Monday, July 16, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 30 - June 5.

Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony: Honor the fallen today with keynote speaker Marine Maj. Gen. James S. Hartsell and master of ceremonies Steve Jerve of WFLA-TV News Channel 8. There will be patriotic songs, a rifle salute and a flyover. Arrive early, and bring a chair or blanket. The cemetery is at 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell. (352) 793-7740.

Beer Camp Across America: The traveling festival brings hundreds of craft beers and top food trucks to Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, with live music. You must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets range from $35-$70. beercamp.sierra nevada.com/festivals.

St. Pete Grilled Cheese Festival: More than 20 food trucks serve up gourmet grilled cheese and dessert dishes at this festival on Sunday at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, with vendors and entertainment including the Black Honkeys. It's free to attend, but food and drinks are additional. fergssports bar.com.

date night

Music: The Lights will be on English indie-pop princess Ellie Goulding at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Thursday, with Matt and Kim opening ($21.75-$56.25). Gospel king Kirk Franklin also performs Thursday in support of his album Losing My Religion, at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($57-$77). Friday, former Hootie and the Blowfish front man-turned-country star Darius Rucker performs at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($25-$44.75). She's a Beauty '80s band the Tubes play alongside John Waite on Friday at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($55-$65), the same night that pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic plays St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater ($37.50-$67.50). Primus front man Les Claypool and Sean Lennon have teamed up for a new band, aptly named Claypool Lennon Delirium, and they're playing at the Ritz Ybor on Sunday ($29.50-$50).

Kids and Family

Tampa Railfair and Model Train Show: The event at the Florida State fairgrounds Saturday-Sunday includes more than 350 dealers, model items, collectibles and clinics. $8 (good for both days), 11 and under free.

more to explore

Find more Memorial Day events at tampabay.com/holiday.

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