2018 Celebrate Oldsmar: What You Need to Know

Celebrate Oldsmar this weekend at R.E. Olds Park. (City of Oldsmar)

It’s time to Celebrate Oldsmar again, as the annual celebration of the city at the top of Old Tampa Bay is set for Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1, at R.E. Olds Park.

The event, which always features live entertainment, fireworks and family-friendly activities including carnival rides, bounce houses and pony rides, added food trucks and craft beer vendors last year.

This weekend, the 23rd edition of Celebrate Oldsmar will offer a couple of new attractions—a Volkswagen car show, a.k.a. Bugs on the Bay, and a barbecue wing cook-off.

This year Celebrate Oldsmar will feature a classic VW show on Saturday from 2-6 PM. (City of Oldsmar)

Musical highlights include show-closing performances by Stormbringer (Friday) and Soul Circus Cowboys (Saturday), and the two-day event will conclude with a spectacular firework display over Old Tampa Bay.

Thankfully, there are no hurricanes are in the forecast this year!

Here’s the city’s press release for the 23rd annual Celebrate Oldsmar! this weekend:

The City of Oldsmar will be hosting their 23rd Annual Celebrate Oldsmar! festivities, taking place Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 at R.E. Olds Park, located at 107 Shore Drive West in Oldsmar along the shores of Upper Tampa Bay.

For Friday, August 31, the Carnival, Beer Garden and Food Trucks open at 5:00 p.m. One of Tampa Bay’s most popular local bands, Stormbringer, take the stage at 6:30 p.m.

For Saturday, September 1, the Carnival opens at 12:00 p.m., Beer Garden opens at 2:00 p.m., BBQ Wing Cook Off will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Car Show will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m., Food Trucks open at 5:00 p.m. Local country music sensation, Soul Circus Cowboys, take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks finale will follow their final performance.

Admission and Parking are FREE. No pets, backpacks or coolers are permitted in the park during the event.

An ATM Machine will be on site.

According to the event website, snack vendors include Cotton Kraze, Kona Ice, McDonald’s and Dietra Delights.

Food vendors include Oldsmar Smokin’ BBQ, Renown Hospitality, Famous Pizza and Mr. C’s Grilled Cheese.

For more information, visit CelebrateOldsmar.com.

Celebrate Oldsmar! firework display.(City of Oldsmar)

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