8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | September 3-4

1. Gecko Fest (Saturday)
Each year, Gulfport celebrates the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, dedicated to the town’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile. Get the details

2. License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day (Saturday)
The first Saturday in Sept. marks FWC’s license-free saltwater day. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents). Get the details

3. Swaptember (Saturday, Sunday)
Swaptember allows members of these attactions to swap membership privilages to use at any of the three locations: Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI, and Florida Aquarium. Get the details

4. Olympics at MOSI (Saturday, Sunday)
Go for the gold with MOSI! Sports and science will take over your visit. Get the details

5. Florida’s Largest Home Show (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Find everything for your home at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Get the details

6. Summer of Rum Festival (Saturday)
Drink a variety of rum drinks from a variety of rum brands during the festival at Channelside. Get the details

7. USF Football (Saturday)
College football season is here! The USF Bulls take on Townson Univeristy Tigers at Raymond James Stadium. Get the details

8. Food Truck Rally (Saturday)
Various food trucks will be at Adventure Island this weekend. Get the details

SPECIAL FEATURE: Local artists invite to End Of Summer Bash at Old Key West Bar & Grill


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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