp @ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – Tampa, Florida

Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Utilizing social media and content for maximum exposure isn’t just a good strategy for brands and companies. It can also help you find a career, spread the word on causes that mean a lot to you and open the doors for a full-time job producing things people enjoy reading, watching or listening to.

This weekend, experts will guide you through the process of beginning your social media, blogging and content journeys. Stop by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts to learn important skills like producing an editorial calendar, learning how to advertise on social media and expanding your reach across platforms.

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

(p.s. If you haven’t followed Friendly Kia on Facebook, we’re something of social media mavens ourselves. Be sure to swing by our page and give us a like for entertaining, and frequently updated, content about Kia, Tampa Bay, the automotive market and events of local interest!)

6) Arab American Festival @ Waterworks Park – Tampa, Florida

Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Whether you, yourself, have Ethnic heritage in the Middle East/Northern Africa or are simply eager to learn more about this rich cultural well, the Arab American Festival at Waterworks Park will help elucidate regions and cultures that are often spoken about and, unfortunately, just as frequently misunderstood.

Present at this cultural festival, you’ll find plenty of food, music, family events, games and more that will show off cultures that are rife with interesting facets and traditions that are at the heart of things we do every day!

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

Festivals, Fairs and Fun in Tampa Bay This Weekend!

Again, another weekend has arrived where Tampa Bay has something for everybody. Whether you are looking to enjoy some delicious Mujaddara and Darbuka music or are inclined to see adults in suits of armor jousting, you’ll find it here.

As always, if you have an event you’d like us to feature in a future roundup or have more questions about what makes Tampa Bay the best the U.S. South has to offer, contact us today!

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