8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | May 7-8

Kentucky Derby hopeful Nyquist, ridden by Jonny Garcia, gallops at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The 142nd Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

1. Kentucky Derby Day at the Downs (Saturday)
It’s the greatest two minutes in sports! There’s a full day of live racing plus showing of the 142nd Run for the Roses. Get the details

2. Sweetfields Sunflower Maze (Saturday, Sunday)
The sunflower maze is up and running at Sweetfields Farm in Hernando County on weekends this month. Get the details

3. Wazoo BeerFest (Saturday)
The 21st annual beer fest is this weekend at the Lowry Park Zoo featuring 250 beers from 70 breweries plus enjoying the zoo. Get the details

4. Walk to Cure Arthritis (Saturday)
This event at Al Lopez Park, Tampa, conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Get the details

5. Corvettes on the Circle (Saturday)
Over 150 of the classic cars will be on St. Armands Circle for the day; trophies will be awarded to the top Corvettes. Get the details

6. Festival of the Chariots and Ratha Yatra Parade (Saturday)
A free, family friendly, multi-cultural event being held at Pier 60. Get the details

7. Tampa Rose Show (Saturday)
Get your locally-grown Mother’s Day flowers outside the Westfield Citrus Park at the annual Rose Show! Get the details

8. Mother’s Day (Sunday)
Happy Mother’s Day! We’ve compiled some budget-friendly deals in the Tampa Bay area. See here


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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