Here are just a few fun things to do with your family and friends this weekend:

Gasparilla Children’s Extravaganza 

Mateys of all ages jump and shout for beads as over 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa Bay’s Bayshore Boulevard. Since 1947, families, friends and neighbors bring their own krewes out to take in Gasparilla’s Children’s Parade.

The parade is all about elaborate floats, impeccably dressed krewes, booming marching bands, whirling dancers, and the familiar faces of schools and community organizations.

This year’s parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore, ending along Edison Ave., nearly a mile-and-a-half away. It ends, of course, with a bang.What pirate parade would be complete without some monstrous “pirate-technic” explosions? Take a gander as they recreate the battle between Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and Tampa. The pirates win every year, arghhh!

WHEN: Saturday, January 20th - Events Begin at 11:00am | Parade 3:30-6pm | Fireworks 7-7:30pm
WHERE: Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore, ending along Edison Ave.  


Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour 

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.  Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.

WHEN: January 19th 8:00pm-10:00pm
WHERE: 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa, FL 33602 


Throwdown by The Bay

After a couple of successful years where they brought headliners like Brantley Gilbert, Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton to warm up Tampa's winter nights, U.S. 103.5 put its Throwdown by the Bay on hold for 2016...But it's coming back, with a Floridian right at the top.

Vero Beach native Jake Owen will headline the 2018 U.S. 103.5 Throwdown by the Bay, Jan. 20 at Amalie Arena. He'll be joined by Dan and Shay and Easton Corbin. It'll be the Barefoot Blue Jean Night singer's first Tampa show since 2013, and his first prime-time headlining concert since 2011. Tickets to the show start at $16.24 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here for details.

WHEN: January 20th, 7:00pm
WHERE: Amalie Arena


2018 Light Up the Night Tampa Bay Concert Awareness Event 

Free event to raise awareness for Human Trafficking featuring live music by Word of Life’s The Overflow Band, Jennifer McGill and Shalyah Fearing from NBC’s “The Voice”. Don’t miss the helicopter landing, Kids Zone Area, Teen Coffee Lounge, Horse Mounted Police Officers, Food vendors and Candle Light Ceremony. www.lightupthenighttampabay.com

WHEN:January 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: The Shops at Wiregrass, upper level of the parking deck.


Tampa Bay Rosé Fest 

Join Beach for a "Rosé All Day" fest! There will be Rosé tastings, giveaways, a photo contest, entertainment, and more! Admission is $23.16.

WHEN: January 20th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
WHERE: Beach Bar and Restaurant - 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607 


The Cat & The Hat 

What could be worse than a rainy day with nothing to do? How about the arrival of a cat with Thing One and Thing Two? Come along as Sally, her brother and their cautious and outspoken pet Fish spend a whirlwind afternoon in the uninvited company of Dr. Seuss’s masterful creation, the Cat in the Hat. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, we know we’re in for a rhyming, rambunctious ride of things we mustn’t (but maybe we want to) do. While Mum’s away, The Cat will play.

WHEN: January 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Ferguson Hall, Tampa, FL 33602 


Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market 

Started in 2010, this Market supports 60+ vendors and caters to the greater Seminole Heights neighborhood.   This market offers a mixture of Fresh Produce, Plants, Herbs, Fresh Baked Goods, Take Home Foods, Hand Crafts and Ready to Eat Lunch Bites.

WHERE: 5000 N. Central Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603
WHEN: Every Sunday morning November 12, 2017 - May 27, 2018