Weekending – Fun Things to do in Tampa

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This was definitely one of those weekends where we were out of the house more than in.  Which, that is rare for us homebodies.  I know talking about the weather is boring but can I just say, the Summer heat has hit Florida.  All the outdoor events this weekend were brutal. Gone our our humidity free days, replaced with the scorching ones.  Luckily the events had cold beverages to help!  Linking up with B to show the fun events that went down in Tampa this weekend.  Warning picture heavy post!


This week we went to the Pepin Brews with Attitude which was probably one of my favorite events because it was at night.  It also wasn’t crazy over sold so you were able to try anything you wanted with minimal lines.  We got to try out a ton of great local brews, my favorites were the Pair O’Dice Brewery from Clearwater and we love Blue Point which is from New York (obviously non local).  That is where we heard about the event for Saturday.

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Saturday was the Blue Point event which was ehhhhh, not so amazing.  I can’t stand when events make you buy tokens or coupons to exchange for beer.  Cash works just fine.  It was also scorching hot out and extremely windy out by the water.

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We decided to go check out the Slide the City.  Cool concept but insane lines.

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Sunday we headed over to the Taste of South Tampa.  I was used to this event being in Hyde Park but I did like the Garden Club even though I probably should have worn shoes that were okay for being out in the grassy/dirt since mine were not so happy being schlepped around outside.  I like how there was food and drinks plus no crazy lines.  It was almost impossible to get pictures, juggling all my food plates.  I will tell you my favorite was that doughnut, still thinking about it.

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The end of the month is the Margarita Festival and I have two tickets to give away for the local peeps.  It’s on May 28th from 12pm-11pm (Saturday).  There is also a run associated with it that if you run, you receive a General Admission ticket.  I’m kind of secretly excited that Blues Traveler will be there.  There is also a special tequila tasting if you which to partake and add onto your ticket.  You know the drill, rafflecopter entries for social media likes.  Plus, you can come and hang out with me for an adult bev!


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I hope everyone had a fab weekend and back to the work week grind right?  Make the best out of today! Mondays are always my busiest, so I feel that it’s all downhill after today.  What were you up to this weekend?  Do you have any outdoor Spring events like this where you live?

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32 responses to “Weekending – Fun Things to do in Tampa”

  1. What a fun weekend! I had completely forgotten about Slide the City. I had kinda wanted to check that out, it seems kinda crazy! I hate when events make you buy stuff with tickets too, such a hassle. Happy Monday girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. So many fun events this weekend and all outside, even though it wasn’t always pleasant, I love that you were outside so much!! that donut looks amazing! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. Kelly K says:

    It looks like it was an absolutely gorgeous weekend there! That first event looks like it was such a blast!


  4. Zelle says:

    From your snaps, it looked like you had such a fun weekend!

    Southern Style

  5. marie says:

    Looks like it was a fab weekend. So many great events happening in Tampa. Love your outfits.

  6. emelia says:

    What a fun weekend in the sunshine! I could get down with some slip n slides for sure! Hope you have a great week!

  7. Such a fun, event filled weekend! Love that dress so much! And your fun hair the day before. The heat and humidity are rampant again here too, hello summer!

  8. Such a fun filled weekend!! I love that casual alligators warning sign…lol! I don’t think I could get used to that. Haha!
    The lobster mac and cheese you shared on snapchat looked SO good…I’m going to have to have some this week! ;)
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  9. Karly says:

    So many fun events for you this weekend! That Slide the City thing looks insanely cool, but I’m not sure I could’ve handled that crazy line. Happy Monday, girl!

  10. Chesson @ Magnolia & Main says:

    What a beautiful weekend y’all had down in Florida! Sunshine for days! I’ve wanted to try Slide the City before because it looks like it would be really fun, but I feel like it would be insanely crowded and not worth the time. Did y’all go down the slide or just stop by to check it out?

  11. Darcy says:

    I love trying out local breweries! What a fun event!

  12. Looks like such a fun weekend! I love your white dress.

  13. Nadine says:

    Sounds like you got to go to some awesome events this weekend. Well, minus the heat! Luckily we had another beautiful mild weekend here in Alabama. But I just know that is going to change soon so I am soaking it up while I can! Food tasting events that have a few beer tents are my favorite ones to go to! I hate when an even is oversold and you have to wait forever to taste anything….or the whole token issue you talked about. That sucks too!

  14. All of those events sound like so much fun, especially when they aren’t super crowded. Plus all the food looks delicious! We’re definitely starting to feel the heat and humidity in Houston too, and it definitely doesn’t make me look forward to the rest of the summer…

  15. how fun is this?! looks like a total blast and makes me hungry! if only i could eat real food… dang wisdom teeth!

  16. Jenn says:

    All of your snaps from this over the weekend looked like it was a great time! And so much yummy food!!

  17. Shauna says:

    Your dress is gorgeous! Love the pretty color & detail!



  18. It looks like such a fun weekend! Slide the City is such a cool idea! But the lines looked crazy in Snapchat!

  19. I have a friend that now lives in Tampa and I would love to visit one day – y’all make it look like an absolute blast! Slide the city does look fun but I would opt to skip those lines. Happy Monday!

  20. Jaelan says:

    Sign me up for brews ANY day! Your weekends always look so magical.

  21. Kayla MKOY says:

    Oh girl this weekend looks PERFECT. Loving your outfits!!!

  22. Tiffany says:

    I always love the outdoor activities you guys have. There isn’t much up here until summer because of the unpredictable weather but I’m really looking forward to all the summer activities.

  23. Rachel says:

    So funny that you were over in Tampa for a beer festival – I was over in St. Pete for one! The line for that slide looks crazy – I’ve been curious to see how that was going to turn out!

  24. Lindsay says:

    Ok, your weekend was officially awesome. I love all of the festivals and events that are always going on there! It’s such a great way to be out in your community… plus who doesn’t want to eat and drink?

  25. Love your long white dress! Perfect for summer :) SO jealous of all the warm weather you have, it’s still freezing in DC!

  26. This looks like so much fun!! And how do you looks THIS lovely in the Florida heat!?

  27. Chelsea says:

    This looks so fun and now I’m definitely craving donuts!

    Chow Down USA

  28. Lindsay says:

    Okay, I’m ready to come visit you!! I’m also a total homebody, but it was so fun to get out and spend the weekend in Chicago last weekend. I think it’s good to have that balance, and your time looks especially fun.

  29. This is what I miss most about Minneapolis – all these fun little festivals! Mpls is FULL of them in the summer. Like, every single weekend there are several to go to and they’re all free (if only the drinks were free, right?) Dallas has a few scattered throughout the summer, it’s hot as hell out and usually it’s an hour or so drive. Then you get there and it’s not that much fun. They’re not well planned and it’s so dang hot out… Ahhh to live in a fun festival city again!

  30. Heather says:

    Your pics are absolutely gorgeous! You just got a new camera and lens, right? I am glad I didn’t try the slide Tampa, it looked cool but no thanks to the lines, lol. They probably need to have more than one weekend with how insane it looked! So excited for the Margarita Festival!!

  31. Julie Joy says:

    Seriously so much fun! I love a little festival/fair type thing! Probably one of my favorite things about summertime is all these types of random events! The Slide your city thing sounds neat! I’m with you on the lines though… yuck!

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