8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | August 15-16

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1st Game (Saturday)
Watch the kick off game of the Bucs pre-season on Saturday night on WFLA News Channel 8 at  8 p.m. The Bucs take on the Vikings in Minnesota. Get the details

2. Model Aviation Day (Saturday)
Celebrate National Model Aviation Day at Triple Creek R/C Club where you can fly your own or watch model aircraft. Get the details

3. Summer Nights (Friday, Saturday)
Busch Gardens is open late for special events of the summer! This weekend is the last of the Summer Nights with rides open late plus live music and more. Get the details

4. $15 Days (Saturday, Sunday)
This is the last weekend that Florida residents can get into Lowry Park Zoo for just $15 per person. Get the details

5. Shark Days at Mote (Saturday, Sunday)
All week, Mote in Sarasota will have Shark Days including education, entertainment with these incredible animals. Get the details

6. Block Pawty (Saturday)
Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosts this event in Hyde Park with a pop-up dog park, adoption opportunities, live music, giveaways and more! Get the details

7. Summer of Rum Festival (Saturday)
Celebrate National Rum Day at the Cuban Club in Ybor City! Enjoy a variety of rum drinks and island-themed entertainment! Get the details

8. Clearwater Threshers (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
The Clearwater Threshers play home games all weekend long at Bright House Field verse Tampa and Dunedin. Get the details


There are dozens of other events happening around Tampa Bay, so if you don’t see one you like above, please check out our full list of fun things to do. If you don’t see your event listed, you can search for other events or add it on our Out & About section. http://8.wfla.com/1zWdKvD
We know there’s tons of cool things that make our area so special, so make sure to share the great things happening in your community.

Did you go to a cool event this weekend? If so, we’d love to see pictures. Make sure you include your name and a brief description of the event where the photos were taken, including the city.

We understand that the weather is a key element in planning your weekend. Don’t worry! The Storm Team 8 weather team is on your side. Here’s the latest forecast: http://bit.ly/19b8ICY

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