Well 2022 has started with a bang & the weather couldn’t be more inviting. This is the season where we’ll start to have some cold fronts, but get outside and enjoy the local vendors and events. This weekend is kind of the official start to the parade season!
MLK DAY PARADES – Monday Jan 20th
30th Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade in Tampa: Monday, January 20 from 12pm-3pm Starting at Cuscaden Park in VM Ybor to Middleton High School
MLK Dream Big Parade and Family Fun Day Festival in St. Petersburg: Monday, January 20 from 11am-6pm. west on 1st Ave S starting at 3rd St at 11am to Tropicana Field for the Family Fun Day celebration.
34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade: Saturday, January 18 from 1pm-2:30pm celebrates “A Salute to Those Who Serve!” 1.4 mile route featuring bands, local leaders starts at Wheeler and MLK and continues on to the Plant City MLK Community Center
TAMPA BLACK HERITAGE MUSIC FEST
The two day Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is one facet of a multi-event program celebrating the Martin Luther King Holiday at Curtis Hixon Park on Sat. thru Sunday. This celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health tutorials, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, national recording artists performing throughout the weekend. For tickets and details visit https://tampablackheritage.org.
EAGLEMANIA: THE WORLD’S GREATEST EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND
This tribute band provides stunning five part harmony, virtuoso guitar work and uncanny ability to emulate the distinct sound of The Eagles. The EagleMania show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as select solo efforts. Shows at 11:30am & 1:30pm throughout the weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Park entry is required.
COMEDY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
There’s also plenty of opportunities to get a few laughs in and around the hood this weekend! Here’s some related events:
Craig Shoemaker headlines this weekend @sidesplitterscomedy
D.L. Hughley headlines throughout the weekend @ TampaImprov. He is an American actor, political commentator, radio host & stand up comic who has actually had his own sit com on TV. He also landed in 9th place on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars… Although I wouldn’t anticipate him breaking out his dance moves, his show is hilarious!
Here’s the other local details
200hr All Levels Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training w/Lucky Cat Yoga – 6pm @luckycatyoga
Bluegrass Pirates – 7pm @FrontPorchandBartsTavern
Jamie McElman and Steve Prince @ New World Biergarten 1/14/22 – 7:30pm @newworldbrewery
Sean Chambers – 8pm @skipperssmokehouse
The Keegan Matthews Trio Feat. Matt Lapham and Rion Smith – 9pm @ellasfolkartcafe
Rides by the River – 8am @armatureworks_tampa
DJ LeLe Beats at Shuffle! (and a delicious popup) – 12pm @tampashuffle
A Tribute to Owen Meats – 6pm @tampashuffle
Romy – 6pm @FrontPorchandBartsTavern
Trey Wanvig – 7pm @skipperssmokehouse
Pentley Holmes @ New World Biergarten 1/15/22 – 7:30pm @newworldbrewery
Yoga at The Dali with Lucky Cat Yoga – 9am @luckycatyoga
Slowdown Sundays Yoga in the Skipperdome! – 12pm @skipperssmokehouse
The Cadillac Cowboys at Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe – 3pm @ellasfolkartcafe
Jass Night at Corner Club with In The Pocket – 4pm @cornerclubtampa
SG Wood @ New World Biergarten 1/16/22 – 5:30pm @newworldbrewery
Songwriter Showcase: Chantal Lynn, Noan Partly, Deb Ruby – 6:30pm @indieseminoleheights