We've been feeling semi-cool temperatures over here in Florida, finally! Though it's short lived and only lasts in the late evenings and early mornings, we'll take any kind of cooler weather that lets us be outside without feeling the need to faint.
We wanted to mention a little something that we are very fond of, and have been attending almost every year for the past few years. We love the Florida Orchestra, and every year in the fall, they host a Pops in the Park concert series. What better way to enjoy an evening with your family and friends, with big blankets sprawled across the open grass seating, and having a picnic? Did we mention that this once-a-year event is FREE and there are FIREWORKS following the amazing concert?!
There are two events happening next weekend, on 10/19 and 10/20 - right here in the Tampa Bay area. So round up your family and friends, gather your blankets, wagons and strollers, and pack a yummy picnic and head to either Vinoy Park or River Tower Park. Heck - we've seen people go all out, bringing full blown table tops complete with fall foliage and candles lit, and yes, we've even seen WINE, in fancy glasses! We'll be happy with our boxed wine and plastic Solo cups. ;) You can also bring some canned goods to donate to Tampa Bay Harvest for their food bank services in the Tampa Bay area.
*Note - we suggest getting to the park early to secure a parking spot and to get great seats!
Enjoy a picnic under the stars at this Free Pops in the Park Concert with guest conductor Damon Gupton and The Florida Orchestra. It’s a varied program covering Latin music, pop tunes, film scores, patriotic themes, Broadway hits and more with Lecuona’s Danza Lucumí, Gould’s American Salute, and Mercer’s Autumn Leaves, along with music from Bernstein’s West Side Story and John Williams’ scores to Saving Private Ryan and 1941...all with the evening ending in Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture.
Canned Food Donations:
Concertgoers at both Park Concerts are invited to bring canned food donations for Tampa Bay Harvest for their food bank services in the Tampa Bay area.