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Wesley Chapel 50+ social meetup group is for people in the area over 50 years old that would like to meet up with other local residents for social engagements and exploring the Tampa area. Dinner, movies, happy hours, festivals, hikes, house parties, and more!

Upcoming events (4+)

Live music at O'Brains Irish Pub and Grill

Needs a location

# O'Brien's

Irish Pub & Grill


## Johnny Blevins Band starts playing at 8pm

Ocktoberfest at Starkey Market

Needs a location

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-at-starkey-market-tickets-401752571757?aff=ebdssbdestsearch for tickets Day pas is $10

Tis the season to Wiesn!
Bring the whole family for an amazing celebration of Oktoberfest for this three day event right here at Starkey Market! There will be plenty of music, entertainment, and games for the entire family!
Live music courtesy of two professional Polka Bands, and a large stage for all the dancing and fun! We will have Kielbasa bus on site all weekend, as well as plenty of german food!
Our MC will be hosting traditional competitions for both adults and children, with amazing prizes for all categories.
Our Barn will be open serving up a wide selection of Oktoberfest style beers “Oans, zwoa, drei, g’suffa!” (one, two, three, drink!)
Our Market will be open with specials at our coffee bar, and ice cream bar!

This is a ticketed event
Day pass $10
Weekend (3 day pass) $25
Children 8 and under free

Calendar of events:
Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm
5:00pm: Festival kick off with the traditional "tapping of the keg"
5:00pm-10:00pm: Dancing, music, + fun with Nu Sounds Polka Band
6:00pm: Stein Holding Competition (Men's & Women's categories)
6:30pm: Keg Throwing Competition
6:45pm: Kids "Pass the Pumpkin" Competition

Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm
12:00pm-4:00pm: Dancing, music, + fun with Nu Sounds Polka Band
2:00pm: Stein Holding Competition (Men's & Women's categories)
4:00pm: Keg Throwing Competition (Men's & Women's categories)
4:30pm: Kids Polka Freeze Game Competition
4:45pm: Kids Apple Cider Relay Race
6:00pm-10:00pm: Dancing, music, + fun with Midwest Allstars Polka Band
7:00pm: Beer Chugging Competition

Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm
12:00pm-4:00pm: Dancing, music, + fun with Midwest Allstars Polka Band
2:00pm: Kids Keg Rolling Competition
2:30pm: Brat Eating Competition
3:00pm: Stein Holding Competition (Men's & Women's categories)
3:30pm: Beer Chugging Competition

The Plant City Balloon Festival

Needs a location

Please note the date change on this event from Oct 1 to Oct 22.

Advance Tickets are $22 adults, $10 Kids 17 and under. 5 and under Free purchased at https://www.freshtix.com/events/plantcityballoonfest
Or Tickets at the Gate will be higher $30 Adults $15 Kids

### The Plant City Balloon Festival

Plant City Balloon Festival

##### Date and time


##### October 1, 2022

##### Location

[ Map](http://maps.google.com/maps?q=303 N. Lemon St. , Plant City , FL 33563)


Strawberry Festival Grounds
303 N. Lemon St.
Plant City , FL 33563

##### Gate opening: 5:00 pm

### Event Description

The Plant City Balloon Festival coming October 21st & 22nd 2022 to the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City, FL!
This spectacular Hot Air Balloon and Lighting event is to be held annually in beautiful Plant City! This family event features Vendor Markets, Food Vendors, Live Music, Kids Zone, Magicians, Jugglers, Roaming Entertainers and lots of other great festival experiences.
Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list and get a ride on a tethered Hot Air Balloon!
See the spectacular Night Glow & Laser Show twice each evening featuring towering hot air balloons’ burner flames, high-powered LASERS, and pyrotechnics all synchronised to high-energy music and produce an epic experice & unbeleivable ‘Wow!’ moments.
Gates open at 5pm!
Your tickets include:

  • Free Parking
  • Entrace into the Festival
  • DJ & Live Music for your entertainment from a variety of Artists.
  • The Vendor Market with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale!
  • Roaming entertainers
  • The Night Glow and Laser Show twice each night!

We will also have for an additonal fee:

  • Food Vendors with bunches of fantastic Festival Style food to choose from!
  • Beer & Wine for purchase
  • Kids Zome with rides, games, magicians and jugglers!
  • Thethered Hot Air Balloon Rides! Check that BUCKET LIST!

At 8pm & 10PM EACH NIGHT we will have the fantastic NIGHT GLOW Experience! Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show where we will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory "Count Downs"! This show incorporates Music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons & High Powered Lasers.. creating a NIGHT GLOW!
Bring your blankets, chairs and umbrellas and set up your own viewing spot!

  • Parking is free and onsite. Watch for Parking signs. VIP Parking and Handicapped Parking available.
  • No Coolers allowed.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon a winds are low enough to be safe. Listen for announcements during the event.
  • Rain will not hinder the festival part of the event and the LASER SHOW. It will hinder balloon inflation as balloon fabric obsorbs the rain. If rain stops the balloons from setting up your tickets are good for another day or any other show.
  • Pets are not recommended. The "Burner" noise from the hot air balloons can get loud and is disturbing to dogs. Service dogs are fine.
  • Blankets, Chairs, and personal umbrellas are permitted. No outside Food, Beverage or alcohol is permtted.
  • Proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics
  • Advance Tickets are $22 adults, $10 Kids 17 and under. 5 and under Free.
  • Tickets at the Gate will be higher $30 Adults $15 Kids
  • Balloon Rides are NOT guaranteed as they are weather permitting

Riverwalk Trick or Treat and Boat Parade

Needs a location

Join us for our 6th annual Riverwalk Trick or Treat event, on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 4 pm – 7 pm. This is a FREE community event! Children in costume and their families are invited to come and trick or treat along the Riverwalk as well as enjoy fun activities. We will have over 50 treat stations participating along the Riverwalk from Water Works Park to MacDill Park including Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. At the conclusion of the event, we invite you to stick around and enjoy the Halloween Lighted Boat Parade along the Hillsborough River.

#### Riverwalk Trick or Treat Details

DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2022
TIME: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATIONS: 2 mile stretch from Water Works Park to MacDill Park including Curtis Hixon Park
TRICK OR TREAT BAGS: Bags are available (3 locations) while supplies last, starting at 3:45 PM
TREATS: One item per child in costume, per location, while supplies last
NEW!: Friends of the Riverwalk in partnership with Tampa Theatre introduce Movie in the Park at 7:30 PM in Curtis Hixon Park. Movie to be announced. Food trucks will be onsite.
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Riverwalk Trick or Treat (Water Works Park, Curtis Hixon Park, MacDill Park, & along Riverwalk)
5:00 PM - Costume Conest (Water Works Park)
6:30 PM - Boat Parade
7:30 PM - Movie in the Park (Curtis Hixon Park)


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Keel and Curley Halloween Trivia

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