Things to do in Tampa Bay | August 2023
It's another busy month in Tampa Bay. Check out all you need to know of things to do in August 2023 from concerts to ArtWalk to Monster Jam.
Aug. 5-6, 2023
Tampa Convention Center
Want to know the latest bathroom and home designs or just dreaming of an outdoor kitchen to host your friends and family? This is the opportunity to learn about the latest styles as well as meet local vendors for pools, security systems, windows, garden displays, kitchens, baths and more. There is also an opportunity to meet author and host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” John Gidding. Best of all, the weekend event is free!
Aug. 12, 2023
This is a recurring event so if you miss it this month put it on your calendar for the next! Second Saturday ArtWalk is where the Central Arts District, Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, Uptown Arts District and downtown Waterfront District come together as ONE ARTS DESTINATION with many venues hosting the opening night of their latest exhibit. Galleries and studios are open from 5-9pm. For some venues, this is the ONLY time the public can visit. The St Pete ArtWalk Trolley offers free transportation around the art districts this night. Parking is also available in several public garages as well as on-street parking in designated areas. The new Sunrunner also has stops close to the ArtWalk Trolley Route.
Aug. 16, 2023
Raymond James Stadium
Beyonce, who has racked up more than 25 Grammys, brings her Renaissance World Tour to Tampa. It’s her first tour since co-headlining a 2018 tour with her husband, Jay-Z, and she always puts on a great show. This is one of only two tour stops in the Sunshine State, the other being 2 days later in Miami.
Aug. 19, 2023
The rigs are gassed up and ready for competition in downtown Tampa. Each Monster Jam truck is approximately 10.5 feet tall, 12.5 feet wide, 17 feet long and weighs 12,000 pounds! The eight different vehicles (Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs, and Monster Jam trucks) compete in 6 events including timed racing, donuts, freestyle and more. Featured competitors include Grave Digger, ThunderROARus, Megalodon, El Toro Loco and more.
Aug. 19 (10a-5p) and Aug. 20 (10a-4p)
Florida State Fairgrounds
This is a must-see event for the LEGO fan of any age. There will be lots of LEGO creations to view, building zones, games, speakers, character meets and more. There’s also an opportunity to build LEGO cars for racing down the ramps, create in the architect zone, build one-of-a-kind mosaics or build part of the large mosaic displays. There is also a new Jurassic zone in partnership with Glazer Children's Museum. The zone includes a fossil dig, mini-John triceratops character and more!