Weekend Things To Do: Tampa

Things To Do Around Tampa This Weekend

Tampa is ramping up for the holidays and there are tons of things to do with the family this weekend, check it out:


Adam Sandler and friends come to the Straz Center’s big Morsani Hall. Sandler’s Here Comes the Funny comedy tour brings old friends David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson and a “surprise special guest” to town. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The only tickets left range from $175-$403. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

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Snow on 7th Holiday Parade will feature floats, 20 marching bands and Santa with snowflakes falling on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. Entertainment starts at 6p.m. Saturday and there is a $5 special event parking in city garages. The parade is free and will run on Seventh Avenue between 15th and 17th streets.


This year’s fundraiser Winter Wonder Ride will have a Frosty theme and a Big Boi from Outkast will be DJing the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards purchasing bikes for at-risk and foster kids. Tickets are $20, $25 day of for after-party only, ride and VIP $50-$110. Kids 16 and younger are free. The event is at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Ride departs at 4:30 p.m. onbikes.org.


Mix 100.7 Mistletoe Show has a great lineup featuring has piano-rockers the Fray and soulful grangers Blue October. Colbie Caillat and sensitive singer-songwriter Joshua Radin are also set to perform. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. St. Petersburg. Tickets are $35 and up. (727) 892-5767. themahaffey.com.


Florida Orchestra’s Holiday Pops will take place at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Friday. Singer Doug LaBrecque leads the concert with a slow of his favorites. The concert will include Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, What Child Is This and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Carol of the Bells. Concerts start at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.