Orange County Choppers Restaurant, Museum Grand Opening, Boat Show Return, and Other Fun Events in Tampa Bay This Weekend


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – As the summer months warm, more events are returning to the Tampa Bay area, including the end of Pride Month in St. Petersburg, crowned by a bonfire fireworks display, as well as the Tampa Bay Boat Show and New Cuban Sandwich to a near and dear location in the heart of downtown Tampa.

Make sure to check your Max Defender 8 forecast before venturing out this weekend, as it has been very stormy throughout our weekday afternoons.

These events are presented in no particular order. If you are aware of anything happening in the area in the future, send an email to [email protected]

1. Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, Suncoast Summer Fest
The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is ​​back for the 36th consecutive year this weekend for two days of motor racing.

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix is ​​part of the Suncoast Summer Fest which helps raise funds for six local charities. The Suncoast Summer Fest has several events planned over the next week and a half, including a fishing tournament, barbecue and parade.

2. Tampa Bay Boat Show
The three-day event will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds starting Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be animated by seminars on fishing and boating.

The ground floor of the show will feature new boats, mooring and safety equipment, outdoor and fishing supplies, trailers and more. The event will feature everything from yachts to kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

3. St. Pete Pride Picnic + Fireworks
For $ 5, those celebrating St. Pete Pride can enjoy the last event of the month with food trucks, vendors, live music and twilight fireworks. The event will take place on Bayshore Drive NE and the fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.

4. Pride in the village
Pinellas Arts Village presents this event Saturday with over 75 LGBTQ / allied vendors, community organizations and businesses from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Park Boulevard North in Pinellas Park.

The event will also feature live performances (including stand-up comedies), family and youth activities, outdoor and indoor bars, food trucks and kiosks, giveaways and more.

5. Regal Railways Train and Toy Show / Sale
This event in St. Petersburg will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church on 30th Avenue North.

Vendors will sell various model trains, toys, die-cast cars and more. Girl Scouts will also be selling food during the event. The cost of admission is $ 5 for adults and free for children.

6. Cuban Sammy Showdown
Tampa’s most recognizable food showdown takes place on Saturday at Sail Plaza, in partnership with DoorDash.

Bento Asian Kitchen, 4 Rivers Smokehouse and Forbici Modern Italian will create unique variations of the classic sandwich to showcase their creativity in a little rivalry.

Participants will have the chance to taste all three versions of the Cuban sandwich and vote on a mobile site on the day of the event.

7. Repticón Sarasota
This national reptile convention takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Robarts Arena in the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Many exhibitors will be in attendance at the event including Beasley Exotics, Butterflies’ n Things, Everything Pets, Nauti-Lass Ponds & Critters, Inc., Ward’s World of Reptile Propagation and more.

One day, online-only tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children ages 5 to 12. Super tickets, valid for both days of the event, cost $ 15 for adults and $ 5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and under participate in the event for free.

8. OCC Road House Grand opening weekend
The grand opening celebrations of the OCC Road House restaurant and museum, as well as Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson, will kick off on Friday and continue throughout the weekend.

Live entertainment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, with the restaurant and museum showcasing a fleet of customer motorcycles from the Orange County Chopper series. Hundreds of biker memorabilia, some never seen before, will also be on display.

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