Best Of Tampa Bay Weekend: Bucs, Toby, Zoo & Other Free Stuff

By Barbara Ann Kelley,

We’ve got the scoop on the events that are guaranteed to help you blow off your work week stress. There’s something for everyone this weekend.

El Grito Mexican Independence Day
Saturday, Sept. 15 from 3pm – 11pm
Cleveland St. from Missouri Ave. to Betty Ln.
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 642-4007 | Website:  

There will be activities for children, delicious Mexican food, soft drinks and beer, mariachi music and folkloric dancing. This event is open to the public. Parking: City parking lots and street.

For a list of the Best Family Beaches with Lifeguards click HERE.


Sunset & A Free Movie: Snow White and the Huntsman PG-13
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 – 10:30pm
Pier 60
Clearwater Beach FL 33767

The Sunsets at Pier 60 Festival is a nightly sunset celebration featuring artisans, crafters, street performers and musical entertainment. Afetr the sunset sit on a a blanket or low sitting chair and watch a free movie on the jumbo screen. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available. Weather permitting. Shows start around dusk (7:30pm).


Stump’s Supper Club & Howl at the Moon Bar
Saturday Going-out-of-business party and yard sale
615 Channelside Drive | Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-4250 | 4pm – Close

Stump’s party will feature Jimmy James and the Velvet Explosion on the restaurant’s famed shag carpet. Howl will host its last dueling piano competition. Items adorning the walls of the restaurant are for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Open Arms Ministry at Hyde Park Methodist Church to help care for the homeless.

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Grand Funk Railroad
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8pm
Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street | Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Tickets: $30 – $60 | Website:

Annual Buckler’s Craft Fair – Weekend
4800 Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610
Phone Number: 1-800-345-FAIR (3247)

An amazing variety of new and unusual hand crafted items from hundreds of award winning exhibitors. Creative scrapbooking ideas, custom home decor, pet items, unique gifts and gourmet treats. Admission: $6 Parking: $6 | Enter Parking lots at the MLK Boulevard entrance. Sat: 10 – 5pm | Sun: 10 – 4pm | For discount coupon click HERE.


1905 Day at Columbia Restaurants
Sunday Noon – 7
Tampa & Pinellas

This Tampa Iconic Spanish food chain is rolling back the prices on their menu to 1905 at 6 of their bar area restaurants on Sunday. Save big on dining out with deals like chicken and yellow rice or boliche for $2.95, their famous 1905 Salad for $1.95 and a creamy flan for 50 cents. Reservations not taken for this event. No carry out.

Looking for the Best Kids Eat Free Deals in Tampa Bay? Click HERE.

$5 Day At The Zoo – Sunday
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Ave | Tampa, 33604
(813) 935-8552 | Website: 

Mark your calendars and make you plans to attend this Sunday’s $5 day at Tampa’s Lowery Park Zoo. Normally ticket prices at the Zoo are: $18.95 – $23.95 but this Sunday get ready to save big time with all ages getting in for only $5! Most Zoo rides and animal food are not included in the $5 ticket price. For more details click HERE.


Buccaneers @ New York Giants
Sun, 09/16 at 1:00 PM EDT | FOX WTVT
Away: MetLife Stadium

Bucs Team Breakdown & Stats for this game click HERE.

For the Best Sports Bars In Tampa Bay To Watch Football click HERE.


Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert –
Sunday, September 16 at 7pm
1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
The Florida State Fairgrounds
4802 N US Highway 301 | Tampa, FL 33610

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