Things to do near me Tampa Bay May 20-22

Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) – It’s going to be another busy weekend in the Tampa Bay area, from beer and seafood festivals to other exhibitions and shows.

Grab a bite and a drink at the Sarasota Shrimp & Music Festival, help a four-legged friend find a permanent home in Manatee County, or head to Carrollwood for some folk art. There’s plenty to do for people of all tastes this weekend.

These events are presented in no particular order. If you know of anything that will happen in the area in the future, please email

Location: 2100 3rd Ave S, St.Petersburg

3 Daughter Brewing will present its first annual “Backlot Wine & Beer Weekend” in St.Petersburg.

The two-day event will take place on 20 and 21 May at Backlot, located at 2100 3rd Ave S, between the brewery and the train station.

There will be live music on both days of the event, along with 30 local artists and vendors. Food trucks will also be provided on site.

Tickets for the event range from $55-$150, VIP tickets are available. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two charities.

Location: 199 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota

The eighth annual Sarasota Shrimp & Music Festival will take place this weekend, Friday through Sunday at JD Hamel Park. Admission to the main event is free.

Seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes are prepared fresh on site, and side dishes and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can also be purchased.

In addition to the scheduled live music performances, there will be a shopping market full of arts and crafts and other products.

Location: 4537 Lowell Rd, Tampa

Carrollwood Village will host its first Food & Folk Arts Festival on Saturday from 11am-7pm at the Carrollwood Cultural Center.

The festival will feature storytelling, puppetry, folk dance performances and more. There will be food carts and craft vendors, as well as a community art project.

Concertgoers can bring lawn chairs and umbrellas.

Location: 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto

The sixth annual Adopt-A-Palooza will take place Saturday at the Bradenton Regional Convention Center from 11am to 4pm. Admission and parking are free.

The event will feature over 100 adoptable pets from Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS), local shelters and animal shelters. Pets from MCAS will be free to adopt in lieu of a donation to Friends of Manatee County Animal Services.

There will also be a marketplace with more than 30 vendors selling a wide range of products and services.

MCAS will also host a free pet microchip and vaccine clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: 4800 US Hwy 301 N, Tampa

The Bridal & Wedding Fair will take place at the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Sunday from 12:30-5 p.m.

The exhibition will feature a selection of wedding professionals to help brides find ao dai, reception venues, invitations, photographers, music, menus and more.

Brides must register for free tickets online before the event.

Location: 6436 Broad Str, Brooksville

The Hernando A’Fair will be held at the Hernando County Fairground on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 and children 5 and under are free. This event is sponsored by Team 708 of the Marine Corp Federation.

The event includes a Revolutionary War reenactment of the Battles of Concord and Lexington, a car show, a craft flea market, and a train show.

Proceeds from admission benefit the Guardia Foundation in supporting veterans, veterans organizations, and the community.

Location: 1962 1st Ave S, St.Petersburg

The zero waste pet fashion show presented by Tailor Sallee will be held at Pinellas Ale Works on Sunday from 4-8pm. It will benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. General admission is $20.

Pets will roam the runway, escorted by models wearing Sallee’s sparingly coordinated swimsuits.

The pet-friendly Hawaiian luau-themed event will feature live music, air and fire shows, food, drinks, desserts, an animal-themed market, a best-dressed dog contest and more again.

Location: 6436 Broad Str, Brooksville

Also being held at the Hernando County Fairground this weekend is a toy and train show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Over 60 tables of vendors will sell different models of trains, die-cast cars and more. Things to do near me Tampa Bay May 20-22

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