Top Events to Attend in Tampa Bay This September

As we enjoy the slow change in temperatures during autumn in Florida, we can now begin to focus on what to do around Tampa Bay this September. Whether your past-time favorites include concerts, theme parks, museums or shows, Blair’s Air is here to provide you with the latest and greatest activities to get you out of the air conditioning and into some fun!

Tampa Bay Boat Show

The annual Tampa Bay Boat Show is right around the corner with the best accessory booths and tons of boats on display making it an event suitable for the whole family. Some of the most exciting features of the boat show include:




On-water Boating & Sailing Classes – offered only at the boat show.

Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center – free demonstrations and techniques.

Boater’s Education Center – free classroom seminars.

Boating Simulator – virtual training.

Try It Cove – free paddle boarding and kayaking.

Yacht Club Loungelive music, free wifi, and A/C!

Miss Geico Racing Boat – experience speeds exceeding 200 mph!

Kid Zone –  face Painting, bounce house, ball pit, and balloon art.

Make sure to sign up in advance for the classes and activities and bring lots of spending money for food and drinks!

Dates: September 9, 2016 – September 11, 2016

Hours: 10:00 AM

Admission: Adult $12, Children 15 & younger are free

Wine, Women & Shoes Presented by Cale America

If you enjoy fine wine, stylish shoes and good food this charity event is the perfect opportunity for you to shop around the latest trends, join in on live auction and taste wines galore! The event is sponsored by different businesses benefiting the Children’s Cancer Society. Get your tickets before they are gone ladies, this is an occasion you won’t want to miss!



Dates: August 1, 2016 – November 4, 2016

Hours: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Admission: $100 -$150

John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Race Weekend

If you are trying to avoid being doused by flavored fruit power, the Fit Foodie 5K is a ‘healthy’ race you will want to be a part of. Register as an Ultimate Fit Foodie to enjoy all of these perks!




– 5K Run / Walk participation and race bib

– Fit Foodie Finisher’s Medal

– Cash Reward for top finishers

– Entrance to the John Hancock Vitality Village post race celebration, featuring, food and beverage samples, culinary demonstrations, mini fitness classes led by acclaimed professionals, huge raffle prizes

– Swag bag chock-full of goodies from top health and wellness brands
– Post race celebratory drinks. Cheers! (21+ ONLY)

– 10% off Fit Foodie gear (sold on race day)

Date: September 10, 2016

Hours: 7:00 AM

Admission: $55 – $75

Kanye West

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-3-31-26-pmIf you are looking for a concert of a lifetime, Kanye West will be performing songs from his seventh consecutive #1 album The Life Of Pablo, which made history as the first album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart based on streaming only. Join him at the Amalie Arena this September for the beginning of his Saint Pablo Tour!


Date: September 14, 2016

Hours: 8:00 PM

Admission: $45- $600

Zac Brown Band

If you are a fan of country music don’t miss out on tickets to see The Zac Brown Band perform their latest album JEKYLL + HYDE  at The Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre! These multi-platinum artists are known as music’s most heralded acts with their gold-certified album and are now marking their third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.



Date: September 18, 2016

Hours: 7:00 PM

Admission: $46- $240

Tampa Bay’s 4th Annual Talk like A Pirate Day Celebration To benefit Hospice

This annual celebration is hosted by the Crewe of Bobbie C. Davis, “The Sailingest Crewe” to benefit Tampa Bay area Hospices. Join the party by dressing like a pirate and shouting out your best pirate phrases all day long! Your admission to this event is all donated to Hospice, and gets you live entertainment, beer and drink specials, and prizes! There will even be indoor air conditioning when you need a break from all the festivities!


Date: September 16, 2016

Hours: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Admission: $20-$25


howl-o-scream-2016-2400x1524_c-1When it still feels like summer outside it’s hard to imagine that fall is right around the corner! Hopefully it will cool down by the time Tampa Bay’s premier Halloween event returns with two new haunted houses at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream. Come alone if you dare and pay the higher ticket price or come with a group and get special rates and discounts!


Date(s): September 23, 2016 – October 30, 2016

Hours: 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Admission: $35.99-$99.99

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway

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If you enjoy incredible magic and illusions then you will want to purchase tickets to see the world’s greatest magicians come together to provide a fast-paced, record breaking show filled with death defying stunts and incredible acts! Come early on opening night for Kids’ Night on Broadway, a free pre-show for children of all ages where parents are welcome to join.


Dates: September 23, 2016 – September 25, 2016

Hours: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Admission: $35 – $95