5 Great Things Not to Miss
1 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES VS. FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS > JULY 25 Put on your yellow and green and cheer on the Rowdies as they take on another Florida soccer team, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Ranked number two in the country for the spring season, the Rowdies are sure to battle for the top spot in the fall season! Check their website for all matches and team stats. Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. South in St. Petersburg. Call 727.222.2000 or visit RowdiesSoccer.com 2 SUMMER CLASSICS SERIES > THROUGH AUG. 30 Revel in the days of Old Hollywood. During the weekends this summer, films such as “West Side Story,” “Gone With the Wind,” “Casablanca” and other classics will be played at the historic theater. Open since 1926, the unique venue is a piece of Tampa history and still a part of the city’s culture. Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. in Tampa. Call 813.274.8286 or visit TampaTheatre.org. 3 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION > THROUGH AUG. 31 Celebrate 20 years of memories at the aquarium with special exhibits and activities for a limited time. Become a superhero of the sea at the Coral Reef Show, and go in search of animals in the scavenger hunt, participate in arts and crafts, learn more about the ocean from scientists and interact with the animals. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive in Tampa. Call 813.273.4000 or visit FLAquarium.org.
4 FLAVOR RUN 5K TAMPA BAY > SEPT. 12 You may have heard of color runs, but what about a flavored run? Fruit-flavored powders in watermelon, blueberry, strawberry, grape and more are launched into the air to celebrate the end of the race, as well as a post-run party with music by DJ Jake Dela Cruz, vendors, t-shirts and more. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US 301 in Tampa. Visit Flavorrun.com/locations/Tampa.html for more information on the event. 5 WINEFEST AT TAMPA THEATRE > SEPT. 10 TO 17 In its 14th year, Winefest returns with a week of wine, movies and fun. The event kicks off with a screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” under the stars. Over the next week, there are wine tastings, food, wine pairing seminars, wine brunch, and then the ultimate Wine Experience. The weeklong event features local restaurants, Sunday brunch and an exclusive tasting experience. Call for ticket information for this unique wine extravaganza. Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. in Tampa. Call 813.274.8286 or visit TampaTheatre.org for more details.