Things to do in Tampa Bay Sept. 2022

It's almost fall! That really doesn't mean much in Florida except maybe a few more hurricane warnings. Seriously, the weather might be less humid in September so enjoy all Tampa Bay has to offer this month.

Football is back

High school, college and pro. The Tampa Bay Bucs kick off their season with Tom Brady behind center in Dallas on Sept. 11. The Bucs first home game is Sept. 25 when they host the Green Bay Packers. The USF Bulls open their season hosting No. 25 BYU on Saturday (Sept. 3) at 4p at Raymond James.

Belly laughs

Comedians Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart and David Spade make stops in Tampa Bay this month. Schumer will be at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Sept. 8; Hart will be at Amalie Arena on Sept. 15; and Spade will be at the Tampa Theatre on Sept. 25.

Music to our ears

A few great musicians are in the area this month: Ringo Starr & All-Starr Band (Sept. 16 at Ruth Eckerd Hall); Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick (Sept. 3 at Amalie Arena); Scorpions with White Snake (Sept. 14 at Amalie Arena); Alice in Chains (Sept. 30 at Mid-Florida Credit Union Ampitheater); Collective Soul (Sept. 14 Ruth Eckerd Hall)

Oh the drama!

Tampa Bay Theatre Festival at HCC Performing Arts Ybor City

Sept. 2-4, times & prices vary

Theater workshops led by trained professionals, in addition to scene, monologue and short play competitions and 6 theatrical shows.

Fall Family Fest at Water Works Park

Sunday, Sept. 25 11a-3p

Water Works Park

Free fun for the whole family! Local businesses and family resources providing interactive exhibits, giveaways, swag bags and more! Plus food & entertainment.

Fire & Ice

Tampa Bay Lightning

Sept. 28 & 29, 7p

Amalie Arena

Back to Bolt. The Tampa Bay Lightning are back in action! Preseason begins vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Sept 28) vs Nashville Predators (Sept. 29). The first regular season home game is Oct. 18 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.

Vroom, Vroom

Tampa Bay Car Show

Sept. 9-11 (Fri Noon-10p; Sat 10a-10p; Sun 10a-6p)

Tampa Convention Center $10

The Tampa Bay Auto Show rolls into the Tampa Convention Center with more than 350 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Showgoers can sit behind wheels, experience the latest in-car technology and even take a test drive right at the show. The auto show will feature high-end luxury cars, plug-in electric vehicles and more!

Get out on the water

Tampa Bay Boat Show

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 10a-5p

Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds

Ahoy Mates! The largest boating event in the Tampa Bay area features everything from yachts to cruisers, kayaks to standup paddle-boards as well as the latest in boating and fishing supplies and accessories.

Pumpkins & Fall Fun

Raprager Family Farms Fall Pumpkin Festival

Opens Sept. 24, times vary

Raprager Family Farms, 16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa, $15 per person

Get ready for all things fall and pumpkin. Raprager Family Farms Fall Pumpkin Festival features hayrides, hay chute slide, 80' bounce pillow, petting zoo, kids fort, corn pit, gem mining, face painting, pony rides as well as a huge variety of pumpkins and gourds, a 5,000 sq ft haunted barn and cemetery, a mini crop maze, a children's haunted house (1,100 sq ft inflatable), live entertainment and more.

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