Weekend Events In Tampa Bay: Cats, Beer & Home Show

Things to do this weekend around Tampa Bay by Barbara Ann Kelley

Tampa Bay is bursting at the steams with activities this weekend. There’s a Beer Olympics festival, free Home Show at the Trop, food trucks & Karaoke on Corey Avenue, even a Reptile and Cat show…two different shows because kitties LOVE to eat lizards.

33 Cents Per Gallon Gas
Marathon Petroleum Company/ Radiant Food store
Friday 10am – 12pm
6190 US Highway 41N, Apollo Beach

•    Cars line up at 10am
•    Pumping begins at noon
•    36 cents per gallon
•    1st 105 vehicles
•    Limit 10 gallons per vehicle

Next Friday the price will be 31 cents a gallon! Listen to Tampa Bay’s radio station Q105 for details on the next location.


Repticon Tampa Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
Florida State Fairgounds
Orient Road / Tampa / 33610
Website: repticon.com

Featuring reptile and amphibian breeders and wholesalers, reptile pet products and supplies, educational seminars and exhibits, and fun-filled activities for the entire family! Adults – $10.00, Children (5-12) – $5.00, Four and under FREE!

Need a list of the Best Reptile Stores in Tampa and Pinellas? Click HERE.


Tampa Bay Home Show
Friday – Sunday
Tropicana Field (downtown St. Petersburg)
Just off I-275, exit 22
Website: tampabayhomeshows.com

Everything for the home…inside & out. Free parking and free admission. Friday: 10am – 6pm / Saturday: 10am – 7pm / Sunday: 10am – 5pm.


4th Friday Cory Ave. Food Truck Festival
Friday 5:30pm
155 Corey Ave. / St. Pete Beach / 33706 / Website: coreyave.com

June’s “4th Friday Food Truck Festival” & Karaoke on Corey on Avenue. A dozen of Tampa Bay’s Best Food Trucks. Just to mention a few: Wicked Wiches, Keepn it Reel, Killer Samich, Americanwiener. Special treat: St Pete Beaches “Smokin’ J’s BBQ” Karaoke on Corey: Sing a long, food and fun for all! FRIDAY, June 22nd: 5:30-9:30. Just off Gulf Blvd on Corey Avenue!! Free with Free parking. No coolers or alcohol.

Live in Tampa and looking for a great Italian Restaurant? Click HERE for our list of Tampa’s Best places for pasta and pizza.


Fireworks at Busch Gardens Summer Nights
Busch Gardens Tampa
3605 E. Bougainvillea Ave./ Tampa / 33612
813-987-5082 / Website: BuschGardensTampa.com

Fireworks Light Up the Sky at Busch Gardens every night during the summer including the weekends. On Friday and Saturday nights the park stays open until 10pm so you can ride the Coasters in the Dark! Plus, there’s live music and food!


Beer Olympics 2012
Saturday  6 – 10pm
The Boxcar
349-A Main St. / Dunedin / 34698
(727) 738-8550  / Website: dunedinwaterside.com

Grab 2-5 of your friends and compete in events like cornhole, flip cup, beer pong, etc. OR just watch as the crazies compete. 5 beers (one at each bar) are included with the purchase of each ticket. Cost: $20 per person when you purchase before the event, $25 on the day of the event.


CFA Cat Show
Saturday & Sunday
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa / Website: flcatshows.com

Hundreds of cats from across the US will compete. Experience these special cats up-close and personal. See specially designed Cat Beds, Cat Furniture, unique Cat Toys, Original Artwork, Jewelry, Grooming Supplies and Feline Designed Clothing and Accessories for your cat, for your home and for you.


Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Memorabilia Show
Saturday Boxing Memorabilia Show: 9am – 4pm
Wyndham Hotel
700 N. Westshore Blvd. / Tampa / 33609
(813) 289-8200 / Website: Website: floridaboxinghalloffame.com

Friday cocktail party and on Saturday a  full day of boxing memorabilia, lectures, sparring, fist casting and autographs.  This years inductee include Chino “Patent Leather Kid” Alvarez from Tampa and Orlando’s Scott “Golden Boy” Clark. Friday night cocktail party is a cash bar and admission is $10 at door. Saturday’s memorabilia show will charge $5 at the door.


Sneaker Swap
Saturday 1- 6pm
Sons of Italy Lodge
3315 W Lemon St / Tampa, FL 33607

Sneaker Heads you can buy, sell or trade sneakers and apparel. Music provided by WiLd 94.1 DJ Christion —-Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door / Buy tickets at EventBrite.com


Lennar Homes Jason Aldean Ticket Raid
Saturday / Noon – 1pm at Lennar Homes
20204 Merry Oak Ave
Tampa / 33647 / Website: WQYK.com

Don’t miss your chance to register to win a pair of tickets to see country star Jason Aldean on August 10th at the 1-800-Aks-Gary-Amp. Tampa Bay’s Country Station 99.5 WQYK will be there with your chance to win.


Flip Flops & Bikini Tops Line Dancing
Friday  9pm – midnight
The Round Up
13918 W Hillsborough Ave / Tampa

Flip Flops and Bikini Tops Beach Party with WQYK’s Steve Austin Rednecking it at the Round Up.$2 Corona & Corona Lights ALL night, plus win up to $500 in cash & prizes in our beach babes & beach bums contests!


10th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
Saturday 10:00a to 4:00p
Downtown Dunedin on Main Street / Website: City of Dunedin

More than 100 craft venders from 30 states will show and sell their works.

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