Things to do in Tampa Bay | Feb. 2023

This beautiful weather early spring weather makes us want to take advantage of all the fun things to do around Tampa Bay right now. Concerts, monster trucks and fried food at the Florida State Fair. Take a look at our top picks around Tampa Bay for Febraury 2023.

Bruce Springsteen

Feb. 1

Amalie Arena

Springsteen performs with The E Street Band in support of their latest album, “Letter To You.” The album marks their first time recording together in decades.

Monster Jam

Feb. 4-5

Raymond James Stadium

The big trucks are kicking up the dirt once again in Tampa. Featuring Grave Digger, Megalodon, El Toro Loco and more, the most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels is in Tampa this month. World-class driver athletes and the most recognizable trucks tear up the dirt and compete in intense competitions of speed and skill. Monster Jam trackside with interviews, introductions and giveaways; Pit Party; and post event driver meet and greet are available at an additional cost.

Florida State Fair

Feb. 9-20

Florida State Fairgrounds

About 500,000 people flock to the Florida State Fairgrounds for bright lights, midway rides and fun food during this 12-day statewide tradition. The fair has run annually since 1904and is the largest midway in North America. Ready for some outrageous treats? New this year include the walking nacho dog, apple fries, Mexican street corn sundae, fried key lime pie as well as the staples like fried Oreos, cotton candy, funnel cake and corndogs.

Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival

Feb. 11 from 11a-7p

Gulf View Square, 9409 US 19, New Port Richey, Fl

The Original Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival is back for its 10th go-round... right before Valentine’s Day! But this year there is a spicy twist. The festival adds a little heat to the sweet with its "Sweet & Spicy Edition." Themed food trucks all with chocolate-themed foods as well as live entertainment. The event is free to enter. Check out the list of vendors here

St. Petersburg Distance Classic

Feb. 12

Downtown St. Petersburg

The 5th annual race offers a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and virtual option. All courses start along the waterfront at North Shore Park overlooking Tampa Bay.

Rod Stewart

Feb. 16

Hard Rock Event Center

Concertgoers can expect a hits-packed setlist that spans Stewart’s decades-long career, plus songs from his new album, “The Tears of Hercules.”

Gasparilla Distance Classic

Feb. 25-26

Downtown Tampa

There’s a little something for athletes of all levels, with races including a 15K, 5K, half marathon, 5K walk, stroller races and more. This is a Tampa Bay tradition since 1978. The event has donated $5.9 million to charitable youth organizations and running programs in the Tampa Bay community.

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