Tampa Bay Events January 11 and January 12, 2020
We’re a third of the way through January in the new year and there’s more stuff happening in Tampa Bay than there was last week. That’s right, as we get ready to welcome the Jose Gasparilla and the various pirate krewes to our backyard, there’s still plenty of stuff going on in the lead-up.
Check out our favorite things going on!
First Night Ride of 2020
When: Friday, January 10, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. EST to
9:30 p.m. EST
Where: Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park – New Port Richey, Florida
Get your helmet, your bike, a bright light and head to our favorite local nature preserve for some excellent community and activity. That’s right, Tampa’s favorite bicycling destination and Friendly Kia home base, New Port Richey is the location for this great opportunity to get out on two wheels and ride into the night.
21+ Grown Up Night at the Children’s Museum
When: Friday, January 10, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. EST to
8:00 p.m. EST
Where: Glazer Children’s Museum – Tampa, Florida
If you’ve ever strolled past the Glazer Children’s Museum or taken a child there and thought “I wish I was 6 years old again.” Don’t think that! Instead, think “I can’t wait to attend the Grown Up Night where I can be my grown-up self with all of my knowledge about the world and still climb, crawl and jump throughout the colorful and stimulating exhibits.” This is your chance to enjoy the fun and whimsy of the children’s museum as an adult in a way that won’t get you permanently removed from polite society.
St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk
When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. EST
to 9:00 p.m. EST
Where: Central Arts District and more – St. Petersburg, Florida
Start your new year by diving headfirst into the arts with a fun and engaging ArtWalk that shows off the creative side of St. Petersburg. You’ll find studios, galleries and independent exhibitors all open late to share their aesthetic creations. Also, this year, the Downtown Looper trolley will be available to help you take in as much art as possible.
Social Media and Blogging Bootcamp
When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. EST
to 3:00 p.m. EST
Where: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – Tampa, Florida
Social media and blogs are the new webpages. Knowing how to strategize, create and promote exciting and original content is the way to up your influence online and spread the word about your unique insights, products and more. This weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn how to use photography and content skills to get the word out.
When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, beginning at 7:00
Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Florida
Monster truck rallies are one of the most exciting ways to experience extreme automotive performance. 12,000-lb. trucks on 8-foot lift kits and 75-inch wheels do unbelievable stunts, showing off the brutality and brawn of peak automotive engineering and human hubris. You’ll get to see Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and more compete for the title of World Champion in the Monster Jam World Finals®.
Shaman Drum Building Workshop
When: Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. EST to
7:00 p.m. EST
Where: Hip Expressions – St. Petersburg, Florida
With most instruments not relying on tone or pitch, drums can be a great way to experience the rhythm of music without a steep learning curve. Additionally, building your own drums – as you have the opportunity to do this weekend – gives you something with which you can create that you hand made. It’s a memory, an experience and the beginning of a creative pursuit all in one. Make sure you register beforehand, as walk-ins are not able to participate due to drum-material preparation.
Start the New Year on the Right Foot (or Monster Truck Tire) This Weekend in Tampa Bay
Just like Tampa Bay itself, this weekend’s offering of events has something for everybody.
If you’re looking for more reasons to love Tampa Bay or want us to share one of your events the next time we compile a weekly roundup, contact us today!