Hungry? Gourmet Festival, Bacon Festival, Caribbean Carnival All Part of Weekend Planner

College football kickoff also featured this weekend

Once again our friends at UNation have provided us with another list of weekly options for the active Floridian.

1. 27th Annual Gourmet Festival

This fabulous food fest draws more than 1,000 hungry people each year who enjoy signature dishes from Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors.

Thursday August 23 @ 5 PM // Armature Works //

2. Grown Up Night

Play like a kid again with parachutes, slinkies, hula hoops! Grown ups take over the Museum to climb, jump, and build in the exhibits.

Friday August 24 @ 5:30 PM // Glazer Children’s Museum //

3. 3rd Annual New Port Richey Caribbean Carnival

Enjoy Latin & Caribbean Food, Cold Beverages, Live Music, and Arts & Crafts Vendors. This year the event is featuring a Caribbean Carnival Parade with lavishly costumed Performer’s starting at 2 pm.

Saturday August 25 @ 12 PM // Sims Park //

4. Lakeland Beer + Bacon Festival

Unlimited Samples from 80+ Craft Beers & Cocktails. Tons of Bacon & Bacon Dishes, sample cocktails, wine, ciders, and more!

Saturday August 25 @ 1 PM // RP Funding Center //

5. Halfway There Beer Festival

Celebrate the Halfway mark to Tampa Bay Beer Week 2019 with a festival of beer.

Join 50 breweries from local, national, to specialty imports that make our beer scene what it is.

Saturday August 25 @ 2 PM // Armature Works //

6. Tampa College Football Kick Off Crawl

College Football returns again! Wear your team colors and go crawl!

Saturday August 25 @ 3 PM // Franklin Manor //

7. Bulls Block Party

Get ready to join fellow USF Alumni & friends as we color Ybor City green and gold at one of the largest and most heralded USF alumni events in Florida!

Saturday August 25 @ 1:30 PM // Italian Club of Tampa //


UNation’s Chynna Ratner discusses the events that are taking place here in Florida this weekend. There’s the Lakeland beer and bacon festival, college football kickoff crawl in Tampa, 70s party in Ybor. Orlando has Mt. Dora’s annual seafood festival. In Jacksonville, there’s the Landing Light Up. Check out UNation for more events happening around you!

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