6 Best and Fun Things to Do in Tampa Bay Jan 13 – 16

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our 6 best suggestions for a weekend filled with food, family and fun.

MOSI Festival of Chocolate
Jan. 14 – 16 Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
MOSI, Tampa

MOSI in Tampa is holding a festival this weekend celebrating all things chocolate. The festival showcases the area’s top chocolatiers and confectioners, who sell everything a choc-o-holic will love. There will be a children’s chocolate area and an “adult-only chocolate playhouse” where chocolate martinis and chocolate wine will be sold. Tampa Bay Brewing will offer a Cocoa Nib beer for a short time on Saturday. MOSI’s Festival of Chocolate is fun for the whole family.

Winter Jam – Christian/Alternative Rock  
Tampa Bay Times Forum
Saturday, Jan. 14
6PM $10 at Door

The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music‘s largest annual tour is coming to the Tampa Bay Times Forum 6 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012. Founded and hosted by Grammy-nominated Christian music mainstay NewSong and headlined by Grammy-nominated alternative rockers Skillet.  The tour will also feature Sanctus Real, former Newsboys frontman Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Group 1 Crew, illusionist Brock Gill, and national speaker Nick Hall. In addition, the OneVerse Pre-Jam Party will include performances from Dara Maclean, For King & Country, and We As Human. VeggieTales’ Bob and Larry will also make a special appearance.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Jan 14 – 15 Hours: 10 – 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

Part of the 10-day “Keep the Dream Alive” celebration, a two-day Black Heritage Street Festival features live entertainment, food and craft vendors, drum circle, authors’ village, free health screenings, and a children’s Village.

24th Annual MLK, Jr. Parade 
Monday, Jan. 16 Time: 12 nooon

Parade Route Begins: 15th & East MLK, Jr. Blvd and ends at Middleton High School. For more information contact: Frank Bell at (813) 886-1375

Tampa Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival
Jan. 13 – 15 Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East Bay Speedway, Tampa

There will be many of Florida’s top fishing tackle and marine stores at this event. In addition there will be a liquidation sale on various large quantities of merchandise new and used factory refurbished and closeout. This will be the best place to find bargains on quality fishing equipment and boating supplies stock up know. Beer and wine gardens, live music and seafood. Tickets are $7 with children 12 and under free.

Jimmy Buffett Tickets on sale
Saturday, Jan 14
Concert is Friday, Mar 30 8:00p
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

Calling all Parrott Heads, your leader will be in concert March 30 at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. The tickets go on sale Saturday, January 14. Buffet sold out last year and may sell out again this year. Don’t miss out on one of the year’s best concert and party. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 via Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

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