-Tampa Bay Memorial Day Weekend-
Tampa homeowners as well as out-of-state folks visiting Florida for Memorial Day Weekend have opportunities to enjoy activities throughout the Greater Tampa Bay region. Local events include fun festivals in addition to special events to show support for our armed forces.
You may find full details about formal ceremonies, parties, and parades in Tampa’s local news listings, but here is a quick glance at an array of event options.
2019 Memorial Day Weekend Events
- Downtown Saturday Morning Market (May 25): Enjoy the final day of this relaxing fresh market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium’s parking lot in downtown St. Petersburg. Browse farmer booths with fresh produce, gourmet delights, crafts, plants, and more. Visit www.saturdaymorningmarket.com for more information.
- Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival (May 25): Celebrate this year’s Margarita and Music Festival at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa. The music, entertainment, and beverages will begin flowing at 12 noon. Visit www.tampamargaritafest.com for ticket prices and more information.
- Sunset Music Festival (May 25-26): Amplified music and dancing will fire up Raymond James Stadium at this two-day event featuring electro-dancehall groups, techno DJs, and other youthful entertainers. Visit www.smftampa.com for ticket prices and other details.
- Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony (May 27): Join the community at 10 a.m. for a Memorial Day Ceremony at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg. Local dignitaries, VA representatives, and others will join the community in a ceremony set to include a firing salute and taps performance. Visit www.baypines.va.gov for more information about this event.
Honoring Veterans and Active Duty Military
Also, while Memorial Day is a wonderful time to celebrate veterans, there are other opportunities to honor service members throughout the entire year. Check with non-profits and local listings for ways to help local military and veterans.
For example, Operation Helping Hand hosts a monthly dinner at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital on the third Thursday of each month. Operation Helping Hand is a nonprofit providing support for the families of wounded and injured active-duty military. Learn more at www.operationhelpinghandtampa.com.
As local real estate consultants, we enjoy seeing our customers partaking in amazing activities and events across Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties.