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What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Tampa Bay Events Father’s Day Weekend 2019

It’s Father’s Day! This important time of the year inspires us to appreciate the people who took on the role of protector and provider in our lives. Father’s Day unifies us around the necessary work that must be done to create and maintain a family that’s filled with love and purpose and can function in the utmost security.

We’ve got some great stuff going on in Tampa Bay all weekend. As always, not all of these events are specifically geared for dads, but we know that you’ll enjoy many of them with the company of important people in your life.

Here are our favorite things happening in Tampa and beyond!

1. AKC All Breed Dog Show @ Florida State Fair Grounds – Tampa, Florida

Various times throughout the June 15, 2019, weekend

dog chasing a ball

If you or the dad in your life loves dogs, this is an event for you. Get to see over 210 different breeds competing in various trials and courses that include: dock diving, scent work, obedience, rally trick dog and more.

For more information or tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page here.

2. Comedian D.L. Hughley @ Tampa Improv  – Tampa, Florida

Various times throughout the June 15, 2019, weekend

D.L. Hughley is among the most storied and recognizable comedians touring now. Having starred in the Hughleys among other television exploits (including the host of the new TBS game show “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host”) D.L. Hughley also hosts an afternoon radio show called the D.L. Hughley show. This weekend, you’ll get a chance to see this hilarious comedian in person.

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

3. 7th Annual Gelatin Plunge @ Children’s Cancer Center – Tampa, Florida

Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

If the dad in your life is one who grew up on the likes of the Three Stooges, there’s probably nothing quite as absurdly funny as a human being dunked in a pool of gelatin. This weekend, you’ll get to see just that as participants slide into a 2000-gallon pool of orange gelatin to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Center.

For those who are going as a spectator, you’ll also find live music, food trucks and family-centered activities. All this information and more can be found on the plunge’s Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

4. Uptown Music Festival @ University Area Community Center – Tampa, Florida

Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

saxophone man playing the saxophone

This event, which promises an evening of…Sax Therapy sees some of the most renowned local jazz artists putting on a show you and the dads in your life will love. You may want to bring a lawn chair or towel, as non-limited seating is on the lawn. Headlining artists this year include B.K. Jackson, who has toured with Prince, Lionel Richie, Cee Lo Green and more).

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

5. Dads Climb Free for Father’s Day @ Vertical Ventures – St. Petersburg, Florida

Sunday, June 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Whether you’re a dad or simply want to hang out with your dad (hopefully less hanging and more climbing – for you and the sake of your belay), Vertical Ventures offers a great place to do it. You and dad will love the bonding that comes from a semi-survival situation and the endorphins you get from a great workout as you scale one of the many rock faces at Vertical Ventures.

More information is available on the Vertical Ventures Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

6. Father’s Day @ Topgolf – Tampa, Florida

Sunday, June 16, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

If you or the dad in your life are more inclined to horizontal sports, Topgolf is a great place to spend a day. This weekend, you can enjoy a 2-hour reservation with special pricing for dads.

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

7. Richard’s Father’s Day Walk and Jog 2019 @ Ulele – Tampa, Florida

Sunday, June 16, 2019, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Fun runs are great ways to enjoy a celebration and get some exercise while you’re doing it. This weekend, you have a chance to run along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk for either 1 mile or 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). The course starts and ends at Ulele, the tasty restaurant that serves as the perfect spot for a post-race recovery meal. All proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and the brachytherapy suite they are building.

More information can be found on the Richard’s Run for Life Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking here.

Have a Great Father’s Day!

At Friendly Kia, we have a ton of respect for the work that goes into being a great father. Many of us are fathers. If you’re looking for a great Father’s Day weekend in the Tampa Bay, we’ve got you covered. If you have more questions about what makes Tampa Bay such a great place to live or would like to have an event of yours featured in a future events roundup, contact us today!

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