We’ve got the scoop on all the events that are guaranteed to help you blow off your work week stress. There’s something for everyone this weekend including the Bucs first home game, Hippie Fest, AAA ball & fireworks plus, free back-to-school fairs. Here’s the complete rundown on what’s shaking in Tampa Bay for weekend of Aug. 17 – 19.
Tarpon Springs Hippie Fest & Food Truck Rally
Saturday Aug. 18 | Hours: 4pm – 9pm
Downtown Tarpon Springs and the Sponge Docks
It’s the 43rd anniversary Woodstock and to celebrate you can channel the inner hungry Hippie in you at this North Pinellas event. There will be plenty of 70′s themed fun including a VW Bug Show, vendors, raffles, giveaways, live 70′s music, beer & wine and a food truck rally.
Dog Days of Summer
Saturday Aug. 18 | 11 am – 3 pm
1141 Michigan Boulevard | Dunedin, FL
Join dog owners and their pets at Highlander Park in Dunedin for a fun family event. The free activities include a “Fast and Furrious” Dog costume contest with participants and winners receiving prizes, a FiOS speed and agility course, free dog cooling station with fans and water bowels, plus a green screen photo or tablet App photo of your dog.
For a list of Tampa Bay’s Best Dog Beaches and Parks click HERE.
Free Back-to-School Physicals & Shots
The first day of school for Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties is Monday, Aug 20. Hillsborough County schools go back one day later on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Get you kids ready for the big day.
University Area Community Health Center – Tampa
Saturday Aug. 18 | 9am – 1pm
13601 North 22nd Street | Tampa, 33613
Walk-ins only • Call 443-3048
Webb Middle School – Tampa
Saturday Aug. 18 9am – 12pm
6035 Hanley Rd. | Tampa, 33634
Walk-ins only • Call 443-3048
* Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children and immunization records are required for children to receive free immunizations. No sports, Head Start, or day care physicals will be available.
Click on the lick for a list of the Best 5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In Tampa.
Back-To-School Fair: Free backpacks, Haircuts
Free Back 2 School Jam
Saturday, Aug 18 11am – 2pm
820 E. Busch Blvd. | Tampa, FL, 33612
1,000 free backpacks will be given out. One backpack per child. Supplies are limited. Backpacks will be available for children age 4-18 or pre-k through 12th grade. To register for free backpack click HERE. Other activities for you and the kids include free gently used clothing, groceries for you to take home, free haircuts, food and lots of activities and games. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on back to school free haircuts in Pinellas County click HERE.
Clearwater Threshers vs. Brevard County Manatees
AAA Baseball at Bright House Field
601 Old Coachman Road | Clearwater, FL 33765
Saturday – Game time: 6:30pm – Field tickets start at $7. Post-game fireworks.
Sunday - Game time: 1pm – Take advantage Bright House Baseball Sunday Brunch! $12.00 gets you a game ticket plus access to a fabulous brunch with lots of gourmet food options.
Meet and get autographs and pictures with your favorite 2012 Bulls players. In addition, the field at Raymond James will be filled with interactive experiences, which will offer plenty of fun and excitement. Also, fans will be able to sit in available seats, meet with our sales staff and lock in their 2012 tickets on site. Parking available in Lot 4 (enter stadium through Dock B on the ground level).
Win Santana Concert Tickets
Friday – Sunday Aug. 17 – 19
Radio Statio Q105 (104.7)
Q105 will give away Santana tickets every hour during the day starting on Friday, Aug 17 at 8:30am and ending Sunday, Aug 10 at 7pm. They will be giving away 30 pairs of Santana tickets on a Woodstock Weekend (43rd anniversary of Woodstock).
Carlos Santana in Concert
Sunday Aug 26, 2012 6pm – 11pm
1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds