BAY CRAFTED PASS
Use the Bay Crafted Pass to check-in at Tampa Bay breweries and unlock prizes along the way. Pull up your saved pass when you get to the brewery or distillery and click “Check-In.” Pick up your prize at the Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center. This is mobile-exclusive, instantly delivered via text and email with no apps to download. visittampabay.com/baycrafted/pass/
Escape to nature on a 2-hour to full day, downstream, quiet-water, paddling adventure through a 16,000-acre wildlife preserve. From the thousands of white ibis in the fall, the sightings of deer, wild hog, and turkey in the winter, the Hillsborough River brings a new surprise and adventure around each bend. Schedule in advance canoeescape.com.
Saturdays, 1pm-3pm, ages 7-12 at Mosi. You’ll get a chance to play on individual, small-team, and full-team challenges as you work on perfecting your mining strategies or learning some basic coding! Due to space constraints, parents are not permitted to attend this program. Parents may drop off their participants and return for pick-up. Preregistration is required. Mosi.org
CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY ANNUAL SALE
Sept. 4, 9am - 2pm. The USF Botanical Gardens are hosting the Cactus & Succulent Society for their 27th annual Central Florida sale. They will be located under an event tent near the parking lot. Free admission & free parking. (813) 974-2329 gardens.usf.edu/
TAMPA BOAT SHOW
Sept. 10-12 at the Tampa Convention Center. This is Tampa’s largest, longest running boat show with hundreds of boats from all the top brands displayed on and off the water, there’s a boat for every lifestyle and activity. Every day of the show includes a line up of boater’s education, seminars and family-friendly attractions. Tampaboatshow.com
Sept. 10 - Oct. 2 by the Carrollwood Players. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. Purchase tickets in advance carrollwoodplayers.org.
MEET THE BREEDS
Sept. 18 & 19 at the Tampa Convention Center. The American Kennel Club is giving dog lovers a unique opportunity to meet, play with, and learn about more than 100 dog breeds (and cats, too)! Learn from experts about each breed in attendance. akc.org/sports/akc-meet-the-breeds/
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FAIR
Sept. 23 - Oct. 3, various dates at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover. The annual county fair is held every fall over an 8 day period. It’s a celebration of community, agriculture, education and exhibits. This year includes a pie eating contest, Harvest Queen Pageant, kids activities, and more for the entire family. hillsboroughcountyfair.com
Sept. 25, 6:30-9pm on the Riverwalk Stage at the Straz Center. Bleu is a collective of artists centered in the Tampa Bay Area known for taking classic RnB, Hip-Hop, Soul, Singer/Songwriter, and Pop sounds and uniting them with the sounds of the new decade. This is a free event part of the Live & Local Series. Strazcenter.org
Sept. 25, 8pm at Amalie Arena. The legendary Eric Clapton is coming to Tampa with special guest Jimmie Vaughan. Eric Patrick Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. amaliearena.com