Tampa Bay Watch's 13th Annual

Evening for the Bay

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You're invited to an all-inclusive evening of fine cuisine, craft cocktails, live music, exciting mobile auctions, and casino-style entertainment.*

Complementary valet and self-parking are available. Relax dockside to watch the sunset, delight in various buffet-style refreshments, catch up over cocktails with friends in the porch lounge, bid on your favorite trips and packages by mobile auction, or try your hand in the no-pressure casino included with admission!

All proceeds benefit the mission to Restore the Bay Every Day!

GO ALL IN for coastal restoration and estuary education at the waterfront event in Tierra Verde!

Doors open at 6 pm ~ Casino entertainment begins at 6:30 pm ~ Multiple auctions throughout the night

Event address:  Tampa Bay Watch Marine and Education Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: What is the suggested event attire?

A: We suggest guests Dress to Impress for a great night out! However, there is no official dress code.

 

Q: How does a FUN casino work?

A: A Casino FUNdraiser has the look and feel of being in Las Vegas. The only difference is that the dealers do not accept real currency at the gaming tables. You will receive an amount of FUN Money upon check-in that is used at all of the gaming tables in exchange for casino style chips. You can play throughout the night at any tables or slot machines you choose. At the end of the event, no real money is won as a result of gaming. Players become eligible to win prizes by exchanging their casino chips for raffle tickets which are used to raffle on select quality prizes.

 

Q: Do I have to pay for FUN money?

A: Your first amount of FUN money is on the house. If you wish to play longer, you can make a suggested donation to Tampa Bay Watch and receive as much additional FUN money as you'd like.

 

Q: What are the raffle prizes I might get with my casino winnings?

A: We will have a section of items to choose from. These items will only be available in the casino area at the event. We'll also have a silent and live auction!

 

Q: I don't really like playing card games. What else will there be for me to do?

A: Take a spin on the prize wheel, relax under the stars with fine food and beverage, lounge in the High Roller's Dockside Club, delight in live music by a local Rat Pack favorite, or browse an exciting array of auction items -- the choice is yours! Casino Night hosts all the best entertainment, no matter what your style.

 

Q: What types of games will be available?

A: A relaxed, professional selection of tables will include blackjack, craps, rouletted, a prize wheel and slots. Even if you don't know how to play, this is a great opportunity to learn in a no-pressure environment!

 

Q: How does Mobile Auction bidding work? Do I need to be near the auction to participate?

A: You will receive a link via text message welcoming you to the Mobile Auction software once you are registered for the event. Once registered, you'll have the opportunity to see and bid on items before the event even begins! When you're at the party, no need to hover around the auction tables- enjoy time catching up with friends as an automatic notification will be sent directly to you indicating the status of the items you'd like to win. Be sure your cell phone is charged and ready to bid!

 

Q: How does Tampa Bay Watch raise money during this event?

A: We are grateful for the participation of over 400 guests and sponsors at the annual Evening for the Bay! By joining us as guests and participating in live and silent auctions, donation bar, FUN casino games, and Give-from-the-Heart program support during the live show, we are able to raise over $100,000 for local restoration projects and estuary education programs. Thank you!

 

 

*Optional casino gaming included with admission. All funds raised benefit the mission to Restore the Bay Every Day!

 

A few memorable moments from previous Evening for the Bay events:

                   

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