Weekend Things To Do: Tampa

Weekend Things To Do Around Tampa

Just as the Strawberry Festival is wrapping up this weekend, new things to do are popping up that the whole family can enjoy.

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: Gear up race car fans, because the Grand Prix is coming to St. Petersburg. This weekend the opening race for the Verizon IndyCar series, which is the nation’s premier open-wheel racing series, will take place in downtown St. Pete. The track, a 1.8 mile waterfront course with 14 turns, gets high praise because of its easy access from both the inside and outside of the course. The race will also host daily Stadium Super Trucks, the off-raod racers that jump ramps like monster trucks. Gates open at 7 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $20-$100 per day. gpstpete.com.

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Gasparilla Music Festival: The festival is going to be filled with bands of all music types. Cage the Elephant, an alt-rock band, will be Saturday’s headliner and the first mainstream rock act for the Gasparilla Music Festival. Ryan Adams is an alt-country troubadour that is headlining Sunday and is sure to bring a big group of fans to the area. There will be a mix of eclectic lineup, rappers, Latin dance-rockers, indie rockers and more. Alongside the great music there will be kids’ activities, local cuisine and a custom craft beer- Cigar City’s Gasparilla Music Festival Pilsner. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $60 for two-days or $40 Saturday, $30 Sunday. gasparillamusic.com.

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Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience: Move over Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena is being taken over by Game of Thrones fans this weekend. On Sunday the arena will be filled with three stages and a full orchestra with vocals from the soundtrack while scenes play on the big screen. The show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets starta at $35.75. amaliearena.com.