4th of July Bands & Brew BBQ at WTR

  The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa and WTR Pool & Grill are celebrating Independence Day. Food and drink specials, live entertainment by local artists, a sunset patriotic fireworks show, and more. A portion of...
METROMixer held at Cask Social Kitchen

METRO PIX: METROmixer at Cask Social Kitchen

Guests joined in the fun and celebrated summer at Tampa Bay METRO magazine’s METROmixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, held at Cask Social Kitchen. The men and women featured in the recent FACES OF...
Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX

Pavilion XXIX When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art  The mother and daughter team of Tilda Brabson and Anderson Wakefield, co-chaired a spectacular evening to benefit the Tampa Museum of Art’s exhibitions and educational programs. The...
Tampa Museum of Arts Pavilion Chairs

Events: Celebrating Cuban Culture At Pavilion XXXI

(L-R): Pavilion XXXI co-chair Stacie Linsky, honoree Maureen Cohn and co-chair Susie Rice   Two Dynamic And Art Loving Couples Are The Co-chairs For Pavilion XXXI   This year, Stacie and Sam Linsky and Susie and Mitchell...

What To Do: Got To WaZoo

The 21st Annual WaZoo BeerFest This all-inclusive tasting event at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features samples of 250 beers from 70 breweries, a variety of savory pub fare, live entertainment and free daytime admission to...
4th of July fireworks celebrations in Tampa Bay

12 Great Tampa Bay Area Independence Day Celebrations

Where to find fireworks, parades, music, food, drink, and family fun on the Fourth of July.   Downtown Tampa Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Due to construction at Channelside, downtown Tampa’s annual fireworks celebration moves to the Tampa Convention Center,...

Heart Gallery Gala 2015

Be Mine: “There's No Place Like Home” Gala When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 Where: Palma Ceia Country Club The theme this year was “There's No Place Like Home,” and was fitting as guests supported the Children's Board...
Pavilion XXXI Tampa Event

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXI

  When: Saturday, November 5, 2016  Where: Tampa Museum of Art The theme for Pavilion XXXI was Tampa/Havana and coordinated nicely with the Tampa Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art. Presented by PNC Bank, the...
Marc Bouwer comes to Tampa Museum of Art

“CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture” to showcase fashion designer, Marc Bouwer

Marc Bouwer A Designer For New Hollywood Glamour  CITY, the 9th Annual Fashion Fundraiser for the Tampa Museum of Art, will showcase the designs of New York’s celebrity fashion designer, Marc Bouwer, who has created stunning gowns for Beyoncé, Oprah,...
Karamu chairs Karessa Lasher and Paola Schifino

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Presents Karamu XXVII

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Presents Karamu XXVII, An Exotic Evening of Light, Inspired by a Chinese Lantern Celebration    This spring, visitors to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will be immersed into a radiant sea of lights for Zoominations,...
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...
Be Mine 2018

METRO PIX: Be Mine 2018

5th Annual Be Mine Gala  When: Thursday, February 8, 2018Where: Palma Ceia Country ClubBe Mine 2018: You’re the One That I Want, hosted by the Heart Gallery, broke all the rules (and all the records) to...
Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns To Tampa’s Riverwalk

  The 2-day festival held on Tampa’s Riverwalk, will offer music and activities for the entire family. The festival will feature more than 40 bands along four stages."GMF 2017 will feature the biggest acts to...
Martinis For Moffitt 2015

Social Scene: Martinis for Moffitt

10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt    When: July 25, 2015 Where: Straz Center – Morsani Hall   The Bay Area Advisors hosted their 10th Annual Martinis for Moffitt to benefit the Advanced Prostate Collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center. Presented by JCIII...
Tuxes and Tails

Social Pix: Tuxes & Tails

  13th Annual Tuxes & TailsWhen: Saturday, October 17, 2015Where: Tampa Convention Center  The Humane Society of Tampa Bay hosted its 13th Annual Tuxes & Tails event at the Tampa Convention Center. Co-chairs, Kelly Feldman and Brooke Palmer...

Celebrate Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre

Movie lovers can bask Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party at the 18th Annual Hollywood Awards Night at Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.The...

Bollywood Nights

Bollywood Nights 2015 at the Tampa Museum of Art The evening was filled with splendor at Bollywood Nights 2015 hosted by Vick and Sharmila Seth, Co-Founders of Children Across Borders (CAB) held at the Tampa...
Tampa Bay Metro at Pride and Passion

Pride & Passion 2014

  When: May 17, 2014 Where: Tampa Museum of Art        Pride & Passion is the official kick-off to Gay Pride month celebrations across Tampa Bay. This year, over 800 friends gathered at the Museum for a dazzling...

Fashion Funds The Cure

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 Where: Tampa International Jet Center Children battling cancer made their debuts on the runway in the 12th annual AGW Capital Advisors Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Mercedes-Benz, and Bright...
Tampa Bay Hosts Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and NHL All-Star Weekend

Tampa Bay Prepares for Invasion of Pirates and Hockey Stars

Tampa Celebrates Gasparilla While Hosting The National Hockey League All-Star Weekend Up to half a million people are expected to flood into Tampa this weekend, as an invasion of pirates and die-hard hockey fans collide.With...
Tampa Bay events calendar

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  Metro's Interactive Guide To The Bay's Hottest Events  © Tampa Bay MetroTampa Bay Metro Magazine is your #1 resource for upcoming social events in the Tampa Bay metro area.
Annual Celebrate Sinatra

Celebrate Sinatra

 It’s the party of the summer as Ken Walters hosted the 18th Annual Celebrate Sinatra at the Historic Ritz Ybor The black-tie optional drew a well-dressed crowd that celebrated the music of a by-gone era....
Rooftop Eve Downtown Tampa

Tampa Bay’s Premiere New Year’s Eve Event.

The Rooftop Eve 2017 Everyone loves a party and New Year’s Eve is a great reason to get dressed up and celebrate the season. The all inclusive experience includes premium open bar, champagne all night...
Gasparilla International Film Festival event

The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa

      The Gasparilla International Film Festival Returns To Tampa With A Roar By Mary Lou Janson   For one week in early March, eager film fans from throughout Tampa Bay, and beyond, will re-arrange their daily routines to...
METRO pix: Martinis For Moffitt

METRO PIX: Martinis For Moffitt

  11th Annual Martinis for Moffitt  When: August 6, 2016Where: Straz Center – Morsani HallFor 11 years, Bay Area Advisors has hosted the party of the summer with all proceeds to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. This year’s proceeds...
Metro summer entertaining

Sensational Summer Entertaining

  Unique tips for sensational summer entertaining (BPT) - The weather is HOT and that means entertaining season has arrived. This year, elevate your Bay area gatherings with some unique twists. From serving fresh fare to...
CITY

METRO PIX: CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

  CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture When: September 24, 2016   Where: Tampa Museum of Art   It was a melding of art and fashion at CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, the 7th annual signature event...
Tampa Bay events calendar

Calendar of Events

Your guide to the best events in the METRO Tampa Bay area
Karamu 2015

Karamu XXVI at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

  Social Scene: Karamu XXVII   Karamu XXVII is Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo's annual black tie gala, hosted this year by co-chairs Paolo Schifino and Karessa Lasher. The theme of the event was a "Chinese Lantern Celebration"...
Epicurean Pool Party

Make A Splash

Splash Sundays at the Epicurean Hotel    May 31 - September 6 The Epicurean Hotel is once again hosting their epic Splash Sunday pool parties 15 weekends in a row beginning May 31. Each week Splash sponsors...
METROmixer Tampa Bay Metro Pix

METRO PIX: MetroMixer at Terra Gaucha

MetroMixer at Terra Gaucha Tampa Bay METRO hosted a fun and festive METROMixer at South Tampa’s newest Brazilian Steakhouse — Terra Gaucha. Invited guests enjoyed signature cocktails, wine and a delicious tasting of appetizers and meats...
Vivek and Sharmila Seth

Giving Back: Vivek & Sharmila Seth

   Giving Back Meet Children Across Borders Co-Founders, Vivek & Sharmila Seth  Tampa couple, Vivek and Sharmila Seth, founded the children’s charity, Children Across Borders (CAB), to give back to the community they call home and extend...

Arrrrrr … Fun For Swashbucklers Of All Ages!

   2017 McDonalds Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza An alcohol-free event, celebrating the return of the Gasparilla Season to Tampa Bay   All Ages Welcome | Alcohol-free Saturday, January 21, 2017 Events Begin at 11 a.m. | Parade 3:30-6 p.m. | Fireworks 7-7:30 p.m.Mateys of...
dreamchild

Rays On The Runway

   When: June 25, 2014 Where: Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg        The event was packed with Rays baseball fans, as the 9th Annual Rays On The Runway got underway. Presented by Bright House Networks...

13th Annual Martinis for Moffitt

Celebrate the summer with a cool martini and help raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Straz Center. Hosted by Bay Area Advisors, now in its 13th...
Rays On The Runway - Dream Children Signing

Rays On The Runway A Huge Success

 Rays On The Runway event - Dream Children SingingThe event may be called Rays on the Runway, but the dream children were the true stars of the show. The Rays On The Runway event...

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

 When: September 19, 2015Where: Tampa Museum of Art  Dressed to be seen, local supporters of the Tampa Museum of Art and CITY enjoyed a fashionable evening of designs by Zang Toi. Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota...
Pavilion XXXII

METRO PIX: Pavilion XXXII

 When: Saturday, November 4, 2017Where: Tampa Museum of Art The annual black tie gala presented by PNC Bank for the Tampa Museum of Art was themed Made in Tampa Bay. Chairs for Pavilion XXXII were Maryann Ferenc...

Masquerade-Themed Bollywood Nights 2017 Celebration

Experience the sights, sounds and textures of India at the 3rd Annual Bollywood Nights Masquerade Themed Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art to benefit Children...
Knight Parade in Ybor City, Tampa

Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Takes Over Ybor City

  Sant' Yago Knight Parade Takes To The Streets of Historic Ybor City   Sant’ Yago Knight Parade Saturday, February 11, 2017Join the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago for Tampa’s annual Knight parade along 7th Avenue in...
Katie Pemble, Dotty Bollinger, Kristen Powers, Connie Bessler, Kate Sawa

Circle of Red

Circle of Red Evening: A very special group of women who contribute significant resources and influence in support of the American Heart Association, gathered for an informational evening.   Chef Jeffrey Jew, along with Chef Jonathan from...
Jeff and Penny Vinik

Naughty or Nice?

Pavilion XXX  Tampa Museum of Art Pavilion XXX Chairs, Penny and Jeff Vinik      One of Tampa’s oldest traditions and most glamorous galas returns on November 7th to celebrate a 30 year milestone anniversary. Keeping with...
Charity Polo Classic Tampa Bay

METRO PIX: 8th Annual Charity Polo Classic

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018Where: Di Polo Tour, Plant CityIt was a beautiful day in Plant City to kick off the 7th Annual Charity Polo Classic presented by Morgan Auto Group, to benefit local charities including...
CITY: Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter

CITY |  Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter

  Celebrate Style With The Tampa Museum of Art  An emulsion of fashion and culture, CITY is the signature fashion event at the Tampa Museum of Art that raises funds annually to bring art and...
Rays on the Runway

Rays on the Runway

The signature Rays Wives event, the Rays on the Runway Fashion Show to benefit the Children's Dream Fund, will take place June 24.The annual event hosts players and coaches who are paired with their...

59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball

  White out heart disease and stroke at the 59th Annual Tampa Bay Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will be held this Saturday, April 29. Heart Ball Details 2017 Chairs: Allen...
Tampa Bay Metro hosts MetroMixer

METRO PIX: Toasting “The FACES of Tampa Bay”

 Invited guests and friends enjoyed Tampa Bay Metro’s METROmixer, hosted by Compass Land & Title, at a recent happy hour held at Le Meridien Hotel in downtown Tampa. Everyone had a chance to smile...

