Don’t Have Any Plans for Memorial Day? Now Your Do!

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The Greater Tampa Bay Area will soon be hosting Memorial Day activities and celebrating the launch of summer.There are many local happenings and outdoor activities to enjoy before Florida’s dreaded rainy season. Here’s a sampling of upcoming events throughout our area.

Festivals and Foodie Events
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival (May 27): Tampa will be celebrating that tasty concoction in Curtis Hixon Park at the annual Margarita Festival starting at 12 noon. An assortment of cocktails, including non-tequila-based drinks will be sipped and enjoyed along with music and entertainment. Cowboy Mouth will open for The Barenaked Ladies that evening. Call (727) 452-6984 or visit http://www.tampamargaritafest.com/ for ticket prices and more information.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market (May 27): If a relaxing fresh market is more your style, head to Al Lang Stadium’s parking lot in downtown St. Petersburg to browse over 170 farmers and specialty vendors. Find fresh produce, gourmet delights, crafts, plants, and more. Visit http://saturdaymorningmarket.com/ or call 727-455-4921 for more information.

Memorial Day and Veterans Events
Senior Memorial Day Celebration (May 26): If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Memorial Day, check out World War II military vehicles on display at Ruskin Senior Center in Ruskin beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free for ages 50 and older. Visit http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/locations/ruskin-senior-center for location information.

Memorial Day Parade (May 29): Honor those who have served by enjoying a Memorial Day Parade starting at 9 a.m. at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis in Treasure Island.  The free event is organized by The City of Treasure Island and the American Legion Post 158. Call (727) 235-1784 for more information.

Bay Pines VA Memorial Day Ceremony (May 29):  Join the community at 10 a.m. for a Memorial Day Ceremony at C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center and National Cemetery at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg. Local celebrities, members of congress, VA representatives, dignitaries, and others will join the community in a ceremony set to include a firing salute and taps performance. Call (727) 319-6479 for more information about this free event.

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