Weekend Events Around Tampa
It’s the first weekend of November and there is a slight feel of fall in the air. Here are some things to do this weekend.
Food: The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival presented by Publix is taking place until Sunday at the North Straub Park. Enjoy free samples of wine and food from the area’s best restaurants and chefs. There will even be free cooking demonstrations from local chefs. One price includes an all access pass to all of the food and wine experience. The Grand Tasting event runs from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with last pour at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.stpetewineandfoodfest.com for more information.
On Saturday the Sustany Foundation will host its 9th Annual Sustainable Buzz event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will feature observational bee hives to celebrate environmentalism in Tampa Bay. There will be samples of wine, vodka and craft beer from local brewers. The event will take place at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets prices are $50 a person or $90 per couple and VIP tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. Visit www.sustany.org/sustainable-buzz.
Festival: The River Rock Music Festival headlines music Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk at Tampa’s Water Works Park with Roadkill Ghost Choir, Max Norton and Gritt. The festival will have an outdoor market area that features local vendors. All proceeds benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County and Voices for Children of Tampa Bay. The even starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from $15-$25 and $85-$100 for VIP. Visit riverrocktampa.com for more information.
The India Festival kicks off at noon on Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The festival offers 150 food, clothing and jewelry vendors packed into the state fairgrounds’ expo hall. There will also be dance performances, a fashion show and ethnic folk dancing competitions. Tickets are $9, $5 for ages 10 and younger. Visit indiafestivaltampabay.com.
Other: Its National Opera Week and Straz Live in the Park will bring performers to the lawn of Curtis Hixon Park on Sunday. It’s a free day that includes arias by Opera Tampa singers, music from Wicked performed by artists in the show and a performance by The Voice finalist Shalyah Fearing. The event starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday.