Memorial Day


Friday, May 23, 2014 8:00pm    Florida Orchestra Pops: A Stars and Stripes Hit Parade

Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, Florida

Bob Bernhardt conducts a Memorial Day salute of marches and Americana favorites.  $15-$45   call 1-800-662-7286
Also on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 7:30pm


Friday, May 23, 2014 10:00pm  Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Concert

Shephard’s Beach Resort,  619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater

The beachfront party with rapper, B.o.B., and pop-rock bands, Rixton and Hot Chelle Rae. Friday the Pearl Jam tribute band, Ten, followed by B.o.B, All the Answers and Orange Avenue on Saturday, Hot Chelle Rae, Rixton, DJ Skribble, Goshfather & Jinco and more on Sunday and DJs Nova, Arock, Deville and ku on Monday.

$30 weekend passes. call (727) 442-5107 Also on Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:00pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014 11:30pm and Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:00pm


Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:30am   Memorial Day Weekend at the Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa

Throughout the weekend all active duty, retired or drilling reservist or National Guard members can get two free tickets to the aquarium. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive $10 admission.


Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:00pm     Bands on the Sand

Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island

The annual beachfront music festival includes arts and crafts vendors, food, drink, live music and a fireworks finale (8:50 p.m. Saturday). Free (727) 547-4575


Friday, May 23, 2014 8:00pm     Florida Orchestra Pops: A Stars and Stripes Hit Parade

Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg

Bob Bernhardt conducts a Memorial Day salute of marches and Americana favorites.  $15-$45.  call 800-662-7286

Also Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 7:30pm


Saturday, May 24, 2014 10:00am   Memorial Day Heat Wave

Glazer Children’s Museum , 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

Celebrate with a themed dance party.

Call (813) 443-3861    Also on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:00pm  and Monday, May 26, 2014 at 10:00am


Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:00pm    Carrollwood Cultural Center Community Chorus

Carrollwood Cultural Center ,  4537 Lowell Road, Tampa

The chorus joins with the Broadway Bound youth theatre troupe to present “An American Tribute” in honor of all troops and first responders. $10-$16. (813) 269-1310


Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:00am   Memorial Day Car and Truck Show

England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park

“P” Channel (adjacent to)  2189 Tanglewood Way NE, St. Petersburg

The only way to get to this concert is by boat. Bring chairs, coolers, and wade in the water while you listen to live music from a pontoon boat stage anchored in the channel off Tanglewood Way. This floating Memorial Day party features blues and southern rock by the Cross Creek Blues Band and Hal Hammer Jr.  Free. (727) 282-4425