Weekend Things To Do: Tampa

Weekend Things To Do In Tampa

A few things to do this weekend with family and friends.


This weekend 93.3 FLZ will be hosting their fourth consecutive Jingle Ball 2016 with a thrilling lineup. Featuring The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Pitbull, and more. The concert is on Saturday and starts at 7 p.m. and Amalie Arena. Tickets range from $20-$150. Visit AmalieArena.com for more information.

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Food Trucks Around Town: Eat, Drink and Be Ugly. Dress up in your hideous holiday sweater and enjoy food truck dining that consists of waterfront and indoor air-conditioned seating. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Port of St. Petersburg and will also feature liv music and Santa. It is free to get in and food is individually priced. 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg.

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While the Nutcracker will be at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Maestro’s will be offering a Land of the Sweets celebration from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The celebration is set between the 1p.m. matinee and the 6 p.m. performance in Morsani Hall. The celebration will have a buffet of seasonal dessert and delicate tea sandwiches festively decorated for the holidays. Father Christmas and performers from Next Generation Ballet will be around for souvenir photos. Pricing is $22.50, $13.50 for kids 12 and under. Nutcracker tickets range from $30-$125. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org


Bruce Hunt, author of Seafood Lovers Florida, will be at the Weedon Island Preserve at 10 a.m. on Saturday to talk about hot Florida seafood dining spots. Attendance is free, but registration is required. 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, (727) 453-6500.

On Saturday at noon three authors and a rancher will join for a book talk at Bok Tower Gardens. Field to Feast, Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans co-authors Heather McPherson, Pam Brandon and Katie Farmland, and members of the Lightest Cattle Family will host a Celebrated Chef series gathering and cook grilled ribeye to olive oil cake, and share stories. Those in attendance will receive a signed copy of Field to Feast. $55. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. (863) 676-1408.