Getting A Groove On

 Dance the night away at The Tampa Museum of Art’s Silent Disco on Saturday, October 22, from 8 pm - 11 pm. If you have never been to a “Silent Disco” you are in...
Children Across Borders Cricket Cup

METRO PIX: 2018 Children Across Borders Cricket Cup

  2018 Children Across Borders Cricket Cup When: January 21, 2018 Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field The 2018 CAB Cricket Cup, hosted by Children Across Borders founders Vivek and Sharmila Seth, was an afternoon of fun and games. The fundraiser was...
METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

METRO Sponsored Event: The FARA Energy Ball

Scene from the 2015 FARA Energy Ball   Tampa Community Unites For 8th Annual FARA Energy Ball   Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common cause of inherited ataxia; 1 in 100 people are...
Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa

The Pirates Are Poised To Invade Our Shores!

  Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate FestJanuary 28, 2017 Invasion starts at 11:30 a.m. | Parade at 2 p.m.Photos: ©Visit Tampa Bay   Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the...
city

CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture

 CITY: Fashion+Art+CultureFriday, September 19, 2014Tampa Museum of Art120 W. Gasparilla Plaza   Guests of “CITY” will enjoy a live runway show featuring of the moment fall fashion looks from Neiman Marcus; exquisite hors d’ oeuvres...
Martinis for Moffitt 2017

METRO PIX: 12th Annual Martinis for Moffitt

 What: 12th Annual Martinis for MoffittWhen: Saturday, July 22, 2017Where: David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts Created and hosted by Bay Area Advisors, each summer the annual Martinis for Moffitt supports Moffitt Cancer...

Bern’s Winefest No. 18 recap

  Bern's Winefest No. 18 When: April 16-20, 2015Where: Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Epicurean Hotel, and Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits With five days of wine, food, music and celebration, Bern’s Winefest pleases the foodie and wine lovers with...
2018 Valspar Championship in Tampa Bay

The PGA Tour Arrives at Innisbrook

The Valspar Championship A PGA TOUR event that will be held March 5-11 on the Copperhead at Innisbrook  2018 Schedule of Events Sunday, March 4 Osteo Bi-Flex Made to Move Copperhead 5K Monday, March 5 Private Event in support of...

Social Pix: Pavilion XXX

  Pavilion XXXWhen: Saturday, November 7, 2015Where: Tampa Museum of ArtNaughty or Nice was the theme for Pavilion XXX, chaired by Penny and Jeff Vinik with presenting sponsor PNC Bank. The museum interior was decked out with...
Easter Egg Hunt at at Glazer Children's Museum

FAMILY EVENT: Egg Hunt at Glazer Children’s Museum

  Egg Hunt at Glazer Children's Museum Meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, search for thousands of eggs, play games, and more at GCM’s annual Egg Hunt! All activities, snacks and treats, and a...
Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art

“STRANGE BEAUTY” 13TH ANNUAL PRIDE & PASSION

Surrealist Headdress BallInspired by The Rothschild’s “Diner de Têtes Surrealiste” at Chateau de Ferrières.   Saturday, April 14, 2018 8pm - Midnight  Pride & Passion at the Tampa Museum of Art brings together our diverse community to raise money...
Oktoberfest Tampa

12 German Phrases To ‘Drop’ At Oktoberfest Tampa

  The festival of "gemütlichkeit" returns for the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa event. For 3 full days, Tampa’s downtown Curtis Hixon Park will be transformed into the city’s largest, waterfront beer garden.  Here are 12 German...
Rooftop Eve Tampa

Rooftop Eve Party

   The Rooftop Eve Goes Downtown with “City Nights” Celebration  The Rooftop Eve, Tampa’s most unique New Year’s Eve party, goes downtown with a new location across from Amalie Arena, in the heart of downtown Tampa. The...

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